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November 21, 2013: Contracting Cornucopia: Seminar and Matchmaker, Falls Church, VA

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Contracting Cornucopia

Contracting Cornucopia:  Seminar and Matchmaker
November 21, 2013

Contracting Cornucopia provides business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they can get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services and supplies to Defense and Civilian procurement representatives, primes, and acquisition personnel.
Among the skills you will acquire at this event:
  • You will understand how recent events are affecting government procurements and how you can adjust your strategies accordingly.
  • You will understand what is meant by Brand Name or Equal (BNoE) and how to use it.
  • You will understand what is meant by LPTA: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable and how to use it.
  • You will be able to find your Target Agencies: the ones who are planning to buy the product / service that you are selling.
  • You will be able to find your Target Contact: The person(s) who are involved in the requisitioning and purchase of your product / service.
  • You will know what an AWAC, GWAC, GSA Schedule, IDIQ, BPA are and how they apply to your sale.
  • You will know how to make best use of The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
  • You will know how to succeed at every event you attend.
9AM -11AM: Government and Industry Speakers and MatchMakers
11AM – Noon: Sit Down Lunch
12:00- 3:00PM Government and Industry Speakers and MatchMakers
Speakers Include:
  • Grant Gursky, National Security Agency: “Doing Business with NSA”
  • Tom Johnson, Set-Aside Alert:  “Current Trends In Federal Spending,  And How to Make Them Work For You”
  • Darryl D. Rekemeyer, Current: DARAND Associates; Former: Director of Ft Detrick Business Development Office: “Federal Sales in the Current Fiscal Environment”
  • More Speakers and MatchMakers being added daily.  Speaker Bios 
There is no substitute for face to face networking:
There is a saying: “20% of the small businesses get 80% of the business”. Why? Because they have forged a personal business relationship with the Agency. This includes knowing the key players by sight (even better if they know you by sight) as well as understanding the Agency’s Mission and knowing how your goods and or services fit into their goals.
Bonus: MatchMaking: – 10 minute One on Ones with personnel from Federal Agencies, Helpful Organizations and Businesses:
The United States Air Force
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and one of the world’s most technologically advanced air forces. The USAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is “Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America”.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ budget includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities.
The Treasury
The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Department also collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service and manages U.S. government debt instruments.
The Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. The Institution’s Washington, D.C. nucleus of nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo—many of them historical or architectural landmarks—is the largest such complex in the world. Additional facilities are located in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, Panama and elsewhere, and 168 other museums are Smithsonian affiliates.  Institution publications include Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines.
The United States Department of Energy
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States’ policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in a DOE initiative. DOE sponsors more research in the physical sciences than any other US federal agency; the majority of this research is conducted through its system of United States Department of Energy National Laboratories.
The United States Department of the Interior
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
Units Include:
Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Bureau of Reclamation
Federal Executive Boards
Interior Museum
National Park Service
Office of Insular Affairs
Office of Surface Mining
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Geological Survey
The National Security Agency
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems, which involves information security and cryptanalysis/cryptography.

