MAY 2012
Tysons Partnership
Viva! Vienna! Photos
2012 Business & Service Awards
Sip-N-Sample Mixer Photos
Communications Corner
Coaches Corner
New Members
Member Spotlight: David Conrod
Business Spotlight: PS Business Parks
6/8: Young Professionals Special Invitation to private Celebrate Fairfax YP Mixer

6/12: VTRCC 2012 Awards

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John Quincy Adams once said "if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."  In the Northern Virginia region we are very lucky to have those whose actions do inspire others to do more.  


I would like to invite each of you to join me on June 12th as the VTRCC recognizes and celebrates those companies, individuals and nonprofits who exemplify exceptional commitment to business and the community. The men, women and companies who will be honored at this event have all provided leadership, vision and service to bring about positive changes and inspiring qualities as a role model.


Congratulations to each of our finalists and again, I hope you will join us on the 12th to celebrate their accomplishments!


Lisa Huffman, VTRCC President

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TYSONS NEWS: Tysons Partnership
Michael A. Caplin has been named Executive Director of Tysons Partnership, a non-profit organization that promotes cooperation among all stakeholders involved with the transformation of Tysons Corner into America's next great city.A decades-long rebuild of this northern Virginia crossroads will emphasize a rich mix of uses within walking distance of public transit, including the Metro Silver Line, due to open in 2013. (Click here for more.)
VIENNA NEWS: Viva! Vienna!
ViVa! Vienna! The annual ViVa! Vienna! Town Festival was held on Church Street during the Memorial Day weekend. Festivities included arts and crafts vendors, live music, food and beverage sales, children's entertainment, a special Memorial Day ceremony and booths showcasing Vienna area businesses and community service organizations. You can see videos and photos by visiting the Viva! Vienna! Facebook page at here to see a list of many other announcements and events for the Summer.
Congratulations to the VTRCC's 2012 Business & Service Awards Finalists! Each year, the ViennaTysons Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes companies, individuals and non-profits in the Vienna -Tysons area who exemplify exceptional commitment to business and the community. The recipients will be honored at an elegant cocktail reception on June 12 and will be given special recognition in Vienna's 66th Annual Halloween Parade by riding on the VTRCC Float. Click here to learn more and see the list of finalists.
The Sip-N-Sample Mixer event was a great success! Check out the pictures on Facebook! 
Just about everyone is on at least one of the major social networks, making it easier to use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as viable marketing channels. But what if there was a social network out there that was a little more tailored to your business? Would you consider it? It is certainly worth exploring if that is where your audience hangs out. (Click here for more.)
COACHES CORNER by David MacGillivray

What happens if something happens to you and you're not there to run your business?  What do you do with the business if you want to retire or do something else? Some business owners are prepared to exit their businesses - are you? It's inevitable - some day you will exit your business. Since it could happen any time, the best advice is to plan for it now. I meet lots of business owners and I'm amazed by how few have succession plans and exit strategies in place. (Click here for more.) 

Incito Networks, LLC
Salar Rahmanian

Bite Me Cancer Foundation
Gina Cocomello
Raging Wire Data Centers
Annie George

Home First Mortgage
Paul Stivers
Theresa Caputy


David Conrod
David Conrod, of Conrod Associates Communications, is this month's member spotlight. David has been an active member of the VTRCC and a member of the VTRCC Board of Directors since 2011. He was instrumental in working with the board and executives to refresh the Chamber's brand. This process provided David with a remarkably in-depth insight into the value and objectives for the Chamber. More recently, David and his team at Conrod Associates pulled together the successful Social Media Panel discussion for the Chamber's Opportunity 2012 Conference and Trade Show in April. (Click here for more.)

Conrod Associates Communications, LLC
1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1012, Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202.464.0100  |  |  
PS Business Parks PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE: PSB) is a publicly traded full service real estate company with expertise in leasing, property management, acquisition and development. As of December 2011 the Company owned and operated approximately 27.2 million rentable square feet of commercial space located in eight states: Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The Company also manages approximately 1.3 million rentable square feet on behalf of Public Storage, Inc. and its affiliated entities. Not only does PS Business Parks provide superior tenant service but since joining VTRCC has become very involved in the Chamber and the community.  They have been a major sponsor and host of several of the Chamber's events including Opportunity 2012 and continue to support and promote the many goals of the Chamber and the community. 

Scott Finberg
, PS Business Parks
3951 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 876-4848  |  
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