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TheLittleCityFallsChurchF.C. Files for Trademark Protection of ‘The Little City’

Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC have filed the trademark applications on behalf of the Falls Church City Economic Development Authority for “The Little City” slogan and logo created by the Falls Church-based advertising agency SmithGifford.

F.C. Files for Trademark Protection of ‘The Little City’

TheLittleCityFallsChurchErik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC have filed the trademark applications on behalf of the Falls Church City Economic Development Authority for “The Little City” slogan and logo created by the Falls Church-based advertising agency SmithGifford. The slogan and logo were used in conjunction with the City’s Watch Night event New Years’ Eve and most recently with the Washington Area Music Association’s Wammies’ which took place at the State Theatre this past weekend. EMP&A is a boutique trademark law firm in Falls Church which was founded by Erik Pelton. Pelton donated his legal services to file three federal trademark applications on behalf of the EDA. “There is only one ‘Big Apple,’ and now there will be only one place known as ‘The Little City,'” Pelton said. The firm has represented more than 1,000 trademarks. For information about the firm visit www.tm4smallbiz.com.

 

News-Press Commences 20th Year This Week

The Falls Church News-Press commences its 20th year of consecutive weekly publication this week. The “Volume 20, No. 1” edition of the tabloid will hit newsstands on Thursday. The first edition of the FCNP was published in March 1991. In the ensuing years, it has been named the City of Falls Church, Virginia’s “Business of the Year” award twice, while its founder, owner and editor Nicholas F. Benton was named the City’s “Businessman of the Year” and twice named the “Pillar of the Community” by the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. The newspaper has also been honored for its contribution to the region with a number of special recognitions from the Virginia State Legislature and from Falls Church’s Citizens for a Better City civic association. In 2007, the Washington City Paper called the FCNP the region’s “Best Remnant of the Liberal Media,” and in 2009, it was formally endorsed by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as a “Certified LGBT Enterprise.” Since being founded by Benton in 1991, the circulation of the paper grew from 7,500 to its peak of 36,500. Since 2001, the newspaper’s managing editor has been Jody Fellows.

 

F.C.’s FIRSTFriday Events

FIRSTfriday of Falls Church events are taking place at a number of local businesses this Friday, March 5. Art exhibits will be held at Art and Frame of Falls Church, Curves, Stifel & Capra, Stacy’s Coffee Parlor and ArtSpace Falls Church. A number of additional businesses are also offering entertainment and special FIRSTfriday discounts. For details visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com.

 

Franchise Expo Set for Next Month in D.C.

Entrepreneurs interested in franchise opportunities may consider attending the International Franchise Expo which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. April 9 – 11. The event offers the opportunity to visit hundreds of franchise concepts, attend free seminars, see and sample franchise goods and services, and meet with executives about starting a new business. To learn more about the conference or to register, go to www.ifeinfo.com.

 

F.C. Chamber Gala & Auction This Saturday

The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala and Silent Auction will take place this Saturday, March 6, from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Arlington Hilton. The evening will include a reception, a silent auction with items donated by local businesses including Argia’s, Foxcraft Design and Kendall’s Cakes as well as the companies listed in the Chamber’s advertisement elsewhere in this edition of the Falls Church News-Press, the Awards Ceremony, a live auction hosted by Ireland’s Four Provinces owner Colm Dillon and live music from Soul Gravity sponsored by Tori McKinney. Tickets to the event are still available. Contact the Chamber at 703-532-1050 or [email protected] or visit www.fallschurchchamber.org.


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 [email protected].

 

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