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aims to develop the network and tools in assisting businesses in the D.C area to grow. Every year more than 1500 businesses and organizations participate in our events, many of whom are our members. These members range from the Washington region’s largest corporations to one-person companies – and everything in between.
So whether you just started or have been operating for years, or no matter what your business type is, the Chamber has something to offer you. Give us the opportunity to open doors for you and your business through networking, advocacy and education. Check our calendar of events and learn about our initiatives supporting the growth of local businesses.
The United States Postal Service
The United States Postal Service (USPS), also known as the Post Office and U.S. Mail, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.
The USPS employs over 574,000 workers and operates over 260,000 vehicles. The USPS is the operator of the largest vehicle fleet in the world.
The Maryland Department of Transportation
The Maryland Department of Transportation:  (MDOT) is a government agency in the U.S. state of Maryland. MDOT oversees the following organizations:
  • Maryland Transportation Authority
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • Maryland Port Administration
  • State Highway Administration
  • Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Maryland Aviation Administration
Virginia PTAP
PTAP exists to increase contracting activity between small businesses, prime government contractors and the federal government.
PTAP’s mission is:
  • To generate employment and improve the general economy of a locality by assisting business firms in obtaining and performing under DoD, other federal agencies, and state and local government contracts;
  • To expand the industrial base of the DoD and other federal agencies; to provide a link between the federal government, major prime contractors, and small businesses;
  • To provide technical assistance to small businesses interested in federal, state and local government contracting;
Jamie Bratten: President and CEO at EZGovOpps: Reinventing market intelligence to help companies win more federal, state, and local government contracts. EZGovOpps was created to provide businesses that sell their products and services to the government with the tools they need to compete and win more government contracts.
Multi Management Services
Mike Dement: Mr. Dement brings over 25 years of marketing, business development, financial and government consulting services to BOSS Marketing Services.  Mike’s expertise has focused on marketing and product/service promotion, business development, government contract development, Federal/State bidding, proposal writing.
Mr. Dement has generated more than $60 million in government contracts though teaming agreements and currently markets several businesses to secure Government contracts. Mr. Dement has also trained more than 3,000 individuals on strategies for working with local, state and federal government. Through Mr. Dement’s various associations, multiple agreements, and various achievements
DARAND Associates
DARAND Associates is run by Darryl D. Rekemeyer,  Former: Director of Ft Detrick Business Development Office. Mr. Rekemeyer has extensive experience as a Senior Level marketing and sales management professional with industry leaders in the Information Technology arena.  His background includes contract formation and program management experience with Department of Defense agencies  including the USA, USN, and several civilian agencies including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce, HHS and others
Set-Aside Alert
Set-Aside Alert is the premier federal government contract information service, focused on small businesses, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, veteran- and SDV-owned businesses, SBA 8(a)-certified companies and HUBzone businesses. Since 1992, our market intelligence service includes daily e-mail notices of all small business contracting opportunities and biweekly newsletters providing the latest news, insider tips and proven strategies used by successful small businesses.
Denise Rhodes, passionately known as DeeNice, The Digital Dynamo. Her innovative ability allows her to cut through all the “high-brow” and “techno-lingo”.  She shows “mortals” how to successfully maneuver through the digital era of the 21st century. In this fast-paced technology explosion, the use of social media is vital. But who really has time to sift through all the “noise” regarding social media in order to get to the meat of how do I promote myself successfully and increase revenue?  DeeNice delivers user-friendly social media marketing strategies for all, including busy entrepreneurs.
Mark J. Lumer
Mark J. Lumer was the Director of Contracts for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), with offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Frederick, Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia and Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands.  As the Director of Contracts, he oversaw over $15 billion in active contracts with annual expenditures of about $2.5 billion. Recently Mr. Lumer has been teaching multiple contracting and acquisitions classes and serving as a consultant to both large and small businesses. He is also in great demand as an expert witness, as well as being retained by law firms all over the country.
Army Geospatial Center  *  DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency)  *  Fort Myer (Army)  *  GSA (General Services Administration)  *  FDA (Food and Drug Admin)  *  HHS (Health and Human Services)  *  Maryland DOT (Department of Transportation)  *  Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration  *   Maryland Ports  *  National Geospatial Agency (NGA)  *  NSA (National Security Administration)  *  NAVFAC/Navy (Naval Facilities)  *  USAF (US Air Force)  *  USPS (US Postal Service)  *  Coast Guard  *  Department of Homeland Security  *  Veterans Affairs  *  Department of Navy  *  Fort Belvoir  *  Army Corp of Engineers  *  Department of Homeland Security  *  US Marine Corps  *  US Air Force  *  Defense Logistics Agency  *  Department of Education  *  Department of Treasury  *  Housing and Urban Development  *  Smithsonian  *  State Department  *  Department of Agriculture  *  Pentagon  *  Pending
Our combined agencies use just about everything, including, but in no way limited to:
Information Technology  *  Information Assurance  *  All Aspects of Maintenance  *  Anything relating to Health , Biotechnical, and Medical  *  Construction: Design Build Services  *  Architectural and Engineering Services (400+ construction contracts)  *  Law Enforcement Body Armor, Equipment and Training  *  IT: HW, SW, Professional  *  Furniture  *  Generators, Boilers and Chillers  *  Professional Services: Program Management, Construction Management and Estimators  *  Temporary Services  *  Tents/ Medical  *  Tents/ Flooring, Heating and AC  *  Fleet Rental (vehicles)  *  Plumbing  *  Roofing  *  Fire / EMS Equipment  *  Hotel Services (multiple cities)  *  Heavy  Equipment  *  Tools  *  Audio Visual VTC  *  Security Fencing  *  Uniform Cleaning Services  *  Environmental Disposal  *  Janitorial Supplies  *  Sewage Cleaning and Repair  *  Museum Cases Gym Equipment  *  and more!
Who should participate?
Small businesses: (8 (a)’s, Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, Small and Woman Owned Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Native American Owned Businesses, Veteran Owned, HUBZones), Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Consultants, System Integrators, VARs, etc….. Anyone who wants to do business with the Government, or increase the business that they are already doing.
If you have a question about the appropriateness of your product or service, call Vaune at 410.535.3861, and I will give you an honest assessment.
Can’t be in town, but still want the info? Call Vaune (410) 535-3861 to ask about our personalized webinar.

