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State of The ASBC eNewsletter - - January 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Guy Timberlake
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The State of The ASBC
eNewsletter


"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?
JAN 2009
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In This Issue
Update!
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

The ASBC... A Culture of Collaboration and Success.

What a historic day!

We have a new President which also means a new vision for how our Nation will move forward from this point. Regardless of your political affiliation, we as Americans have a duty to support the President as he executes the duties of his office. The ASBC extends our best wishes to the President and his family as they start a new chapter in their lives.

2009: The ASBC Fifth Anniversary
5th Anniversary

Speaking of new chapters, this year we celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of The American Small Business Coalition (Whew!) and as you can imagine, we have lots of plans for new programs and benefits for our Members, new recognition programs inclusive of the membership and others in the Government Sector, and a day-long event on April 23rd at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons that will feature a special Washington Breakfast Club morning keynote speaker, special lunchtime keynote speaker, morning and afternoon breakout sessions and a great evening reception and awards dinner to cap off the celebration.

We will also host a complimentary State of The ASBC Annual Membership Meeting that afternoon.

We look forward to celebrating and prospering with you all during this year of change!

Peace!

GT

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Greetings!

Welcome to our new President!

We are living in a time of change and we wish President Obama our very best as he assumes the duties of Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.

NOTE: No events are planned this week!

Now, please join us as we welcome the newest Members of The ASBC Community!

Here are our newest Associate Members:


Associate (B2G) Members
CPS Professional Services, LLC
Carter-Lambert Divisions
DatabaseVisions,Inc.
AFL Network Services

Associate (B2B) Members

Knudsen Consultants
David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP
HPE Property Management
The Process Pro, LLC
Greystones Consultling Group
ISOLVEDIT CORPORATION
FCE Benefit Administrators
Cabling Concepts, LLC
Defining Story
Acclaim Technical Services
Scott Group of Virginia, LLC
Steven Dreyer Design
Contex


...the companies most recently approved to participate in our application-based CORE Membership program:

Small Business Members (B2G)
PivotalPoint
Integral Consulting Services, Inc.
Security First & Associates


Coalition Exchange Members (B2B)
CEO Junction

...our new Government Members:

Government Access Members
BRAC Transition Center
308th Armament Systems Group
Federal Aviation Administration
Headquarters & Service Company/4th Supply Battalion

...and our recently renewed Members:

Small Business Members (B2G)
Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc.
Sciolex Corporation

Small Business-Select Members (B2G)

ChannelConnection Members (B2G)
Cisco Systems

Coalition Exchange (CX) Members (B2B)

Employment Enterprises, Inc.

Merrill Lynch
Teqcorner

Associate Members
EchoStorm Worldwide, LLC (B2G)
The Stables Group (B2B)

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


UPDATE: Current News and Information

The ASBC
Members Only Update (formerly the MidWeek Brief) now web-based, click here

On Your Mark... Get Set... Wait! Are We a Small Business?

Washington Technology

Innovate to thrive in 2009

Government Executive
House stimulus plan packed with $45B in technology spending

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 Business Operations Support Services (BOSS) Committee Groups.

NOTE
: All site blogs are available via RSS (Really Simple Syndication).

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

helpwantedHuman Resources:

DHS Postpones E-Verify Requirement (Washington Business Journal) posted by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.

People Matter - Now More Than Ever
by Eve Framinan, TPO, Inc.

money stackFinance and Accounting
:

Deal Structure and Financing Trends by Michael Coppa, Merrill Advisory Group (posted by Mitch Martin of Merrill Advisory Group)

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

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Contracts, Law and Compliance:

Proposal Development Best Practices by Courtney Fairchild, Global Services, Inc.

GSA Advantage SIP Software Upgrade Required by Courtney Fairchild, Global Services, Inc.

Keep watch on 'Rule of Two'
by FCW.com


process graphicBusiness Development and Capture

DHS to offer an EAGLE Small Business GWAC
by Courtney Fairchild, Global Services, Inc.

