European Wax Center Coming Soon to North Point Village Center

A new waxing salon is coming soon to North Point Village Center.

European Wax Center will open at 1404 North Point Village Center soon, according to the company’s website.

An exact opening date has not been announced yet.

The Texas-based company has located across. The company offers waxing services, including eyebrow waxing, facial hair removal and Brazilian waxing.

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County Honors Local Companies for Best Green Commuter Programs

Earlier this week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized more than a dozen employers for excelling in implementing green commuter programs.

The award, which is managed by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Best Workplaces for Commuters, recognizes companies for offering transportation benefits and incentives, including teleworking, ride-matching services, and bike parking.

The board recognized 17 companies for receiving the award, including the following six employers based in Herndon and Reston:

“Employers offering commuting alternatives receive value through enhanced recruitment and retention of staff, decreased parking expenses as well the ability to limit employee absenteeism. It’s a win-win for the employers, the employees and Fairfax County,” said Marcus Moore, lead employer outreach specialist with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.

The designation is offering through Best Workplaces for Commuters, a membership program managed by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research.

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Children’s Fitness Gym Aims to Open in Reston Next Year

A new fitness center devoted to children’s health is setting its eyes for a location in Reston.

My Gym, which offers programs that help children six weeks through 10 years of age to develop physically, plans to open in Reston within the next year, according to the owner of the company’s Vienna location.

The business, which has locations in more than 30 countries, celebrated its grand opening this week. It has another location in Tysons and also plans to expand to Ashburn.

Here’s more from the company:

Our programs focus on growth in all three categories because we view each step of development in these areas as an essential “building block” toward becoming a happy, healthy, well-adjusted human being.

My Gym Vienna owner Guillermo Herboza said a location has not been finalized yet in Reston.

Photo via My Gym Vienna/Facebook

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Defense Department Awards Reston-based Company $22.2 Billion — General Dynamics was awarded the contract to construct nine Virginia-class submarines. The contract is the largest shipbuilding award given to a company by the Pentagon. [Washington Business Journal]

Gifts for the HeART Exhibit Begins Saturday — The annual exhibit returns to Reston Community Center Lake Anne from Saturday (Dec. 2) through Jan. 6. Artists will display and sell original works of art in a variety of mediums at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery. [Reston Community Center]

Israeli Aerospace Company Celebrates Grand Opening — Israel Aerospace Industries held a grand opening this week to celebrate its new headquarters in Herndon. The new company will create more than 50 new jobs in the area. [Fairfax County Economic Development Authority]

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Information Technology Companies Bring New Jobs to Herndon

In the third quarter of this year, more than a dozen companies in the county brought more than 450 jobs to the county.

Two Information Technology companies based in Herndon added roughly 35 jobs. Learning Tree International, which provides IT training, certification and management courses, is adding 25 jobs. BITS, an IT company that is classified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business, brought 10 jobs to the area.

Ranstand Technologies, which is based in Tysons, topped this list by adding 300 IT jobs in fiscal year 2020.

Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, said most of the companies were highly focused on technology.

“Technology is the backbone of the Fairfax County economy, and we are proud to have companies growing in a wide variety of tech sectors – and throughout many areas of the county too,” Hoskins wrote in a statement. “The diversity of these companies also is keeping Northern Virginia globally competitive.”

Tysons-based companies dominated the list of 14 companies.

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Lake Anne Plaza ‘Small Crawl’ Set for Next Week

Patrons of Lake Anne Plaza can enjoy a “Small Crawl” on Saturday, Nov. 30.

During the event, participants can join a group crawl — or walk — around the plaza to enjoy samples from several businesses.

The walk begins at the bronze sculpture of Reston’s founder Bob Simon and takes participants to the following businesses, which will offer special selections from the products they offer:

The event takes place all day on Saturday in honor of Small Business Saturday.

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Monday Morning Notes

Traffic Changes on Dulles Toll Road and Sunset Hill Road This Week — Lane closures are scheduled beginning today (Monday) through Friday, Nov. 22, along the eastbound and northbound Dulles Toll Road and eastbound Sunset Hills Road near the future Reston Town Center Metro Station. [Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project]

Owner of Public Interest Registry to Sell Organization — The owner of Reston-based Public Internet Registry, which oversees customers in the .org domain, is set to sell the organization to a private equity company. [Washington Business Journal]

Free Locking Devices Available for Medications, Firearms — The county is offering free cable and trigger locks ad locking medication boxes. Individuals interested in the items can email [email protected] for more information. [Fairfax County Government]

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Wednesday Morning Notes

New Library Catalog Goes Live Today — The new library catalog will be available today (Wednesday) and will include major upgrades. Access to digital content from OverDrive and RBdigital will continue to be available during the transition. [Fairfax County Government]

Reston Company Among Fastest Growing Company List — Brillient, a Reston-based company, ranked #459 on Deloitte’s 2019 ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the country. Other Fairfax County companies were also represented on the list. [Deloitte]

Metro Moves to Sell Naming Rights — “Metro could soon sell the naming rights to stations, offices or entire lines as part of an effort to make more money as bus ridership falls and rail ridership only slowly starts to bounce back. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld told reporters last week he supports naming rights deals, as do at least a few members of the Metro Board.” [WTOP]

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Reston-based Companies Make ‘2019 Best for Veterans’ List

Job site Monster’s list of the 2019 best places for veterans to work includes several Reston-based companies.

