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September - Arlington Chamber of Commerce
THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE
ARLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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VOL. LV, NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 2013
FEATURED PHOTOS: Chamber Night at DC United.
Photo 1 - Scott Miller, EagleBank, Rick Reinsch, Digital
Recollections, and son Jake Miller. Photo 2 - Bonnie
Flippin, Capitol Shine, kicking a field goal against DC
United mascot.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
ARLINGTONIAN
GRAND SPONSOR
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Calendar
Chair's Message
Members in the News
Welcome New Members
Milestone Anniversarie
Scholar's Cup
YP to Business Leaders
SBA Loans Seminar
The Chamber Scene
Nonprofit Spotlight
Arlington Economic Development
Fall Outing Raffle
Small Business Roundtable
Chamber Thank You
F A L L
OUTING PREVIEW
The 62nd Annual Fall Golf Outing
Join us for a day of networking with fellow members
and business people while enjoying a fun day of golf.
The Fall Outing Golf Tournament on Wednesday,
October 22 features a friendly 18-hole competition,
followed by a BBQ reception and awards ceremony.
Registration for golfers includes 18 holes of golf,
driving range fees, golf cart rental, food and
beverages (beer included) throughout the day, and
the BBQ reception (beer and wine included).
If you register by one month in advance (Sunday,
Matt Klapmust, Mike Behrmann & Ron
September 22) you will be entered for a chance to
Novak of Segue Technologies at the
win FREE advertising through the Chamber. Each
2012 Fall Outing.
golfer counts for one entry (i.e. a foursome for golf
counts as four entries). Advertising prizes include:
• One half page ad in the December issue of The Arlingtonian - $420 value
• One month of a Level 2 website ads (your ad placed on three of the Chamber's web pages)
for the month of November - $200 value
• One e-newsletter ad for the e-news on Monday, October 7 - $100 value
For more details about the raffle to win free advertising, contact Amy Fisher,
Communications Manager, at [email protected]
To register, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or call 703-525-2400. For more info about
the Fall Outing, contact Kate Roche, Vice President at [email protected]
B A C K
TO BASICS PREVIEW
Improve Your Writing Skills for Business
SAVE THE DATE
ACCESS TO CAPITAL: HOW
SBA LOANS CAN GROW
YOUR NEW BUSINESS
SEPTEMBER 17
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Ballston BID LaunchPad
SCHOLAR'S CUP
SEPTEMBER 18
3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Upton Hill Regional Park
Following the success of the June Back to Basics event "The Art of the Spoken Word," the
Communications Council will present "The Art of the Written Word" on Friday, October 4
from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at WETA in Shirlington. This event will focus on best practices
to improve your writing skills for business. Join us and get back to basics to examine how to
promote your business and elevate yourself as a thought-leader through quality writing and
effective story-telling – whether through business emails, newsletter articles, blog posts,
promotional copy, or other writing opportunities.
BACK TO BASICS:
the
of
ArttheWritten Word
PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL
The event will feature a panel of business professionals with direct expertise in writing for
the business environment. Following presentations from the panel, the floor will open for a
Q&A session with the audience. For descriptions of the panelists, please visit our website at
www.arlingtonchamber.org.
To register, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or call 703-525-2400. Lunch is included.
COMPLETE CHAMBER CALENDAR: PAGE 2
CHAMBER AT A GLANCE
THE CHAMBER
E X E C U T I V E C O M M I T T E E
David DeCamp, Chair
Tim Hughes, Chair-elect
Doug Brammer, Immediate Past Chair
Michael Foster, Past Chair
Rich Doud, President
Lindsey Rheaume, Treasurer
John Murphy, Assistant Treasurer
Ron Novak, Vice Chair - Communications
Scott McCaffrey, Vice Chair - Economic Development & Government Affairs
Joe Prentice, Vice Chair - Member Affairs
Kevin Shooshan, Vice Chair - Membership
Development
Greta Menard, Vice Chair - Special Interests
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D I R E C T O R S
Lucy Bowen-McCauley, Bowen McCauley Dance
Doug Brammer, Verizon
Ron Buchanan, Northern Virginia Community College
Jerry Caliguire, Renaissance Arlington Capital View,
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
Linda Chandler, Linden Resources
Charles Clohan, Dittmar Company
David DeCamp, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Rich Doud, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Michael Foster, MTFA Architecture, Inc.
Nancy Goodman, Main Event Caterers
Brian Gordon, Apartment and Office Building
Association
Mark Hadeed, Hadeed Carpet
Donna Hamaker, KDH Real Estate
Greg Hamilton, Arlington Magazine
Bob Hawthorne, United Bank
Sean Hosty, Morgan Stanley
Tim Hughes, Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
Todd Ihrig, H.D. Vest Investment Services
David Isaacson, Technology Management, Inc.
