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WiGo Inventory to Be Auctioned by City to Pay Delinquent Taxes

The Falls Church-based Wigo Wireless cell phone retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year, will have its product inventory, furniture, fixtures and equipment auctioned off by the City of Falls Church in an effort to recover delinquent taxes, the Cathy Kaye, the Treasurer of the City of F.C., announced today.

The public auction will occur at the store location, 1112-B W. Broad St., on Friday, April 30, at 1 p.m. An inventory list is on display at the F.C. Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 300 Park Avenue. Terms are cash and carry and all items will be sold to the highest bidder, with some minimum bids required.

 

Fall Properties Moves to City of F.C. from Arlington

Fall Properties moved its offices to the Shreve-McGonegal building at 212-A N. West Street in Falls Church. The locally owned and operated real estate firm outgrew its previous space in the Williamsburg Shopping Center in Arlington. Seminars and open house events are being planned for early May. Laura Fall, owner and Principal Broker, opened Fall Properties in 2003, establishing an independent boutique firm catering to the communities of Falls Church, Arlington, and McLean. Fall Properties has been active in the local community, hosting an annual Pumpkin Patch Party, a yearly visit with Santa for neighborhood children, and several series of speakers in real estate related fields. For more information call 703-536-7001or email [email protected]

 

American College of Commerce & Technology Opens in F.C.

The American College of Commerce and Technology has opened for business at 150 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. The mission of the new college, which will start classes in June, is “to provide quality educational programs at affordable rate that help students develop skills and competencies to enhance careers.” ACCT offers Associates and Masters degrees as well as certificate programs in accounting, business, information technology, computer science, executive MBA, general studies, Microsoft office suites, and ESL. For more information visit www.acct2day.org or call 703-980-7019.

 

F.C. Architect’s Suffragist Memorial Concept Debuts Next Month

The debut of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial conceptual design by Bob Beach of Falls Church-based Robert E. Beach Architects will take place in conjunction with the presentation of the 2010 Silent Sentinel Award to Helen Thomas from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The event, which also includes a silent auction, will take place at the Meadowlark Botanical Garden. For information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://fcva.me/9ANcz3.

 

East Falls Church Metro Development Forums Announced

Development plans around the East Falls Church Metrorail station will be shared at two upcoming community forums on the draft East Falls Church Area Plan. The plan recommends new residential, office and mixed-use development near the Metrorail station, in addition to transportation improvements to make it easier to ride or bike across I-66, and improved access to the station. The East Falls Church Planning Task Force, a citizen advisory group appointed by the County Board, is hosting the forums both of which will be held at Tuckahoe Elementary School, 6550 26th St N, Arlington. The forums will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 and Tuesday, May 4. For more information contact Richard Tucker at (703)-228-0069 or visit www.arlingtonva.us.

 

Northern Virginia Tutoring Service Celebrates 15 Years

Northern Virginia Tutoring Service is celebrating its 15th year in business this month. The tutoring and coaching service was founded in 1995 by Dr. Ralph Perrino after a long career in the public and private sectors. Dr. Perrino is currently an Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College where he has taught sociology, political science and business management since 1986. The author of several essays in professional journals and magazines, Dr. Perrino serves as President of the Board of Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources and Chairman of the Board of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.nvtutoring.com.


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].