Merrifield Business News!
June 16, 5:30 - 7:30
Open Road Grill

Please join us for our first In person Mixer in 14 months, as we celebrate Billy Thompson, past President of GMBA, for all of his amazing efforts, time and support he has given our organization and community in the MANY years he has served as President!  

Thankfully, Billy has remained on the Board of Directors and continues to be an wonderful asset for GMBA and our local businesses! He has passed the torch to Kevin Warhurst of Merrifield Garden Center, and continues to work with our Board and the community to create a more engaging Merrifield VA!

Delegate Marcus Simon will be attending and will be acknowledging the GMBA businesses who have achieved monumental anniversaries and community support excellence!

Those being recognized are:

Billy Thompson, Sampson Properties, Immediate Past President of GMBA.
Billy Thompson has served as President of GMBA for the past 7 years and has been a key member since 1995.
First Baptist Church of Merrifield celebrated 150 years in Merrifield in October 2020. 
Merrifield Garden Center celebrated 50 years in April 2021. 
The Hammond Agency celebrated 40 years in June 2020.
McCabe’s Printing Group celebrated 40 in August 2020. 
The Original Pancake House opened in 1991. 
Communications Electronics turned 40 in 2020 

Appetizers on us, cash bar, lots of fun and great friends!

Everyone is welcome!! Hope you can make it! 
Merrifield at Dunn Loring Station – serving residents of Northern Virginia for over 50 years.

After 43 years of managing the Merrifield at Dunn Loring Station apartments, Loretta Horn is enjoying a well – deserved retirement. Loretta saw many changes in the property since it opened in 1968, including upgrades, not just to the units but to the grounds. 

Carlos Almonte, the new property manager knows he has big shoes to fill, but is up to the task. With ten years’ experience in property management, Carlos jumped at the chance to manage a property in Merrifield. Carlos, far right, is pictured here with some of his team members.
Merrifield at Dunn Loring is a long time GMBA member and it is time to spotlight them for their valuable role in the community in providing spacious, value-driven housing to Northern Virginia residents.

Some of the features at the beautifully renovated apartment complex are:

• One-, two-, and three-bedroom units complete with private balcony or patio
• Custom kitchen cabinets, wood-style plank tile flooring, and stainless-steel
 Walkable to Dunn Loring Metro Station and Halstead where shuttles are
available to the Mosaic District and Merrifield Town Center
• Fitness Center
    Two recently repaved tennis courts
     Basketball and sand volleyball courts
     Picnic Area and Playgrounds
    Sparkling Swimming Pool
    Thirty-five (35) acres of landscaped grounds
    Pets are welcome
Recently the owners increased the types of breeds of dogs who are welcome. They now follow Fairfax County guidelines allowing breeds that were previously restricted.
They are amid constructing a state-of-the-art clubhouse, expected to break ground by late July.

If you or someone you know is looking for a convenient, value-driven housing option, send them the link to view available apartments and tell them that they were referred by GMBA.

GMBA salutes this long-time member and we look forward to getting to know Carlos better.
Member News, Events & Promotions
Share your knowledge to uplift your community!

Do you have a skill/talent that can be used to support adults with mental health, substance use, or homelessness issues in your community? RPSV is recruiting individuals interested in sharing their expertise during virtual support group sessions on the topics of anxiety, loneliness (depression), art, wellness, healthy living, positivity, and recovery. Speaking sessions are 15-30 minutes as the speaker prefers More info!
Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK Socially-Distanced Sound Art at Wolf Trap
April 6 - September 6, 2021

Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of free public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment.

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, SOUNDWALK is tailor-made for Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection, and can be experienced while following social distancing guidelines. More info!
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Streaming Sessions
Keeping Music Alive

For a full list of live streaming and rescheduled concerts, click here!