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Business News & Notes: October 1 – 7, 2009


Curves Falls Church is offering free weight management classes to teach its proven method for losing weight and raising metabolism.

More studied than any other program, Curves’ classes are based on the groundbreaking new research findings of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory at Texas A&M University. Now, women in the Falls Church area can learn the powerful secret that has helped millions of women lose millions of pounds and keep them off for good. Classes are free and open to members and non-members. Curves Falls Church will be offering class beginning Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 140 at Columbia Baptist Church located at 103 W. Columbia Street in Falls Church.  Space is limited, so please call 703-536-0140 to register or for more information.



DC-based Interface Media Group, Inc. has acquired Virginia-based Alexandria Productions, Inc. Alexandria Founder and President Joel Westbrook is joining the company as IMG’s Executive Producer, overseeing original production, co-production and multi-platform projects. Founded in 1995, Alexandria produced hundreds of hours of nonfiction programming for NBC, PBS, Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, TBS and many other domestic and international broadcasters. Prior to founding Alexandria Productions, Westbrook was Sr. VP & Executive Producer of Time Life Television & Video and prior to that Executive VP of Turner Productions. IMG develops, creates and manages all aspects of media, across all platforms and in all mediums. For more information visit


SAIC, also known as Science Applications International Corporation has relocated its corporate headquarters to Fairfax County from San Diego. SAIC, a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company, will invest $25 million and create 1,200 new jobs in Virginia over the next three years, with many of those jobs being created in northern Virginia. SAIC becomes the seventh Fortune 500 company based in the county. It is the third large corporation to relocate headquarters to Fairfax County from California within the last two years, following CSC and Hilton Hotels Corporation. In addition, Volkswagen Group of America Inc. relocated its corporate headquarters to Fairfax County in 2008 from Michigan. SAIC already is one of Fairfax County’s five largest employers with more than 6,000 employees, and it has about 17,500 employees in the Washington area. The SAIC headquarters will be at 1710 SAIC Drive in McLean. For more information visit



FIRSTfriday of Falls Church will take place in a variety of businesses in downtown Falls Church on Friday, October 2. Visit for details on exhibits, events retail offers and dining specials throughout the day.


The City of Falls Church Economic Development Authority is hosting a Developer’s Forum titled “The Impact of Development:  The Science Behind FISCALS, the City’s Updated Instrument to Predict Net Fiscal Impact of Proposed Projects and Land Use Decisions” on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. L. Carson Bise of TischlerBise, Inc., the Bethesda-based consulting firm that created the City’s fiscal impact model, will present. The meeting will take place in the Training Center on Level G of Falls Church City Hall located at 300 Park Avenue in Falls Church. For more information email or call 703-248-5491.


The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Mini-Golf Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 6 from 6-8pm at Upton Hill Regional Park.  Sponsored by Dominion Hospital, the event will include dinner from Red Hot & Blue, ice cream from Lazy Sundae, face painting and children’s activities from MoBu Kids (Monkey Business), chair massages from Massage Envy, live music by the Polar Overtones, unlimited play on Upton Hill’s mini-golf course and access to their batting cages. Tickets are $10 and reservations are required. Friends of the business community are invited to attend. Contact the Chamber office at 703-532-1050 or for tickets or more information.