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Business News & Notes: June 11 – 17, 2009


Flippin’ Pizza has opened at 800 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The growing New York style pizza restaurant was founded in California by a New Yorker in 2007.

Pizza is available by the slice or pie with crust that is hand-tossed and made daily with no oil, no sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup. There are now four restaurants in California and, counting the new Falls Church location and a new restaurant in Chantilly, there are now four in Virginia as well. For more info about Flippin’ Pizza or just for a laugh, visit their website at


Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. has appointed Rick Matus and Frank Harlow as new Vice Presidents. Rick Matus will be responsible for leading the Maryland Team and Frank Harlow will be responsible for leading the Virginia Team. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Bethesda, with additional offices in Chantilly and Falls Church, Case is an award winning full-service residential remodeling firm. For more information visit or call 800-513-2250.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced its 2009 Business Award Recipients at its 23rd Annual Chamber Business Awards held in May. The ABBIE awards were presented to those businesses that consistently provided outstanding quality of service and products, have achieved significant growth or stability and have displayed industry leadership. 2009 Business Award Recipients included The Boeing Company, Bowen McCauley Dance, Columbus Club of Arlington, Jamie Nicholas Printing & Graphics, Liberty Tavern, Marriott Crystal Gateway, and Sunrise at Bluemont Park. This year’s Green ABBIE recipient was Arbour Realty and Hall of Fame Inductees included Fred Burroughs (posthumously) and Preston Carothers. For more information visit

Falls Church-based Trimark Corporation has been secured to manage the 41,000 square foot headquarters of the Food Processing Suppliers Association in McLean and the 30,000 square foot headquarters of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in Alexandria. Trimark is a real estate investment and services firm with a current portfolio of approximately 1,500,000 square feet of space in office primarily in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Trimark Corporation is located at 6231 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100. For more information call 703-891-2600 or visit


The new Falls Church branch of Virginia Commerce Bank is hosting its Grand Opening celebration in conjunction with the Tinner Hill Blues Festival on Sat, June 13. The festivities will include music; free lunch and ice cream; kids’ activities, including a Moonbounce, balloon art and face painting; giveaways; and cash prizes totaling $3,500. The new branch is located in the West Metro Plaza, 7115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. For information visit For information on the Tinner Hill Blues Festival which runs from Fri, June 12 – Sunday, June 14, visit

Business leaders interested in seeking advice and feedback from fellow business leaders may be interested in attending the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce‘s June Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tues, June 16 at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway). The event will provide business leaders with the opportunity to share ideas and discuss challenges with other local business leaders. The event is $27 for Chamber members and $32 for non-members. RSVPs are required to this event with limited seating. Call 703-532-1050 or email for more information.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting “The New Urban Economic Model: The Transformation of Fairfax County” on Thurs, June 18 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Learn how suburban communities are meeting the challenges of growth to become better locations for business with stronger economies and a higher quality of life. Interact with distinguished speakers such as Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow (and former Indianapolis Mayor) William Hudnut and Brookings Institution urban policy scholar Anthony Downs, and expert panelists from the Washington, New York and Seattle areas. This is a must-attend event full of insight and networking opportunities for corporate executives, corporate facilities managers, site location consultants, commercial real estate professionals, economic developers and urban planners. Visit for event information and registration.