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Upcoming event happening in the DMV!!!

ExpoMeade MAY 2014

The event features an outstanding Lecture Series with a focus on veteran issues, new technology, business best practices, and self improvement seminars. It all kicks off with a patriotic ceremony and a powerful and motivating keynote address from, Brigadier General Mike Hayes, Director of the Maryland Office of Military and Federal Affairs. Sign up or send your staff to any of our 20 lectures such as Mark Amtower host for the last seven years on Federal News Radio,  "Amtower Off Center", Gov-Con author, publisher, and columnist on Washington Technology. Jamie Bratten’s explosive sessions on "Market Intelligence, Mark J. Lumer former Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). As the Director of Contracts, he oversaw over $15 billion in active contracts with annual expenditures of about $2.5 billion. Mr. Lumer is the most decorated civilian contracting official in the history of the U.S. Army. Edward R. Saltzberg, Ph.D., (former VP SAIC), “The Bid Decsision Framework (BDF)”. Government sessions conducted by The Office of Advocacy-SBA, Fort Meade BRAC BBI,  BRAC Arlington County Economic Development, DIA-DISA OSBP, US Army OSBP, DC PTAC, Md. PTAP. You won’t have to save the best for last because it will be there in all its splender from from sunrise to sunset. A world class Tradeshow in two exhibit halls packed with America’s best and brightest innovators. The deals, the technology, the commitment, are all  off the charts.

The Conference opens with a special performance from members of Butterfly on a Bullet which began in 2012 as an initiative founded by producer and guitarist, Will Stratton. Entering his 20th year in the Army after six tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, Will wanted to use the music he created during and between tours as a way to give back to the military. He intended to release one single and wrote the song, “Come Home” with singer-songwriter,
Nicole Eaddy, and guest perfomer Kathryn Eaddy. All proceeds from their first single, “Come Home” will be donated to the USO and Operation Homefront.
Check them out - They are AWESOME  Butterfly on a Bullet Kickstarter
      Don’t forget to stop by and a take a seat in the Norhurst Hybrid Ambush Tactical Vehicle  made right here in Virginia. 
(click on truck for video)
 TTExpo Scavenger Hunt

The TTExpo scavanger hunt is a fun way to network and earn the chance to win a door prizeworth hundreds of dollars. Each registered attendee will receive a booklet with the submitted questions for each booth. All questions must be answered correctly and a adhesive sticker will be places after each question symbolizing that that person made a connection with the corresponding booth. When all questions are answered correctly and the stickers are affixed to each they can submit the sheet for our raffle drawing for a door prize worth $350-500 dollars.


8:00a: Attendee Registration 

8:30a - 4:00p: Tradeshow Expo Doors Open All Day

9:00a - 3:00p: Twenty Breakout Sessions Each Day

Event Location: La Fontaine Bleue • 7514 S. Ritchie Highway • Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Events with the N. Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce!!!
NVUL Young Professionals Network (YPN) Black Opal                
Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (YPN) holds it’s Annual Fundraising and Awards Gala known as Black Opal! This year, the theme of Black Opal is “Honoring Our Heroes” and 7 Veterans, Active Service men and women, Firefighters, and Police Officers have been nominated as Black Opal heroes.
There will be an additional recognition given that evening  for the “People’s Choice Award” to the Black Opal Hero with the most  votes (guests are able to vote for their Hero of Choice throughout the  evening)!
WHEN: April 26
WHERE: Arlington, VA
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MTA Business Focused Breakfast 4/24
Where Do We Grow From Here? A new study on
on mid-tier companies will soon be released from DoD. Mid-Tier Advocacy is leaning forward to find existing opportunities and participate with federal agencies that are creating opportunities for the emerging small businesses.  The National Geospatial Agency has been invited and Judy Bradt of Summit Insight is confirmed. 
WHEN: April 24  
WHERE: Tysons Corner, VA
Global Expansion through Exporting -  
New Markets,  
New Opportunities 
Global expansion through exporting into rapidly growing economies can lead to increased sales and revenue.  This event is aimed at helping businesses expand into overseas markets, the workshop will provide guidance on global business development best practices, risk mitigation, the legal and financial implications of exporting, strategies for leveraging state and federal resources, and tips on how to find funding.
Learn More
WHEN: April 30
WHERE: Vienna, VA
Women-Owned Business Federal Contract Program Office Hours      
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership is pleased to announce “Office Hours” to educate the public and the SBA’s resource partners on the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. The Office Hours will begin on Thursday, March 20th and will continue through Thursday, May 1st. Office hours will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 3 pm, eastern daylight time. The call-in number is: 888-858-2144, and the access code is 5117913. To view the slide presentation, log on to: www.connectmeeting.att.com and enter the call-in number for the Meeting Number, and the access code for the Code. 
WHEN: Mar 20  - May 1
GBNA 5th Annual Small Business Forum 5/29 
Join small businesses owners and entrepreneurs in the National Capital Region for  this year’s Forum: New Business Order — Sequestration  and Post War: Elements of Survival. The Forum session’s discussions will enable small businesses to build on their foundation and develop strong relationship and resources for growth and expansion. General sessions and breakouts include a variety of subjects, such as: Access to Capital, Price to Win vs Price to Execute,  LPTA, Understanding Contract Vehicles, and SBA Toolkit for Success.
 Learn More
WHEN: May 29
WHERE: Springfield, VA
Food for the mind!!!

