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The American Small Business CoalitionA Trusted B2G Community Cultivating Grassroots Success.
Issue Date: 28 September 2009
fiscal year 2009 comes to an end, we look forward to the opportunity to
work with you as you implement your strategy for business in FY2010
and beyond. Have a great week!
We wanted to take a moment to let our co-Founder
and President, Maggie Timberlake, share some of the comments we've
received from our Members about the benefits they garner as
participants in The ASBC B2G Community.
Thanks to our Members for their continued support!
"Not only has my
business grown because of the business we have received from Members, but I
have also benefited from the advice and resources I got through The ASBC." (click here to read her entire testimonial)
- Saya "Sally" Behnam, Design 4 Future LLC
"As a brand new member, I wanted to
let you know how much I appreciate the help, insights, and advice provided by
ASBC and its members." (click here for his complete testimonial)
- Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller
"The resources of The ASBC never cease to amaze me!" (click here to read his testimonial)
- Earl Hicks, Jr. LegaLock Secure Transcriptions LLC
"Our participation has already led
to us increasing our teaming arrangements with two firms and several
follow up meetings in the next couple of weeks." (click on this link for her testimonial)
- Holly Hidalgo, Belka Corps LLC
have already derived significant benefit far beyond what I have gotten
out of much more expensive industry associations. For example a
strategic review that was not only insightful but helped me reset the
course for my firm and has already shown demonstrable pay off." (click here for his testimonial)
- Steven Mackie, Storage Strategies, Inc.
Click here to view other comments from our Members.
We're working hard to help our Members have a productive and profitable FY2010 and hope you'll check us out for yourself.
- The ASBC
Henry Sienkiewicz, Technical Program Director in theDISA Computing Services Directorate provides Washington
Breakfast Club™ guests with a perspective on Cloud Computing.
DHS Business Opportunities Discussion The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for fusing law enforcement and intelligence
information relating to terrorist threats to the homeland. As a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, DHS leverages the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate and the Office of Intelligence and
Analysis to lead those efforts.
This Friday morning at the monthly meeting of the Small Business Intelligence Community Group known as SBINT, we have the provilege of hosting Ms. Kay Olive
of Olive Strategies, LLC and Executive Director of the Washington
Homeland Security Roundtable who joins us to discuss current activities
and opportunities at DHS.
For more details or to register for the SBINT Meeting, visit the Upcoming Events section below.
This Monday morning we will coordinate the first in our new series of qualified team-building events. Along with the team from Mission Essential Personnel (a
PrimeConnection™ Member) thirty companies who responded to the call and
met the participation requirements will participate in discussions with
company representatives from corporate, capture and program management
to identify potential small business teaming partners.
Stay tuned for details of future PrimeConnect™ events.
Connect with the Navy Metalworking Center
Okay, so we decided not to keep you in suspense too long!
Our next PrimeConnect™ event is a conference call on October 7th with program and operations officials from the Navy Metalworking Center and the contracts representatives from Concurrent Technologies Corporation (a PrimeConnection™ Member) who manages the Navy Metwlworking Center contract for the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
If you are in the
business of designing, shaping, joining, testing or otherwise
manufacturing metals and advanced metallic materials and ceramics and interested in supporting the Navy Manufacturing Technology Program, join
us for this comprehensive overview and Q&A session.
Click on this link to view additional details.
The Red Zone Mixer is PBS Green October 13th! The ASBC is guided by the volunteer leadership of our 2009/2010: Your next opportunity to mix and mingle in the Red Zone is October 13th
at Velocity Five Sports Restaurant and Bar in Falls Church. In addition
to quality government sector networking, great food and special happy
hour prices for select adult beverages, we'll also be welcoming the
next guest bartender to support the LTG Henry Doctor, Jr. Leadership Award presented by The ASBC to the top male and female cadets of the SCSU ROTC program. Our guest bartender will be Lance Davis of the
Sustainable Design Program in the Office of Federal High-Performance Green
Buildings within GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) in Washington, DC. The Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings provides high-performance green building information and
disseminates practices, technologies and research results through
outreach, education, and the provisioning of technical assistance
government-wide. We'll also be joined by the GSA/PBS Idustry Relations Team led by Kendra Turner!
