Business News & Notes: F.C. Chamber’s Annual Members Meeting, Ribbon Cuttings & More

Business News & Notes: December 12 – 18, 2019

F.C. Chamber Members Meeting, Holiday Wear Contest Tuesday

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce will host its annual members meeting, networking luncheon, and ugly holiday sweater and tie contest on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Italian Café. The event will include a review of the past year and an announcement of the 2020 board and officers.

Tickets for the event with advanced registration are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. An additional $5 will be charged for walk-ins, should space be available.

The Italian Café is located at 7161 Lee Highway in Falls Church. For more information or to register, visit the events page at

Racial Equity & Inclusion Meeting Hosted by OAR on Dec. 19

OAR is hosting a Racial Equity & Inclusion Monthly Action Networking meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library. OAR provides services for those incarcerated in Falls Church, Arlington, and Alexandria to support those recently released and help reduce recidivism.

The community-based Racial Equity and Inclusion Action Network provides a forum to openly discuss race-related subject matter that centers the lives of those impacted by the criminal justice system. The Arlington Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy Street in Arlington.

For more information or to RSVP, go to

Bitici Group Pledges Support to Posse Foundation

Falls Church City resident Albert Bitici and his real estate team, The Bitici Group of Keller Williams Metro Center has pledged long-term support to the Posse Foundation.

For 30 years, Posse has identified and trained young people with extraordinary potential who might be overlooked by elite schools. The program places scholars in supportive, multicultural groups of 10 students called posses. With mentoring and full-tuition leadership scholarships from their partner colleges, Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent. An alumnus of Middlebury College and a Posse Scholar himself, Albert Bitici founded the Bitici Group in 2018, following more than a decade of New York and London real estate experience and work to help his mother and wife launch Zoya’s Atelier.

The Bitici Group has pledged to make a donation from every closed real estate transaction to further support the Posse program.

For more information, visit and

2 Businesses Welcomed to Falls Church With Ribbon Cuttings

Children’s Therapy Center Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Tarter, Vice Mayor Marybeth Connelly, Council member Phil Duncan, and members of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce with center manager Leah Kania, PT, DPT, Leighanne Zdobysz, Physician Liaison and outreach director, staff, and family.

Ribbon cuttings were held for Children’s Therapy Center (above) and Nothing Bundt Cakes (right) on Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 respectively. The Children’s Therapy Center, located at 803 W. Broad Street, provides pediatric and adolescent physical, occupational and speech therapy. Nothing Bundt Cakes, located at 6286B Arlington Blvd in Falls Church, offers Bundt cakes, Buntinis, Buntini Towers, and bite-sized Bundtlets in a wide variety of flavors available for pick-up or delivery along with select gift items.

Nothing Bundt Cakes Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Tarter, Council members Phil Duncan and Letty Hardi, Falls Church Chamber of Commerce director Sally Cole, Arlington Chamber president Kate Bates, and franchise owner Katie Lewis and her family.