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Falls Church Business News & Notes: August 31-September 6, 2023

Burke & Herbert Merges with Summit Financial Group, Inc.

Burke & Herbert announced a merger with Summit Financial Group, Inc., a West Virginia bank with branches in West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky and Virginia. The agreement to an all-stock merger of equals will result in 75 combined branches. Burke & Herbert’s total assets increase from $3.6 billion to $8.1 billion and the bank will be positioned to increase the size and number of deals it can do.

VFW Hosts 9/11 Memorial Ruck March/Walk

Sunday, September 10, 9:00 -11:00 am – VFW Post 9274 is hosting the 1st Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Ruck March/Walk at the Meridian High School Football Field Track. As it is a free event, donations through VFW Post 9274 are encouraged. T-shirts will be available for purchase. Avalon Physical Therapy will sponsor a water/medic tent. Following the march/ruck, VFW Post 9274 will host a cookout with sponsors Harvey’s and Lazy Mike’s. The event will go on, rain or shine, and registration information is here:

Biscuit Battle Finalists on the September Menu

September is National Biscuit Month and Preservation Biscuit Company (PBC) is celebrating with the third Annual Biscuit Battle. The culinary team has selected four finalists with new creations that will be featured on the September menu and compete for the top sales and a $100 gift card to PBC. Congratulations go to Kara Simmons, Liz Edelson, Antonette Isherwood, and Christine Becer. PBC will also reward the winning chef with proceeds of $1 from each biscuit sold going to their designated charity.

Northrop Wins B-2 Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force has contracted Northrop Grumman for advisory and assistance to the B-2 bomber program. Under the five-year, $16 million contract, Northrop will support aircraft engineering work for a supply chain management group in McLean, VA through September 27, 2028.

  • Business News & Notes is compiled by Elise Neil Bengtson, Executive Director of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be emailed at