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F.C. Business News & Notes: January 7 – 13, 2010


Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC has announced that Sheri R. Abrams has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Ms. Abrams founded her own law firm in 1995 and is a leading attorney in the field of Social Security Disability law.

She has represented clients in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland in their Social Security Disability appeals. Ms. Abrams will also be handling all types of cases related to Elder Law and Estate, Disability and Special Needs Planning. For in formation about NM&P, visit

Dr. Ralph Perrino, chairman of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, has published “The Changing Face of Higher Education” in the January 2010 issue of Family Magazine. With higher education experiencing an enormous technological, economic, sociological, and demographic transformation, the traditional model associated with the pursuit of a college degree as we know it may be waning. “The Changing Face of Higher Education” examines the way in which future generations will “go to college.” Visit to review the article.

“The Leader’s Guide to Managing Workplace Stress” is now available from The Profiles Research Institute (Profiles International). According to the Foundation for Integrated Research in Mental Health, 3 out of 5 doctor visits are for stress related problems. The briefing is designed to help executives understand, recognize and effectively deal with stress personal and employee stress in the workplace. It reviews the causes and effects of excessive stressors and provides tools and techniques to help assess and manage stress within workgroups. To download a copy of The Leader’s Guide to Managing Workplace Stress, visit

The City of Falls Church Housing and Human Services Division is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers who live or work in the City and less than $49,000 last year. The assistance is provided by appointment only Monday – Friday, 8am-3pm from January 25 through April 13. Call 703-248- 5005 for eligibility and documentation requirements, a copy of the necessary coupon, and/or an appointment.


Argia’s is the sole Falls Church restaurant participating in the 16th Annual Washington, DC Winter Restaurant Week from Jan 11-17. As part of the region-wide event, Argia’s will be serving a three-course fixed-price meal during lunch for $20.10, and three-course fixed-price meal during dinner for $35.10. Argia’s is located at 124 N. Washington Street. For more information or to make reservations call (703) 534-1033.

Open Kitchen is hosting cooking classes targeting singles and men and a Tapas & Tango Night next week. The class for singles, “Marinate & Mingle” will be held on Mon. Jan 11. “Men in the Kitchen: Making Food Men Love” will take place Tues. Jan 12. Tapas & Tango, featuring Master Guitarist Boris Arrata, will be held Wed, Jan. 13. For more information or to register for a class, visit

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. Classes will include a series of DVDs featuring Nadia Rodman, Curves’ Registered Dietitian, and are facilitated by weight management coaches from Curves Falls Church. Curves Falls Church will be offering class beginning Tues, Jan 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 229 at Columbia Baptist Church located at 103 W. Columbia Street in Falls Church. The event is free but space is limited, so please call 703-536-0140 to register.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 86th Annual Arlington Business Gala on Saturday, January 30. “Arlington’s Best Night Out” will begin with a VIP reception from 6-6:30 followed by a silent auction and cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner at 8:00 pm, and dancing and live music by the Odyssey band until midnight. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $475. Tickets are $175. For more information visit

The Business News & Notes section is compiled by Sally Cole, Executive Director of Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be e-mailed at