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Falls Church Business News & Notes: October 15 – 21, 2009


Dr. Ralph G. Perrino of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, is making his presentation “Key Points to Consider When Hiring a Tutor” available free of charge to schools and parent groups throughout Northern Virginia. Perrino, who is also an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College, is a sought after speaker on a number of school related topics including SAT/ACT test prep, community college as an alternative to four-year college, and other topics of interest to parents and educators.

For more information about Dr. Perrino or Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, visit www.nvtutoring.com or call 703-534-5779.



Servpro of McLean, the Servpro franchise serving the Falls Church area, is expanding its operations and has secured several new marketing representatives. Linda Purdy was promoted to the Sales Manager and will be responsible for a new sales territory including some large Government contracts. Phil Chandler will now be responsible for the Falls Church area. He can be reached at 703-470-2802 or pchandler@servproofmclean.com. With more than 1,400 franchises nationwide, Servpro specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage situation. This particular franchise also mitigates mold and mildew. For more information visit www.servproofmclean.


A Request for Proposals for Retail Concessions in Metrorail Stations, due on November 20, 2009, is now posted on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at: http://www.wmata.com/business/joint_development_opportunities/real_estate.cfm. If you have difficulty with the link, go to www.wmata.com, click on Business with Metro on the right, then click on Real Estate on the left. The RFP is the first document posted. It is entitled ” RFP for Retail in Metrorail Stations – October 7, 2009″ Please read that document first. All questions on the RFP must be submitted in writing.



The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s October 8 Networking Luncheon will feature a presentation by Brian Williams, President of Falls Church-based Viget Labs, on social networking tools for small businesses. Viget Labs was founded in 1999 by Williams and his brother Andy Rankin with their father Wynne “Pop” Williams. The firm, which also has an office in Durham, NC, plans, designs, builds, and markets web sites and related products. The luncheon will take place from 11:30-1:15, Tuesday, October 20 at the Italian Café. Tickets are $27 for Chamber members, $32 for nonmembers. A $5 charge is added for walk-ins. Call 703-532-1050 or email info@fallschurchchamber.org to reserve a seat. The Italian Café is located at 7161 Lee Highway. For more information about Viget Labs, go to www.viget.com.


Brotman•Winter•Fried Communications is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Thursday, October 22. BWF is a Falls Church-based advertising and public relations firm specializing in public and media relations, marketing, advertising and special event management and promotion. The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. in BWF’s offices at 111 Park Place in Falls Church (behind State Theatre). Local business leaders are invited to attend to help celebrate this milestone. RSVPs are requested by October 15 to rsvp@bwfcom.com or by calling 703-533-4838.


Always There Pet Care is hosting its 3rd Annual Haunted House on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Admission is $5 for this people-only event. Proceeds will benefit animal causes. Always There Pet Care is located at 130 W. Jefferson Street in Falls Church. Call 703-237-5522 or visit them on Facebook for more information.


Apple Federal Credit Union is hosting its Falls Church Branch Re-Opening on Saturday, October 24 at its new location at 1118 W. Broad Street. The event will include light fare and activities for children. All students/parents within the Fairfax County Public Schools and City of Falls Church Public Schools and employees/families of the City are eligible for membership. For a full list of membership eligibility, visit www.AppleFCU.org. RSVP by Oct. 16 via email to tkattula@applefcu.org or call 703-788-4869.





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