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F.C. Business News & Notes: November 5 – 11, 2009


The Bath & Idea Center by Noland Company has opened in its new location in the Tower Square Shopping Center on Hillwood Avenue in Falls Church.

The new showroom provides plumbing contractors and consumers with products and consultation services for bath and kitchen new construction and remodeling projects. The Bath & Idea Center at 157-A Hillwood Ave. is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information call 703-241-2371.


As City budget cuts threatened to cancel the 9th Annual City of Falls Church Student Art Contest, Art and Frame of Falls Church is now organizing and sponsoring the contest in conjunction with FIRSTfriday of Falls Church and creating a calendar featuring the winning entries. SmithGifford, the Falls Church-based advertising agency, is also sponsoring the effort. Submissions of art representing “change in the City of Falls Church” are being accepted at 111 Park Avenue through Friday, November 20. For details visit

Mary Anne Carlson is donating 25% of all designated sales of Arbonne products purchased in November to the National Capital Area Food Bank. The fundraiser is being held in conjunction with Solano Spine & Sports Chiropractic‘s Food Bank Fundraiser and November 10 VIP Reception. Email for details.

William V. Dougherty III, DDS is sponsoring a coat drive November through mid-December to help those in need this holiday season. The dental practice is collecting new or gently used coats for children and adults. All donations will go to families in need through The Koinonia Foundation. The last day for drop-offs will be Thursday December 17. Dougherty DDS is located at 200 Little Falls, Suite 506 in Falls Church.

Divot Charities and Ireland’s Four Provinces have teamed up for the third year to collect and send care packages to U.S. Troops for the holidays. Donations of personal care products, non-perishable food, and other items can be dropped off at the restaurant located at 105 W. Broad Street in November. For more information or to make a monetary contribution visit .



WBC USNBC Champion Jimmy Lange, U.S. Figure Skater Haley Dunne, the 2009-2010 Washington Wizard Girls and NFL Moms will be joining Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic for their 2nd Annual VIP Food Drive Reception on Tuesday, November 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. The event, held in conjunction with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly networking mixer, is free and open to the public. Donations of nonperishable goods will be appreciated. Solano Spine & Sport is located at 313 Park Avenue in Falls Church. For more information visit

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Fairfax County Office of Partnerships and M&T Bank, is hosting its third annual Non-Profit Forum sponsored by Gannett Co. Inc. “Managing for Today’s Economy” will be held 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10 at the Gannett/USA Today Headquarters (7950 Jones Branch Road, McLean). This event, which includes lunch, is free for non-profits. Call 703-356-5424 or email for more information or to reserve a seat.

Quick Copy and Mr. Wash Car Wash are honoring local veterans by offering them special discounts on Wednesday, November 11. Quick Copy, located at 417 W. Broad Street, is offering veterans a 25% discount on copies made for personal use that day (excluding other offers). Mr. Wash is offering veterans free car washes at each of its locations including the one at 3013 Gallows Road in Falls Church. For information about Quick Copy call 703-536-2525. For information on Mr. Wash visit

North Shore Design is inviting members of the community to tour a recently remodeled brick rambler in Arlington. The Falls Church-based design build firm remodeled the first floor and added a second floor. The open house will take place from 1-5pm on Saturday, November 14 at 860 N. Greenbrier in Arlington. Visit for details.