Fairfax City Economic Development Authority

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The Fairfax City EDA fosters economic development to promote strong commercial revenue, sustainable jobs, and resources for residents by attracting, expanding, retaining, and supporting small business professionals, retailers, and hospitality. The EDA is an organization that promotes a vibrant, growing business environment for city residents. In addition, this supportive environment will assist businesses to start and grow in the city, which creates a strong and sustainable community. A core component of the EDA’s responsibilities involves attracting quality businesses to the City by making it easier to relocate and establish businesses within the city. The EDA is comprised of seven commissioners, independently appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Though a separate unit of government, the EDA works closely with Fairfax City Hall through the Director of Economic Development. The EDA believes in: -empowering local businesses -creating sustainable business growth -promoting community involvement through economic development -promoting honesty and integrity in the community -fostering close ties between people, business and government -the EDA supports new, existing, and prospective Fairfax City small business owners in professional services and retail.

02/20/2020
George Mason Athletics

Have you seen the storefront windows in Old Town Fairfax painted in Mason spirit for Homecoming? Celebrate green and gold all week with discounts to city businesses when you show your Mason id.

Visit https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/ for details.

Go MASON!

It’s officially #MasonHC20 Week! Track & Field and Rowing student-athletes helped get Fairfax in the spirit by painting the town 💚&💛!

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Detour scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2020 on Route 123 has been POSTPONED.  Vi...
02/19/2020

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Detour scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2020 on Route 123 has been POSTPONED.

Visit https://www.fairfaxva.gov/ for more information.

This week is the last week for George Mason University Homecoming discounts! If you’re a student, alumni or even faculty...
02/19/2020

This week is the last week for George Mason University Homecoming discounts! If you’re a student, alumni or even faculty, stop by a Fairfax City local business and enjoy the great discounts they have to offer.

Also, check out our website for more festivities happening this week. Our link is below and on our page.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/patriots-city/?fbclid=IwAR2eN-30BOF2f9D-0ZPw5fVnmTCaklS3F7tJHNwgaPF99tVk4n-qXpAhRF4

#fairfaxcity #PatriotNation #MasonSpirit #PatriotsintheCity #GreatDiscounts
#MasonAlumni #MasonFaculty #MasonStudentsGMUstudents #GMUalumni #GMUfaculty #Homecoming2020discounts

Have you purchased your tickets to the Fairfax City Women Owners Business Luncheon?  It's not to late to join us and the...
02/18/2020
Fairfax City Women Business Owners Luncheon

Have you purchased your tickets to the Fairfax City Women Owners Business Luncheon? It's not to late to join us and the City of Fairfax Commission for Women on Wednesday, March 18 at the Sherwood Center for a panel presentation, network with other women business owners, and lunch.

Click the link below to purchase your tickets.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-city-women-business-owners-luncheon-tickets-87624359819?aff=erelexpmlt

Join us for the third annual Fairfax City Women Business Owner’s Luncheon.

GMU’s student organizations and athletic teams did a great job painting the store front windows of our city businesses! ...
02/17/2020

GMU’s student organizations and athletic teams did a great job painting the store front windows of our city businesses! Click through the link below for a list of businesses to see these windows up close and for deals for Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni until Saturday, February 22.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/

#georgemasonuniversity #gmuathletics #gmuhomecoming #fairfaxcity #cityoffairfax #fairfaxva

It’s Homecoming week for George Mason University and we’re partnering our city businesses with GMU student organizations...
02/15/2020

It’s Homecoming week for George Mason University and we’re partnering our city businesses with GMU student organizations and athletic groups to “Paint the City” in gold in green to show our Patriot spirit. 21 Great American Bistro, Massage Green Spa, Smash'D Creamery Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Earp's Ordinary, The Old Firestation #3, The Auld Shebeen, Eastwind Restaurant, Pampa Sazone Latin Cuisine, YogaWorks Fairfax, Red Effect Infrared Fitness - Fairfax, VA, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Havabite Eatery, Ornery Beer Company, and Woody's Ice Cream Shop are showcasing their Mason spirit this week with painted storefront windows.

