News of business and economic development across Fairfax County this week:

SALES-TAX RECEIPTS UP IN FAIRFAX: Sales-tax receipts distributed by the state government to the Fairfax County government, for retail purchases made in December, totaled $18.4 million, an increase of 7.3 percent over February 2015, according to figures compiled by the Fairfax County Department of Management and Budget.

For the first seven months of Fairfax County’s fiscal year, sales-tax receipts are up 3.5 percent, county officials said.

N.VA. CHAMBER NAMES FINALISTS IN INNOVATION AWARDS: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has named finalists for its second annual Greater Washington Innovation Awards.

Winners will be announced at a gala to be held April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Finalists in the various categories include:

Tech Innovator of the Year: Altruista Health, CACI International, Leidos, LiveSafe, RightEye LLC, ThreatConnect.

Hospitality, Tourism and Entertainment Innovator of the Year: Airside Mobile, Marriott International, NOVA Parks, Tysons Corner Center.

Professional Service Innovator of the Year: Diamond Mind, International Business Sales and Service, The Millennial Solution, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, Whereoware.

Health and Life Sciences Innovator of the Year: Aperiomics, Avizia, MEDEX Spot, Sisu Global Health.

Marketing and Advertising Innovator of the Year: Tysons Corner Center, Visit Fairfax, WeddingWire, WGL Holdings.

Public Sector Innovator of the Year: The ARC of Northern Virginia, Children’s Science Center, Comfort Cases, Federal Aviation Administration and Northern Virginia Community College.

The awards ceremony also will honor Steve Case as 2016 Lifetime Innovator and Tobin Moore and Adam Vitarello, co-founders of Optoro, as Emerging Innovators of the Year.

For tickets and information about the event, see the Web site at

VIENNA SALUTES BUSINESS ANNIVERSARIES: The Vienna town government recently saluted the following local businesses on the celebration of milestone anniversaries in the town:

35 Years: American Resources.

25 Years: Bradley and Sevilla, DMD.

20 Years: MG Painting and Tile.

15 Years: Center for Integrative Psychiatry; Turner Financial Group.

10 Years: Associate Counseling Center; Avalon Consulting; Bazin’s on Church; Church Street Pilates; Imedia Collaborative; Norman M. Descoteaux; Vienna Primary and Preventative Medicine.

WEICHERT TAPS MANAGER FOR VIENNA OFFICE: William Wiard has been named sales manager of the Vienna office of Weichert, Realtors.

“He brings outstanding experience, tangible results and a professional, client-based approach that will help our sales associates reach their goals,” said Mark Ackermann, regional vice president of the real-estate firm.

A 12-year veteran of the real-estate industry, Wiard said he was “excited to lead the group of talented associates” in the Vienna office.

“I look forward to using my experience to help our office grow by focusing on an increased level of training for our sales associates,” he said.

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