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The world’s largest bake sale. With a $140 million dollar short fall in the Fairfax County School budget were are not sure that bake sales are going to help cover the gap! What are you ideas and what would you do if you were the School Superintendent who had to make that decision

Join us to learn from Karen herself what she thinks we will have to do to cover the gap and make the numbers work. We will learn about her that on education in America and where we need to be focusing our energies for preparing our children for careers we have yet to even imagine.
Wednesday, November 8, 2013 registration opens at 11:30am – 1:30pm

8000 Towers Crescent Dr.
Suite 1700
Vienna, VA

Have a great week! 




P.S. A lot of you have been asking if we do social media training, consulting and speaking. Of course we do, and if you would like to learn more about how a great and easy to follow social media strategy and plan can help you grow your business drop us a note at info@successinthecity.org and let us know if you would like to learn more. 



Thank you to Socially Ahead, our new Social Media Tip of the Week Contributor

Socially Ahead

Our Social Media Tip(s) of the Week is ZombieBooth Alive in 3D 


ZombieBooth Alive in 3D


       Sometimes you just feel like being a        Zombie!          

ZombieBooth takes advantage of the popularity of image-morphing apps to transform your face into a zombie, and for the most part it works very well. With a few added quirks and some interesting features to boot, ZombieBooth does more than other similarly themed apps, creating a surprisingly lifelike experience that can be somewhat creepy.

The app is free, and available in both iPhone and Android the effects are pretty incredible, and the results are fun to watch. If you are a zombie fan, this is a fun app to take for a spin and even creep your kids out.


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 Conversations with A Very Prominent Woman, Karen Garza!  
Brought to you by Success in the City and The Tower Club Women2Women Committee! 

Karen Garza, Superintendent of Schools    

Dr. Karen Garza was named the Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools on July 1, 2013. Dr. Garza is the first woman Superintendent in the school system’s history.


A veteran educator, Dr. Garza comes to FCPS from Lubbock, TX where she has served as Superintendent of Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) since 2009. Under her leadership, the district experienced significant gains in student achievement, while reducing the achievement gap in science, math, and social studies. She was also able to implement a strategic plan that increased graduation/completion rates. read more





The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Dr.

Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 

Friday, November 8th, 2013
11:30am registration – 1:30pm

Registration through Oct. 30 – $49

Registration after Oct. 30 $59

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 Working Mom’s Luncheon with Teri Cochrane   
Where dessert is served with therapy!


Teri Cochrane is the CEO and founder of Healing Paths. With the ever increasing number of children (and adults) suffering from life threatening allergies we know that our environment, food additives, toxic chemicals and things we may even be aware of are impacting our health and the health of our children. Teri found herself caring for her own child who was slowly waning with little hope from his doctors that he would even be able to escape seizures and would most likely never grow into a normal life or body. Teri will speak about health for mothers and their children and share how her son’s health was the catalyst to find the answers through nutrition and more for fighting back and claiming a healthy life! read more




7863L Tysons Corner, McLean, VA 22102

Friday, November 12th, 2013
11:30am registration – 1:30pm

Registration through Oct 30 – $49

Registration after Nov 1 – $59


 Spy vs Spy 
The secret of stealing, selling and keeping secrets!


Join us for a compelling interview and conversation with our guest panelists:   

Luke Bencie

Managing Director of Security Management International, LLC; author of “Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler”


Brian E. Finch

Partner of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, head of the firm’s Global Security Practice; named by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011 as one of the top 40 lobbyists and a Fox Special reporter on security


Ladi Carballosa

Former FBI Chief in the Practical Applications Unit; Interim Deputy Director of Law Enforcement for the Counter Terrorism Center of the CIA




8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Suite 1700, Vienna, VA

Friday, November 14th, 2013
5:30am registration – 1:30pm

Registration – $30
Includes 2 drink tickets 

Save The Dates! 


 CEO Chick Chat with Alexa Raad – Tuesday, Dec 3, 2014
The breakfast with champions 


CEO Chick Chat with Shelly Porges – Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
The breakfast with champions

PowerUp with The Quantum Physics of Success – Thur, Mar 6, 2014
Applying the actual principles of Quantum Physics              



Thank you Zero Point Leadership

for sponsoring our new –

Brain Science Tip of The Week! 

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain!

A small new study suggests the brain responds to Oreo cookies quite like it responds to actual drugs – at least if you’re a rat. The “pleasure center” of the brain, the nucleus accumbens, apparently gets just as activated in response to Oreos as it does to cocaine and morphine, which could actually have some major public health implications.
Joseph Schroeder, associate professor of psychology and director of the behavioral neuroscience program, and Lauren Cameron ’14 found that eating Oreos activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than exposure to drugs of abuse. 
You can read more in this article in the Connecticut College News as well as read
about it in Forbes
The 2013 Americas Neuroleadership Conference will be held here in Washington, DC from November 5th – 8th

Use referral code Zeropoint if you decide to register!

in-SIGHT TV interviews Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute 
in-SIGHT TV interviews Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute



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