Todd Jerscheid, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
Deborah Johnson, Dominion
Sonia Johnston, John Marshall Bank
Deborah Lipman, Metropolitan Washington
Airports Authority
Maritza Lizama, The Washington Business Journal
Scott McCaffrey, Sun Gazette Newspapers
Andrew McGeorge, Monday Properties
Greta Menard, Capital MarCom, Inc.
John Murphy, Washington Workplace
Patrick Murphy, Arlington Public Schools
Barbara Nicastro, The Law Offices of
Barbara E. Nicastro
Ron Novak, Segue Technologies
Robb Parker, Vornado
Joe Prentice, State Department Federal Credit Union
Lindsey Rheaume, Virginia Commerce Bank
Jim Ryerson, Marymount University
Marie Schuler, Comcast
Grace Shea, Lebanese Taverna
Kevin Shooshan, The Shooshan Company
John Snedden, ROCKLANDS Barbeque & Grilling
Company
Adrian Stanton, Virginia Hospital Center
Karolyn Stuver, Fluor
Shannon Swahn Bailey, Global Thinking
Brenda Turner, Arlington Community Federal
Credit Union
Tina Walker, BAE Systems
Jim Whelan, Proactive Smart Business Thinking LLC
Pat Williamson, WETA
Todd Yeatts, The Boeing Company
Mark Zetlin, Mercedes-Benz of Arlington
U . S . A R M Y
L I A I S O N T O T H E B O A R D
SEPTEMBER AT THE CHAMBER
LABOR DAY
2 MONDAY
The Chamber office is closed in
observance of Labor Day
COMMUNICATIONS 4 WEDNESDAY
COUNCIL MEETING 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
SMART START
5 THURSDAY
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Chamber Board Room
GREEN BUSINESS
COMMITTEE
MEETING
6 FRIDAY
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE
MEETING
11 WEDNESDAY
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
BREAKFAST
CONNECTION
12 THURSDAY
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Rosslyn
ACCESS TO CAPITAL: 17 TUESDAY
HOW SBA LOANS
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
CAN GROW YOUR
Ballston BID LaunchPad
NEW BUSINESS
SCHOLAR'S
CUP MINI-GOLF
TOURNAMENT
BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
MEETING
18 WEDNESDAY
3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Upton Hill Regional Park
20 FRIDAY
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
YP2BL SEMINAR,
23 MONDAY
CO-HOSTED WITH
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
BALLSTON BID &
ARLINGTON JAYCEES Ballston BID LaunchPad
SMART START
Maximize your Chamber membership by
attending this free networking seminar and
information session about meeting new clients,
business associates and how to utilize the
benefits of Chamber membership.
5 THURSDAY
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Chamber Board Room
4600 Fairfax Drive
Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22203
GRAND SPONSOR
Greg Mullan -
PREMIER SPONSOR
Michael Garcia-State Farm Insurance
BREAKFAST CONNECTION
This speed-networking event begs attendees to
come prepared to mix and mingle. You’ll have
the opportunity to give your elevator pitch and
exchange information with several tables of
people.
12 THURSDAY
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Rosslyn
1900 N. Fort Myer Dr.
Arlington, VA 22209
GRAND SPONSOR
HOST SPONSORS
Michael Garcia-State Farm Insurance & Mobility Lab
COMMUNITY
ACTION
COMMITTEE
MEETING
25 WEDNESDAY
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS
SMALL BUSINESS
ROUNDTABLE
25 WEDNESDAY
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Chamber Board Room
End your busy work day on a high note with
delicious food and drink, mixer-style networking,
and the opportunity to win great door prizes,
including cash from the mounting jackpot available each month.
EDUCATION &
WORKFORCE
DEV. COMMITTEE
MEETING
25 WEDNESDAY
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Arlington Career Center
BUSINESS AFTER
BUSINESS
26 THURSDAY
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lebanese Taverna, Pentagon Row
GOVERNMENT
AFFAIRS/ECONOMIC
DEV. COMMITTEE
MEETING
27 FRIDAY
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Bean, Kinney & Korman
COL Fern O. Sumpter, Joint Base Myer-Henderson
Hall
26 THURSDAY
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lebanese Taverna,
Pentagon Row
1101 S. Joyce St.
Arlington, VA
22202
Don’t forget to check the Chamber’s
website calendar for upcoming events
and schedule updates.