Check out our site at https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/ to see all the activities and deals. #GoPatriots #Homecoming #MasonNation

Join the festivities! George Mason University is celebrating Homecoming 2020! Our local businesses are partnering with G...
02/14/2020

Join the festivities! George Mason University is celebrating Homecoming 2020! Our local businesses are partnering with GMU to provide Students, Faculty and Alumni with great discounts and Mason spirit!

You can find more information on our website at https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/patriots-city/

#fairfaxcity #PatriotNation #MasonSpirit #PatriotsintheCity #GreatDiscounts
#MasonAlumni #MasonFaculty #MasonStudents

Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t count if you don’t have chocolate.  There’s ONE golden ticket left so don’t forget t...
02/14/2020

Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t count if you don’t have chocolate.

There’s ONE golden ticket left so don’t forget to pick up a Golden Ticket Chocolate Bar at 21 Great American Bistro, Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company, Commonwealth Dry Goods, Coyote Grille, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, DIY Scent Studio Perfumery, Fairfax Surf Shop, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital, Ground Gaia, High Side, Mara Hair And Mode Studio, Ornery Beer Company, Pacers Running Fairfax, Room Escape DC, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, The Auld Shebeen, The Wine House, TITLE Boxing Club Fairfax, Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax, and Zandra's Taqueria for your valentine today!

Giving your valentine the gift of pure imagination never tasted so sweet! Check out our map by clicking the link below for a list of participants businesses.
https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/16/goldenticket2020/

#fairfaxcity #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #chocolatelover #goldenticket

The 2020 Fairfax City Restaurant week dates have been announced and we’re blocking off our calendar from May 11, 2020 th...
02/13/2020

The 2020 Fairfax City Restaurant week dates have been announced and we’re blocking off our calendar from May 11, 2020 through May 17, 2020 to dine in the city!

Learn more about Fairfax City Restaurant Week by visiting https://www.fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com/ and register to receive news and updates.

Another ticket gone. That leaves us with ONE ticket left! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so pick up a special candy bar fo...
02/13/2020

Another ticket gone. That leaves us with ONE ticket left! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so pick up a special candy bar for your Valentine! You never know, You could win the LAST ticket!

Check out our map by clicking the link below for a list of participants businesses.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/…/16/goldenticket2020/

#fairfaxcity #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #chocolatelover #goldenticket

Last night Fairfax City businesses participated in the Tip-Off Party to kickoff GMU’s Homecoming celebration.  From Febr...
02/13/2020

Last night Fairfax City businesses participated in the Tip-Off Party to kickoff GMU’s Homecoming celebration. From February 11 through February 22, businesses in Fairfax City are offering discounts to Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni when they show their id our alumni card. Visit fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming for details.
#gmuhomecoming #gmu #georgemasonuniversity

Chain Bridge Road Project Update – Detour scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13 on Route123, Ch...
02/12/2020

Chain Bridge Road Project Update – Detour scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13 on Route123, Chain Bridge Road has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather until Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20.

Tonight you can find us at the GMU Homecoming Tip-Off Party with @centralfairfax, @coyotegrille, @dantesalonandspa, @hav...
02/11/2020

Tonight you can find us at the GMU Homecoming Tip-Off Party with @centralfairfax, @coyotegrille, @dantesalonandspa, @havabite_eatery, Joy Unlimited, Old Firestation #3, @ornery_beer_public_house, @runpacers - Fairfax, @patriotspubandgrill, @tandoorinightsfairfax, and @zandrastacos celebrating the kickoff to GMU’s 2020 Homecoming!
Be sure to stop by for swag and don’t forget to checkout our link in our bio for deals over the next two weeks just for the #georgemasonuniversity community!
#gmupatriots #gmuhomecoming

Tonight, you can find us at the Homecoming Tip-Off Party with Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Coyote Grille, Dante ...
02/11/2020

Tonight, you can find us at the Homecoming Tip-Off Party with Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Coyote Grille, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, Havabite Eatery, Joy Unlimited - www.joy-unlimited.com, The Old Firestation #3, Ornery Beer Company, Pacers Running Fairfax, Patriots Fairfax, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, and Zandra's Taqueria celebrating the kickoff to GMU’s 2020 Homecoming.

