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State of The ASBC Monthly Newsletter - August 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Guy Timberlake
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The State of The ASBC

Business in the government sector is all about relationships...
...and building relationships in the government sector is our business.

Information, Relationships And Access For The Government Sector

AUG 2008

 

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From the Chief Visionary

Guy Bob Larry


...and building relationships in the government sector is our business.

Time to give kudos where kudos are due!

Have you seen our new Member Directory?

You can click here to view the electronic version, but you really do need to see the print copy because it is absolutely outstanding!

First and foremost Maggie, my partner (and wife and boss and...) poured her heart into this new improved directory to ensure that anyone reviewing it could find any of our Members easily. Whether they are looking for someone by Company Name, Associate Name, SocioEconomic Designation, NAICS Code or Industry Descriptors, there are multiple cross-referenced indexes now available.

Before we implemented any changes, we reached out to our Marketing Advisory Committee (AIMSA) and tapped Sally Behnam of Design 4 Future, LLC who provided significant input for the new design and layout concept.

 In addition to the 'ease of use' features, we've also added the the ability for Members to enhance the listings they receive as part of membership, and also a limited number of ad pages and sponsor pages.

For more information on enhancing your member listing or buying an ad or full-page sponsorship, click here!

Peace!
GT

 

 

 

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Greetings!

We hope you've been having a great summer and enjoying the performances by the athletes olympics2008at the Olympics! Anybody see Team USA take the Gold Medal  (and take down France) in the process of setting a world record during the 4x100M Relay. Awesome!!!

For those of you selling to the government, we hope you made plans and developed the necessary intelligence and relationships earlier in the year in order to maximize on fourth quarter spending.

A few sections in the newsletter have changed so we can bring more useful information to you as you do business throughout the year while highlighting contributions by our Members.

Keep an eye out for announcements regarding new partnerships in support of our Market Intelligence Committee.


Time for us to get back to work! We have more relationships to develop and more market intelligence to acquire to help our Members find, win and deliver against requirements in support of the agencies and contractors of the Government!

Our Members Speak! Blogs and Articles

 
rssOne of the features of The ASBC's new web portal is the community blog where multiple topics are presented and discussed by The ASBC and our Members. In addition to the Chief Visionary Blog and InfoBlog, we also host the blogs of our Professional and Executive Development Committee Silos. NOTE:  All site blogs are available via RSS (Really Simple Syndication).

Read below to see the latest from our Members in the Silos of Excellence community blogs.

helpwantedHuman Resources:

Non-Competition Agreements by Merritt Green of General Counsel, P.C.

Rule mandates E-Verify for contractor employees (Washington Technology)


money stackFinance and Accounting:

FDIC Insurance by Allen Schirmer of United Bank

Third Party Valuation Considerations for Proposed Mergers by Sean Sebastian of Merrill of Advisory Group


lawABD150Contracts, Law and Compliance:

End of Year Contract Buying Tips by Courtney Fairchild of Global Services, Inc.

Suspension and Debarment: Two Words No Government Contractor Wants to Hear by Merritt Green of General Counsel, P.C. 

 

 

Life In The ASBC: Kudos From Our Members

business discussionWe're always being asked "What is it about The ASBC that your Members like so much?" So we decided to let our Members tell you.

This one is from
Small Business-Select Member, Jae Collins, Chief Operating Officer of Prime Solutions.

"The ASBC is definitely what you make of it. The motivated and organized companies will use The ASBC like a business springboard."

Click here for other Member testimonials.

 

 

Welcome to The ASBC! (Our Member Update)

welcome

Membership in The ASBC is available to all persons and organizations seeking to aide in and/or benefit  from the pursuit of the Vision, Mission and Activities of The ASBC, and those who are willing to conduct themselves in accordance with The ASBC Standards of Conduct.

The ASBC offers three classes of membership.

General Membership
- Includes our Associate membership program which is open to all individual professionals.

