ANNANDALE News, Events

& Networking Activities


October, November and December 2014
Holiday Events at AnnSandra

AnnSandra will be hosting a score of fun Special Events on Saturdays (and some Sundays) with special offerings that will fill your holiday shopping list.   Events include product lines from Wainright, Herend, Juliska, Waterford, Simon Pearce, Annieglass, Vera Bradley, Tumi Luggage, Two's Company, Mariposa, and many more...See AnnSandra's event page at

4417 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA  22003


Sunday, December 7, Noon-4 p.m.
Gardeners’ Holiday Open House

Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the garden. This festive day is for gardeners of all ages, individuals and families. Register in advance for the 1 p.m. children’s puppet show, enter the annual gingerbread house contest, and catch a ride on the trackless train.  

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312


The Falls Church Academy at FCHS
will be preparing career experiences for the 2014-20
15 academic year. If you are interested in speaking to one of their classes, offering a field trip, or hosting their students for an internship or job shadow, please
contact Jill Burrer, Physicians & Dentists are especially needed to host a student for a day so they can observe a practice in operation.  Career Experience Specialist at

Students from 20 different county high schools attend Falls Church Academy, whose mission is to serve as a professional learning community that provides high school students with hands-on real life applications to explore careers in health and human services, while gaining practical skills, confidence and enthusiasm to thrive in 21st century workplace.  For more information

Campus to Community Outreach

Have you, as a business owner or professional, had days or even seasons, where small tasks become overwhelming?  Have you wished to take a vacation from the minutiae of multiple projects?  Have you wondered how to locate temporary help?  Students at Westwood College

might provide a workable solution. Annandale’s Westwood College Campus to Community Outreach encourages students to seek positive opportunities that will give back to the Annandale community. Westwood’s 4-by-4 Program encourages businesses and students to collaborate on creating student work experiences, and relationships that will provide skill development in the student’s career field.
For more information or to speak with the college......

Thursday, January 8, 2015Rethinking your Business, Life and Productivity
We all have the same 24 hours in a day and have to juggle career, relationships, family, health, exercise, and social life.  In real estate, there is a concept known as the, "highest and best use" of a property...So what's the highest and best use of your work and personal time?

Chris Haddon, business owner, author, entrepreneur, syndicated iHeart Radio and Money for Lunch personality, and real estate investor & educator, will address how to manage your work and life, how to make opportunities into habits, and the snowball strategy for business clients.  Chris will reference insightful information from his upcoming book, The "Whiteboard:  Rethinking your business, Life and Productivity", which promises to be a great read to start the New Year off right.

Where:     Juke Box Diner - 7039 John Marr Drive (at the corner of John Marr & Columbia Pk.)
When:      NOON - 1:30 PM
Cost:        $20 Chamber members; $25 Non-Members, payable at the door
Details:  Please RSVP by no later than Tuesday, January 6th with reservations to


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