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Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company has appointed W. Scott McSween as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective July 13, 2009.

Mr. McSween joins the Bank following 12 years as Executive Vice President of the Retail Banking Division at Chevy Chase Bank, which was acquired by Capital One Financial Corporation earlier this year.  Mr. McSween joined Chevy Chase Bank following 20 years at BayBanks.  E. Hunt Burke, until now the President and COO, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.  Charlie Collum will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.  Established in 1852, Burke & Herbert is the oldest bank in Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the D.C. area.  The Bank operates 20 branches in Northern Virginia including one at 225 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. For more information visit www.burkeandherbert.com.


CSC received 11 awards last month at the ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, hosted by ACORD, a nonprofit insurance standards organization, and LOMA, a worldwide leader in learning and professional development within the insurance and financial services industry. Nine of the awards were determined by insurance carriers who named the top technology providers in various categories. CSC also was recognized for developing an industry standard that enables consistent communications between disparate systems. CSC provides technology-enabled solutions and services including systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3. For more information, visit www.csc.com.

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce has launched its new website at www.fallschurchchamber.org.  The new site provides information on the Falls Church area, about the Chamber, recent news about the business community and information on upcoming events.  The site was created by Falls Church-based Janmedia (www.janmedia.com) who redeveloped the site to reflect the new logo and be more user friendly and streamlined. Janmedia is an international full-service digital agency that provides a wide range of services including new media and traditional graphic design, integrated marketing, branding, software development, interactive DVD production, eCommerce and eLearning system development. For more information visit the site (address above), email info@fallschurchchamber.org, or call 703-532-1050.

Falls Church-based Focused Image Inc., a communications agency for more than 20 years has hired Kaitlin Milkovich as marketing communications associate. Milkovich previously worked as a member services coordinator and member relations analyst with Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she served as a marketing and client services intern for the Washington Redskins. Focused Image, which recently relocated to larger office space at 2941 Fairview Park Drive, to accommodate future growth, is an award-winning marketing communications agency that specializes in branding, advertising, public relations and online marketing. Focused Image was founded more than 20 years ago by Toby Eckhardt, a leading national authority on strategic positioning and branding.  For more information visit www.focusedimage.com.

Smokey’s Garage is now open for business at 1105 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.  The stand alone garage, owned and operated by Don Beyer and Mike Beyer, is a throwback to another era, in appearance and in its customer service approach. It is a local neighborhood general repair garage, providing personal service, quality work, and competitive pricing. While Smokey’s is a bit “retro”, it offers the latest technology and diagnostic techniques. Mark Devine manages the small garage which employs two auto technicians with ASE certification, technical degrees, and real-life experience. For more information visit www.smokeysgarage.com or call 703-531-1370.


Stifel & Capra will celebrate its anniversary with its 2nd annual birthday bash on Thursday, July 9 from 10am – 9 pm.  Refreshments, special offers and discounts ranging from 25% off to 75% off will be offered.  Interim mark downs have already been taken. The unique art and ornament gallery is independently owned and operated by Theresa Wells Stifel.  It is located at 260 W. Broad





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