Arlington, VA – On April 2, the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce awarded Andrew Painter the 2016 Chamber Appreciation Award at its Annual Awards Gala. Andrew received the award, named for late U.S. Navy Commander Robert A. “Hap” Day, in recognition of his contribution to the Chamber’s recently published Resource Guide for Displaced Businesses.
Over the past year, Andrew has led the effort to draft and lay out the Resource Guide. The publication, which includes input from Falls Church businesses, Chamber members, and City staff, is intended to help local businesses anticipate and successfully navigate business displacement challenges due to condemnation, lease expiration and termination, eviction, rent increases, and redevelopment by owners. It also provides information on best practices between tenants and landowners, contact information for key government agencies and officials, an overview of the redevelopment process, lease negotiation tips, information on finding new space, and a list of permits required for business relocation. To download a copy of the Resource Guide for Displaced Businesses, click here, and visit The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for additional information.
Andrew, a shareholder with the law firm Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., specializes in zoning, land use, and commercial development. He has written extensively about the region’s land development history, and received an award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association for his review of enduring rural landscapes in Fairfax County. Andrew lives in Falls Church with his wife, daughter, and twin sons.