S T A F F
Rich Doud, President
Kate Roche, Vice President
Chris Hunter, Director of Membership
Amy Fisher, Communications Manager
Cassie Bate, Member Services Administrator
Kristina Villavicencio, Events Associate
Fast and easy, the website allows you to
register for events online and provides
information on the location, time, and
topic of a function.
MEMBER: U.S. Chamber of Commerce &
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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REGISTER TODAY!
WWW.ARLINGTONCHAMBER.ORG
703-525-2400
2013 ANNUAL CORPORATE
SPONSORS
Imagine
In the last century, the child mortality rate in the United
States was cut in half. Do you know why? Clean water.
This relatively recent advancement is remarkable and so
pervasive that – around here – we take our clean water for
granted. We wash our cars and sprinkle our lawns with
drinking water. Every day, we each flush about 18 gallons
of it down the toilet. One out of every six gallons of clean
water coursing through the aging municipal water system(s)
leaks into the ground. Out West and in other parts of the
world, people think and act different than we do – when it
comes to clean water.
I saw a TED talk the other day that made an even more
David DeCamp
dramatic point about electricity. The speaker held a light
bulb in one hand and in the other a jar containing the
amount of coal needed to run that bulb for a year. Then he had an assistant bring out a
wheel barrow full of coal to show how much coal we actually burn over the course of a
year in order to light a single bulb. His point: 90% of the energy produced in our power
plants bleeds off (mostly as heat) before it ever reaches the lamp next to your bed. Then
we compound the problem by leaving lights on, cooling houses even when we aren’t
home and persisting with a dozen other bad habits.
CHAIR’S MESSAGE CORPORATE SPONSORS
CHAIR’S MESSAGE
Sure – we have heard this speech before. We can and should do better. Imagine if we
actually did.
I am seeing hopeful signs. Now-a-days in the building business, we routinely aim for
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) or Energy Star certification.
Our customers want it. Our competitors are all doing it. As the built environment
in Arlington is expanded and renovated over time we are making steady progress.
The County Board recently passed a Community Energy Plan with a goal of reducing
greenhouse gas emissions by 75% while improving Arlington’s economic competitiveness
and energy security. These are lofty long-term goals.
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Here are some tangible ways that may help us get there:
The Purple Pipe: Reclaimed, non-drinkable water is used regularly in other parts of
the country and around the world for irrigation, cleaning and other worthy purposes.
The recognized conduit for this water is the purple pipe. Even if we don’t have a water
shortage, this innovation saves money and energy.
Low Flow or No Flow Plumbing Fixtures: I used to think they were gross. I was wrong.
Behavioral Science: Showing people how their energy use compares to their neighbor’s
energy use modifies behavior. Texting energy customers with an offer to take $10
off their next bill if they agree to make sure their AC at home is barely running while
they are at work on a super-hot, peak-load day actually works. There is an innovative
company in Arlington interacting directly with utility customers around the world.
As a result, these utility customers are now personally engaged in the patterns and
performance of their own energy usage. Some people can now monitor and control
major elements of their home’s energy consumption using a smart phone app. They are
saving money and using a lot less energy.
Natural Gas Fuel Cells: I have been talking about Arlington with a Texas company that
builds houses powered by a natural gas fuel cell. The fuel cell is extremely efficient and
about the size of a residential air conditioning compressor. This miniature power plant
generates all of the electricity needed to run the house plus additional electricity that
is sold back to the “grid”. At current prices, the electricity sold back to the grid would
cover the monthly gas bill. The heat created by the fuel cell is captured and can also be
used in the house (e.g. radiant floor heat).
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monthly by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce,
4600 Fairfax Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22203.
A subscription rate of $4 per Chamber representative is collected as part of annual membership dues.
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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Arlingtonian c/o Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 4600
Fairfax Drive, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22203.
Members in the News article submissions must be
emailed to [email protected]
and recieved by the first of the month prior to the
publication month (i.e. May 1 for June Arlingtonian).
Articles printed in this newsletter submitted by
members represent their ideas and beliefs and do
not necessarily reflect the views of the Arlington
Chamber of Commerce.
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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS NEW MEMBERS
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
BOOKKEEPING EXPRESS
ENTERPRISES, LLC
Bill Eisnaugle, Regional Sales Manager
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 305
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 776-5757
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bookkeepingexpress.com
SPONSOR: Rich Doud, Staff
BookKeeping Express provides business
owners with a local business “consultant,”
plus bookkeeping services, reporting, and
business analytics delivered by a team of
veteran bookkeepers.