provides business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they can get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services and supplies to Defense and Civilian procurement representatives, primes, and acquisition personnel.

If you have a question about the appropriateness of your product or service, call Vaune at 410.535.3861, and I will give you an honest assessment.     When: November 21, 2013; 9:00AM thru 3:00PM

Where: 6633 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042 at the Best Western Hotel.

What: Contracting Cornucopia: All Day Seminar and Matchmaking:

register now

DeeNice Rhodes: Improve Your Internet Presence for a Competitive Edge in The Job Market – Career Network Ministry, McLean Bible Church

Spoke to a large group at Mclean Bible Church – Career Network Ministry in Mclean Virginia. Teaching the importance of having a strong Digital Footprint of your Internet Presence to Get A Competitive Edge.

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Global Emerging Markets: Are Global Broadband Markets Driving Fast

Emerging markets will play a central role in mobile broadband market expansion. Whereas developed mobile markets such as those of Japan, Sweden, and Korea are reaching saturation, China, India, Indonesia, and the like are becoming hotbeds for smartphone proliferation. Many of these have lower smartphone penetration rates, rising per capita income, and a strong tendency towards FMS, trends that indicate a prosperous, fast-growing immediate future for mobile broadband.

Read more:

DeeNice, The Social Media Strategist Presents: Free 2 hour Webinar: Linkedin for Small Businesses and Professionals

linkedin for business webinar Sept 25 2013What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 225 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.

LinkedIn is a vital online resource for networking, unlike other social networks, i.e. Facebook, Myspace, etc. Linkedin can be utilized to acquire new partners or clients, job searches, (some businesses only advertise on LinkedIn), research and connecting with others with like interests/goals.

This workshop “How to Promote Your Business with Linkedin” will share simple, clear and easy steps to save time and effort while building a strategic & successful presence for your business on LinkedIn.

Webinar Speaker:

DeeNice Rhodes, a Top Medical & Cardio- vascular sales representative led to becoming the first African-American woman Orthopedic Medical Territory Sales Manager in the 1980’s.

She has had a successful career working for Fortune 100 technology companies like: Hewlett Packard & Microsoft. She has been working in SEO and Social Media for several years. A sought after presenter, speaker and instructor on Blogging, SEO, Social Media Platforms, National Broadband and consumer electronics.

How to Register For This Free Webinar Federal Sales Bootcamp Wednesday, Sept, 18 2013

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Federal Sales Bootcamp


For anyone not glued to their phone responding to Federal Quotes this September.

September 18, 2013

9 am – 3 pm

Bentley’s – 6654 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, Va.22042

 The Federal Government consistently misses its Small Business Goals…

Yet, it’s difficult for Small Businesses to break into Government Agencies.

What’s up with that?

