The Eisenhower Partnership's mission is to make the Valley a better place to live, work and play.
The Eisenhower Partnership Board has been working hard to bring to the Valley what the work force and the residents of the Valley want.
On our website you will find information about the Partnership and the Valley, including current events, new construction, recent openings and upcoming events. You will also find a blog to share anything that might be of interest to people in the Valley. Coming soon: space available in the Valley, a directory (contact directory only available to members) and membership sign-up.
Map of the Eisenhower Valley.
Great turnout at Yappy Hour to benefit the AWLA!
Past News and Upcoming Events:
U.S. Transportation Security Administration Headquarters to Relocate to Alexandria
After undertaking a multi-year, regionally competitive process, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will move its headquarters to Alexandria. The agency's new offices will be located at the Victory Center, an existing vacant office building owned by an investment fund managed by Prudential Real Estate Investors. With the move, TSA will become the anchor of the west end of the Eisenhower Avenue corridor, a commercial mixed-use neighborhood served by the Van Dorn Metrorail Station. The move is scheduled for 2017, when all new headquarters renovation and construction is completed. Approximately 3,400 employees work at TSA headquarters. View full news release here.
Family FieldFest: October 24th
Sponsored by Alexandria Renew this will be the first event in the MultiUse Field in Carlyle. The event is a Family friendly festival with a focus on sustainability and recreation. It will feature live music, demonstrations and performances by local school children, recreational workshops and classes from fitness providers and a sports expo area for local leagues.
Resources and Eisenhower Valley Business Information:
Credit Card Changes – The Time to Act is NOW!!
Do you accept credit cards as payment for the goods and services that you provide to your customers? For those who currently swipe the magnetic stripe on credit cards, including most restaurant and retail establishments, there are major changes coming soon that may have serious implications for the major credit/debit card issuers have begun to distribute new cards that contain an embedded chip on the front which should make fraudulent card use more difficult. The fraud reduction benefits of the new cards will not be realized if merchants do not have the technology to accept the new cards. It is important for all merchants who accept these cards to upgrade to the new technology because on October 1, 2015 there will be a shift in the fraud liability. This means that after that date, merchants who swipe chip cards will be liable, rather than the bank, for any fraudulent transactions.
For more information on what you should do, please continue to read here.
Small Business Owners – Don’t put this off!!! Now is the time to act.
Small Business Employee Resource
Finding qualified employees for an Alexandria business you operate or manage can be quite a challenge. Do they have the skills, training, and attitude you need? Will they show up – on time or at all? How much time will you spend to train them? Will they stay around long enough to make a meaningful contribution?Where can small businesses find a reliable source of trained, qualified, and screened employees who meet their criteria? At the Small Business Employment Resource, a unique program that is being created specifically for Alexandria’s small (and other) businesses.
Sponsored by the West End Business Association, this FREE resource is being developed through the generous efforts and talents of the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council and Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center. They are creating a pool of employees who will receive customized training and job-readiness based on the specific needs of Alexandria businesses.
BUT, we need to find out what types of employees your business needs by your taking this survey before it closes on August 31st, which also enters you in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate from a West End restaurant.
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6BK68H
The National Science Foundation will be moving to the Hoffman Center at the start of the calendar year of 2017. Groundbreaking occurred on January 27th, 2014.
The new headquarters is to be built on the parking lot next to the AMC Hoffman Center 22 Movie Theater just across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station.
The NSF has a $7.3 billion fiscal 2013 budget. The City of Alexandria will receive approximately $50 million in tax revenues over the 15 year lease even after all the tax incentives the NSF receives. The relocation should result in more than $83 million in annual spending (direct and indirect) in the City of Alexandria. The NSF has more than 30,000 site visits per year, many of the visitors serving on scientific review panels, yeilding 90,000 nightly hotel room bookings per year. In addition, the NSF relocation is expected to add 4,273 new stable jobs and 847 temporary jobs.
- The Valley is served by 3 Metro stops: Eisenhower, Van Dorn and King Street.
Please use the Blog for the Partnership, Valley and City information only. Have a great meal or great service? Have news? Know of a special or want to offer a special? Know of a charity event coming to the valley? Let everyone know.
Future Development Coming to the Valley