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State of The ASBC eNewsletter - November 2008

Sunday, November 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. Access.        Are You a Member Yet?
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In This Issue
Our Members Speak!
The Chief Visionary Blog
Life In The ASBC
In The News:
The ASBC Events Update
From the Chief Visionary
Guy Bob Larry

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

The presidential election is over and the nation has made its choice. Next January, change will arrive but what will it mean to you and your business interests in the government sector?

Some change is already here such as the recent GAO and Federal Appeals Court rulings, both with potential ramifications to all of government contracting and specifically small business contracting and subcontracting. Stay alert and stay informed and use your appointed representatives to express your opinions. Don't let someone else make decisions for you which may impede or deny you business opportunities.

On April 23rd, The ASBC will celebrate our five years of service to the stakeholders of Government Sector with a day-long conference at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons, VA. We hope you'll join us as we present special editions of the Washington Breakfast Club, a Lunch Keynote, Annual Membership Meeting and finally, the 2009 Anniversary Reception and Awards Dinner featuring presentations of The ASBC Member Awards.

It's going to be a great time and we hope to see you there!


Click here for a brief message from Maggie and I regarding our fifth year.
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Let's start by welcoming the newest Members of The ASBC Community!

Say "hello" to the newest Associate Members of The ASBC:

CapitalManagement Consulting, LLC 
Carter Technology Consulting, Inc.
PlanateManagement Group LLC
TheIV&V Group, Inc.
SJConsulting & Associates, LLC 
InterfaceFinancial Group
ShephardSound Solutions
ElementalSolutions, LLC
ITFusion Experts, Inc
TIBCOSoftware Inc
Fanningand Associates
AdvantageSCI, LLC 
AccessNational Bank
KeenTechnology Consultants, Inc. 
Media& Communications Strategies, LLC
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
BarristerGlobal Services Network, Inc.
PierceCapital Partners

...the most recent Government Access registrations:

Federal Aviation Administration

Arlington BRAC Transition Center (Arlington Economic Development)

...and our recently renewed Members:

Small Business
Management Support Technology, Inc.

Small Business-Select
Structured Technology Solutions, Inc.

Results Leadership Group

Matthew Moving Company

Coalition Exchange (CX)
Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc.

Livingstone Financial Group, LLC

Tracy Presentation Skills

United Bank

Asset Funding Solutions

Kadix Systems (DRC)
The Fearthainne Group
Rose Financial Services

Welcome (and re-welcome) aboard to you all!

UPDATE: Current News and Information

Washington Breakfast Club on Thursday

As weclose in on the final days of the current presidential administration,changes impacting your ability to do business in the government sectorare abound. These changes are related to how contracts are issued, whomthey are issued by, criteria for pursuing these opportunities and thenature of set-aside programs across the board.

How will this impact you?

wbc transOn November 20th, the Washington Breakfast Club welcomes retired Marine Corps Colonel and current Congressional Liaison, Art White,to discuss the forthcoming transfer or power in January. Art willdiscuss how the changes associated with the transition can and likelywill impact government contractors, what you should expect and bestways to prepare. This is intended to be an interactive event so plan tocome with your questions and concerns.

Click here to register for the Washington Breakfast Club this Thursday

Washington Technology
Small business program declared unconstitutional

Government Executive
Decision in Defense procurement case could set precedent

2008 Holiday Mixer - December 10th!
SAVE THE DATE!!! The ASBC once again takes over the Atrium at the Tower Club as we celebrate the season with the 2008 Holiday Mixer at the Tower Club. This year, we'll be working to benefit the Tigerlily Foundation, a group started by breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo to provide awareness and education to young women.

In addition to an open bar, great hors d'oeuvres and lots and lots of great networking, we'll have a silent auction featuring FUN items like a Flightseeing Tour for two of Harpers Ferry, Frederick, MD or Easton, MD. How about Rock Climbing Lessons for three at SportRock? Maybe a New Car - The Easy Way with the help of J.J. Gertler, Washington correspondent for Road & Track?

C'mon out and have a great time and help us benefit Tigerlily Foundation on December 10th at the Tower Club!


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:

Workers Compensation - Mutually Beneficial by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.
People Matter - Now More Than Ever
by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.

money stackFinance and Accounting

Considering the Capital Gains Tax Risk by Edward Hsieh, Merrill Advisory Group

General Conditions for Revenue Recognition for Service Based Contracts by Calvin Scott, Jr. The CTS Group, LLC

Contracts, Law and Compliance:

Keep watch on 'Rule of Two' by

The best of Teaming without the hassle - GSA Contractor Team Arrangements
by Courtney Fairchild, Global Services, Inc.

process graphicBusiness Development and Capture

Welcome to the BD/Capture Silo blog by Marc Zoellner, Accella Consulting
The Chief Visionary Blog: Me An Opinion?

The Chief Visionary Blog is where I publish information about theprogress of The ASBC and updates related to doing business in the government sector.

Business is business except when it's small business

gt mic headshotWe're living in tumultuous times. The economy is bottoming out, hard working people are losing their homes, their jobs, their savings and their benefits, just to cite a few of the challenges facing many Americans.

Click here to view the entire blog entry.

-The Chief Visionary
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.

Click here to view our latest testimonial submitted by Jennifer Bisceglie, President of InTEROS Solutions, Inc.

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.

Click on the following links to see the latest accomplishments of The ASBC Members.

Delta Decisions of DC featured in Washington Women's Journal

Signs by Saenz interviewed by NBC4 TV about presidential election impact (Nov 5th)

The ASBC Events Update
Join us at the November 2008 Washington Breakfast Club (WBC) as we welcome Congressional Liaison and retired Marine Corps Colonel, Art White, who will lead a discussion on the impact of the upcoming transfer of power in January, and how it will impact your government sector business. Space is limited for each WBC event so register today!

Mark your calendar for the following events:

11/18 -- ASBC Toastmasters Kickoff-- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

11/19 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- Tower Club Tysons

11/20 -- Washington Breakfast Club-- Tower Club Tysons

11/21 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- La Madeleine, Columbia, MD

12/2 -- ASBC Toastmasters -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

12/4 -- The ASBC's of Government Contracting: Discussion Group (CORE Members) -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

12/9 -- The ASBC's of Government Contracting: Discussion Group (CORE Members) -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

12/10 -- The ASBC 2008 Holiday Mixer to benefit Tigerlily Foundation  -- Tower Club Tysons, Vienna, VA

12/11 -- [HR Over Breakfast] Leveraging Retirement Plan to Attract and Retain Employees -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

12/12 -- POCx Women's Groupw/Maimah Karmo, Tigerlily Foundation (Members Only) -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

12/16 -- ASBC Toastmasters -- Teqcorner, McLean, VA

For information on these and other events hosted by The ASBC, click here.
Time for us to get back to work!

We have more relationships to develop and more market information to acquire to help our Members find, win and deliver against requirements of government agencies and their contractors!

See you next month!

Guy and Margaret Timberlake

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