Welcome to the BD/Capture Silo blog by Marc Zoellner, Accela Consulting
The Chief Visionary Blog: Me An Opinion?
ABD150

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

Federal Contracting Power Couple?(Guy and Maggie featured in TechBisnow)


gt mic headshotMaggie and I recently had a chance to sit down with David Stegon of TechBisnow (if you don' know what it is, you are missing out!) and here are the results.Click here to view this entry.

Thanks David!

Other recent blog entries:

Winners and one possible loser(GT quoted in Washington Technology)

House is leaving the building.

-The Chief Visionary
Life In The ASBC: Kudos From Our Members
Thumbs Up!We'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.

Stacy Trammel, the brains and the muscle behind Zavda Technologies (a CORE Member) was interviewed by Washington Technology about her experience with The ASBC. Here's what came of that interview:

"Stacy Trammell, president of Zavda Technologies LLC,of Glenn Dale, Md., joined ASBC two years ago because she wanted tobetter understand federal contracting and find ways to grow herdisabled-veteran, woman-owned small business."

Trammellsaid she learned how to focus on those government agencies that wouldbe most likely to contract for her information technology services."That helped keep me from running all over the place and stretchingmyself too thin," she said. "Soon after joining, I got my firstcontract."

Thanks Stacy!

Click here to view other testimonials.

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.

Updates!

Marketing Silo Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Finance and Accounting Silo Planning Meeting and Chairman Introduction

Job Openings to Post?
Inan effort to continually enhance the benefits of membership, The ASBCis underway with the launch of a resource to allow job seekers to posttheir resumes (at no cost) and make them available to Member companieswith available job openings. Access to post openings and view resumeswill be based on membership level and will be detailed in upcomingannouncements. Look for the Career Center link in the left hand menu bar.

Got White Papers?
Oneof the ways companies expand awareness of their expertise and industrysavvy, is by producing white papers to share with their colleagues andpotential customers. To support these efforts we've created The ASBC White Paper Forumexclusively for all Members. Found in the 'Community Blogs' section,this forum provides a central location for any and all relevant whitepapers which The ASBC will promote through various activities andcontacts. Want to know more? Click on or cut and paste this URL intoyour browser: http://www.theasbc.org/members/blog_view.asp?id=341714&post=52376

Associate Members: Express Yourself!
Inresponse to feedback from our Members and colleagues from Governmentand Industry, we've created categories within the Associate Membershipprogram which will better identify the focus of each Associate Member(commercial vs. government sector or B2G vs B2B) and help us direct communications to you based on your interests. Associate Members: Click on or cut and paste this URL into your browser:https://www.theasbc.org/?AMU to select the category in which you would like to be listed.

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Guy and Maimah "cheesing it up" at The ASBC 2008 Holiday Mixer where more than $3000 was raised for the programs of Tigerlily Foundation.
The ASBC Events Update

2009 is The ASBC's Fifth fifth anniversary logoAnniversary and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Washington Breakfast Club founded by our friend Bob Salisbury. We have scheduled an all day conference which ends with our Fifth Anniversary Reception and Awards Dinner and hope to see you there! Stay tuned for details about celebrations for both!

Mark your calendar for the following events:


NOTE: No Business Over Breakfast on January 21st!

1/28 -- Business Over Breakfast™ -- Tower Club Tysons, Vienna, VA

2/13 -- State of The ASBC Quarterly Membership Meeting -- Tower Club Tysons, Vienna, VA

2/19 -- Washington Breakfast Club™ w/Grant Schneider, DIA CIO -- Tower Club Tysons, Vienna, VA

2/24 -- POCx Speaker Event: "Escape the small business set-aside trap" -- Tower Club Tysons, Vienna, VA

4/23 -- The ASBC Fifth Anniversary Conference and Gala -- Sheraton Premiere Tysons, Vienna, 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!


Regards,
Guy and Margaret Timberlake



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