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Business News & Notes: July 2 – 8, 2009

News

Looking for a job? Hiring? Starting a new business? The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board’s SkillSource centers provide free resources for job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs. Job seekers can receive skills assessment, career training, job placement, counseling, job search assistance including resume and interview preparation and have access to fax machines, computers, and the Internet

. Employers can post openings, have resumes screened, use SkillSource facilities for onsite recruitment, and find training services to help current employees. Entrepreneurs can get help writing a business plan, understanding cash flow and financial planning, apply for local licenses and permits, and use SkillSource facilities for meetings/videoconferencing. There are five SkillSource centers in the area including one in Falls Church at 6245 Leesburg Pike, Suite 315. For more information go to www.myskillsource.org.

 

Events

“Irish Pubs” by Tara Cronin will be on exhibit at Art and Frame of Falls Church in conjunction with FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. Tara, the cousin of Ireland’s Four Provinces’ owners Ciara Collins and Colm Dillon, recently graduated, with honors, from The Limerick School of Art and Design. A collection of her work is currently on display at the Warren Gallery in Cork and she was commissioned to produce ten pieces that were featured in the RTE Television Series “Show House.” Her charcoal and pencil drawings will be on display and available for purchase through July. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 Friday, July 3. Tara will be working at Ireland’s Four Provinces through the summer and will available for commission work. Art and Frame of Falls Church is located at 111 Park Avenue. For more information about the artist visit www.taracronin.com. For more information about FIRSTfriday specials and exhibits, visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com.

The City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority is presenting “Developing Green: How Arlington County and Communities around the Nation are Successful in Supporting and Promoting Green Buildings and Homes” on Tues, July 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m. A panel experts will speak about trends and best practices in LEED implementation, how Arlington encourages green buildings, and the story behind Virginia’s first LEED Platinum single family home. Speakers include Jeremy Cohen, an associate at the U.S. Green Building Council; Joan Kelsch, Arlington County’s environmental planner; and Patty Shields, principal of Metro Green, a green residential development firm. The forum will be held in Falls Church City Hall (300 Park Ave) Training Room, “G” Level. For more information call 703.248.5491.

Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of nonfat frozen yogurt, is holding Franchise Recruitment Seminars from 1-3:30 p.m. and from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Wed, July 15 at the Hilton Alexandria, Old Town. The seminars will include a presentation, product tasting and question/answer period with Red Mango executives. Founded in South Korea in 2002, Red Mango has more than 50 stores in nine states, not including Virginia where an Arlington location is coming soon. The company recently unveiled its “Red’s Real Deal” program whereby Red Mango will purchase a new franchisee’s store for up to $275,000 and take over the location if the franchisee is not satisfied with the investment within the first six months of opening. For information visit www.redmangofranchising.com.

Falls Church art and ornament gallery, Stifel & Capra is hosting “Artists Helping Others” a three day show and sale to be held in the Great Hall of Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, in Vienna on Fri, Aug 28 from 6-9 p.m., Sat, Aug 29 from 12-4pm and Sun, Aug 30 from 9am-1pm. The juried show will consist of fine art from professional artists and members of the community. Proceeds will benefit Falls Church-based Homestretch and Committee for Helping Others. For more information contact Theresa Wells Stifel at [email protected] or call 703-407-0770.

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