WEST END BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Alexandria, VA E-News for January

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					WEST END BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Alexandria, VA E-News for January 14, 2005 -----------------------------------------------------------------------News Article: Potential Redevelopment of Landmark Mall Revitalized Property Could Include Retail, Entertainment, Dining, Residential Components View the article at: -----------------------------------------------------------------------Four-part Series West End / Landmark Mall Community Meetings / Workshops 1. Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm Landmark Redevelopment Community Meeting Discuss the future of the Landmark Mall and surrounding area: --- Design Principles for the West End --- Design Principles for Landmark --- Landmark Concept Plan Update Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers 301 King Street, Alexandria Accessible by DASH and Metrobus Jointly sponsored by the City of Alexandria and General Growth Properties, Inc., owners of Landmark Mall 2. Tuesday, January 25, at 7:00 pm Landmark Mall Community Workshop Share your vision and ideas for a new Landmark at this interactive community workshop. Location: Landmark Mall 5801 Duke Street, Alexandria 2nd floor near Sears -- in the former Old Navy Store Free parking Accessible via DASH and Metrobus Sponsored by General Growth Properties, Inc., owners of Landmark Mall To be placed on the notification list for these Landmark meetings or for more information about the possible redevelopment of Landmark Mall, contact: Beth Offenbacker Public Involvement Consultant to General Growth Properties email: tel: 703.683.4815 x 202 -----------------------------------------------------------------------January 28th - Informational Forum 8:00 am - 9:15 am Residence Inn by Marriott

1456 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA RSVP to 703-838-4200, ext. 203 The public is invited. Attend this forum and find out how this new interactive map site and ACVA can assist your business be "found" by those in need of your products and services. Getting around Alexandria (online) is now even easier. Just go to to find all of your favorite shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and much more. You can also access the map from within This new interactive map, developed and hosted by The Map Network, offers information in 12 different categories, including: accommodations, art galleries, attractions, business services, dining, events, historic properties, parks & recreation, performing arts, shopping, tours and visitors center. Click here to view the full article. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Alexandria Technology Achievement Award Deadline to Nominate: January 24, 2005 Nominate your company, or another company, for The Alexandria Technology Achievement Award, part of the week-long program celebrating innovation in the City's technology and information-based economy. The Alexandria Technology Achievement Award recognizes Alexandria-based companies that exemplify the exceptional development or use of innovative products, services or ideas. The award will be presented during Alexandria Technology Achievement Week, March 7-11, 2005. All innovative Alexandria-based businesses - including technology companies, associations, engineers, architects, consultants, retailers, and non-profits - are eligible for nomination. DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2005 For more information, call 703.549.1000 or e-mail: To submit a nomination online, please visit: -----------------------------------------------------------------------The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration's (WMATA) Vendor Registration System (VRS) has been designed and deployed to allow potential vendors who want access to WMATA through the Internet. The vendor database is used by WMATA to develop bidder lists and notify potential vendors of requirements. Visit to sign-up. -----------------------------------------------------------------------ECONOMIC ITEMS The Virginia Department of Business Assistance's end of fiscal year 2004 report includes the following highlights: 21,186 requests for assistance were fielded, a 112% increase; new multilingual offerings were utilized; $ 51m in financing was administered for 145 businesses for a total of 1,643 jobs; the Virginia Small Business Incubator Program awarded grants to 16 organizations for nearly $400,000 in state dollars; and more than 400 businesses developed through Virginia's Incubator Network. Visit ---------------------------------------------------West End Business Association 3213 Duke Street, Box #128 Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: 703 461-6454

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