Archives: ‘Business’

Pat Miller Chosen 2010 Alexandrian Of The Year

December 31st, 2010 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

When Pat Miller moved to Del Ray in the early 1980s, it was not the highly sought after place to live that it is today and Mt. Vernon Avenue was not the pedestrian-friendly business location that exists now. There was no Del Ray Farmers’ Market, no Art On The Avenue, no Del Ray Halloween parade, no First Thursday and the Torpedo Factory Art Center was pretty much the only art destination in Alexandria.

Café Nicole Gives Free Soup And Sandwiches To Homeless Over The Holidays

December 30th, 2010 | [From: Business, Other News]

This holiday season, Café Nicole, 1125 Queen Street, has given a unique gift to homeless Alexandrians: Free ham and turkey sandwiches, cups of chicken noodle soup and coffee. The donations were made possible by the Burlimann family and a private donor.

Holiday Sales Up In Alexandria, Nationally

December 28th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Business, Top Stories]

Like their national counterparts, Alexandria businesses had a very merry Christmas, with sales up from last year.

Lamont Brown is the sales manager for Comfort One Shoes, 201 King Street, in Old Town. The European comfort shoe company has 23 stores in Virginia, Maryland and DC. “We had a pretty good increase and I think we’re going to end up defeating last year.

Williams Whittle Named WMATA Agency Of Record

December 15th, 2010 | [From: Business]

Award-winning advertising agency, Williams Whittle, headquartered in Old Town has been named Agency of Record for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Faster, Better, Cheaper

December 14th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Business, City Hall]

This spring, plans will be finalized for the creation of a new Alexandria Department of Code Administration.

Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association’s 2010 Superstar Award Winners Announced

December 10th, 2010 | [From: Business, Other News]

This morning at the Athenaeum, the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association held their annual Holiday Social Tourism Marketing Forum. The 2010 Superstar Awards were presented to members who went the extra mile to collaborate with ACVA in promoting Alexandria.

Local Non-Profit Wins Good Neighbor Award

December 10th, 2010 | [From: Business, Non-Profits]

Today, the West End Business Association presented their 2010 December 10th, annual Good Neighbor Award to Rebuilding Together Alexandria, a local, volunteer-based non-profit that preserves affordable housing by providing free home repair services to in-need residents. WEBA presents its awards to companies and individuals who make Alexandria an outstanding place to live and work.

Senator Webb: Tax Agreement “The Ultimate Stimulus Plan” That Will Reinvigorate Economy, Put Americans Back To Work

December 8th, 2010 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced an agreement with Republicans to continue the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans and to extend unemployment benefits through the end of 2011. Today, Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb expressed his support for the agreement.

Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion Of “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign To Walmart Stores Across The Nation

December 6th, 2010 | [From: Business, Courts & Crime]

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Start, Manage, Grow Business Workshop Series Explains Small Business Jobs Act And Recent Tax Changes To Local Businesses

December 3rd, 2010 | [From: Business]

Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Bridget Bean teamed with Chris Davidson, Senior Manager of Goodman & Co. to give more than 70 small business professionals an overview of the recent Small Business Job Act of 2010 and tax changes at a workshop sponsored by the Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) that was held on Thursday, December 2, 2010.