The truth is that there is less than “full and open competition” as you might initially interpret it to mean.  It is vital to understand the government contracting environment as it actually operates. This includes both the written and unwritten rules.

This one day course will give you the information you need to succeed in Federal Sales. Each of our instructors has over 20 years of successful government contracting experience:

Darryl D. Rekemeyer: Current: DARAND Associates; Former: Director of Ft Detrick Business Development Office:

Denise Rhodes: Social Media Strategist: Digital Dynamo, Outside Sales Professional, Trainer, Public Speaker, Blogger, and Journalist

Richard Lewis:  Noted Speaker and Author, currently with Financial Engineering Counselors, Ltd:

Mike Dement: Marketing and Teaming Expert for Government Business

Richard Mackey: GSA Schedule expert


Speakers Bios

Increase both your Federal IQ and Federal Presence. If your company is a Small Business, and you are struggling to get your first contract, or you want to increase the Federal Business that you are doing, you must plan on attending this one day course.


You will acquire the know how to:

  • · Find your Target Agencies: the ones who are planning to buy the product / service that you are selling.
  • · Find your Target Contact: The person(s) who are involved in the requisitioning and purchase of your product / service.
  • · Know what an AWAC, GWAC, GSA Schedule, IDIQ, BPA are and how they apply to your sale.
  • · Understand what is meant by Brand Name or Equal (BNoE) and how to use it.
  • · Understand what is meant by LPTA: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable and how to use it.
  • · Know how to make best use of The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
  • · Know how to succeed at every event you attend.
  • · Understand and maximize the use of social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • · Know How To Partner And Team
  • · Understand that Networking is the key to Federal Success


If you have any questions about the appropriateness of your product or service, please call Vaune at (410) 535-3861, and I promise to give you an honest answer.
When: September 18, 2013; 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Where: Bentley’s – 6654 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, Va.22042

What:  Federal Sales Boot Camp

Fees: Regularly $299.00 / Person Early Bird Pricing $199.00 / Person.

For a Limited Time Only, Add An Associate for an Additional $99.00!

Register Now



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                       NEWS MEDIA CONTACT

April 17, 2013                                                                                     Michael Snyder, 202.418.0997







Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a Senior Digital Literacy Day seminar, How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Seniors, and those who work with and/or care for seniors, are invited to attend and learn about how Broadband (high speed Internet services) can benefit older Americans. Panelists, including representatives from the FCC, communications companies, and non-profit organizations, will focus on the many ways the Internet can benefit seniors, with emphasis on its safe and secure use.  The seminar will include interactive demonstrations of electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets, iPads, desktops and e-readers, and user-friendly computer programs that can benefit Seniors.


  • Seminar: How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans
  • Date: April 24, 2013
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554


This seminar is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at   Web viewers may submit questions by e-mail to


Pre-registration is highly recommended for those wishing to attend in person. To pre-register for the event, please contact Susan Fisenne by e-mail at or by phone at 202-418-2502.


The closest Metro stops are the Smithsonian and the L’Enfant Plaza stops.  There is also a public parking garage adjacent to the main entrance of the FCC on 12th Street.  Please plan to arrive by 9:00 a.m. and bring a government-issued identification to go through Security.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Please include a description of the accommodation needed. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information.  Requests should be made as early as possible.  Please send an e-mail to  or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY).


For additional information about this event, please contact Anthony Butler by email: or by phone: 202.418.2372.


– FCC-





9:30 am – 9:35 am              Opening and Introductory Remarks

Kris Monteith, Acting Bureau Chief

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau


9:35 am – 9:40 am              Welcoming Remarks

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn


9:40 am – 9:55 am                          Top Tools for Older Adults: Four Strategies for Making the Most of                                           Broadband

Thomas Kamber, PhD, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology           Services (OATS)


9:55 am – 10:10 am              Safety, Security, and Privacy Online: Tips and Tools for Older                                                    Adults

Debra Berlyn, Executive Director, The Project to Get Older Adults onLine (GOAL)


10:10 am – 10:20 am              Questions and Answers


10:20 am – 10:30 am              Break


10:30 am – 10:35 am              Video — Introduced by Francine Jefferson, Telecommunications