CLEANING & REPAIR SERVICES
Andrea Sax, CEO
10366 A Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 359-0555
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.alsi.us.com
SPONSOR: Kevin Shooshan, The Shooshan
Company
A&L Service Industries is a certified
janitorial firm, specializing in the cleaning
and maintenance of financial, commercial,
educational, and residential properties in
the Washington-Metropolitan Area.
EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
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Thematically, it helps to break these problems down into dollars. When we save water
or save energy – we are adding value by saving money. And that “act of saving”, if it is
real, can be a viable business. I met a guy at the Arlington Home Show, who explained
his electric car as follows: He spends 4 cents a mile on the electricity to charge his car.
That’s $1 for 25 miles. Most of us are spending $4 for a gallon of gasoline that almost
gets us 25 miles. As designs improve and prices drop, the electric car might just work
around here.
“You, you may say I'm a dreamer … but I'm not the only one”
Continue this conversation by sharing it with others or by contacting me
([email protected]).
A&L SERVICE INDUSTRIES
CEB WATERVIEW CONFERENCE
CENTER
Tyler Wessell, Sales and Marketing Manager
1919 N. Lynn, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (571) 303-3032
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.executiveboard.com/ waterview
SPONSOR: Chris Hunter, Staff
CEB Waterview Conference Center features
over 15,000 sq. ft. of premier event space
with panoramic views of downtown DC
accommodating up to 200 attendees.
FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES
BERNSTEIN GLOBAL WEALTH
MANAGEMENT
Brad Hawkins, Vice President
800 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 261-6735
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bernstein.com
SPONSOR: Michael Garcia, State Farm
Insurance
Bernstein provides research and
discretionary wealth management services
to high net worth invidiuals and families,
nonprofits and businesses.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
K STREET CONSULTING LLC
Corey Perkins, Owner
1425 K St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (540) 270-5325
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kstreetllc.com
SPONSOR: Chris Hunter, Staff
Provides fixed cost managed IT services.
INTERIOR DESIGN & HOME DECORATING
PRODESIGN
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CHAIR'S MESSAGE (CONTINUED)
Kathryn Smith, President
2400 Clarendon Blvd. Apt. PH 4
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (202) 841-6849
Email: [email protected]
SPONSOR: Rick Cheetham, Buck & Associates
Since 2001, ProDesign has provided
professional services in residential and
commercial interior design, construction
project management and architectural
CADD production.
David DeCamp
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
B O W E N
MCCAULEY DANCE
Bowen McCauley Dance Awarded the 2013 Board
Leadership Award
Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) was recognized at the end of July by the Center for
Nonprofit Advancement as the 2013 winner of the Board Leadership Award. BMD
will receive a $10,000 grant; communication exposure through print, radio, television
and social media; and training and development opportunities for the board and CEO
from BoardSource and through the Center’s Learning & Leadership Institute. The
Award Selection Committee noted the board’s commitment to mission in management
decisions, board training and financial management practices in their award selection
in the under $2 million budget category. Artistic Director and Choreographer, Lucy
Bowen McCauley, accepted the award on behalf of BMD.
M O B I L I T Y
LAB
Mobility Lab Wins Association for Commuter Transportation’s
Top Award
Arlington County’s start-up think-tank, Mobility Lab, received the President’s Award
this morning at the Association for Commuter Transportation Annual International
Conference. Born two years ago as a project of Arlington County Commuter Services,
the Mobility Lab researches and creates solutions for transportation options that are
cool, healthy, fun, and efficient. As the transportation industry is challenged is to build
a cohesive voice about what it does – moving people instead of just cars – Mobility Lab
leads the way with the research, collaboration, and communications necessary to secure
federal, state, and local funding for mobility-management initiatives instead of just
highways and transit.
S I R
SPEEDY ARLINGTON
Sir Speedy Receives Awards at Annual Convention
Sir Speedy in Arlington recently received a Top 25 Sales Volume Award recognizing the
business as one of the top twenty-five in the worldwide Sir Speedy franchise network.
The award is based on 2012 annual sales revenue. The business also received second
place in the Application Innovation Awards (AIA) competition, which recognizes three
franchisees who create innovative and effective marketing solutions for clients. Both
awards were announced at the annual Sir Speedy Convention and Vendor Show held
July 24-28. Sir Speedy in Arlington is owned by Gabriel Knowlton.
