ISSUE V
AUGUST 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Vienna Oktoberfest
Tysons Metrorail News
VTRCC Cruise to Hawaii
Your Tips Groups Sales Team
Vienna Tysons TV Guide
Communications Corner
New Members
Business Spotlight: Travel Cruise and Tour
Member Spotlight: Michael Burns
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The VTRCC has always worked to be a key economic development tool for businesses, offering resources that can help improve your bottom line. Whether you are a small company or a large corporation, we can help you build your network of business contacts and customers and to promote your company in the most efficient business manner. 

 

With our Member Benefits Committee, we have a committed team who strive to bring new benefits to our members on a continuous basis. We are pleased to be able to begin offering you an affordable healthcare program, a prescription drug program and travel benefits - with additional programs to be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. Stayed tuned for more exciting things to come! 

 

Lisa Huffman, VTRCC President


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VIENNA NEWS: Oktoberfest Perks for VTRCC Members

Preparations are underway for Vienna's Oktoberfest, the free community event featuring live entertainment on two stages (a main stage and children's stage), beer garden, food vendor area, live music, children's activities and a festival marketplace. VTRCC Members are the stars of the show -benefiting from special vendor pricing to building their networks by volunteering as event staff. Chamber non-profits even take turns staffing the beer tent, as they distribute literature and collect "tips" to support their causes. This amazing showcase for Northern Virginia businesses will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2012 in the heart of Vienna, VA. Use it to build your business: visit viennaoktoberfest.com or contact Chair Diana Carlin (703-938-7000; dianadcarlin@aol.com). 

TYSONS NEWS: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Update 

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has had quite a busy summer and the fall promises to be just as busy. On July 17, project crews completed the aerial construction of Phase 1: the final piece of the guideway was placed above the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Starting in September, pedestrian access bridges will start to go up along the sides of Routes 123, 7 and 267. The public will be advised of exact times, dates, and detours when the installation plans are finalized. For updates, see www.dullesmetro.com. (Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project began in 2009 and is currently on schedule for construction completion in late 2013.)

VTRCC Cruise and other Member Benefits in the "Swag Bag"

The VTRCC is going to Hawaii! Are you coming with us? The latest in the "VTRCC Swag Bag" is a 9-night Hawaiian island cruise vacation at unbelievable prices, offered by Travel Cruise and Tour. You deserve relaxing, rejuvenating VIP treatment, and you won't find anywhere else at this rate! What else is in the "VTRCC Swag Bag"? You'll have to join and find out. It's packed with discounts and freebies for VTRCC members and their employees, offered by other VTRCC members as a way to build both goodwill and their businesses. Your "VTRCC Swag Bag" will have new things added often so keep checking in. Click here for your LINK2Savings.

Expand Your Sales Team With VTRCC Tip Groups 
Imagine a team of professionals who are out there duplicating your sales efforts... without being on your payroll! It's not a dream you had last night, but the realized vision of the VTRCC Member Benefits committee. There are currently two very active groups to choose from: 12:15 pm Tuesdays at Shula's Steakhouse in Tysons, and 8:15 am Wednesdays at PS Business Park in Tysons (new group!). Anyone can visit, but only VTRCC members can join. Check them out and discover one of your greatest member perks! Click here for more info.
VIENNA TYSONS TV GUIDE

VTRCC's Wednesday morning Tip Group (see above story) will be featured in the next VTTV! Wondering what the group is like? Tune in for footage of the group in action, plus a brief interview with Scott Finberg of PS Business Parks. VTTV airs on Fairfax County Public Access Television and is then archived on VTRCC's You Tube Channel. Check out past episodes and clips at http://www.youtube.com/viennatysonstv.    

COMMUNICATIONS CORNER by Peg McDermott 
Can Pinterest Be Useful for Business-to-Business Marketing? If your company deals mostly in business-to-business (b2b) transactions, you may not think that there's anything a site like Pinterest can offer you. After all, on the surface it can appear that Pinterest is more like a turbo site for the Etsy crowd - perfect for artistic types who are selling handbags or home decor items. But if you're looking to up your b2b marketing game, Pinterest has a lot to offer you, too. Click here to read on.
NEW MEMBERS
Boyscouts of America, National Capital Area Council
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tara McGhee / Daniel Anderson
(251) 610-0336
tara.mcghee@scouting.org

Cheryl Bell Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance
3050 Chain Bridge Rd., #450
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cheryl Bell
(703) 403-5505
cbell2@farmersagent.com

Computer C.O.R.E.
3846 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Gina Cocomello
(703) 931-7346 x102
gina@computercore.org
The Imagination Tree
121-B Pleasant Street SW
Vienna, VA 22182
Bahram AzabDaftari
(703)203-2255
admin@fasca.org

Inquiries Inc.

129 N. West Street
Easton, MD 21663
Jenifer Clark
(410) 819-3670
jclark@inquiriesinc.com

Metro DC DJs
701 Morningside Ct.
Herndon, VA 20170
Jarrod Wronski
(703) 398-5343
info@metrodcdjs.com

Purple Onion Catering Co.
416 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, VA 22180
David M. Jones
(703) 631-0050
info@purpleonioncatering.com
Sunbelt of Northern Virginia
8370 Greensboro Drive #523
McLean, VA 22102
Baze Vaziri /Greg Ellwood
(410) 271-7774
baze@sunbeltnetwork.com

Vienna Pediatric Dentistry

301 Maple Avenue, West
Suite 400
Vienna, VA 22042
Sarah Ganjavi
(703)938-6600

Yellow Fiber Networks
12100 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
John Aragon / Dan Wessel
(703) 544-0229
dwessel@yellowfiber.net



BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Travel Cruise and Tour 

Meet Peter Himmelberger of Travel Cruise and Tour, a Cruise Planners / American Express Travel Partner. Pete joined the chamber to more fully participate in the Vienna and Tyson's communities. Travel Cruise and Tour is a full service, leisure travel agency focusing on individuals, groups, business incentive travel, and more. They use their experience in 80+ countries to make our clients experiences better. Pete says "Our significant affiliations bring not only a wide range of cruises, river cruises, all inclusive, resorts, self and guided tours but better value and pricing."

 

Peter Himmelberger, Travel Cruise and Tour

703-496-4125  |  www.travelcruiseandtour.com 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Michael Burns 

Mike Burns Michael Burns, owner of Wealth Advocates, joined the Chamber 6 years ago after being invited to the TIPS Group. He realized that this lead-sharing group was a great way to grow his business, the business of other's in the group, as well as the chamber itself. Michael has since led the group in growth almost 4 times over! He has helped launched the second TIPS Group under the direction of Scott Finberg and Viet Duong of PS Business Parks. Michael's challenge to you is to check out your VTRCC Swag Bag, find how the chamber can help you build your business best and how you can get involved! 

 

Michael Burns, Wealth Advocates
1708 Abercromby Ct, Suite B, Reston, VA 20190

703-862-4895  |  mburns@wealthadvocates.net  |  www.wealthadvocates.net 

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