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Business News & Notes: July 9 – 15, 2009


Meat in a Box has opened at 312 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. The restaurant is owned and operated by husband and wife Mohamed Oubenadi and Nadia Oubenadi.

The quick service, take out/dine-in Persian restaurant offers Kabobs, salads, Iranian ice cream, and Persian teas. While the restaurant’s hours may change at a later date, currently it is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 703-533-9070.



Cue Recording Studios, where the “East Coast” re-mix version of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us” was produced, has hosted some major talent lately in Falls Church. Recent artists to make use of Cue’s state of the art recording studios and equipment include the new American Idol David Cook, Lyle Lovett, Peaches & Herb, the Lloyd Dobler Effect and members of Blue Oyster Cult. Cue Recording Studios is located at 109 Park Avenue, Suite E, Falls Church. For information visit or call (703) 532-9033.


The McLean Chamber of Commerce announced its 2009 Business and Community Award Winners. Awards and recipients included: Benefactor of the Year: CharityWorks, Commitment Award: The Business Bank, Educator of the Year: Dr. Deborah Jackson, Firefighter of the Year: Kevin Long, Hometown Hero: Paul A. Frank, Innovative Business of the Year: West*Group, Outstanding Business Citizen Award: Jeff DiMeglio, Outstanding Member of the Year: Merritt J. Green, Police Officer of the Year: PFC Michelle Letellier, MVP Award: Robert Rosenbaum, Jr., New Business of the Year: Bookkeeping Express, Non Profit Organization of the Year: McLean Citizens Foundation. For more information visit or call 703-356-5424, Fax. 703-356-9244.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a new loan program designed for small businesses facing financial challenges. SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain economic times and return to profitability. Each small business is limited to one ARC loan. ARC loans will be offered by some SBA lenders for as long as funding is available or until September 30, 2010, whichever comes first. For more information visit



Businesses interested in supporting the arts in Falls Church are encouraged to attend ArtSlam, an all media exhibit opening Saturday, July 11 to celebrate the opening of ArtSpace Falls Church. More than 80 paintings and photographs from 35 artists will be included in the exhibit. Located at 410 South Maple Avenue, ArtSpace Falls Church is a flexible art space, featuring a permanent gallery and a 95-seat performance space, that will serve as an artistic home for Falls Church Arts and Creative Cauldron. The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Gallery hours are Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. through Sunday, August 30. For more information about the exhibit visit For information about marketing opportunities with ArtSpace Falls Church, visit

The Falls Church News-Press is hosting the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s July Networking Mixer 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Renowned journalist and News-Press Columnist Helen Thomas will be a special guest at this annual summer party. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the general public. The Falls Church News-Press is located at 450 W. Broad Street, Suite 321, Falls Church.