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!
The Tysons Chamber held the 2019 Tysons 2050 this week at the McLean Hilton in short to envision the future. Being a signature event for the Chamber, a lot of work went into this evening to demonstrate the reach of the Chamber. Not only were there 3 different panels of speakers, but the atrium had a technology expo with area companies presenting. Similarly to previous years, Live, Work, and Play panels spoke in the ballroom. Given that some large projects were recently approved, there was a buzz in the room. Visions of 2050 were already in motion at the present time!
Prior to the start of the panel presentations, there was plenty of time for networking. Given that making connections is the main goal of the Chamber, this achieved that end. Equally important to the panel photos is seeing how and where people make business connections. Afterwards I sent these images to the marketing committee. On this occasion there was plenty to showcase why people should join.
2019 Tysons 2050
Since I could not make last year’s event, this was a new setup for me. Although I have been in this ballroom many times for dance events, this was a new physical layout. Thus I knew where to setup lights so I could make some better images in this dark room!
Recently I photographed an Open Mic Night event for TEDxTysons. In similar fashion to popular talent shows on TV, potential speakers are pulled out of the audience. Even though they would not be giving a full talk, they would give a preview for judges and the audience to review. There was an initial call for applications so there was some culling before the event. 25 speakers then had their chance in front of the audience to pitch their talk.
Open Mic Night TEDxTysons – Speakers
At stake during this event was an opportunity to give a full talk at the upcoming main event this fall! Not only were they competing against each other, but there was an encouraging spirit in the crowd. Even with all the culling, there was still just a small chance of having the main stage this fall. Contestants were encouraging and supportive throughout the night. For sure, even if they were not picked this time, there are future TEDx speakers that gave their first looks tonight!