From the Chief Visionary
...and building relationships in the government sector is
Here's a follow up from my comments last month about our new and
greatly improved Member Directory. - The CVO
For the last year, we've printed 1, 000 directories each quarter and
distributed them to Members, friends, influencers and
decision-makers from Government and Industry and other stakeholders of
the Government Sector.
This quarter (which still has two months left in it) we've already mailed
and delivered more than eight-hundred directories, which means we'll be
calling Victor at Corridor Printing to have a supplemental
My reason for sharing this information with you? We spoke to our Advisory
Board and our Members and now have ad space for sale in the
directory. You can purchase a sponsorship for an inside cover, back
cover, or you can purchase a quarter, half or full-page interior ad.
You can click here to view the
electronic version, but you really do need to see the print copy because
it is absolutely outstanding!
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!
As our memories of the events that
took place on September 11th are refreshed, let us not
forget our obligation as stakeholders of the Government Sector, to
provide the best products, services and solutions we can, in support of
the mission goals of our Nation's Civilian, Defense, Law Enforcement
and Intelligence Agencies.
our duty as Citizens.
This Thursday at
the Tower Club, join us as the Washington Breakfast Club
welcomes COL James Lien, Commander of the White House Communications
Agency which is responsible for ensuring the President, Vice President,
named successors, White House staff, National Security Council, United
States Secret Service, and White House Military Office are able to
communicate under all conditions of peace and war. Visit our events
calendar to register today.
ASBC has joined forces with General Counsel, P.C. to host the Fourth Annual FORE Charity Golf
Tournament at Old Hickory (Woodbridge, VA) on Friday, October 3rd.
This event will raise money to support two great charities, Great
Explorations and Fisher House through their partner
CharityWorks. There are sponsorships available and a Lexus for
whomever can sink a hole-in-one! We're set for a Noon shotgun start and
end the day with a great cocktail reception and awards dinner. Visit
the event site at www.forecharitygolf.org.
We are pleased to announce the formation of the POCx
Women's Group which will be lead by Angela Dingle, President
and CEO of Ex Nihilo Management. As the name implies, this
leadership focused group is for Women Presidents, Owners and Chief
Executives of member companies and will provide a forum for these
business leaders to continue their growth and development, share their
success models and learn from one another. A kickoff meeting is
scheduled for October 10th.
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
Speak! Blogs and Articles
One 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.
E-Verify: What You Need to Know
by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.
Advocacy office says small firms
deserve break on E-Verify (Government Executive)
Collateral by Allen Schirmer of United Bank
Loan Covenants by Allen
Schirmer of United Bank
Contracts, Law and
Non-Competition Agreements - Are
Your Company's Agreements Enforceable by Merritt Green of General
Protesting an Award Decision
without Antagonizing your Government Customer by William Welch,
General Counsel, P.C.
Life In The ASBC: Kudos From Our Members
We're always being asked "What is it about The ASBC
that your Members like so much?" So we decided to let our Members
This one is from Associate Member, Joe Shlikas,
President/CEO of Tikras Technology Solutions Corp..
"So far, I've gotten more out of my ASBC membership in one day
than I have using all the other's I've paid for and used for an entire
Click here for other Member
Welcome to The ASBC! (Our Member Update)
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.
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,
Exchange (Trusted Service Provider) programs.
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.
join us as we welcome the newest and recently renewed Members of The
New to the CORE™
Path Technologies, Inc.
Millenium Tek, Inc.
CX Trusted Service Providers
Corridor Printing, Inc.
Additions to the General Membership:
Mark Belen, L-1 Identity Solutions
Russ Blazer, Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Mike Christopher, TFI
Peter Cook, Peter S. Cook & Associates
Wesley Cooper, Cooper Photonics, Inc.
Michael Friedenberg, CorasWorks
William L. Gibson, WLG Consulting
Christopher C. Hayes, Facchina Global Services, LLC
Jodi L. Johnson, Oberon Associates, A Stanley Company
Jean Kamdem, President, SIO Construction
Richard Lewis, Wells Fargo Business Credit
Ron Mattingly, Summit Solutions
Gary W. Moore, Allstate Floors & Construction, Inc.
Leon J. Murphey, MasterPeace Solutions, Ltd.
Larry Newman, Spatial Systems Associates, Inc.
Sharon Payne, Sharon Payne Proprietorship
Richard L. Popovich, FEDITC, LLC
Tristan Sargent, Teraprox LLC
Keith Scott, Diverse Systems Group, LLC
Emily Y. Summers, Market Torque, LLC
Kevin Terrell, KT Consulting, Inc.
Toya Thompson-Tucker, Independent Consultant
Eileen Turcotte, Computer Investigative Associates
Emmanuel Blackwell, The Training Institute of Washington DC
Lucey, TKC Integration Services (Associate)
Kossler Jones and Company,
LLC (Coalition Exchange)
Mission Essential Personnel
formerly Aegis Mission Essential Personnel (Small Business,
Next Tier Concepts
Signs by Saenz (Small
Business-Select and Coalition Exchange)
Navigator International, LLC
The Chief Visionary Blog: Me An Opinion?
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.
Making Noise for Small Business
Did you read the article published by Matthew Weigelt
in FCW on August 25th entitled Making noise for small business?
You should as it was a good article highlighting some of the activities
underway by many folks serving as OSDBU's and OSBPO's who are genuinely
committed to creating parity for small business while keeping the best
interests of their agency in the forefront.
Click here for the entire blog
-The Chief Visionary
In The News: Members and The ASBC
Simply 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.
The ASBC Members Make the Inc.
Several of our Member Companies recognized as 2008 Top
Government Services Companies.
The ASBC Events Update
Join us at the September 2008 Washington Breakfast Club
(WBC) as we welcome COL James Lien, USA, Commander, White House
Communications Agency (WHCA). Space is limited for each WBC event so
Mark your calendar for the following events:
9/17 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- Tower Club
9/18 -- Washington Breakfast Club™
9/19 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- La Madeleine, Columbia, MD
9/25 -- The ASBC's of Government Contracting: Is it Right for You?
9/25 -- The ASBC's of Government Contracting: Entering the
Government Sector -- Webinar
9/26 -- Trades and General Services Monthly Breakfast Meeting --
Teqcorner, McLean, VA
For information on these and other events hosted by The ASBC, click here.
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.
appreciate the continued support of our friends and colleagues in
Government and Industry.
See you next month!
Guy and Margaret Timberlake