Click here for more information and to register.
Members Jonathan Higgins (Bank of Georgetown), Ruth Saenz (Signs by Saenz) and Sydnee Reghioui (Bank of Georgetown) taking it easy at the Red Zone Government Mixer.
American Small Business Coalition hosts a varied selection of in-person
and online events intended to enhance the building of relationships and
acquisition of relevant and timely market intelligence for companies
doing business in the government sector.
Click on the name of an event below for additional details.
Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Tysons - Tower Club Tysons Corner
Friday, October 2nd at 8:00AM
SBINT Corporate B2G Members Only Meeting - Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Annapolis Junction, MD
The 8:00am meeting is reserved for CORE Small Business, PrimeConnection, ChannelConnection and Government Access Members. Must register by noon on Wednesday, September 30th.
Friday, October 2nd at 8:45AM
SBINT Presentation Meeting: DHS Opportunities featuring Kay Olive
- Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Annapolis Junction, MD
Must register by noon on Wednesday, September 30th.
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New & Renewed Members
ASBC is a tightly woven, member-driven
community of trusted industry, academia and government individuals and organizations focused on
supporting the missions of the U.S. government across all levels.
If you have a moment, click here to learn more about our membership programs and then take a look at the list below and help us welcome the newest and renewed Members of The ASBC since last week.
*represents a membership renewal
Business-to-Government (B2G and B2B2G) MembersCORE™ Small Business Members
Corporate membership program for B2G companies designated as "other than small business".
corporate membership program for manufacturers and distributors seeking
added value for their reseller or channel program.
Associate MembersMembership program for individual professionals representing B2G organizations.
- LIST Enterprise Solutions, Inc*
- Building Infrastructure Group, Inc
- Optical Cable Corporation (OCC)
- DIB Renovation & Construction, Inc
- Ly-Core Corporation
- G2, Inc.
- Portal Dynamics, Inc
Government Access Members
Public or Private listing membership program for representatives of local, state and federal agencies.
Business-to-Business (B2B) Members
Trusted B2B Members
corporate membership for select companies providing services
specifically relevant to the day-to-day operations of government
*represents a membership renewal
American Small Business Coalition supports the missions of U.S. Government
agencies with quality industry partnerships to sustain and defend our way of
- The American Small Business Coalition
From The ASBC Chief Visionary:
A small business by any other name...
Pardon me, but I need to vent for a second, possibly longer.
have noticed a troubling increase of identity crisis within the small
business community over the last few years which causes me concern. My
concern stems from companies who are designated in one of the
socioeconomic categories which are a part of the small business program
, seem to forget at the root of whatever way they choose to describe themselves, they are still a small business.
may ask what could possibly have caused me to air this frustration in
such a way. It comes from seeing companies register for various
activities and business opportunities and check every box but small
business, and even other categories which they are eligible to
participate in (such as Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
being additionally (and naturally) designated as Veteran-Owned Small
During the course of recruiting companies for a PrimeConnect Teaming Event
- Small Businesses
- Small Disadvantaged Small Businesses
- Woman-Owned Small Businesses
- Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
- HUBZone Small Businesses
- and HBCU/MI's
possessing the skill sets being sought by the Prime, we received an email from a company posing the question,"Are Veteran-owned Small Businesses eligible to participate in this event?
Hmm. Since I don't see Veteran-Owned Small Business
in the list above, let me cover the first two words of their business designation and see what we have left...
- The CVO
2009 - 2010Executive Committee
Mike Osredker, Chair
Becky Sheetz-Runkle, Vice Chair
Signs by Sanez
Storage Strategies, Inc.
Bank of Georgetown
Employment Enterprises, Inc.
AdZig Logo Promotions
Office Remedies, Inc.
Bank of Georgetown
Aileen A. Pisciotta, Legal Counsel