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F.C. Business News & Notes: January 27, 2010

Action Music Comes to Falls Church

Action Music is now located in the rear basement of Shreve McGonegal located at 212-B N. West Street. The music store previously located in Arlington has more than 250 guitars in stock and a revolving stock of used, vintage, and new-old stock instruments.

They also carry a large selection of vintage amps, new effects pedals, vintage pedals, vintage speakers and hard-to-find parts. Action Music is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon – 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 703-534-4801 or visit


New Family Photo Studio Opens

Virginia Payne Photography has opened the Falls Church City Gallery and Studio at 105 N. Virginia Ave., Suite 100. Virginia Payne, recently listed by Family Magazine as one of the area’s best baby and children’s photographer, specializes in newborns, babies, children, families and maternity photography in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metro area. For more information, call 703-847-0005 or visit


FIRSTfriday Celebrates 100th Event

The 100th FIRSTfriday of Falls Church will take place at various locations on Friday, Feb. 5. The event was created by Tom Gittins of Art and Frame of Falls Church more than eight years ago to highlight local art and artists and to build the local business community. FIRSTfriday events and specials are now offered by dozens of local businesses in Falls Church. For details on FIRSTfriday art exhibits, promotions and special offers, visit


F.C. Chamber Announces New Sponsors

Atlantic Realty Companies and The Young Group have confirmed their 2010 Partner level support of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. Additional sponsors renewing their commitment to the Chamber this year are Gold Sponsor Diener & Associates, CPAs, Silver Sponsors Akridge Real Estate Development, William V. Dougherty, DDS, Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC, Original Pancake House and John Rodock/Ober|Kaler Attorneys and Bronze Sponsors Oshinsky Limited Partnership and Falls Church Animal Hospital. The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s sponsorship packages provide promotional and event specific benefits year-round. For more information, call 703-532-1050 or e-mail


F.C.’s Analysis Group Among Area’s Fastest-Growing Companies

The Analysis Group, LLC, a Falls Church-based veteran-owned business specializing in novel techniques for research, analysis, and articulation of key Department of Defense issues, was named by Washington SmartCEO magazine as a Future 50 winner for the fourth consecutive year. In partnership with Clifton Gunderson LLP, Washington SmartCEO magazine’s Future 50 program recognizes the 50 fastest-growing companies within the Greater Washington area based on employee and revenue growth. The Analysis Group and the other Future 50 winners will be recognized at the Washington SmartCEO/Clifton Gunderson basketball-themed “Nothing but Net” Future 50 event, scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. For more information, visit


Nominations for BIE Partner of the Year Now Open

Nominations are open for the 2010 Business In Education Partner of the Year, which recognizes a Falls Church business, individual or nonprofit oganization for its longstanding partnership with the Falls Church City Public Schools. The winner will be announced at the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Awards Gala and Silent Auction March 6. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 5. Copies of the nomination form are available at


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