REAL ESTATE - RESIDENTIAL
LIMITED
CLARK REALTY BROKERAGE
GHT Limited Promotes Sixteen Employees
GHT Limited has promoted 16 employees. The MEP engineering firm named
five new Senior Associates and 11 new Associates. “The promotion of these 16
employees reflects GHT’s commitment to reward those who demonstrate a drive to
innovate and a commitment to doing ‘whatever it takes’ to meet client needs,” says
President Paul C. O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C. New Associates: Joel W. Bell, PE,
LEED AP ID+C; Douglas J. Boswell, PE, LEED AP ID+C; Adam A. Demnati, PE,
LEED AP; Brian S. Hackett; Tim W. Laddbush, PE; William Brodie Marrow;
Timothy Bradley McNiff, PE; John L. Puchala, CPD; Matthew C. Richter,
PE, LEED AP; Tonya D. Street; and Cindy L. Weeks. New Senior Associates:
Kristine Barr, CDT; Ali J. Landaeta, MCSE, MCP+i; Francisco S. Lao; Derek E.
Wilson, CPD; and Morty Zemedhun.
E C D C
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
The Enterprise Development Group Hosts First Annual
Charity Golf Classic
ECDC Enterprise Development Group (EDG), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt
organization, based in Arlington, will be holding its first Annual Charity Golf Classic
on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Laurel Hill Golf Club. The event will kick off
with a continental breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The event
will conclude with a silent auction, luncheon and awards ceremony. Proceeds from
the event will help EDG provide services to the community, including: offering
microbusiness loans, providing direct technical assistance to businesses, offering
entrepreneurship classes, operating a business incubator, helping people file their
income tax returns, making car loans, and offering a matched savings program to
help people improve their education, buy a home or start a business.
Sam Flesner, Principal 4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 294-4500
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.clarkrealty.com
SPONSOR: Chris Hunter, Staff
Clark Realty Brokerage is a startup boutique
Residential Real-Estate firm affiliated with
the Clark brand, changing the way real
estate is done by aligning their interests
with the interests of their clients.
SUPER SALES AND STAGING, INC
Leanne Tucker, Mechanical Engineer
1641 S Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 965-2038
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.supersalesandstaging.com
SPONSOR: Chris Hunter, Staff
Super Sales and Staging, Inc. helps clients
list or sell their home and also assists
in investing/rehabbing/real estate and
staging homes, focusing on the Arlington
and Alexandria areas for marketing.
MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES
C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S !
TWENTY YEARS
A LOOK AHEAD...
Attention Opportunity
Works Volunteers:
The 2013 Campaign
may be over, but it's not
too soon to begin your
outreach for the 2014
campaign! Remember,
all of the new members,
advertisements and
sponsorships you bring
in will count toward your
2014 campaign credit.
How can you get a
jump-start on the 2014
campaign? Join us at the
Membership Information
Reception in October
and bring prospective
members!
WASHINGTON WORKPLACE
FIFTEEN YEARS
DAN KAIN TROPHIES, INC.
DANAHER-SKEWES & ASSOCIATES
TEN YEARS
MINUTEMAN PRESS
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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS NEW MEMBERS MILESTONES
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
FIVE YEARS
ARLINGTON ROTARY CLUB
H&R BLOCK
ADVERTISE YOUR BIZ
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Wednesday, October 23
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
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2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
This event is free but
open to OW volunteers,
Board members, and their
prospective member guests.
With a variety of options, Arlingtonian ads are affordable for any
business with any size budget.
Nonprofits even receive a 30%
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FIND OUT MORE:
[email protected]
703-525-2400
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SCHOLAR'S CUP YP2BL SEMINAR
SCHOLAR'S CUP
Support the Chamber's Scholarship Fund at our Annual Mini-Golf Tournament
Join us on Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park for the 8th Annual Scholar's
Cup Mini-Golf Tournament. This family-friendly and fun for all ages event is a fundraiser for the Arlington Chamber
of Commerce's Scholarship Fund. The evening includes a mini-golf tournament and delicious BBQ dinner from
ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company. The tournament features two tee times, one at 4:00 p.m. and the
other at 5:30 p.m. Music for the event will be deejayed by A Sound Plan.
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100% of the proceeds from the event are put into the Chamber's Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to
several Arlington high school students each year using funds raised through donations and at the annual Scholar's Cup
Tournament. The Chamber's Scholarship Fund is set up through the Arlington Community Foundation.
To register, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or call
703-525-2400. A limited number of ponsorships are still
available. To secure a sponsorship, contact Kate Roche,
Vice President, at [email protected]
Special Thanks
to this year's
Grand Sponsor:
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO BUSINESS LEADERS
The Journey to Becoming a Business Leader
In July, the Chamber joined Ballston BID and the Arlington
Jaycees to present the Young Professionals to Business
Leaders (YP2BL) event. Bringing together young professionals
and business leaders, this new event series features industry
leaders describing their career journeys and answering
questions from the audience about their experiences.
