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[For The Government Sector] PrimeConnect Kickoff!; New Members; DHS Business Opportunities

Sunday, September 27, 2009  
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For The Government Sector
eNewsletter for the Government Contracting Community
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The American Small Business Coalition

A Trusted B2G Community Cultivating Grassroots Success.

Issue Date: 28 September 2009
Greetings!

mags speakingAs 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.

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

"I 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.

Have a great week!

- The ASBC
General Update
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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 IC Logothe 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.

PrimeConnect
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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! 

navy metalworking centerOur 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.
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The Red Zone Mixer is PBS Green October 13th!
Your next opportunity to mix and mingle in the Red Zone is October LTG Henry Doctor, USA13th 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 GSA logoPublic 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.

The ASBC is guided by the volunteer leadership of our 2009/2010:
Upcoming Events
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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.

The 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.


Our events are developed and facilitated through the support of the many volunteers serving on the following committees:
Events Planning Committee
Market Intelligence and Education Committee
SBGovWins Update
team high-five SBGovWins is a public forum where B2G Members of The American Small Business Coalition can increase their visibility by sharing news of successes to include recent contract awards from local, state and federal agencies and subcontract awards from other government contractors.

We look forward to hearing about your successes!

Signs by Saenz takes down Fort Rucker and Pentagon awards before lunch!

LegaLock Awarded One Year Contract by USMA for Army Transcription Services

Facilities Development Corporation Awarded Embassy Support Contracts

Carter-Lambert Divisions Wins CATS II and Subcontract for Puget Sound

Members: Submit your SBGovWins updates by clicking here.

 Follow SBGovWins Updates online at Twitter:
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New & Renewed Members
scott and myra The 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) Members

CORE™ Small Business Members
An application-based, corporate membership for small companies that provides a wealth of industry advisory support to facilitate quantifiable business and personal growth.

- Design 4 Future, LLC*
- Dreamhammer, Inc.*
- Facchina Global Services, LLC*
- Professional Solutions*

PrimeConnection™ Members
Corporate membership program for B2G companies designated as "other than small business".

ChannelConnection™ Members
Partner-based corporate membership program for manufacturers and distributors seeking added value for their reseller or channel program.


Associate Members
Membership 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 Members

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
An invitation-only corporate membership for select companies providing services specifically relevant to the day-to-day operations of government contractor organizations.

*represents a membership renewal

New and current Members are supported by the volunteers of the:
Member Services Committee

and applications for prospective CORE™ Small Business and Trusted B2B Members are reviewed by the volunteers of the:
Membership Application Review and Criteria Committee


The American Small Business Coalition supports the missions of U.S. Government agencies with quality industry partnerships to sustain and defend our way of life.

Continued Success!

- The American Small Business Coalition
In This Issue
General Update
Upcoming Events
SBGovWins Update
New Members
Chief Visionary: In Brief
Quick Links

From The ASBC Chief Visionary:
In Brief
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A small business by any other name...

Pardon me, but I need to vent for a second, possibly longer.

I 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.

You 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 Businesses).

During the course of recruiting companies for a PrimeConnect Teaming Event open to:

- 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...

Small Business.

Peace!

- The CVO
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