Chamber News and Events
October 16, 2017
Chamber News & Events This Month
Please note that everything underlined is a link to more information.
Networking Luncheon and City Council Candidate Forum - Tues, Oct 17, 11:30 - 1:30, Argia's. Find out where the candidates stand on issues important to our business community. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP in advance. If you would like to watch the City Council Forum the Chamber co-sponsored in September, click here.
Networking Mixer - Tues, Oct 24, 5:30 - 7 pm, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Join us for refreshments and to learn about the amazing services Hand & Stone offers. Hand & Stone is located at 6112 Arlington Boulevard.
Regional Women's Circle of Influence Breakfast - Join us for the GMBA hosted breakfast with a presentation on "Bringing Greater Passion and Purpose to Your Work and Life - Avoid Financial Pitfalls for Women" on Tues, Oct 24 at 8 am.
Community School Board Candidate Forum - Wed, Oct 25, 7:30 pm at the American Legion Post 130. The Chamber is co-sponsoring this nonpartisan event to help the community get to know our Council candidates and their positions on the November Referendum and more. If you would like to see the City Council Candidate Forum already held, click here.
FC City School Bond Referendum - The Chamber Legislative Committee and Board of Directors agreed to support the bond referendum to enable the City to secure up to $120 million over the next 5 years to renovate or rebuild the GM High School campus. The link goes to a copy of the press release that outlines their position which is based on what they felt was in the best interests of the business and wider community. For more information on the project, visit the City's website.
Member News & Events This Week
Congratulations to the DeCelle Family! Charles "Charlie" Thomas DeCelle was born Oct 5 weighing 9 lbs, 13 oz and 21 1/2"! All the best to Meaghan, Brian, Arty, and Timmy!
DC Design House - Foxcraft Design Group is sponsoring the DC Design House. "A Decade of Design" at 9004 Congressional Court in Potomac runs through Oct 29. The home is 27,256 SF and listed at $10.28 million with 9 bedrooms, a ballroom, cinema, 2-story library and more on 2 acres with a pool, pool house, and apartment. Call 703-536-1888 or email Chandler Fox for complimentary admission!
Halloween in Falls Church - The Arts & Humanities Council has created a press release inviting people to celebrate Halloween in Falls Church. The title link goes to the release - if you have something to add, please send your info to Marybeth Connelly.
Fairfax County Park Authority Halloween Events - Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting a slew of Halloween events including Boo-stravaganza, Fear-less Fest, Wicked Wonderful Floral Design Workshops, Howl-oween Dog Costume Contest, Halloween Campfire, Historic All Hallows Eve, and more. Click on the above link for more info.
Sale at Bikenetic - Bikenetic is offering sale prices on 2017 bikes, clothing, tool kits and more to make room for 2018 merchandise! While supplies last!
NVCC Registration Deadline - The deadline to register for NVCC's 8-week classes is Tues, Oct 17.
Free Bike Maintenance Class - Conte's is offering this class on Wed, Oct 18 at 5:30 pm.
Quinn's Weekly Treasures Auction - Check out Quinn's auction items every Wed at 6 pm. Preview days and times are listed on the title link.
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting - Kevin McFarland has moved his Edward Jones office to Dominion Jewelers building at 917 W. Broad. Join him and the Chamber for a ribbon cutting at 6 pm on Thurs, Oct 19. Open house is from 5 - 7:30 pm.
Chamber Discount Ticket Night for The Mistress Cycle! Creative Cauldron is generously offering Chamber members two for one tickets for the Thurs, Oct 19 showing of The Mistress Cycle! Don't miss this amazing show sponsored by Mark Werblood!
Harvest Open House at FC Arts & The Kensington - Stop by Falls Church Arts for family friendly arts & crafts and the Kensington for a tour of the facility on Sat, Oct 21 from 1 - 3 pm.
Arctoberfest 2017 Halloween Extravaganza - Join the Arc of NVA for this fun Halloween party complete with DJ and Dancing, a haunted house, and Halloween costume contest on Sat, Oct 21.
The Art of Driving 5/10K - Join Foundation Insurance for this fundraiser on Sun, Oct 22.
Reptiles Alive at Doodlehopper 4 Kids - Learn about reptiles and other backyard critters at 1 pm on Sun, Oct 22.
- Mad Fox Brewing Company's Tuesday Yappy Hour with Barkley Square
- Mad Fox Brewing Company's Running Club Wednesday evenings
- Parkinson's Communications Club on Wednesdays
- Caregiver Connect at The Kensington on Wednesdays
- Creative Cauldron's The Mistress Cycle Thursdays through Sundays in Oct
- Energized Fitness for Parkinson's on Fridays
- Friday Night Meditation Hour at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
- Falls Church Farmers Market on Saturdays
- Mosaic's Farmers Market on Sundays
- Brunch at Dogwood Tavern Saturdays and Sundays
- Brunch at Ireland's Four Provinces Sundays
- For weekly restaurant specials, visit Hot Deals.
Click on the links to see all of the great offers being made by Chamber members for the general public and members!
These discounts are available to you and your employees for work or personal use! Feel free to distribute the links or this email to staff and others you think might be interested in Chamber and Chamber member events!
Members' Only Discounts - Check out the special offers just for Chamber members and their employees from Galleria Florist, Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard, and Italian Cafe.
Hot Deals - Click on the link for offers available to the general public from Jiffy Lube, Bikenetic, Hilton Garden Inn, Italian Cafe, Madfox Brewing Company, Dogwood Tavern, and Dogfish Head Alehouse.
Want your events and special offers posted in our weekly email announcements? Post them to our website and they will be included the week of your event! Need help? Contact Cathy!
School-Business PartnershipsConsider volunteering time at a school near your home or office! Contact one of the following coordinators for details:
- Arlington County - Dawn Willard - 703-228-6003 or email@example.com
- Fairfax County - Jay Garant at 571-423-1209 or firstname.lastname@example.org or, for info about mentoring specifically, contact Shelley Prince at 571-423-4403 or RRPrince@fcps.edu
- Falls Church City - Marybeth Connelly at 703-248-5691 or email@example.com.