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Business News & Notes: September 10 – 16, 2009


Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama’s Task Force has been published and is now available from Falls Church-based Tax Analysts.

This book of advice for the President’s tax reform panel includes essays by 32 prominent tax experts – lawyers, economists and academics from across the political spectrum. Tax Analysts is a non-profit publisher that provides the latest and most in-depth tax information worldwide, and encourages the creation of tax systems that are fairer, simpler and more economically efficient. Tax Analysts offers daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly publications that provide news and analysis on tax policy, practice, administration, regulation and legislation and provide forums for debate on a wide range of tax issues. Copies of the book can be downloaded for free at Hardcopies are also available by calling 1-800-955-3444.


Ireland’s Four Provinces, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Robeks and Cafe Nessma are joining Applebees, Argia’s, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Dogwood Tavern, Hoang’s Grill & Sushi Bar, Ledo Pizza, Open Kitchen Bistro and Trader Joe’s at Taste of Falls Church taking place along with the Falls Church Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Participating restaurants will be offering tastings in the parking lot area between Falls Church City Hall and the Community Center. Dominion Resources, Inc. is sponsoring the Festival with MoBu Kids’ sponsoring the child friendly activities. To find out how you can get involved, e-mail Jenny Elmore at For information on the festival, visit



Business leaders interested in seeking advice and feedback from fellow business leaders may be interested in attending a luncheon co-hosted by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Merrifield Business Association from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Hwy., Falls Church). 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, e-mail, call 703-849-1200 or e-mail for more information.

The Vietnamese-American National Chamber of Commerce, VietAmCham, will be holding its Inaugural Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom of the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington. Honorary co-chairs include the three highest Vietnamese-American elected officials from both parties, Congressman Joseph Anh Cao (LA – R), Assemblyman Van Tran (CA – R), and State Representative Hubert Vo (TX – D). Statistically, the majority of Vietnamese Americans are business owners or independent entrepreneurs accounting for more than $25 billion annually. Quang X. Pham, CEO of Lathian Health, will be the keynote speaker for the Inaugural Reception and Elizabeth Dinh, news reporter for the Tampa, Fla. ABC-affiliate WFTS, will be Master of Ceremonies. For more information or for ticket details, contact Katie Dang at 703-647-6472 or, or visit