Hitting the ground running in 2020 is important for the Tysons Chamber Board. Not only do they have Signature Events that require months of planning, they also have new initiatives on the table. Also, they have some new board members this year that are enthusiastic to put their stamp on the Chamber with their expertise!
If making ‘Connections that Matter’ is the goal of the Tysons Chamber, by all means this retreat fit the bill. Stone Tower Winery is a beautiful venue for this gathering. With the size of the group, they were seated in a private tasting room. As can be seen in the photos, the table was set up in between large fermenting barrels. A sommelier poured a selection of wines for tasting. After all the tasting, the group met for lunch and continued the planning for 2020. It should be a great year for the Chamber!
Dr. Maureen Mcintosh-Alberts is an executive personal coach. From her office, she manages a team that helps leaders attain higher levels for their organizations. Her home is her office, library, and meeting space for group work. At this time, I came to photograph her in the spaces where she does her work. For branding shoots, it is important to illustrate where people get inspiration, and do their best work.
Inside her home, Dr. Maureen has created a space for deep thinking and analysis. With lots of colors, and textures, it also gives a creative feeling. This is an area where clients are looking to find novel answers, so this environment fosters that. With a couple of flashes, I was able to light her and her rooms nicely.
In her library, she had an incredible collection of books. Moreover, she had an impressive collection of large printed photographs that her husband created. Without a doubt, this was my favorite are for photos. She is an academic, and these books contributed to where she and her business is today. It was a perfect setting to illustrate her growing brand!
The Tysons Chamber held the 2020 Board Installation last week at the Tysons Tower Club. Indeed he is building on projects started last year to grow the Chamber. Likewise he had the support of a larger board to attain these ambitious goals. During his presentation, he encouraged involvement even if it would be new for the coming year.
On this occasion, a panel comprised of member-companies discussed their experiences with the Chamber. ‘Connections that Matter’ is the tagline on all of the materials for events. In brief, the workshops, mixers, and committees foster the opportunities for making these connections. The panel explained these connections, and how they have contributed to their success.
Networking is of course a big part of attending. After the ‘hard part’ of the swearing in, connections were starting immediately. Best of luck in 2020!