September/November 2012
Corporate Responsibility
Ten Lessons for Businesses
Leveraging the Internet
New Members
Member Spotlight: NVFS
New Tysons Corner City Center
Express Lanes Open November 17

11/29 Annual Holiday Mixer


12/4 Holiday Happy Hour with the Young Professional Group


12/13 Chamber's Annual Holiday Luncheon

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Kevin McCoy

One aspect of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce ("TRCC") that I personally find most gratifying is our commitment to non-profit organizations throughout the region.  Non-profits are often thought of as charitable organizations, but that is not always the case.  We are ourselves a non-profit organization.  I am very proud to say that our membership ranks boast a considerable number of non-profits dedicated to wide ranging causes.  I truly enjoy the level of engagement we have been able to foster between the business and non-profit communities.


This issue of the Link features an article about Dominion Virginia Power, one of our Chamber members, who shares the success of their corporate social responsibility efforts, often benefiting the non-profit organizations.  What a huge difference they have made in the lives of so many people.  The adage, "we get back so much more than what we give" is so true.


So if you are looking for a way to connect to a non-profit business, call on us.  We can be that "link to opportunity" that will benefit your business and employees and do good works for the non-profit community. 


Happy Thanksgiving!


Kevin McCoy, TRCC Chairman

Thanks to our Link sponsors:

Corporate Social Responsibility at Work in the Tysons Region

Dominion is one of the nation's largest electric power and natural gas companies, serving almost 6 million energy customers in 15 states. In Virginia, we operate as Dominion Virginia Power and have 2.3 million electric customers.  We provide a critical service, yet we also have a corporate responsibility to invest in the community, support local diverse businesses and practice responsible environmental stewardship wherever we do business. Dominion's legacy of public service and community involvement goes back more than a century. That kind of longevity results from a long-term focus, patience and a values-based culture anchored in safety, ethical behavior, performance excellence and teamwork. Click here to read more about Dominion's CSR.  

Community Involvement

FOR BUSINESSES: How Community Support Can Build Your Business
"Ten Lessons Learned From My Work with Homestretch" by Karin Arnette 

When business owners think about partnering with non-profits, they usually focus on the services they'll provide. But there are also benefits, both intangible and tangible that can come from such an alliance. This month Karin Collis Arnette of Karin's Custom Images shares how both she and her business have benefited from her work with Homestretch, a non-profit organization that takes families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. To learn more about what Arnette has gained through her partnership with Homestretch, click here

FOR NONPROFITS: Leveraging the Internet to Forward your Mission and Boost Donations by Lateef Mauricio 
Standard marketing principles apply even to nonprofits; however, in the nonprofit world we use more suitable terminology, like Outreach, and Communications to describe the activities necessary for furthering the nonprofit's mission. The web provides, along with an effective offline marketing strategy, an efficient platform for reaching target audiences, whether they are well-wishers, brand/mission evangelists, or donors. The starting point is a solid website that serves the same purpose that brochures, leaflets, and public service announcements do - to comprehensively inform various publics about the organization and to convert supporters into donors. Click here to read the rest of the article. 

1st Stage

1524 Spring Hill Road

Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Mark Krikstan/Eileen Mandell


ABP Insurance Agency, Inc.

2161 Royal Lodge Drive

Falls Church, VA 22043

Robin L. Wulff



CMIT Solutions of Fairfax
11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Terry & Alanna Whearley 

CST Group, CPAs, PC

1800 Robert Fulton Drive,

Suite 100

Reston, VA 20191

Kathy Jensen

Joe Romagnoli



Digital Office Products

1749 Old Meadow Road

McLean, VA 22102

David Dean


Elizabeth F. Geiger Associates 

243 Church St. NW, #300D  

Vienna, VA 22180 

Elizabeth F. Geiger 


Emmanuel Lutheran Church

2589 Chain Bridge Road

Vienna, VA 22181

William Larson/Dennis Moyer



Premier Financial & Insurance Services, LTD

8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1350

Vienna, VA 22182

Sophia Huepham


200 Little Falls St., #G400
Falls Church, VA 22046
Jeremy Hodges/Bill Whelden

Safe Community Coalition

PO Box 7001

McLean, VA 22101

Nyka Feldman/Debbie Witchy


Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
4031 University Drive, Ste 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Steve Gladis/Kim Gladis

Sweet Leaf
262 Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180
Arita Matini
TC Property Management
PMB 11345
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Jeff Wu

The Mortgage Exchange Services LLC
440 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
Chris Nassief


Total Health Concepts, LLC

402 Maple Avenue, West

Vienna, VA 22180

Virginia Inglese

Brittany Lutz


US Small Business
740 15th St. NW 3rd Fl.
Washington DC 20005
Bridget Bean/Julie Verrati

Washington Workplace
2300 South 9th St.
Arlington, VA 22204
Ann McGuinness

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Northern Virginia Family Service 

Fairfax County is well known as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, yet it is also home to the second highest concentration of homeless in this region - 1,600 homeless children and adults. Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) has been helping homeless and extremely low income families along the path to self-sufficiency and independence since 1924. A significant number of people in our region are just one pay check or one stubborn illness or injury away from homelessness. Even for those who do have a roof over their heads, many other critical basic needs--hunger, poor health, lack of affordable child care, livable wages--are not being met. NVFS addresses all of these challenges for nearly 33,000 children and families each year. Click here to read more about NVFS.


Karen Horowitz, Northern Virginia Family Service

10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100, Oakton, VA 22124

703-367-6726  |


On October 17th, 200 registered guests filled the auditorium of Gannett to hear about the Tysons projects from the leading developers - Cityline Partners, Georgelas Group, Macerich and NVCommercial.  Dr. Gerald Gordon, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and Dean Stiles, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle, provided opening remarks.  Andy Peden, Senior Vice President, Cardinal Bank, moderated the event as Industry leaders Keith Turner, Vice President, Cityline Partners, Aaron Georgelas, Partner, Georgelas Group, John Harrison, Vice President Development, Macerich and Stephen Cumbie, President, NVCommercial, provided key market insights for tenants. 


The Chamber would like to thank event sponsors Cardinal Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle and Tysons Partnership, as well as the event partners Cityline Partners, Gannett, Georgelas Group, Holland & Knight, Macerich and NVCommercial.




495 Express Lanes Open November 17 

The 495 Express Lanes are new high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will operate on the I-495/Capital Beltway to provide drivers faster and more predictable travel options on I-495. The two new HOT lanes in each direction on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway are from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road (approximately 14 miles). Being delivered through a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and Transurban-Fluor, the Express Lanes will give drivers the freedom to control how and when they arrive at their destination. 495 Express Lanes travelers will need an E-ZPass and an understanding of how the lanes work before they can take advantage of the lanes.  To learn more about the Express Lanes and resources available to help drivers get ready for the new traffic solution, click here.  


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