Be sure to stop by for swag if you’re a Mason student, faculty, staff, or alumni. Also, don’t forget to checkout https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/masonhomecoming/ for deals over the next two weeks just for the Mason community!

We're celebrating George Mason University's Homecoming with a number of discounts at participating Fairfax City business...
02/10/2020

We're celebrating George Mason University's Homecoming with a number of discounts at participating Fairfax City businesses beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2020 through Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Click the link below for a map as well as deals for Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni! https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/

Not sure where to purchase a Chocolate Lovers Festival Golden Ticket Bar?  Check out our map by clicking the link below ...
02/07/2020

Not sure where to purchase a Chocolate Lovers Festival Golden Ticket Bar? Check out our map by clicking the link below for a list of participants businesses. There’s still one more golden ticket out there and this could be your lucky weekend!

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/16/goldenticket2020/

#fairfaxcity #fairfaxva #cityoffairfax #chocolatelover #goldenticket

Get on the High Side of things by celebrating their 2nd year anniversary on Saturday, February 8! They will be serving s...
02/06/2020

Get on the High Side of things by celebrating their 2nd year anniversary on Saturday, February 8!

They will be serving some of the best beers on tap, as well as limited time collaboration beers, that you will be the first to sample them! Who wouldn’t want to be the first to taste NEW beers?!

Doors open to the public at 2:00 pm. Be sure to stop by and raise a glass to congratulate them on 2nd year anniversary!

#2yranniversarygoals #HighSideVA

There are still two GOLDEN TICKETS out there!  Stop by participating Fairfax City businesses and pick up a Fairfax City ...
02/05/2020

There are still two GOLDEN TICKETS out there! Stop by participating Fairfax City businesses and pick up a Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Golden Ticket Bar and you could be the lucky winner of a gift basket featuring items from city businesses.

Click through the link below to see which businesses are participating.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/16/goldenticket2020/

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Detour Postponed!The detour scheduled for Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, Februar...
02/04/2020

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Detour Postponed!

The detour scheduled for Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6, 2020 has been postponed until next week. For more information and updates on the project visit https://www.rt123sidewalk.com/.

And there you have it folks, the first of three golden tickets have been found!  There are two more golden tickets out t...
02/03/2020

And there you have it folks, the first of three golden tickets have been found! There are two more golden tickets out there. Will you be able to find them? Our link in bio has a map of the participating businesses.
#fairfaxcity #fairfaxva #goldenticket #chocolateloversfestival

There’s three golden tickets out there!  Find one and you’ll win a Chocolate Lovers basket with great gifts from all of ...
02/01/2020

There’s three golden tickets out there! Find one and you’ll win a Chocolate Lovers basket with great gifts from all of the Fairfax City businesses that at participating!

Click through for a list and map of participating businesses.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/16/goldenticket2020/

Candy is dandy but chocolate bars are better!Today is the kickoff to the Fairfax City's Golden Ticket Contest!  Make sur...
01/31/2020

Candy is dandy but chocolate bars are better!

Today is the kickoff to the Fairfax City's Golden Ticket Contest! Make sure you purchase a bar at 21 Great American Bistro, Commonwealth Dry Goods, Coyote Grille, Dante Salon and Wellness Spa, DIY Scent Studio Perfumery, Fairfax Surf Shop, Fairfax Veterinary Hospital, Ground Gaia, High Side, Joy Unlimited - www.joy-unlimited.com, Mara Hair And Mode Studio, Ornery Beer Company, Pacers Running Fairfax, Patriots Pub & Grill, Room Escape DC, Tandoori Nights Fairfax, The Auld Shebeen, The Wine House, TITLE Boxing Club Fairfax, Twins Ace Hardware - Fairfax, and Zandra's Taqueria.

