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!
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!
Andrew Clark led another non-profits panel discussion at Industrious for the Tysons Chamber. At the Courthouse location, he moderated the 2019 Charity to Change event. Erin Fuller, Tucker Wannamaker, and Sid Ghatak were on the panel in particular for their experience in charitable organizations.
Once the panelists were introduced the topic really took off. To illustrate the common challenges in working with their organizations, their comments seemed to resonate with the audience. Being that they all had similar experiences, they were receptive to suggestions, and strategies going forward. In short, this was another well-received event by Andrew. His series of bringing together nonprofits has connected leaders in these organizations. They do important work, but need each other’s support to be successful. I look forward to the next one!