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Aladdin’s Lamp Book Store Closings its Doors

After 20 years serving the community, Aladdin’s Lamp will be closing its doors at the end of June.

The “Children’s Books & Other Treasures” shop which moved to the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center from its Broad Street location in Falls Church several years ago, will be offering discounts of 20-40% off on select books from their inventory of more than 18,000 titles. The shop, owned by Alina Gawlik, also carries puzzles, puppets, jewelry and games. Aladdin’s Lamp is located at 2499 M. Harrison Street, Suite 10 (lower level) in Arlington. For more information call 703-241-8281 or email


New Organic, Health Food Store Ribbon Cutting Friday

A ribbon cutting for Nourish Market, a new organic and health food convenience store in McLean will take place Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The store is owned and operated by Karen Sherwood who is also the new owner of Kennedy’s Natural Foods and Kasha’s Kitchen in Falls Church. All products in the store are biodegradable and environmentally healthy. Product samples will be provided at the event. Nourish Market is located at 8100 Old Dominion Drive in McLean. For more information visit


MOM’s Organic Market Coming to Merrifield

MOM’s Organic Market has signed a lease for a new location in the newly developed Mosaic District at the intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road in the Falls Church/Merrifield area. The Mosaic District is a LEED Pilot Project created by the U.S. Green Building Council. MOM’s Organic Market offers 100% organic produce, bulk foods, gourmet cheeses, local and organic meats, sustainable seafood, gluten-free foods, supplements and body care products, environmentally friendly household goods, and holistic pet products. Founded in 1987 in entrepreneur Scott Nash’s mother’s garage as a home delivery/mail order provider of organic foods, MOM’s now has five stores in Maryland and one in Virginia (Alexandria). The new store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012. For more information visit


Business Journal’s ‘Best Places to Work’ Awards Next Friday

The Washington Business Journal’s 2010 Best Places to Work breakfast and awards program will take place Friday, June 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Registration and networking will begin at 8am. Breakfast and the program are scheduled from 8:30-11 am. The 2010 Best Places to work program is also sponsored by Quantum Workplace and WTOP. For information or to register, go to and visit the events page.


Procurement Fair Matches Small Business Owners & Buyers

The Greater Washington Procurement Fair will take place at the Dulles Expo Center on Tuesday, July 13. The event, sponsored by, BB&T, the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and State Farm Insurance, will include a trade show, workshops, and networking, and the opportunity to meet with more than 50 “matchmaking hosts.” The goal for this event is to connect small businesses to buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and large government prime contractors. Early bird registration of $150 is available until June 18. Exhibit space is also available. For additional information visit and click on Trade Shows.


Virginia Small Business Summit Set for September

Miller/Weinhold Capitol Strategies, LLC is presenting The 2010 Virginia Small Business Summit on September 24 at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel. General session topics will include an overview of Virginia’s healthcare lawsuit, Virginia’s efforts to create new jobs, and keys to entrepreneurial success in the current economy. Breakout sessions will cover technology/telecommunications, transportation, energy, contracting, and workforce preparedness. Information will be available on


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