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DRBA Luncheon, Carlyle Vitality Initiative Bootcamp & More in This Week in Economic Development

Monday, April 15, 2019  
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Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Week of April 15 - 21,



If you have questions about this weekly update, or would like to learn more about economic development opportunities in Alexandria, please contact the AEDP staff:


Alexander Cline

Project Assistant


Tom Colicchio

Business Development Associate


Teresa Garrison

Event & Client Services Manager


Adrianne Griffith

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO


Christina Mindrup

Vice President,

Business Development


Marie Plishka

Business Development Associate


Ryan Touhill

Chief of Staff



This Week: Events & Activities

Join the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) at their monthly luncheon (Mon. 4/15 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E Windsor Ave., Registration required).

The Alexandria Waterfront Commission will hold their monthly meeting(Tues. 4/16 at 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.).

Each month, the Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) holds a small business roundtable as an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. This month's topic is "Getting Paid"- how do you get paid for your work? That is a common question among freelancers, solopreneurs, and small business owners alike. The answers are not always obvious, as there are many ways to get paid, both in business model and technical method (online and offline)(Tues. 4/16 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM, AEDP/SBDC Boardroom, 625 N. Washington, Suite 400).

The Board of Architectural Review will hold their regularly scheduled hearing. Items of interest include a request for alterations to previously approved demolition plan at 699 Prince Street and a request for concept review at 1300 & 1310 King Street (Weds. 4/17 at 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.).

In partnership with the City, AEDP, and the Carlyle Council, the Carlyle Vitality Initiative is hosting a variety of events and experiences over the next several months. This week, join in on their fitness series for Bootcamp!The event is open and free to all(Sat., 4/20 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM, African American Heritage Park, 309 Holland Lane).

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

World Intellectual Property Day


The US Patent and Trademark Office is holding an event in celebration of World IP Day- "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports."


On Monday April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, join a discussion at theUSPTO headquarters or via livestream with former professional football player and entrepreneur Shawn Springs and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter.


After playing for 13 seasons in the NFL, Springs founded Windpact, which uses his patented Crash Cloud technology in football helmets to protect players from severe head injuries. The technology has applications in a variety of sports, as well as in the automotive industry and military sector.


After the discussion, meet representatives from sports companies and groups at an interactive exhibition until 2:00 PM.


Carlyle Vitality


AEDP is happy to be part of the Carlyle Vitality Initiative, whose aim is to contribute to the vitality and quality of life for those working, living and visiting Carlyle by making physical and experiential improvements to the neighborhood.

Follow the Carlyle Community Council on social media to keep up with future events:




In the News

Each month, check out "Growing in Alexandria," our AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City.

For our April edition, we sat down withCo-founder and Owner of Alx & Company, Meaghan Foran, to learn more about the design studio and workshop she runs with her husband and partner. Check it out today on the blog!


Senior living, multifamily towers pitched for Eisenhower Metro site pitched for HQ2- Washington Business Journal

Winning bidder emerges for Alexandria's empty Victory Center- Washington Business Journal

As Victory Center goes, so goes the neighborhood- Washington Business Journal

Stonebridge To Acquire Alexandria's Long-Vacant Victory Center Building- Bisnow


Amazon donates $10K and equipment to 6 Alexandria schools to establish robotics programs- WJLA

Virginia adds $4 million to affordable housing fund- Washington Post

Tall Ship Providence To Dock At Alexandria Marina For Year- Old Town Patch

Seminary Road in Alexandria could become safer for people bicycling and walking- Greater Greater Washington

City of Alexandria Launches Online Business Tax Services- City of Alexandria

Tech talent pipeline to flow across state, not just Amazon HQ2 in Northern Virginia- Richmond Times-Dispatch


At this Alexandria noodle shop, diners find joy in moderation, not extremes- Washington Post

Kaiser Permanente opens medical center in Potomac Yard- Alexandria Times[Page 5]

Fish Town & Veggie Heaven Under Construction in Alexandria- Alexandria Living Magazine

How 2 Strangers Teamed Up To Save An Old Town Alexandria Business- Old Town Patch

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