Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – March 24

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Around Town, Talk of Tysons

Sprucing Up Boston Properties is gearing up to launch a multimillion-dollar renovation of Reston Town Center’s most prominent public spaces, the Washington Business Journal reported in an article for subscribers. The real estate investment trust has retained Alan Ward, a principal at Massachusetts-based Sasaki Associates and part of the original landscape architecture team, to update the town center’s fountain and pavilion areas. Fountain Plaza, …

Town Works to Provide Relief to Ukrainian Refugees

Town of Vienna Around Town, Talk of Tysons

Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert joined other Northern Virginia elected leaders at the Fairfax County Government Center today to help launch a multi-jurisdictional relief effort to support Ukrainian refugees. Now through April 15, residents who wish to help may drop off the following relief supplies at the Vienna Community Center: New or gently used coats New blankets New pairs of heavy …

The Down Syndrome Trailblazers

Eugene Tossany Features, Lifestyle, Talk of Tysons

A World Down Syndrome Day Exclusive By Eugene Tossany, Author of The Down Syndrome Superhero series Our society has come a long way since the 1950’s, when Down Syndrome (DS) individuals were categorized as non-functioning mongoloids and locked up in institutions. In retrospect, the children who were brought up in an often-cold environment are today’s adults who have been paving …

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – March 17

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Talk of Tysons

Rest in peace, Til John T. “Til” Hazel Jr., a major force behind the development of Tysons and several planned communities in Fairfax County in the late 20th century, as well as a significant booster of George Mason University, died March 16 at the age of 91. Hazel was instrumental in creating Tysons Corner Center and the Tysons II mixed-use …

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – March 10

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Google snaps up Mandiant Among the biggest national business stories this week was word that Google, which has offices in Reston, plans to buy Reston-based threat-intelligence and cybersecurity innovator Mandiant for around $5.4 billion (yep, with a b). CNBC was just one of many outlets that picked up the story. Founded in 2004, Mandiant will join Google’s cloud computing division. This would be Google’s second-largest …

America’s Fastest-Growing Jeweler and Leader in Diamond Importing Opening in Northern VA

Diamonds Direct Talk of Tysons

Diamonds Direct, a worldwide leader in diamond sourcing, consumer experience, selection, education and value has just opened its 25th showroom at 8113 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA. The diamond powerhouse is adding the Tysons showroom after a very successful decade in Virginia with Richmond and Virginia Beach locations. Diamonds Direct has a unique advantage over traditional jewelry stores. With a buying …

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Around Town, Talk of Tysons

Third time’s a charm Virginia Business magazine is out with its annual “Heavy Hitters” list of the 50 most influential people around the Commonwealth, and we are proud to note that Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, is on the list for the third consecutive year. The magazine notes that Hoskins joined the FCEDA in …

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Around Town, Talk of Tysons

Leaning into another Reston landmark Comstock Companies filed plans with Fairfax County for a new phase of development on 16 acres south of Dulles Toll Road and the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. There the developer hopes to build a six-tower, 2-million-square-foot project complementing its Reston Station buildings on the opposite side of the highway, said Tim Steffan, executive vice president of …

Smell of Love Candles – A Family Affair

Greater Merrifield Business Association Talk of Tysons

Order yours in time for Valentine’s Day  Have you met Alejandro, GMBA’s Junior Entrepreneur Member? When Alejandro was seeking ways to earn money for books and also set aside some money for his college, he decided on candle making to launch his business that he named Smell of Love. Founded in September 2020, thanks to the quality of his candles, …

Welcome Elite Sport and Spine Center

Greater Merrifield Business Association Around Town, Health & Wellness, Talk of Tysons

Meet one of GMBA’s newest members, Dr. Lavell Handy! Dr. Handy recently founded Elite Sport and Spine Center, specializing in chiropractic care, dry needling and physiotherapy.  A 2012 graduate of George Mason University with a BS in Kinesiology, Dr. Handy was also an All-American in track and field. During his four years at GMU he worked at Walter Reed Medical …