CORE™ Membership - Is available to eligible companies offering goods and services in support of government agency requirements (direct or indirect) and those companies providing essential goods and services in support of government contractors. Participation in the CORE™ Membership is limited to companies qualifying for the Small Business, PrimeConnection™ and Coalition Exchange (Trusted Service Provider) programs.

Government Membership - The Goverment Access program supports Government Workers and Agencies with market research, outreach and supplier diversity assistance. Public and Unlisted user profiles are available.

Please join us as we welcome the newest and recently renewed Members of The ASBC.

 

New to the CORE™ Membership:

 

Small Business Members

Evans & Chambers Technology, LLC

Storage Strategies, Inc. (SSI)

Sierra Peaks


CX Trusted Service Providers

Pleasant Valley Business Solutions


Additions to the General Membership:

 

Associate Members

Seth Carter, Cardinal Bank
Janet Cooper-Pitts, JCP Productions Inc.
Bob Ward, Robert E. Ward & Associates, P.C.
Michael Osredker, Tercon, Inc.
Douglas Norton, CALIBRE Systems
Sam Kanaga, ContractDesk
Brian Flood, Aequus Strategy Group
Kelly Flodstrom, KBMS Global
Nick Dunn, Sentient Corporation

Newly Renewed Members:


Judy Bradt, Summit Insight (Associate)
Woody Elam, ESystems (Associate)

Rick Yost, Nicor Global (Associate)

Valorem Corporation (Small Business-Select)

Bogart Associates of Northern Virginia (Small Business)

Defined Business Strategies (Coalition Exchange)

SOCRATIQ (Small Business-Select)

FTDATA (Small Business-Select)

Best Value Technology, Inc. (Small Business)

 

 

The Chief Visionary Blog: Me An Opinion?

ABD150The Chief Visionary Blog is where I look forward to posting information about the progress of The ASBC, small business and federal contracting. I welcome feedback, concepts and more from anyone and everyone with an interest in what we do.

Do the market research to define your market research

businessman questionI just answered a question on LinkedIn from a company that wanted to find good online resource for government business opportunities. It's a fair and legit question. But something in the question and some of the responses triggered something for me, which caused me to have to make this entry in the CVO Blog.

Click here to view the entire blog entry.


-The Chief Visionary

 

In The News: Members and The ASBC

guy hinklerSimply put, here are some  recent articles highlighting our Members and The ASBC organization.

If you happen to see our Members in the news, send us the link so we can include it next time.

Kathy Benson (Office Remedies, Inc.) is SmartCEO Bravo! Women Business Achievement Award Winner
Congratulations to Kathy Benson for being one of the Greater Washington Area's winners!

Five Card Draw
Here's what happened when a reporter from Washington Business Journal paid us a visit at Business Over Breakfast at the Tower Club.

Washington Technology Rising Stars
Congrats to Carey Bandler on receiving this recognition!


 

The ASBC Events Update

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Join us at the August 2008 Washington Breakfast Club (WBC) as we welcome LTG Richard Zahner, USA, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) for Warfighter Support. Space is limited for each WBC event so register today!

Mark your calendar for the following events:


8/21 -- Washington Breakfast Club

8/27 -- HR Over Breakfast™ -- Teqcorner, Mclean, VA

9/4 -- NAVIGATOR Breakfast Meeting -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

9/5 -- SBINT Presentation Meeting -- CTC Annapolis Junction, MD

9/17 -- Washington Breakfast Club™ -- Tower Club

For information on these and other events hosted by The ASBC, click here.

 

 


Our Mission:

With emphasis on the growth and development of small companies, our mission is to provide Government and Industry with a trusted collaborative resource by which productive business relationships are formed resulting in quality engagements that contribute to the successful achievement of the mission goals and objectives of the agencies of the United States Government.

We appreciate the continued support of our friends and colleagues in Government and Industry.

 

See you next month!

Regards,
Guy and Margaret Timberlake

 



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