The inaugural event featured Nick Ruscio, the Vice President
of Internal Audit at BAE Systems, Inc. As one of the
youngest VPs at his firm, Ruscio discussed his journey to the
position while balancing work and family. He also answered a
number of questions from the attendees, including questions
about career development and job hopping.
Attendees listening to Nick Ruscio of BAE Systems, Inc.
at the July YP2BL event
Join us for the next event in the YP2BL series on Monday,
September 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ballston BID
LaunchPad location. The September event will feature Philip Sandino with Dominion Power. The event will be catered
by Il Forno Restaurant. Food, beer, wine and soft drinks are included.
To register, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or call 703-525-2400.
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Access to Capital: How SBA Loans Can Grow Your New Business
Are you looking for some extra capital to fund your new business? Have a business idea you're looking to get off the
ground? Join us on Tuesday, September 17 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at Ballston BID's LaunchPad location to learn how you
can utilize SBA loans to grow or start your new business.
Continuing from the success of the SBA event last Spring, the Chamber will focus this event on new businesses and
startups, featuring a panel of experts including a representative from the SBA, a banker, and a business person who has
utilized a SBA loan. The panelists will provide advice on how to take advantage of SBA loans to help the growth of your
new business and enhance its reach.
SBA LOANS SEMINAR
SBA LOANS SEMINAR
Meet the Panelists - Moderating the panel will be Jay E. Reiner, CPA.
Jeanne M. Dodd, Portfolio Manager for EagleBank's SBA Portfolio,
became a Nationally Certified SBA 7(a) Lender after realizing the
need for job creation during the recession and recognizing the ability
and role of the SBA in meeting this need.
Marium Eamen is a Lender Relations Specialist with the SBA
Washington Metropolitan Area District Office.
Richard Rynders is the CEO of Capital English Academy. After
attending the Chamber's Spring SBA event, Rynders acquired an
SBA loan to gain more opportunities to promote and grow his new
business.
703-525-2400. Continential breakfast is provided.
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To register, visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or call
GRAND SPONSOR
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THE CHAMBER SCENE
THE CHAMBER SCENE
T H E
C H A M B E R S C E N E J U LY - A U G U S T
Your Chamber in the Community
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a community builder.
We focus on ways to make the community a better place to work,
live, and visit, while striving to make Arlington’s businesses
stronger and fostering an environment where business can
prosper. In many ways, the success of Arlington is directly tied
to the success of its business community, and the success of the
Arlington Chamber is directly tied to its membership base. This
is why the Chamber's Directors, staff and members are dedicated
to supporting community events and happenings. Below are a
few highlights of the events Chamber staff and Board members
participated in on behalf of the Chamber.
July 25 - PRIME Intern Celebration Breakfast. President Rich
Doud and Vice President Kate Roche attended on behalf of the
Chamber and in support of the Chamber PRIME summer intern,
Joanna.
July 28 - Grand Reopening of the DEA Museum and Visitors
Center. President Rich Doud represented the Chamber.
August 1 - Jim Moran seminar on health care changes with focus
on small business. President Rich Doud represented the Chamber.
Tina Leone, CEO of Ballston BID, and Charlie Sibbald,
Marymount Professor and Entrepreneur, at the BID's
Shark Tank Tuesday event.
August 14 - California Pizza Kitchen Patio Party to showcase
their recently completed renovations. Staff Chris Hunter and Kate Roche attended on behalf of the Chamber. Several
other Chamber members were in attendance.
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August 20 - Ballston BID's Shark Tank Tuesday. Staff Cassie Bate, Amy Fisher and Kate Roche attended on behalf of
the Chamber.
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For same-day appointments and more
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N A T I O N A L
P R E PA R E D N ES S M O N T H
Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
by Grelia Soliz, Emergency Management Specialist, Arlington County
September is National Preparedness
Month, a month-long campaign to
promote emergency preparedness.
Led by the Arlington County Office
of Emergency Management, National
Preparedness Month 2013 will encourage
Arlingtonians to take important
preparedness steps that will greatly
improve their ability to survive and
recover from all types of emergencies,
whether natural or man-made. We’ve
seen it time and time again – most
recently during Derecho and Superstorm Sandy - disasters not only devastate
individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all
sizes. As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help
protect your company, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your
chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.
How can you be a part of this national effort? Here are some ideas:
• Make a personal/ family/ business preparedness plan for disasters or emergencies.