Once they're gone, "You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!" as Wonka himself said. Visit http://fairfaxcityconnected.com/goldenticket2020 for a map of the business locations.

Sometimes a croissant is all you need!  Today is National Croissant Day and we want to know where you go for buttery and...
01/30/2020

Sometimes a croissant is all you need!

Today is National Croissant Day and we want to know where you go for buttery and flaky croissants because we have to be in the know!

01/29/2020
City of Fairfax Commission for Women

Did you miss the Women's Business Owner's Luncheon last year? Don't miss your chance to join us this year at the 3rd Annual Fairfax City Women Business Owner's Luncheon on Wednesday, March 18 from noon to 2:00 pm at the Stacy C. Sherwood Center.

We're co-hosting the event with the City of Fairfax Commission for Women and hope to see you there! Here's a look at the luncheon last year.

https://www.facebook.com/FairfaxVaCFW/videos/804864853214825/

For those of you who couldn't attend the Women Owned Businesses Luncheon on March 13, here's a preview of what you missed.

We're ready for the Fairfax City's Golden Ticket Contest! Will you be the lucky one who finds a Golden Ticket?  There ar...
01/28/2020

We're ready for the Fairfax City's Golden Ticket Contest!

Will you be the lucky one who finds a Golden Ticket? There are three out there with the lucky winners receiving a Chocolate Lovers gift basket that's filled with chocolate and pure imagination.

For a map and list of participating businesses visit https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/goldenticket2020.

Congratulations to Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. on their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration ...
01/27/2020

Congratulations to Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. on their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration this past weekend.

We congratulate you on this significant milestone and thank you for making Fairfax City the home of ChiCeLaCu!

Hola!Join us today at noon for the ribbon cutting celebration of Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. at 10201...
01/25/2020

Hola!

Join us today at noon for the ribbon cutting celebration of Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. at 10201 Main Street, #203.

We can't wait to see you there!

Chocolate Lovers rejoice, the 2nd Annual Fairfax City Golden Ticket Contest returns on Saturday, January 31, 2020 with t...
01/24/2020
2nd Annual Fairfax City Golden Ticket Contest

Chocolate Lovers rejoice, the 2nd Annual Fairfax City Golden Ticket Contest returns on Saturday, January 31, 2020 with three golden tickets hidden within 1,200 chocolate bars available at Fairfax City businesses.

To see the full list of participating businesses, click through the below link.

https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/12/16/goldenticket2020/

For the second year in a row, Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to host Fairfax City’s Golden Ticket Contest as pa…

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Full DetourThere will be a full detour for the Chain Bridge Road Project to install s...
01/23/2020

Chain Bridge Road Project Update - Full Detour

There will be a full detour for the Chain Bridge Road Project to install storm pipes across the road. The full detour will be in effect on Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with southbound and northbound traffic detoured to University Drive via Kenmore Drive and Whitehead Street. Please plan ahead and expect possible delays during these times.

Should inclement weather arise, the detour may be adjusted. For more information on the project, visit https://www.rt123sidewalk.com/.

In four more days, we'll be at the ribbon cutting celebration for Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. (ChiCeL...
01/21/2020

In four more days, we'll be at the ribbon cutting celebration for Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. (ChiCeLaCu)!

Don't forget to join us on Saturday, January 25 at 10201 Main Street, #203 at noon at we welcome ChiCeLaCu to the Fairfax City business community. Light refreshments will be served.

We’re always looking to help Fairfax City businesses with their employment needs!  If you’re a Fairfax City business wit...
01/19/2020
Raise the Bar | Capital Ale House

We’re always looking to help Fairfax City businesses with their employment needs! If you’re a Fairfax City business with employment or intern opportunities let us know.

