March 2013
GovCon Launched
Casino Night 2013
Women's History Month
5K Corporate Challenge
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
WiFi Safety and VPNs
Twitter' Vine App
New Members
Business Spotlight
3/28 TIPS Group March Madness Happy Hour 
4/2 GovCon Council Meeting 
4/7 TRCC 5K Corporate Challenge
4/12 GovCon Debrief 
4/25 Networking Mixer
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Tana Keefe  

Welcome to Spring! Warm weather is around the corner, new business plans have been taking shape and personal goals are in the works. If one of your goals entails fitness or giving back to the community, then you are in luck! The Tysons Regional Chamber has partnered with TAPS -- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors -- for its first 5K Corporate Challenge. You can sign up to run or walk and have fun while doing it!


The funds we will raise will flow directly into TAPS programming which supports these families through an amazing network of resources, seminars and publications. TAPS provides these services at no charge to survivors from all branches of the service, including Reserves and National Guard. 


We would also like to thank Tysons Corner Center for the use of their premises and their logistics support for our event. We look forward to seeing you all. 


Tana Keefe, TRCC Chair

Thanks to our Link sponsors: 


GovCon Successfully Launched by Tony Barnett, Leros Technologies Corp

On Friday March 8th, over 30 businesses participated in the first GovCon Debrief. This roundtable luncheon discussion addressed de-escalation, the critical issue for contractors especially after the enactment of sequestration. The discussion touched on contract funding, financial stability, business development and options for the reduction of operating expenses. Attendees at the event from the GovCon, financial, staffing and technology industries gave positive feedback about the information learned provided and the format of the event. For more information on this event and what is upcoming see the full article.

Casino Night Was a Winner

If you took a chance and attended the 2013 Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Casino Night, then you were a big winner. Fun was had by all. From the excellent food donated by local restaurants to black jack and silent auctions, there were many ways to score big fun. Since the theme was Monte Carlo, many of our members looked like they stepped out of a James Bond movie. 


Thanks to our many sponsors, including our Title and Bar Sponsor, Raging Wire Data Centers, Casino Night was definitely a winning hand. This year, a portion of the proceeds went to the Women's Center of Vienna. A special thanks goes to them for the great work they do. Pictures of the event have been posted on our   Facebook page.

March is Women's History Month

The Fairfax County Commission for Women and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Women's History Month 2013 on Tuesday, March 5th. The Women's History Month 2013 proclamation recipient was Dr. Joy R. Hughes, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at George Mason University. Preceding the proclamation ceremony, a reception was held honoring Dr. Hughes and other women in STEM professions.

5K Corporate Challenge!
TRCC 5K Logo
The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first annual 5K Corporate Challenge on April 7, 2013 at Tysons Corner Center. This race will benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) which honors fallen military heroes and helps care for those they loved and left behind. We have several ways in which your participation will promote your business: 
* Corporate sponsorship 
* Team participation and fundraising efforts 
* Raffle donation 
* SWAG bag donation (300 items) 
* Volunteer on race day 
* Help us get the word out - share with your family and friends! 
To register for the event or for sponsorship information, visit
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. The good news -- and there is good news -- is that most deaths from colorectal cancer are preventable. Regular screenings are key to preventing colorectal cancer, and while the vast majority of the cases we see are in men and women ages 50 or older, it's important to note that the incidence rates in adults under the age of 50 has been increasing, making early detection of this cancer vitally important. Colorectal screenings identify precancerous polyps whose removal prevents the cancer from developing further. In addition, if the cancer is detected early, treatments often lead to full recovery. More vital information can be found here.
TECH CORNER: When Using Public Wi-Fi, Secure Your Data Using a VPN 
by Terry Whearley, CMIT Solutions of Fairfax 
Whether you're leisurely browsing the headlines at your local coffee shop or catching up on emails while you wait for your flight to board, just about everybody likes taking advantage of public Wi-Fi hotspots. But did you know that you may have used public Wi-Fi networks to view webpages over an unencrypted connection, send emails in plain text, and even use passwords to access online accounts? A Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a 'must have' if you or your staff access your company's network remotely from one of these public Wi-Fi networks. Or even from home. Find out why, and how in this article.
Twitter Vine
COMMUNICATIONS CORNER: How to Use Twitter's Vine App for Your Business by Peg McDermott, COGO 
Interactive Twitter's new Vine app gives you the opportunity to easily make six-second videos for your audience. But if your company's message takes longer than six seconds to convey, what use is Vine to you? Click here to find out.


8500 Leesburg Pike, #400, Vienna, VA 22182
Christine J Wade, CEO/Partner

CD Enterprises, LLC
1515 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1301
Arlington, VA 22202
Paige Rasmussen, CEO
Michael Coderre, Technical Integrator

Dale Carnegie Training - MidAtlantic
1595 Spring Hill Rd., #210, Vienna, VA 22182
301-770-2444 x22
Matt Thompson, Dale Carnegie Instructor
Carla Doyle, Partner

First Virginia Community Bank
11260 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 101
Reston, VA 20190
Clive Yeo, VP - Gov Con Lending
Chris Turley, VP - Gov Con Lending

Liberty Mutual Insurance Fairfax #307
4000 Legato Rd., #500, Fairfax, VA 22031
Trevor Waling, Personal Insurance Agent

Lightmic Consulting, LLC
243 Church St., #200A, Vienna, VA 22183
Dr. Douglas M Arendt, Director
Kent Arendt, Admin  

Paras Productions
2106C Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA 22182
Diane Paras & Ron Paras, Owners LLC
1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 350
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Chris Gardner, CEO & CTO
Pam Willenz, Chief Knowledge Officer 

Staybridge Suites McLean-Tysons Corner  
6845 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Mark Welker, CHSP, Dir. Sales/Marketing
Keith Kohlberg, Sales Coordinator

Stratapoint Financial
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102
Stephanie Rick, Partner
Tom Heffernan

The UPS Store #6306
8300 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Peter Huang & Rob Wilson, Owners 




BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Grove Spine & Sportscare
Grove Spine & Sports Care is where pro athletes, serious amateurs and weekend warriors go for the best sports care in Northern Virginia, Maryland or D.C. Established in 1998, they are the premier athletic performance care center in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Grove Spine & Sports Care provides state of the art treatment for everyone, but specializes in treating professional and amateur athletes of all ages.

Grove Spine & Sports CareDr. Grove and Dr. Sorrentino have over 30 years of combined experience practicing Active Release Technique (ART), soft tissue treatment techniques, Biomechanics analysis, rehabilitation exercises and nutritional support. Grove Spine & Sports Care offers pain relief, performance improvement and injury prevention. Dr. Grove has been a member of the Chamber since 1998 and has served on the board in the past. She feels that it is important to be involved in the community and to be able to give back whenever possible.

Grove Spine & Sports Care, 8130 Boone Blvd Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-760-8110
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