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Falls Church Chamber Networking Mixer Tuesday

Mark Werblood of Tesler & Werblood is hosting the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce‘s Networking Mixer on Tuesday, May 25 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be provided by several local restaurants and businesses. The event is held in the courtyard of the Old Brick House Square offices on Rowell Court (on the 900 block of W. Broad Street). For more information visit


Whole Foods Hosting Health & Fitness Event Saturday

Whole Foods Market is hosting a health and fitness event in their Tysons store on Saturday, May 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. Healthy food samples, drinks, and recipes will be available from Whole Foods and other local businesses along with giveaways and raffle prizes. Whole Foods Market – Tysons is located at 7511 Leesburg Pike. For more information call 703-448-1600.


F.C.’s Pancake House Hosting ‘Dine Out Day’ Fundraiser

The Original Pancake House in Falls Church is hosting a Dine Out Day to benefit the American Red Cross, National Capital Region on Thursday, May 27. OPH will donate 15% of total sales from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Original Pancake House, owned and operated by Jeff and Jane Bulman, is located in Broaddale Plaza at 370 W. Broad Street. For more information call 703-891-0148.


Divot Charities Raises $25k+ at Golf Tourney

Falls Church-based Divot Charities raised more than $25,000 through its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held May 15. Nearly 100 golfers took to the links at Pleasant Valley Golf Course to enjoy a friendly tournament with a post outing awards dinner held at Ireland’s Four Provinces. The funds raised benefited the Fisher House, a foundation that donates lodging to the family members of military personnel who are recuperating in medical facilities around the world. Divot Charities has raised more than $350,000 for various causes in Northern Virginia. For more information visit


New Neurology Center Opens in Falls Church

Dr. Simon Fishman has opened new neurology center in Falls Church with support from Geeks on Call. Headquartered in Alexandria, Integrated Neurology Services offers EMG/NCV studies, baclofen pump refills, Botox injection therapy, infusion and a sleep center in a paperless medical suite with LCD cable TV and Wifi. Geeks On Call provides the practice with server integration support for the specialized medical software Lytec and Medinotes, secure remote access to patient data, telephone services with advanced features, and day-to-day support services. For more information visit or


Business Journal Seeking Nominations for ’40 Under 40′

The Washington Business Journal is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 awards program to recognize the region’s brightest young business leaders based on demonstrated success over the last 12 to 18 months. Judges will name 40 nominees and select five to compete for the “Young Business Leader of the Year Award” which will be publicly voted on. The deadline for submissions in July 16. For more information visit


Virgina Ranked #4 in Best State for Business Survey

The Commonwealth of Virginia ranked #4 in Chief Executive‘s annual survey of best and worst states for business, conducted in late January of this year. More than 650 CEOs across the U.S. were surveyed in the areas of tax and regulation, workforce quality, and living environment. Texas was ranked as #1, North Carolina #2, and Tennessee #3. Maryland was ranked #31. For more information


Fairfax Chamber’s ‘Voices of GovCon’ Luncheon Monday

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Voices of GovCon, a networking luncheon to celebrate the government contracting industry and its leaders on Monday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott. The event will also include “A Salute to Veterans” honoring Maj. General Carl H. McNair, Jr. USA (Ret) and Maj General Arnold L. Punaro USMC (Ret). A list of panelists and ticketing information is available at


‘The Creative Economy’ from Virginia Downtown Development Association

The Virginia Downtown Development Association is hosting this year’s Annual Workshop, “The Creative Economy” Thursday, May 27 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will include presentations on the role of artists and artisans and the importance of visual and studio arts, how farmers markets can revive downtowns and designing for the creative economy. The event will take place at The Martha Washington Inn at 150 W. Main Street in Abingdon. Register 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