Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Small Business Week

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Small Business Week

Small Business Week is all about recognizing the important contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce salutes the small businesses that provide the goods and services needed for a vibrant community and who employ local residents.

Small businesses were responsible for more than 60% of new jobs created in the US between 1995 and 2021(1). Through paychecks and taxes, these businesses keep money circulating back through the local community and strengthen the local economy.

As Alex Thalacker of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority noted in the recent Economic Outlook 2023, an annual event from The Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, the labor force, employment and job postings have all increased in the county as of the end of 2022. In addition, unemployment is also trending down as of February 2023, which is reflected in the over 12,000 active jobs ads for the Richmond Highway and Springfield area (2).

Within the region are small, community-based businesses and organizations that meet everyone’s needs. Visit the Chamber’s online business directory for a listing of local businesses at


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Looking for local moving and storage options? Contact Dan’s Van Lines, one of northern Virginia’s most trusted moving companies. Dental work for your children? SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry recently opened their bright and inviting location in Mount Vernon, providing dental services and orthodontic treatments.


Village Hardware, located on Fort Hunt Road, provides everything from watch battery replacements to glass cutting. For the perfect spring dress, stop by Top It Off, a women owned business creating fashionable clothing and accessories. 


For landscaping, Campbell & Ferrara is an award winning, third generation family-owned and operated business. Kingstowne Lawn & Landscaping has worked on more than 3,500 properties throughout Alexandria and northern Virginia. 


For inside the home, LIGHT by Alexandria Electric, located in the Belle View Shopping Center, provides all sorts of lighting options while shopping in a more intimate setting. 


Those looking to upgrade their kitchen and bathrooms have relied on Brian J McGarry Interiors since 1993, while Only Bathrooms LLC recently opened a new showroom which beautifully displays tiles, fixtures and more for those of us who need to see visuals before making a decision.


Solo Flooring installs an array of flooring materials in both commercial and residential buildings. Choosing the right windows has also been made much easier with the help of Vinyl-Lite Window Factory, which manufactures their own windows in their factory on Telegraph Road. For more than 75 years, Vinyl-Lite has manufactured and installed over 530,000 windows right here in the metro area.


It’s no secret that animal lovers are a big part of the community, and entrepreneurs have taken notice to provide every pet owner with what they need. Pampered Pet Boutique & Barkery specializes in all things pet related while Felix & Oscar, located in Kingstowne and a member of the community for over fifteen years, helps keep pets healthy by focusing on nutrition, education, and information. To keep our best friends' health up-to-date, there’s Harmony Animal Hospital, Hayfield Animal Hospital and Colonial Animal Hospital.


From the business-to-business industry, the Mount Vernon and Springfield area has everything covered, starting with LeMay & Company, a CPA firm specializing in accounting, tax preparation, and financial management for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and individuals. 


Those looking for attorneys known in the community have options with The Dean Law Firm PLLC; Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley and Walsh PC; Bean Kinney & Korman, PC; and Redmon, Peyton & Braswell.


In the IT department, OptfinITy offers managed IT services, cloud solutions, security systems, hardware services, business communications and more. 


Restaurants work with Johnson Brothers Service Distributing of Virginia, one of the largest wine wholesalers in Virginia. For lending, Burke & Herbert Bank is a family owned and operated local bank offering personal banking, business banking, online banking, and wealth services since 1852.


When it comes to dining, there’s no shortage of choices: Belle Haven Pizzeria & Custard Shack, pollo a la brasa at Peruvian restaurant Capital Chicken, fine dining at Cedar Knoll, Greek and Italian plates at Mamma's Kitchen, innovative cuisine at Dishes of India, and many more.


The Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent all of these small businesses. Together, they create a vibrant community for both those living in the area as well as the thousands of tourists visiting every year. We encourage you to visit the business directory for a listing of local businesses at


  1. U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 2023.

Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Recap: Economic Outlook 2023.