Falls Church Business News and Notes

Crumbl opens tomorrow

Crumbl Cookies will celebrate its opening at the Birch and Broad location on Friday and Saturday. They are renowned for their extensive menu of cookies and specialty ice cream. While the flavors change weekly, chocolate chip cookies will be offered daily. Cookie orders are available from Friday, but curbside pickup and delivery will begin August 3. The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 and is open to the public.

New for you Birthday

Christina Novak, owner of New to You, celebrates 30 years in business at Falls Church. Inspired by love for her daughter and a fashion-savvy childhood, the consignment shop offers designer clothes, bags and jewelry. During the pandemic, the collection has expanded to include specialty gifts and unique homewares. Clients come from Georgetown, Leesburg and across the DMV and he has been recognized by NBC’s Today Show.

Virginia Tourism Grant for Small Business

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) offers a repayable grant program to assist small tourism-related businesses and to strengthen off-peak seasonal visits. The grant application period opens on August 4, 2022 and applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on September 20, 2022. Eligible applicants must be tourism-related businesses that have 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and may include, but not limited to: retail shops; food trucks; attractions; craft breweries; distilleries; cellars; charming accommodation and guest rooms; outfitters; and events and festivals aimed at attracting visitors during periods of low attendance. Submit applications at vatc.org/grants. For any information or questions, please contact Staci Martin at [email protected] or call 757-390-7330.

ArtsFairfax Grant Includes Falls Church

The ArtsFairfax Project Support Grant encourages the development and advancement of the arts in Fairfax County while meeting the artistic and cultural needs of Fairfax County residents. Nonprofit arts organizations based in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the Church of the City of Falls may apply for a Project Support Grant in one of four categories: Arts in Education, Opportunities , partnerships and access to the arts. The application (which can be found at artsfairfax.submittable.com/submit) must be sent by Friday August 5th.

Northrop Keeper Reward

Mosaic Executive CEO Jim Garettson presented the 2022 Wash100 Award to Kathy Warden, Chairman, President and CEO of Northrop Grumman. This is the seventh time it has won what is considered the most prestigious award in public procurement, for leading the capital allocation strategy and the implementation and expansion of its space systems business. Warden credited the ground-based strategic deterrent program and the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope built by an industrial team led by Northrop Grumman with NASA as key to its growth. Northrop Grumman recently reported revenue of approximately $8.6 billion, a 3% increase in organic sales for fiscal 2021.

Business News & Notes is compiled by Elise Neil Bengtson, Executive Director of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. It can be emailed to [email protected]