January 2013
Tysons Regional Chamber Goes to Richmond
Know where you are headed!
Casino Night
How to Move Forward Successfully in 2013
New Members
Member Spotlight: Cardinal Bank
2/16/2013 20th Annual Casino Night & Taste of the Town
Westwood Counry Club

3/21/13 Youth & Education Mixer/Reception

4/7/13 Tysons Regional Chamber 5K Corporate Challenge 
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Tana Keeffe    

Welcome to a New Year!  I would like to introduce myself as this year's Chairman of the Board for the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce; it is my distinct pleasure to serve you and the businesses in the Tysons region. 


Many thanks to the outgoing 2012 Board of Directors under the leadership of Kevin McCoy as Chairman of the Board - job well done!  To the incoming board - WELCOME! 


I am especially excited for the many events planned for this year - briefings, networking events, Casino Night, Youth and Education event and the 5K Corporate Challenge, to name a few.  Our goal is to cultivate regional economic growth through collaborative partnerships that enhance the Tysons regional community.  With your involvement, we are able to promote and connect member businesses. 


To our existing members, thank you for your continued support and energy.  I would encourage you to invite other businesses that you work with to join our Chamber.  It is with continued growth that we will become that preeminent business voice in the Tysons region.


On behalf of myself, our 2013 Board of Directors and the staff at the Tysons Regional Chamber, I look forward to an exciting year and hope it is a prosperous year for all of our members in the Tysons Regional business community!


Tana Keeffe, TRCC Chairman of the Board 

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FEATURE: Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Goes to Richmond


Transportation was on the minds of our legislators at Chamber Day in Richmond on January 15, 2013.  Lisa Huffman, Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce President, and Jerry Ferguson, Director of Development at Fairfax Public Access and the Chamber's interim chair on Public Policy, had the opportunity to sit down for conversations with Delegates Ken Plum, Mark Keam, David Bulova and Barbara Comstock, and with Senator Chap Petersen to discuss key pieces of legislation on tap for this year's session of the Virginia General Assembly.  The primary topic was the Governor's proposal to scrap the gasoline tax in favor of a small increase in the sales tax, a move that a majority of those we spoke to did not favor.  At 17.5 cents per gallon (a rate that has been in place since 1987), set aside specifically for the transportation fund, the fear is that it would not decrease the cost of gas at the pump since prices are determined by market value, but that prices would remain the same, with that money now going to the gas companies instead of the state.  And it would further deprive the state of the revenue provided by those who pass through Virginia and have to stop for gas.  As it stands, the gas tax is a "user-based" fee, unlike the sales tax, which makes everyone responsible for funding transportation, whether they "use" the roads or even own a vehicle.  Also, while a small increase in the sales tax would bring in revenue, it would go into the state's general fund, rather than the separate transportation fund we have now.  Though all the legislators we spoke with had misgivings with the idea as proposed, they all agreed that it was a start and that given a chance to be amended after several passes through both houses, some piece of legislation will be crafted that will begin to address some of the challenges we have with funding the state's transportation needs.

TRANSPORTATION:  Know where you are headed on the 495 Express Lanes!

To help alleviate some of the confusion about traveling the Express Lanes, Transurban shot two behind-the-wheel videos to give people a virtual tour of the roadway. The videos show exit points available from the Express Lanes. There is one video showing the view from travel headed north and another southbound.

Transurban will be adding more videos in the future which will show the driver's view from various connecting entry and exit points. The current videos show the entire 14-mile corridor entering from the Beltway and exiting back onto the Beltway.


The videos are in the top row on our video page here.

EVENTS: 20th Annual Casino Night & Taste of the Town 
                  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 
Join us for the 20th Annual Casino Night and Taste of the Town, Saturday, February 16th, 7:00 p.m. - midnight.  We will transport the Westwood Country Club into a Monte-Carlo, where everyone can test their Lady Luck at casino game tables while dining on food from local restaurants.  At the end of the evening there will be a silent auction and raffle prizes.  A portion of the proceeds this year will go to benefit The Women's Center, a 501(c)3.  Tickets may be purchased on the Chamber website, or by calling the Chamber office, 703-281-1333.   
COMMUNICATIONS CORNER: How to Move Forward Successfully in 2013 
by Peg McDermott  
People often use the "New Year" as an opportunity for a fresh start, a way to begin new projects and renew a commitment to self-improvement.  Businesses are no different; many companies set January as a time to start implementing the changes that will carry them through the year to come. If you want your business to reach new heights this year, here are some tips for realistic goal-setting.  Click here to read the rest of the article


Jennifer Pogoda Home Selling Team

10300 Eaton Place

Suite 120

Fairfax, VA 22030

Jennifer Pogoda, Real Estate Agent



Kenneth Sypal/ Re/Max Preferred Properties

380 W. Maple Ave.

Suite 100

Vienna, VA 22180

Kenneth Sypal, Realtor



Lafayette Federal Credit Union

3535 University Blvd West

Kensington, MD 20895

Varun Gupta, Director of Membership Development

Scott Campbell, Membership Development Director






Law Office of John A. DiNucci

8180 Greensboro Drive

Suite 1150

McLean, VA 22102

John A. DiNucci, Attorney

Roger A. Eddleman, Attorney



Leros Technologies Corp.

9990 Fairfax Blvd.

Suite 500

Fairfax, VA 22030

Tony Barnett, Dir. Sales

Dean Xenos, President/CEO

703-691-8122 x 261 


Modern Image

7927 Jones Branch Drive, LL225

Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Andy Reiman, President

Michele Bassett, Vice President, Operations




Southern Trust Mortgage

8500 Leesburg Pike

Suite 7800

Vienna, VA 22182

Gammon Rohrbach, AVP- Mortgage Banker

Oray Nicolai



The Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

2740 Chain Bridge Road

Vienna, VA 22181

Richard Reiter, Owner



Wiley Rein LLP

7925 Jones Branch Drive

Suite 6200

McLean, VA 22102

John T. Farnum









On January 11, 2013, more than 500 community leaders, policymakers, area economists, and interested citizens attended the annual Cardinal Bank and George Mason University Economic Conference.  The focus was "Surviving Uncertainty: Outlook for 2013 and Beyond".  Political Analyst and White House Correspondent for NBC New, Chuck Todd, was added to the slate of speakers to provide additional insights in light of the 2012 election results.  Click here to read the entire article.    
    Cardinal Bank & GMU Economic Conferece   


Photo: (L-R): Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., University Professor and Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University; Doug Duncan, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Fannie Mae; Bernard H. Clineburg, Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Financial Corporation; Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Research Analysis, George Mason University; and F. Kevin Reynolds, President, Cardinal Bank. (Photo: Mattox Photography)  


Cardinal  Bank
F.Kevin Reynolds, President 
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