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Business Notes Jan. 21-27

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Cambridge Associates, LLC, a provider of independent investment advice and research, has signed a long-term lease agreement for office space at 2500 Wilson Blvd., in Arlington.

Safari Technical Staffing LLC, an Arlington-based IT consulting firm, announced that Lisa Ellin has been selected to receive the prestigious Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. This program is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The awards ceremony took place at the Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland on Nov. 6.

The Arlington Community Foundation awarded more than $13,000 to fund 12 grants to educators and nonprofits serving students in the Arlington community through its Arlington Education Fund.

The 2008 Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive concluded on Dec. 2 and the company raised $199,889 for local food banks. The Harris Teeter in Hyde Park Plaza in Arlington was the company’s top selling store in the Northern Region.

Potomac River Running, Inc., recently kicked its “Green and Giving” community program. Throughout the year, Potomac River Running will adopt new donation and recycling programs that are focused on the well-being of those less fortunate, as well as those that promote a green environment. Potomac River Running will use its “Green and Giving” efforts as an opportunity to collectively work to make a difference locally, nationally and around the globe. For more visit http://www.potomacriverrunning.com and click on Community.

The group behind the Irish-owned McGinty's Public House in Silver Spring has signed a letter of intent to lease a 6,400 sq. ft. space in the new Halstead at Arlington for a full service restaurant and pub. Tentatively called "P. Brennan's Irish Pub," the establishment will be located in the former Arlington Hardware store space on Columbia Pike just off S. Walter Reed Dr. The 60-seat restaurant is expected to open in May of 2009.

Project PEACE (Partnering to End Abuse in the Community for Everyone), Arlington’s coordinated community response to domestic violence, has been awarded a $385,000 grant by the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women.

The N. Quincy Street Recycling Drop-off Center is re-located to Quincy Park, corner of Quincy Street and Washington Boulevard. The center will be open to residents during park hours and will accept recyclable materials, including newspapers, magazines, mixed paper, catalogs, steel and aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, and corrugated cardboard. The county also maintains a recycling drop-off center located in South Arlington, on the corner of Columbia Pike and S. Four Mile Run Drive, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Tire & Battery and Uniroyal Tire have raised donations of over $1,100 in both funds and equipment for YMCA Arlington - Youth Sports Program. To learn more about the Uniroyal Soccer Program, visit www.uniroyal.com.