January 31, 2022
Falls Church Chamber Member News & Events
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Chamber News
Highlight your Business as an Annual Sponsor

The chamber offers your business special benefits as an annual sponsor. This is an ideal way to demonstrate your support of the Falls Church business community while also receiving opportunities that highlight your own business. Consider one of four sponsorship packages with special marketing and ticket benefits. Join the spotlight by contacting Elise or Cathy!
Save the Date - The Chamber Gala is Back!

The Chamber gala returns on Thursday, March 24 to celebrate the business community. The Special Events Committee has selected a theme for the gala and is now accepting auction items. To join in the planning and decorating, or donate an auction item, contact Elise. Stay tuned for the big reveal next Monday and mark your calendar.
Membership Committee Meets Thursday

Thursday, February 3 at 1 pm - This group promotes the chamber in the community. The membership Committee will discuss outreach and orientation for prospective and new members. Get to know fellow members and make new contacts in the business community. All members are welcome. Contact Elise for the Zoom link.
Chamber Networking Opportunities
Legislative Committee Meets Thursday

Thursday, February 3 at 8:30 am - This committee will be discussing the One City Center development proposal by Atlantic Realty.

Tuesday, February 15, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - MtoM Consulting, a boutique marketing firm based in the DMV, will address social media strategy and best practices for businesses of any size. They will be highlighting important marketing "do's and don'ts" to help make the most out of your content strategy. Networking begins at 11:30 and the program begins at 12 noon. RSVP for the Zoom link.
Member News
Restaurants Coming to Founders Row

Joe Muffler, managing director of mid-Atlantic development for Mill Creek Residential, has announced new restaurants coming to Founders Row. Under the Happy Endings Hospitality Group, three new restaurants have signed on to share the same kitchen in a unique three-in-one model. Chasin’ Tails, Nue and Roll Play Vietnamese Grill. NUE Modern Vietnamese will be a full-service concept serving “exotic, intense flavors of Vietnamese cooking with French-Vietnamese culinary techniques and modern plating.” Chasin’ Tails Seafood Social will be a “group-friendly” restaurant serving Cajun-influenced seafood feasts, boils, oysters, and cocktails in a lounge atmosphere. And Roll Play Viet Street Food will offer customizable, quick-serve rolls, pho, and banh mi. The fourth, Ellie Bird, brings restaurateurs Yuan and Carey Tang to Falls Church where they began their careers at Red Lobster and Applebee's. They've earned a Michelin star for their DC restaurant Rooster & Owl and Ellie Bird will focus on casual comfort food variations of Rooster and Owl and the famous pineapple buns. This will be a family-friendly restaurant offering brunch, a kids menu, and a la carte offerings built for takeout or dine in. All four restaurants are scheduled to open in late 2022.

The chamber is here to help you hire employees. Members may advertise job opportunities on the chamber website. Chamber members may submit job positing or contact Cathy for assistance.

  • Mask Mandate at Schools and Founders Row Reveal
  • Girls of Madison Street at the Creative Cauldron, Nominations Open for Memorial Day Grand Marshal in Community News & Notes
  • Dogwood Cafe in Live Music
  • Compleat Strategist, Solace and Seven Corners Property Sold in Business News and Notes

Click the link above to check out special offers from United Bank, The Toy Nest, Crescendo Studio, Goldfish Swim Club or click on the links below to see new offers from:

Member Events
TINT Grant Reopening on Saturday

TINT, A Modern Makerspace, will celebrate the grand reopening of their expanded new space on Saturday, February 5th with a sale and treats for visitors. Customers are invited to check out the new materials for making and new classes 10 am - 5 pm at 417 W. Broad St., Suite 101.

The Creative Cauldron opens a “Bold New Works” premiere of Girls of Madison Street by Helen Hayes Award Winner Ivona Blake. A tight-knit family of African American sisters confront hidden truths and well-kept secrets as they come together for their mother’s funeral. Conflicts emerge, tensions flare, but they soon learn that bonds of sisterhood know no bounds. The show opens Thursday, February 10 and runs through March 6.

The Kensington continues to host the monthly Caregiver Connect group virtually with Dr. Anya Parpura, MD, PhD. This group provides a time for those who have an aging loved one to discuss common caregiver challenges. This also gives caregivers the opportunity to ask questions, meet others, and develop caregiver coping strategies. The next meeting is this Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 - 8 pm.

Learning basic academic drawing skills can be compared to learning sheet music for a musician. Providing a foundation for all kinds of painting, academic drawing makes the artist’s hand stronger and more confident. In addition to drawing skills, you will learn patience, accuracy, perseverance, and the ability to complete a concept. Classes begin this Friday, February 4.

Click the link to visit our calendar for Members' regularly scheduled events.

The Arts
  • FC Arts Cafe & Critique
  • Quinn's Online Auctions
  • Creative Cauldron Learning Theater and Acting Improv Classes

Self-Improvement & Professional Development
  • Body Dynamics' Recharge in 20!

Elder Care
  • The Kensington's Parkinson's Foundation Communications Club

Food & Beverage
  • Dogwood's Famous Tuesday Raw Bar
  • Audacious Aleworks' Trivia Tuesdays
  • Casual Pint's Trivia Tuesdays
  • Solace Outpost's Trivia Thursdays
  • Falls Church Farmer's Market
  • NOVA Central Farmers Market