Policy Analyst, NTIA, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program


10:35 am – 11:00 am              Resources

·     American Library Association

·     AARP

·     Best Buy’s Geek Squad

·     EveryoneOn powered by Connect2Compete

11:00 am – 11:30 am              Demonstrations of Senior-Friendly Technology

·     Telikin / firstSTREET

·     MyGait

11:30 am – 12:30 pm              Visit Exhibits and Displays


12:30 pm                                 Closing

Roger Goldblatt, Associate Bureau Chief

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau





Entrepreneur Ministry Club Connection (EMC2): If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand Thursday, March 28, 2013

EMC2 Flyer March 28 2013

DeeNice Rhodes, The Digital Dynamo: Job Hunting With Blogs Webinar March 20th

Sponsored by DeeNice, The Digital Dynamo


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Wednesday, March 20th9:30-11:30 am & 7:30-9:30 pm
COST: Free($199.00 Value)

DeeNice Rhodes, The Digital Dynamo”

Perplexed about how to use Blog tools effectively to advance your career, project, program or outreach? Feel it is a waste of time? Trust Me – It’s Not!

This workshop will be conducted by:
Contact Phone Number: 202-642-INFO (4636)

Email: <>

Limited seating.



JobHunting.Biz: FREE 2 Hr. Webinar – Job Hunting with Social Media Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Job Hunting with Social Media

Get the Competitive Edge!

TWO Hour Free Workshops: Wednesday, March 13, 2013


9:30 am – 11:30 am  and  7:30 am – 9:30 pm

Job Hunting With LinkedIn and Social MediaSponsored by: DeeNice Rhodes, The Digital Dynamo – The Urban Progressive Foundation

Job Hunting with Social Media

Get the Competitive Edge!

Free Webinar: How To Use Linkedin and

SOCIAL MEDIA To Beat Out Your Competition

FREE: Two Hour Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Times: 9:30-11:30am & 7:30-9:30 pm


  • Enrich Your Networks and Prospects
  • Know the Dos & Don’ts of Using Social Media
  • Start a Strong Linkedin Profile Page
  • Enhance Your Digital  “Foot Print” and Job prospects

In an independent survey of 300 professionals,91 percent used social-networking sites to screen prospective employees. (A 2012 study by social-media monitoring service Reppler) The ”Job Hunting with Social Media” webinar will teach you in plain english simple, strategic & practical steps of how to maximize your Digital foot-print so employers will be able to find you on-line. This will significantly enhance your competitive edge.

Instructor: DeeNice Rhodes, The Digital Dynamo, has been successfully teaching and guiding clients through the digital maze of the 21century for over 20 years. In this fast-pace job hunting market, the use of social media, especially LinkedIn is critical, if not mandatory to get a job. But, who really has the time to shift through all the ”noise” by adopting another social media modality for your career searches? This workshop will show you why it’s crucially important and how to get started.
DeeNice Rhodes has an award-winning corporate background as Enterprise Territory Sales Manager for Medical & Technology Fortune 500 companies. A bottom-line gal, her passion is that you become Excited, Engaged and most importantly Empowered in this Digital Era.

info@JobHunting.Biz       202-642-4636

“Urban Progressive Foundation is a project of United Charitable Programs, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

DeeNice Rhodes, The Digital Dynamo: Career Empowerment Event March 9, 2013 Silver Spring MD


Conferenceagenda-BIAZOJHJM-3.6.13-page0001Panel Discussion: Tools for Career Success

Tom Vacher, Executive Recruiter for IMF and OECD

Melonie Parker, HR Director, Lockheed Martin

Denise “DeeNice” Rhodes, Social Media Strategist, The Digital Dynamo

Femi Dekalu Thomas, Legal Counsel, Weatherford International

Helen Gimba, HR Specialist, Recruitment, IMF

Discussion: Tools for Career Success


Building Your Thinking Power:

The Power of Ideas

Arthur Sydney, Toastmasters Intl.


Helen Gimba, HR Specialist, Recruitment, IMF