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F.C. Business News & Notes

Curves’ Clothing Drive for Dress for Success

Curves of Falls Church is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Dress For Success, an organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

The clothing drive will take place during the month of May. Seasonably appropriate clothing can be dropped off Mondays through Fridays at Curves, 240 W. Broad Street. Curves will offer clothing donors interested in joining a special of 30 days for $30 (new members only). For more information, call Curves at 703-536-0140.


F.C. Relay for Life Sponsorhip & Participation Encouraged

Ron Neblett, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Falls Church, is encouraging local businesses to sponsor and/or participate in this year’s Relay for Life event, scheduled for May 22 and 23 at George Mason High School. Relay for Life is organized to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and raise money to fight the disease. Businesses interested in additional information about sponsorship, raising a team to participate, or donating directly to the American Cancer Society can visit or email Neblett at


Foxcraft Design Builds ‘Ultimate Man Cave’ for D.C. Design House

Falls Church-based Foxcraft Design Group, along with Virtual Golf Girl, has built the “Ultimate Man Cave” for the 2010 DC Design House to benefit Children’s National Medical Center. This year’s Design House is located this year at 3911 Bradley Lane in Chevy Chase, Md. and is open until May 9, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For tickets or more information visit


Northrop Grumman Moving to Northern Virginia

Northrop Grumman Corporation has finally announced that Virginia will be the home of its new corporate office. With Maryland and the District no longer in contention, the Fortune 100 company is in negotiation with several building owners in the Falls Church/Arlington area and expects to open the new corporate office in summer of 2011 with approximately 300 people. Northrop Grumman currently employs approximately 40,000 people in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. and is the largest industrial employer in both states. Following the move, Northrop Grumman will remain the largest aerospace company in California with approximately 30,000 employees. The leading global security company has 120,000 employees around the world. For more information visit


F.C.’s La Caraqueña Touted by Post Foodie

Falls Church’s La Caraqueña was the subject of critic Tom Sietsema’s restaurant review in the April 25 edition of the Washington Post Magazine. According to Sietsema, “A blend of tastes in a homey setting: La Caraqueña’s pan-Latin staples sing.” Granting the family owned and operated restaurant two out of four stars, Sietsema credits much of the restaurant’s charm to proprietor Raul Claros, whose parents owned restaurants under the same name in Bolivia and Venezuela. La Caraqueña is located on the Stratford Motor Lodge property at 300 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. 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