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State of The ASBC Newsletter - - September 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 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

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From the Chief Visionary

Guy Bob Larry

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

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 order printed.

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!





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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.

It's our duty as Citizens.

whcaThis 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.
Golf anyone?

The 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

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We are pleased to announce the
angeladingleformation 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 Government!

Our Members Speak! Blogs and Articles

rssABD150One 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:

E-Verify: What You Need to Know by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.

Advocacy office says small firms deserve break on E-Verify (Government Executive)

money stackFinance and Accounting:

Government Contracting Collateral by Allen Schirmer of United Bank

Loan Covenants by Allen Schirmer of United Bank

lawContracts, Law and Compliance:

Non-Competition Agreements - Are Your Company's Agreements Enforceable by Merritt Green of General Counsel, P.C.

Protesting an Award Decision without Antagonizing your Government Customer by William Welch, 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 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 year."

Click here for other Member testimonials.



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.

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

Path Technologies, Inc.

Millenium Tek, Inc.

CX Trusted Service Providers

Corridor Printing, Inc.

Additions to the General Membership:


Associate Members

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

Newly Renewed Members:

Dennis Lucey, TKC Integration Services (Associate)

Kossler Jones and Company, LLC (Coalition Exchange)

Mission Essential Personnel
formerly Aegis Mission Essential Personnel (Small Business, Founding Member)

Next Tier Concepts (Small Business)

Signs by Saenz (Small Business-Select and Coalition Exchange)

Navigator International, LLC  (Small Business-Select)



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.

Making Noise for Small Business

businessman questionDid 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 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.

The ASBC Members Make the Inc. 5000 List!
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 register today!

Mark your calendar for the following events:

9/17 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- Tower Club Tysons

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? -- Webinar

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.



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!

Guy and Margaret Timberlake


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