New Spa Opens in Falls Church
Venus & Mars Spa has opened at 450 W. Broad Street, Suite 116. The new spa offers quality, professional and affordable nail, hair, wax, facial, massage and body wrap services. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Appointments can also be made before or after regular hours. For more information visit www.foruspa.com.
F.C. Business Introduces iPhone App for Kid Travel
City of Falls Church business owner Kate Goggin has created Backpack Kids: The Safety Planning Checklist for Overseas Travel, an iPhone application which was recently released on iTunes by Apple. The application is an interactive booklet and checklist that contains essential questions everyone should ask before sending children and young people overseas. Goggin worked with City teachers, kids and F.C. School Board Chair Ron Peppe for the project. Backpack Kids is also available in document form at www.BackpackKids.org.
Curves Food Drive Runs Through March
Curves of Falls Church is encouraging women in the area to participate in the annual Curves Food Drive. Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area through March. Members who donate a bag of groceries or contribute $30 or more will receive a reusable Curves grocery bag. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves of Falls Church will be participating in a company-wide contest for the most donations collected in order to generate additional food bank contributions. Curves of Falls Church is located at 240 W. Broad Street. Call 703-536-0140 for more information.
F.C. Chamber Gala Award Winners
The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce honored leaders in the business community at its Annual Awards Gala held on March 6. Almost 170 elected officials, local decision makers and business leaders attended the reception, dinner, auction and awards presentation. David Hutchinson, owner/operator ofRobeks, received Business in Education Partner of the Year Award for his active support and involvement with the Falls Church City schools. John Bowen ofBookkeeping & Money Management was recognized with the Chamber Appreciation Award for the training and support he has provided the Chamber office.Maryll Kleibrink and Ingrid Schulze received the James S. Elkin Award for Humanitarianism in recognition of their efforts to educate the community and build Falls Church City’s Kokopolori Partnership program. The event’s live auctioneer Colm Dillon, owner/operator of Ireland’s Four Provinces, received the Carroll V. Shreve Award for his support and philanthropic efforts on behalf of dozens of charitable organizations across the Metropolitan DC area. The final award of the evening was presented to Dr. Steve Rogers of Falls Church Animal Hospital. Dr. Rogers received the prestigious Pillar of the Community Award, honoring him for his extensive service and significant contributions to the Falls Church community as a former Vice Mayor, former Chamber Chairman, and the current President of the Falls Church Housing Corporation. For more information contact the Chamber office at 703-532-1050 or [email protected]
City Manager to Speak at Chamber Luncheon Tuesday
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Sheilds will speak to business leaders about the Falls Church City budget and its impact on the business community at theGreater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Tuesday, March 16. The luncheon will take place 11:30 to 1:15 at the Italian Café, 7161 Lee Highway in Falls Church. Tickets are $27 for Chamber members, $32 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling 703-532-1050 or emailing [email protected] An additional $5 is charged for walk-ins. Visit fallschurchva.gov for information on the City budget.
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].