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Business News & Notes: July 16 – 22, 2009

Carol S. Miller, LCSW of The Center for Well Being, PLLC was named one of the area’s “Top Therapists” in the July 2009 issue of the Washingtonian magazine.


Carol S. Miller, LCSW of The Center for Well Being, PLLC was named one of the area’s “Top Therapists” in the July 2009 issue of the Washingtonian magazine. The Center for Well Being is a private mental health practice in Falls Church that provides counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups. In addition to Miller, the Center’s partners/primary therapists are Jane Ashley, George Coyne and Amy Stephens. The Center also has five resident counselors and a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) psychotherapist. The Center for Well Being is located at 124D E. Broad St. in Falls Church. For more information, visit

Robert E. Beach Architects, LLC now has five LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professionals on staff. After the firm’s Principal Robert E. Beach, AIA, LEED AP successfully completed the examination to become a LEED Accredited Professional, four additional members of the firm also completed the examination. The successful firm members are Elaine A. Sullivan, AIA, LEED AP, A; William Gallagher, Associate AIA, LEED AP; Jeffrey D. Hart, Associate, AIA, LEED AP and Nicholas R. Valadez, Associate, AIA, LEED AP. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED Certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices, principles, and the LEED Green Building Rating System. The Falls Church Architectural firm is located at 417 W. Broad St. For more information, visit or call 703-533-8333.

Syms, the discount retailer of designer apparel and household goods, is holding a moving sale in its Falls Church location. The sale follows the store’s annual Bash sale and is in preparation for Syms’ move from its current location at 1000 E. Broad St. to the new Seven Corners location between Shoppers Food Warehouse and Michaels (formerly occupied by Best Buy). The sale will continue until the store closes on or around August 10. The new location will open within a few days of the closing of the prior location.  Mark Lynn, the store’s new general manager, is overseeing the move. For more information, call 703-241-8500.

Curves of Falls Church is collecting personal care and household items for Doorways for Women and Families through July. Doorways for Women and Families strives to end domestic violence and homelessness in Northern Virginia by offering safe shelter, housing and life changing support services. In addition to this drive, Curves of Falls Church is offering the rest of the summer for free to encourage fitness and health in the community. For more information on the drive or special offer, call Curves of Falls Church at 703-536-0140.

Two locally owned businesses received top honors in the Washington edition of Family Magazine’s recently published “Best for Families 2009” issue. Clay Café Studios, located at 101 N. Maple Ave. in Falls Church, was named Best Art Program. Case Design, with an office at 701 Park Ave. in Falls Church, was named Best Basement Build Out Company. Two national chains with Falls Church locations also won Best of honors. Applebee’s, with a restaurant at 127 E. Broad St., was named as Best Kids Menu and Home Depot with a store in Seven Corners, was named Best Carpet/Rug Store, Best Counter Top Store, BestKitchen Design Store and Best Home Accessories & Decor Store. A number of other Falls Church businesses were nominated in various categories including: CommuniKids Language School; Creative Cauldron; Doodlehopper 4 Kids; Economy Party; Elevation Burger; Flippin’ Pizza; Foxes Music; Koons Ford; Northern Virginia Tutoring ServiceOriginal Pancake House; Red, Hot & Blue and Vantage Fitness. For more information, visit


The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s July Networking Luncheon will be on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Italian Café. Reservations are $27 for Chamber members, $32 for nonmembers. An additional $5 will be charged for walk-ins. RSVP to or 703-532-1050 by close of business Monday, July 20. The Italian Café is located at 7161 Lee Hwy. in Falls Church. For more details, visit