Ahead of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), Monster and Military.com ranked 10 companies in the United States as the best companies for veterans.

Intelligent Waves, a veteran-founded company that specializes IT and communications support, ranked second on the lost. This year, half of its hires were veterans and 44 percent of its total workforce are veterans. judges noted the company “focuses on placing veteran hires on the right job where they can be successful at building a civilian career.”

Cybersecurity and IT enterprise solutions company PRISM came in sixth on the list. Roughly 25 percent of its total workforce are veterans. The company was recognized for offering a veteran-focused performance management program.

A Tysons-based company, DynCorp International, topped the list. Roughly 60 percent of all employees are veterans.

The list was created with the help fo veteran-hiring experts who selected employers that demonstrated an “extraordinary commitment to veteran-hiring and retention,” according to a press release.

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Paddywax Candle Bar to Open in Reston Town Center Next Month

Paddywax Candle Bar, a shop that allows customers to hand-pour candles they create, is opening its first Virginia location in Reston Town Center next month.

The business, which is marketed as an “experiential retail shop,” has seven other locations in the country.

Customers chose a vessel during each one-hour candle pouring session, as well as a fragrance. Workshop participants are then guided through the process of making their own candle by placing the wicks, mixing the fragrance and pouring the wax. 

The candle bar also includes beer and wine available for purchase.

It takes over space previously occupied by  The Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop, which closed in February.

Photos via Paddywax Candle Bar

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Report: Reston-based Company with Trump Ties Awarded Federal Contract

A Reston-based company with ties to President Donald Trump’s brother was awarded a $33 million federal contract, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

An anonymous rival bidder filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice over the summer alleged that the company, CertiPath, did not disclose “one of the President’s closest living. Relatives stood to benefit financially from the transaction.”

CertiPath, which is owned by a firm with ties to Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, was awarded the contract from the U.S. Marshals Service to provide security for federal courthouses and cell blocks.

In a statement to the Post, CertiPath’s founder and president Jeff Bigriny said Robert Trump is “exclusively a passive investor” and does not have a management role.

In a statement published in response to the article, CertiPath wrote the following:

 Aside from the obvious difficulty of trading on someone’s name without disclosing it, CertiPath categorically denies it has ever made any attempt to trade on the Trump name nor has the company made any effort to hide Mr. Robert Trump’s indirect ownership in CertiPath.  Mr. Robert Trump is a minority shareholder as was disclosed on filings by the company with the General Services Administration.  He is not an officer, director, or agent of CertiPath, and took no part in the negotiation or preparation of the successful bid submitted to the United States Marshals Service.  CertiPath has an impeccable operating history and ethical background.  Our abilities and technical expertise are well known and speak for themselves and has no need to trade on anyone’s name other than its own.

The Post reports that while the contract was awarded to CertiPath, no money has been paid out yet because another company, NMR Consulting, filed a protest against the bid with the Government Accountability Office in July. The protest led to a stop work order, according to the Post.

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New Bagel Cafe Coming to North Point Village Center

Within the last two months, two businesses in North Point Village Center — Great China and Jerry’s Subs and Pizza — abruptly closed.

Now, a new bagel cafe is planned in the space vacated by Great China (1484 North Point Village Center).

The county approved a permit for Bobby’s Bagel Cafe in the village center. Reston Now was unable to reach the owner for more information. The village center’s property manager did not immediately return a request for comment.

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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Rolls-Royce North America to Relocate Headquarters from Reston Town Center to Reston Station

Rolls-Royce North America has officially confirmed its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Reston Town Center to Comstock’s Reston Station development.

The move, which was first reported by Reston Now earlier this month, is expected to take place in early 2020.

The industrial technology company will move into the 16-story glass tower designed by architect Helmut Jahn, the first of three office towers at the Reston Station project near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

“Rolls-Royce has made its impact on the world throughout history and they continue to be a global force in business and manufacturing,” said Tim Steffan, Comstock’s executive vice president.  “Comstock understands the importance that the Rolls-Royce brand means to Reston Station and together our respective executive teams worked to make their new home here a reality.”

The company’s headquarters first opened in Reston Town Center in 2008. Other companies like Appian Corp. and Certipath have also recently announced plans to move their headquarters from the town center.

Staff photo by Jay Westcott

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Friday Morning Notes

Reston-based company partners with Ford for EV charging network — “Reston-based Electrify America, whose coast-to-coast network already includes more than 120 ultrafast charging stations at Walmart stores in 34 states, will support the FordPass app with a comprehensive data feed that will show real-time locations and charger status data to Ford vehicles’ touch screens.” [WTOP]

Police search for man accused of exposing himself to kids in Fairfax County — “Fairfax County police are searching for a man who they say exposed himself to children on multiple occasions earlier this week. Both incidents are alleged to have happened in the middle of the day on Richmond Highway near Alexandria, about three miles apart.” [FOX 5]

Frost Advisory In Effect Today — A frost advisory is in effect for the region today (Friday) until 9 a.m. Residents are encouraged to take steps to protect outdoor plants from the cold. [National Weather Service]

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