New restaurant in Old Town Fairfax City, Capital Ale House Fairfax is hiring for all positions. They offer benefits such as employee discounts on food and beverages, health insurance, paid vacation, 401K, paid volunteer opportunities, and team building events.

To learn more or apply, visit http://www.capitalalehouse.com/

Do you have a favorite Fairfax City business?  Northern Virginia Magazine is polling for the "Best of NoVA" and wants yo...
01/18/2020
2020 Best of NoVA readers poll

Do you have a favorite Fairfax City business? Northern Virginia Magazine is polling for the "Best of NoVA" and wants your feedback!

Vote for your favorite Fairfax City business and they could be featured in the June issue. Voting is open until Friday, February 14, 2020. Don't miss this opportunity to highlight our great business community! Click through the link below to submit your favorite local spot.

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/best-of-nova-vote/

Northern Virginians, vote now in our annual Best of NoVA Readers Poll and tell us the local spots that make living here all worth your while.

Start your weekend off right with a fresh look!  Fairfax City has a number of salons where you can get snip or a complet...
01/17/2020
Here are the best salons in Northern Virginia, according to our readers

Start your weekend off right with a fresh look! Fairfax City has a number of salons where you can get snip or a completely new do with favorites such as Encore Color Studio, Mara Hair And Mode Studio, and Salon Simis & Spa as noted by Northern Virginia Magazine readers.

Click through the link below to see the full list of “Best Salons in Northern Virginia”.

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/style/beauty/2020/01/09/here-are-the-best-salons-in-northern-virginia-according-to-our-readers/

We asked who’s the best and readers responded with who they trust with their locks. Here are the salons and studios that received the most praise.

Learning a second language?  Best feeling ever! Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. (ChiCeLaCu) offers Spanis...
01/15/2020

Learning a second language? Best feeling ever!

Children's Center for Language & Culture, Inc. (ChiCeLaCu) offers Spanish classes for children ages 3 to 12. Come out and celebrate their ribbon cutting with us while learning all about their educational opportunities on January 25, 2020 at noon at 10201 Main Street, #230. Light refreshments will be served.

We can't wait to see you there!

Did you miss the grand opening celebration for Biltmore Design Galleria Fairfax Showroom?  Click through the link below ...
01/14/2020

Did you miss the grand opening celebration for Biltmore Design Galleria Fairfax Showroom?

Click through the link below for the Fairfax Connection article featuring this Old Town Fairfax City business!

http://connection.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/news/documents/2020/01/10/Fairfax.pdf

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I love helping people, it’s my nature. My mom taught me that. Wednesday, October 23rd, from 12-1:30pm I’m teaching a Business Boot-Camp for Small Business and Entrepreneurs later this month. I have friends that have IT companies, and friends doing construction. The one thing I find as their common mistake is their business visually does not match up. They have their business card from VistaPrint, their company shirts from CutomInk, and their website the high school kid put together. AND THEY ALL LOOK DIFFERENT! #entrepeneur #fairfaxlove #fairfaxcity #bootcamp #visionideadesign
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Slowest day since opening and I have to hang out and also keep a full kitchen staff on for the 50 ppl coming in at 1030pm. Good Times.
Hi Fairfax City Economic Development Authority community - Our Positive Leadership program at George Mason University begins soon and we thought you'd like to check it out. The program focuses on helping leaders develop a positive mindset to achieve well-being and meet personal and professional goals. Learn more here: https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/lead/positive-leadership-certificate-program
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Congrats to Mamma Lucia Fair City Mall 🇺🇸 #LiveLifeConnected
My Barber, 10610 B Main Street Fairfax, opened today! We offer haircuts for men, women, and children. Please come by and enjoy a 20% saving for any services as part of our Grand Opening. Your business is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!! ~Jasmine~
Hey everybody! In the spirit of unity, take a second and vote for DC Slices as best pizza truck in the nation. It's one click- contest ends tomorrow. (Some Baltimore truck is winning and we have pride to maintain!) 🍕