To help you get started, download the Arlington Prepares Mobile App for iPhone
and Android devices. Find additional resources; www.arlingtonva.us/oem
FACEBOOK
You like us, you really like us!
Did you know the Chamber has a
Facebook page?
The Chamber's Facebook is a
great way to show your support
fo the Chamber while staying
informed about Chamber events
and news!
NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT
NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT
Interact with other members,
share your input, and see photos
from the Chamber's most recent
events. You might be in them!
The more you comment and like,
the better chance you have of being picked as the Chamber's "Fan
of the Week!"
Make sure to visit
the Chamber's
Facebook page and
"Like" us!
www.facebook.com/ArlingtonChamberVA
JUST A CLICK AWAY
• Keep an emergency supply kit, including water, non-perishable food and a can
opener, radio and flashlight with extra batteries, extra eye glasses, medications
and special needs products for babies and the elderly, and gather important
documents in a secure location. Tip: Save your documents on a USB flash drive
and leave with family or friend.
• Encourage your staff to become prepared and involved. Volunteer Arlington,
led by the Department of Human Services, is the county’s lead agency for
managing spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers by connecting them to community
agencies in need during an emergency. Residents are recruited and trained to
promote emergency preparedness and manage spontaneous volunteers during
emergencies. To learn more visit www.arlingtonva.us/vest
The Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Arlington invites everyone to
participate in dynamic preparedness events in September and throughout the year.
Visit our webpage; www.arlingtonva.us/oem , for additional resources and a list
of September events. Let us know how we can help you and your business become
resilient. For community preparedness presentations please contact; Grelia Soliz,
Emergency Management Specialist, [email protected]
It’s no secret that the internet
is here to stay. With all kinds of
people using the internet to gather
quick information, businesses
who advertise on the web reach
consumers in a convenient way with the ability to lead consumers
directly to their website.
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• Be informed. Sign up for up-to-the-minute alerts; sources for local emergency
news, visit arlingtonalert.com.
Advertising on the Chamber’s
website gives your business long
term exposure for a very small
investment. There are a range of
advertising levels to fit the needs
and budget of any business.
For a full list, take a look at the
Chamber website.
www.arlingtonchamber.com
About the Chamber > Newsroom >
Promotional Opportunities
MD • DC • VA • www.eAglebAnkCorp.CoM
To advertise, contact:
Arlington : BAllston And rosslyn
AMY FISHER
communications
@arlingtonchamber.org
Merrifield • old town
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ARLINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMNT RAFFLE
GET LINKED
Are you LinkedIn?
Arlington Venture Camp Series Returns
by Cara O'Donnell, Public Relations Manager, Arlington Economic Development
The Chamber's LinkedIn group is a
great way to network with fellow
chamber members, jump in on
interesting discussions, keep up to
date on chamber news and events
and promote your business! Get
started today, visit the Chamber
website for a direct link to the
LinkedIn group!
www.linkedin.com
S EARCH
GROUPS FOR:
ARLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, VA
You can also follow the Chamber's
Company Page on LinkedIn.
S EARCH
COMPANIES FOR:
ARLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, VA
WEB FEATURE
Find ChamberConnect on the Find A
Business page.
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DEALS = GREAT EXPOSURE
This summer has been another exciting one for
entrepreneurial discussions in Arlington with the return of
the very popular and innovative Venture Camp series. Now
in its second year, Venture Camp events have been a forum
for convergence around new ideas in entrepreneurship,
featuring renowned hotshots, nationally-recognized
speakers and cutting-edge companies from around the
region. The seasonal series has attracted hundreds of
entrepreneurs, investors, students, young professionals and
numerous others looking to inject a little innovation into
their lives, companies and organizations. Venture Camp is
presented by the George Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship and sponsored by
Arlington Economic Development and Amplifier Ventures.
Venture Camp kicked off its three-week Summer 2013 series earlier in August with
“Women in Entrepreneurship,” featuring leading female entrepreneurs in the region
discussing the unique challenges women face when starting and maintaining a successful
business. Led by moderator Dana Taylor of Intelligent Ethos, the conversation featured
Paul Singh of 500 Startups and several leading women entrepreneurs in the region.
The next series installment discussed “Immigration and Entrepreneurship,” a lively
discussion focusing on immigrant entrepreneurial spirit and the implications
of immigration reform for entrepreneurs. The panel included several immigrant
entrepreneurs who have truly found the “American Dream,” the panel discussed how
these entrepreneurs found success, the opportunities our country has to offer and
insight on possible immigration reforms.
The 2013 Summer Venture Camp series wrapped up with a unique demonstration and
discussion around the world of “Wearable Computing,” discussing not only the muchanticipated Google Glass, but other technologies on the horizon that are certain to
change how we use and process mobile devices.
