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  • January 26, 2011 12:02 PM | Anonymous


    Dear Membership:

    As with each New Year, now is your opportunity to put your name in for nomination as an officer or director of OTBPA.  If you prefer to provide the name of someone else for one of the positions, those suggestions are also welcomed.

    The available positions are as follows:




                Vice President



    Please forward your nominations (please specify officer position or director) to my attention at by February 1st.


    All accepted nominations will be put forth to a vote by our membership at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, Alexandria, VA.  All members are invited to attend and vote.


    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 571.405.0138


    Kind Regards,

    Steve Tees



  • January 14, 2011 3:48 PM | Anonymous

    Nominations for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards
    Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards.  The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. For more information, visit or call Sarah Watson or Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030. 

  • January 10, 2011 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    Workshop #1 of 6 - Greening Your Home, Apartment, or Small Business

    The City of Alexandria invites members of the public to attend the first Eco-City Alexandria Green Building Workshop on February 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. located in City Hall, 301 King Street, Sister Cities Room 1101.  Learn do-it-yourself improvements to save energy and increase comfort for your home, apartment or small business.  Participants are encouraged to RSVP by e-mail to Door prize awarded at event.

    For more information on the workshop series call the Office of Environmental Quality at 703.746.4065 or visit To learn more about the City's green building efforts visit


    • Energy Audits for Home and Small Business, March 19, 201, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
    • The Green Landscape: For you and the Chesapeake Bay, May 7, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Cora Kelly Elementary School, 25 West Reed Avenue
  • December 08, 2010 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    That is This Friday and Saturday, December 10 & 11 10am-8pm

    At  Gold Works

    1400 King St.

    703 683 0333

    David Martin says, "

    This event   should be our best  for this year.

     I have  found  some special High end  Jewelry  that is  discounted   nearly 50%

    We  also have  estate  Jewelry here for the  week end.  Come!"


  • December 05, 2010 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    West End Event Productions invites you to join Mayor William D. Euille and other West End business associates at a cocktail reception hosted by Tempo Restaurant (4231 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22304) on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  This event will include remarks by Mayor Euille about his vision for the Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival 2011.

    Cocktail Reception.pdf

  • December 05, 2010 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    Alexandria Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

    The holidays are a time when thieves are frequently on the prowl.  Here are some safety tips to help keep your home, your car, your possessions and your family safe during the holiday season.

    Before you leave home: • Women should carry their purses close to their body at all times. Men should have their wallet in a front pocket.
    • Take only one or two credit cards and avoid carrying large amounts of cash to minimize your loss if robbed.
    • Use caution when posting status updates on social media websites that you won’t be home during the holidays or that you are going to be away from the house shopping.

    Staying Safe While Shopping: • Park in a well lit area as close to the entrance as possible.  Lock your car and take your keys with you.
    • Place purchases in the trunk of your car so they are out of sight.
    • Always remain aware of your surroundings and visually scan the parking lot for suspicious activities or persons.
    • Never leave your purse or purchases unattended.
    • Avoid dark and/or isolated areas.  If unavoidable, ask security to escort you to your vehicle.
    • Have your keys in hand so that you are not searching for them once you reach your car.
    • As you approach, check around, under and inside your car, to make sure no one is hiding.
    • Enter your car and immediately lock the doors behind you.

    Keeping Your Home Safe: • Avoid displaying gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway.
    • Arrange to have packages delivered to a neighbor if you are not home and avoid leaving packages on your doorsteps or porches.
    • Dispose of packaging discreetly.  Criminals observe discarded product packaging of enticing items and then target you or your home for their next burglary or theft.
    • Always lock your doors and windows, even if you are only gone for a few minutes.

    Always remember the Police Department is here to serve and protect you.  If at any time you observe suspicious activity, please call 703.838.4444 to report the incident.

  • November 29, 2010 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Last Chance to Register 

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn about tax cuts available to 
    businesses as a result of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010! 

    December 2nd Workshop

    Who Should Attend: 

    • All small businesses
    • Nonprofit Executives
    • Business leaders
    • Business organization representatives
    • Consultants
    • Anyone that wants to make timely decisions in response to the Job Act!

    For more information, please contact:

    Patricia Melton

    Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration


  • November 08, 2010 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    Goldworks, USA
    By David Martin since 1982

    Custom Jewelry &  Sculpture

    Two Day Top Jewelry Designer Trunk Show

    Meet the Designer

    Goldworks will host its second two-day Trunk Show featuring The award winning collections of Mia Katrin designer and creator of JEWEL COUTURE LLC

    Friday November 19th Saturday November 20th 12:00pm – 8:00pm

    Katrin will present her best selling pieces such as Necklaces and earrings of precious gems in gold These have been worn by A-List Hollywood celebrities Styles such as large amethysts, blue topaz, and citrines in gold and silver All under $1000 Katrin will be available to meet customers and answer any questions about the designs The couture pieces may be modified to suit each customer.

    JEWEL COUTURE is represented in the top stores nationally Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Ashville and Boca Raton and recently exhibited at the Atlanta jewelry show Gold Works staff is also available to consult with you for your total look and investment.

    A place to fulfill your jewelry needs.

    Repairing your jewelry and bringing it back to life is our specialty!

    Come to visit us to create your one of a kind unique custom design.

  • November 03, 2010 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    Monday, November 22: “Alexandria’s Unique Retailers – An Endangered Species?” with Joe Egerton, Arts Afire Glass Gallery; Christina Mindrup, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership; Bill Reagan, Alexandria Small Business Development Center; and Elizabeth Todd, Alexandria Boutique District.  Special Holiday Boutique.  Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center, 2460 Eisenhower Avenue.  Reception at 6:30, Dinner ($25 members/$30 nonmembers) at 6:45; Program ($5 non-members) 7:15.  Dinner reservations required.  For information or reservations, contact Sherry Brown, 703-548-7089 or

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