Taste of Tysons
Why Email Is Still a Viable Marketing Tool
BYOD: Get the Benefits, Avoid the Risks
Travel Corner
Business Spotlight:Pazzo Pomodoro
7/25 TIPS Happy Hour
at the 2941 Restaurant

8/13 Non-Profit Meeting

8/22 GovCon Happy Hour
at the Tower Club

9/11 Networking Mixer sponsored by 2941 Restaurant

9/21 Taste of Tysons 
Tysons Chamber Business
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Lisa Huffman  

 The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce has always had two main purposes. The first is to the be the "Link to Opportunity" for businesses in the region.  No one else has our experience in forging successful business alliances. This has meant helping to build relationships and create opportunities for all our members regardless of size and industry.


And, the second is to bring businesses together to support our community.  The Chamber has a long-standing history of giving back and supporting our non-profit organizations in the region whose missions range from healthcare to housing, education, hunger and protecting our children.


Through the Chamber's Taste of Tysons festival on September 21st, not only will we be showcasing area restaurants and business but we will also be, with your support, helping to feed our community.  I am pleased to announce that Taste of Tysons will benefit the following charitable organizations:  Food For Others, Our Daily Bread and the Assistance League of Northern Virginia.  All three organizations work tirelessly to assist those who may find themselves struggling to provide basic needs for their families. Food For Others is the largest distributor of food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia.  Our Daily Bread provides short-term food assistance to Fairfax County residents.  And, the Assistance League of Northern Virginia's Weekend Food for Kids program provides nutritious food over the weekend to children who often receive free or reduced price meals during the week.


With support from each of you through sponsorship of the event, participating as a vendor or coming out the day of, we will be able to make a difference!


For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the Chamber office.


Lisa Huffman, TRCC President   


What do Arlington, Reston, Springfield and now Tysons all have in common?
Answer:  A "TASTE OF" event in their community.

On September 21st, the Chamber will be having its first TASTE OF TYSONS, showcasing restaurants, community businesses, wine and beer, and entertainment in our region. We invite you to get involved to help make this a great event.  We are still accepting applications for exhibitors and restaurants, as well as sponsorships.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 703-281-1333 or

Taste of Tysons flyer
AROUND TOWN:  Ways you can support your fellow Chamber members 

Computer C.O.R.E.

Thursday, July 25th  The Original Pancake House will donate 15% of all proceeds from Breakfast and Lunch to Computer C.O.R.E.  The Original Pancake House is located at

7395 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 703-698-6292 


Karin's Florist

Now - August 31, 2013  

Purchase the "For The Love of Shelter Animals' Bouquet and a portion of the product proceeds from the bouquet will benefit Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.  FFCAS' mission is to help lost and abandoned animals in the community.  An all-volunteer based organization, the dedicated members of the FFCAS have been able to raise awareness and money to help improve the lives of hundreds of the shelter's animals.


Dale Carnegie 
Watch the investment you make today, pay off BIG through August 2014! 
EVEN BETTER NEWS...SEATS CAN BE USED THROUGH AUGUST 2014! (seats must be paid in full by Friday, August 30, 2013)

Dale Carnegie Mid-Atlantic programs are designed to boost the performance and profitability of you and your company. Right now, you can save on the very best of Dale Carnegie Mid-Atlantic programs, including: 
     Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations
     High Impact Presentations
     How to Sell Like a Pro/Sales Success
     Leadership Training for Managers
     Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar


Reston Limousine
Wine Tours - Public tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at $39 per person. For reservations call 703-438-0500 or

The Capital GrilleTysons Corner
Tuesdays, beginning June 11th -  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the lounge 5-6:30p.m.  All menu offerings are compliments of Executive Chef Jeff Surma. 

Generous Pour - begins July 8-September 1.
$25 for a tasting of six wines
Reservations made before June 30th will receive a complimentary Amuse Bouche from the kitchen; just mention you are interested in the GP Wine Event.   
COMMUNICATIONS CORNER: Why Email Is Still a Viable Marketing Tool
By Peg McDermott, COGO Interactive


Is email still effective as part of an overall marketing mix? With the advent of Social Media, Search Engine Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and other online marketing tools, many have wondered if email is still an effective marketing tool for driving traffic and sales? 


Learn about the benefits that email has that other marketing methods do not have.

TECH CORNER: BYOD: Get the Benefits, Avoid the Risks
by Terry Whearley, CMIT Solutions of Fairfax

Today, professionals in every line of business are using their personal devices - laptops, smartphones, tablets - for work.  The phenomenon is often called "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD).  While BYOD offers advantages of familiarity, portability and flexibility, it does not come without its risks to the employer.   Given BOYD benefits and financial legal risks, click here to learn how a little planning now can provide competitive advantage through improved technology use, and let us all sleep better at night.  
by Peter Himmelberger, Owner of Travel Cruise and Tour

TIP.  Keep copies of official travel documents in your briefcase and suitcase.  If you lose your wallet or purse when traveling, you will not be able to travel by air and other means to return home.  If you do not have any travel documents, file a police report in the city you are in.  That report may enable you to secure your return trip home if no one or there is no time to get something by overnight or faxed to where you are.  If overseas, go to your embassy or consulate as soon as possible.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Pazzo Pomodoro - Voted Best New Restaurant by Washingtonian readers
by Ariana Jo

Pazzo Pomodoro (pat-so pomodoro), "The Crazy Tomato", is a Cantina style concept born by locals Jimmy Audia and Bill Hicks with great support and influence from Italian native, now distinguished local, Nicky De Chiara.  The Cantina in Italy brings back fond memories as it is best known as a neighborhood tavern that is warm and cheerful patronized by local and steady clientele.

From pizza to pasta, seafood to prosciutto, Pazzo Pomodoro offers a Neapolitan inspired menu of made-from-scratch dishes that represent a modern, but traditional authentic cuisine.  Our irresistible wood fire pizzas are baked in our original Stefano Ferrara oven hand made in Naples, Italy.

Always fresh, we delivery quality meals at affordable prices featuring seasonally fresh ingredients from our local garden.  Whether you are breaking away for date night or bringing the kids from soccer practice, we have entrees to satisfy the most discriminating palate.

We are enjoying networking at the after hour Chamber events.  We utilize the Member business directory when we need services of local businesses.  In particular we regularly use Minuteman Press in Vienna for our printing. Vik has been incredible  and has printed our menus, magnets, banner and more.  We are very grateful for the resources that the Tysons Chamber has provided.

We are proud to serve the Tysons region.  Buon Appetito!

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