Be bold, Be unique, Be YOU!!!

Keep calm and carry on? No thanks I’d rather raise he’ll and change the world!

Networking events for April 21-25!!!



Virtual- Government contract negotiations


FL- Use events to grow your business


MA- Opening doors to federal government contracting


MT- Accounting and finance in the small business


TX- Encore entrepreneur mentor day

Food for the mind!!!


I’m in love with places I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met!!

Networking events for April 14-18!!!

General Service Administration- www.gsa.gov


VA- 3rd annual Escrap Collection Norfolk


GA- GSA’s GRITS II local telecommunication service contract (virtual) training

DC- ICAM information sharing day and vendor expo 2014

DC- Disposal 101- GSA Xcess training

CO- Local Integrated Service Agreement (LISA) vendor day

GA- GSA’s reverse auction for vendor (virtual) training course


VA- E-Waste event sponsored by GSA NCR property management


CA- GSA “Get read for Earth Day” workshop

NY- How to do business with NYC, DOE and GSA


Last October I was conversing with my mother in regards of my new idea at the time, an interactive business online page. She in return gave me the idea of starting my on blog. A few days later I did research and created !Tinico Talks! Six months later I still have the same passion and enthusiasm for the blog as I did when it began. Who knows what is in store for the next six months or years even but I know as long as I continue to give my all to this the sky is the limit. Many blessings to all of you for supporting and I look forward to being apart of your future business success!!!

Business event with DDOT!!!

2014 DDOT DBE Summit

An opportunity to hear about upcoming DDOT projects and network with prime contractors in Heavy Construction and Civil Engineering and DDOT Administrations as well as with other DBE firms. Concurrent sessions on Construction, Architecture and Engineering, and Understanding DDOT Organization; please specify which you will attend. Matchmaking opportunities will be scheduled at the event. You will be asked to sign up with Eventbrite (free) in order to register.

Lunch will be provided; free parking is available.

For more information, contact Mike Licht (202-645-8626  Mike.Licht@dc.gov) or Linda Fennell (202-645-8620 Linda.Fennell@dc.gov).

Business event with the National Association of Minority Contractors!!!

2014 Meet the Generals Expo”

An outreach forum featuring General Contractors and Municipalities with projects in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area to provide information and subcontracting opportunities for:

 District Certified Business Enterprises (CBE)

 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority/District Department of

Transportation (WMATA/DDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

 Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/DBE)

 Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority/Virginia Department of Transportation (MWAA/VDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agency/organization certifications:

 Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

 Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

 Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VOBE)

 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (SDVOBE)

 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)


Friday, April 25, 2014

Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center Hotel

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

8:30 am—9:00 am — Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am—12:00 noon — Meet the Generals Expo

Admission: Free to the Public

REGISTER ONLINE: www.namcdc.org