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Bottoms up at The Lost Dog Cafe, GMBA’s newest member!
The first Lost Dog Cafe opened in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington in 1985, and the residents there soon discovered what a gem it was. 
Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, the fourth location, opened in 2013. The reputation of the Arlington and other locations helped the Merrifield store to quickly become a local favorite. From the 50 (yes fifty) sandwich options to the 30 different pizzas all with clever names relating to dogs, there is something for everyone. Lost Dog also offers 23 beers on tap in addition to the 200 bottle beer options!

The unique art on the walls features some history of the area done in a dog theme. The artist, Jessica Lovelace, is a former Lost Dog Cafe employee. Though she no longer lives in the area, she continues to update the artwork from a distance. 
Pam McAlwee the original Owner and Founder of Lost Dog Cafe decided to take her commitment to animal welfare to the next level. In 2001 she founded the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. Since then, LDCRF has saved over 40,000 lives and this number continues to grow. While 2020 brought many challenges due to COVID-19, LDCRF fulfilled the highest amount of animal adoptions in its 20-year history. Lost Dog Cafe, Merrifield, like all of the cafe’s, donates a portion of their profits to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.
Lost Dog has stayed open throughout the pandemic, expanding their take-out and delivery operation which includes their many craft beers. You can order on line for curb pickup at

Lost Dog Cafe is proud to be a part of the community and equally proud to be new members of the Greater Merrifield Business Association. 
Networking Lunch with GMBA & Falls Church Chamber on the Pandemic’s Effect on NOVA’s Economy and Our Near-Term Recovery - Everyone Welcome!
April 20, Noon - 1:30 PM

Join the Greater Merrifield Business Association and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for a virtual networking luncheon featuring a presentation on the pandemic’s effect on NVA’s economy and our near-term recovery by Jeannette Chapman, Director of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future, The Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University.

Free for GMBA and Falls Church Chamber members, $5 for non-members.
IGNITE! Small Business Bootcamp
April 12 - May 5
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Seating is limited, Register Now!
Open to Everyone!

Looking to start a small business, or brush up on your small business skills? This 4 week, 8 session class was designed just for that!

Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday for 4 weeks and will be presented by a variety of business-savvy professionals from across the region.
Join Us!

April 12 - Session One – Are You Ready to Start a Business?     
April 14 - Session Two – Business Planning 101 
April 19 - Session Three – Money, Money, Money
April 21 - Session Four – The Business Launch  
April 26 - Session Five – News You Can Use     
April 28 - Session Six – Marketing is King / Queen          
May 3 - Session Seven – Smooth Operator
May 5 - Session Eight – The Grand Opening

For more information and to register, click here!
Maximize Your GMBA Membership - Know (and use) Your Benefits!
April 14, 2021
12-1 on zoom

Are you taking advantage of all of the free advertising that comes along with your membership? If not, you might want to join us for this hands-on training!

Learn how to post events, specials, news releases, job openings and more!

Member News, Events & Promotions
First Baptist Church of Merrifield
Prayer Groups, Bible Study & Events

First Baptist Church of Merrifield invites everyone to join in their zoom-based classes.
For a list of all upcoming events, click here!
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap Streaming Sessions
Keeping Music Alive

For a full list of live streaming and rescheduled concerts, click here!
Join the New "Merrifield Business News" Facebook Group!

The Merrifield Business News FB group was established for all local businesses in the Greater Merrifield area to showcase their specials, events, promotions and news. It offers great, no-cost marketing for businesses in and around Merrifield!

We highly encourage the community to join and share their experiences with local businesses through positive comments, questions and photos!

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