Overall, more than 300 people attended the summer Venture Camp opportunities.
FALL OUTING RAFFLE
Have great deals to share with
other Chamber members and
the Arlington community? The
Arlington Chamber website has a
coupon section where members
can post coupons for free! Gain
visibility for your organization on
our website while driving more
business.
To post a coupon for your
business using this member
benefit, visit:
www.arlingtonchamber.org/coupons
You can choose to make your
offer available to the public or to
Chamber members only. It’s also
a great way for you to find deals
from other Chamber members!
Questions? Contact:
CASSIE BATE
[email protected]
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ARLINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Raffle to Win Hockey Stick Signed by Mike Green
The Chamber is raffling off a
Washington Capitals hockey stick
autographed by defenseman Mike
Green. The winner of the raffle
will be drawn during the barbeque
reception and awards ceremony at the
Fall Outing on Tuesday, October 22.
Raffle tickets are $10 each or three
for $25. To purchase tickets prior to
the tournament, call the Chamber at
703-525-2400 or visit the Fall Outing
event webpage on the Chamber
website at www.arlingtonchamber.org and click the "Register" button. The winner does
not need to be present during the raffle drawing to win the prize. Special thanks to the
Washington Capitals for donating the autographed hockey stick.
If you would like to attend the Fall Outing, either as a golfer or just an attendee of the
barbeque reception, register online at www.arlingtonchamber.org/events.
by Jim Whelan, Proactive Smart Business Thinking, LLC
At the July 31sth Roundtable, Devin Gallagher, Staff Producer of Arlington
Independent Media, presented lessons learned while working with clients producing
video. He outlined the five key issues to consider when developing a video program.
Concept Development
What kind of media marketing strategy do you want to create for your business?
• Commercial
• Infomercial
• PSA/Call to Action
• Awareness Video
• Video of an event or Gala
Determining Your Audience
Who will watch the video?
• Age demographic: seniors, youth, adults, men, women?
How will they watch it?
• On your website, on TV, on social media outlets?
What do you want them to do?
• Visit your business, purchase goods online?
Hiring a Video Professional
Prices structures
• What skills and equipment they should provide vs. what you are expected to
provide?
Scope of work
• What should you expect a production professional to complete when you hire
one for a job? (i.e. when you hire a videographer, don’t expect the videographer
to edit the footage)
Jargon
• What words you should know so media jargon doesn’t bamboozle you?
Stages of Production
What goes into the parts of each phase of production?
• Pre-Production
• Production
• Post Production
Distribution
How do you want to distribute your commercial?
• YouTube
• Vimeo
• Website host
What's the Bottom Line?
• Invest time and effort in the preliminaries
• Have a script written and practice it
• Come up with a complete budget
• Concentrate on the audio as well as the video
• Do everything to eliminate Post Production requirements that are expensive
• Don’t assume someone else will think of everything or do something outside
of their job
The Chamber's monthly Small
Business Roundtable offers an
important educational opportunity to smaller businesses. The
roundtable discussion, facilitated
by Jim Whelan, expert strategic
planner with Proactive Smart
Business Thinking, LLC, allows
business people to learn from
their peers and knowledgeable
experts for free!
REGISTER NOW:
SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Implementing Video Strategies: Taking the First Steps
ROUNDTABLE
SEPTEMBER
SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
SEPTEMBER 25
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Chamber Board Room
The Small Business
Roundtable, a free
member benefit
of the Arlington
Chamber of Commerce, is an open
forum discussion
sponsored by The
Business Bank.
The roundtable, facilitated by
Jim Whelan of Proactive Smart
Business Thinking, LLC, discusses
topics essential to the success
of small businesses. It is free for
members, though registration
is required, and is held the last
Wednesday of each month in the
Chamber Board Room.
GRAND SPONSOR
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SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
GET INVOLVED
Join a committee! Chamber
committees include:
Ambassador
Community Action
Communications
Education and Workforce
Development
Gala/Silent Auction
Government Affairs and
Economic Development
Green Business
Membership Development
To join, contact the Chamber:
703-525-2400
[email protected]
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Arlington, Virginia 22203
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The mission of the Arlington Chamber
of Commerce is to strengthen
businesses and the economic
environment for those who work, live
and do business in Arlington.
The vision of the Arlington Chamber
of Commerce is to be the essential
partner for business success.
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Our team knows Arlington business and cares about
its community. We are accessible, approachable and
helpful. Please stop by for a visit or give us a call.
We're here for you.
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