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BBI Upcoming Events

Attention: All  BASE Business Initiative (BBI) Partners


  1. Date:Thursday, September 25th
  2. Time:8:30AM-10:00AM (Doors Open at 8:00AM)

III. Location: The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045)

  1. Agenda: 

1)  UNISYS is a worldwide services and solutions provider.

Unisys represented by Margery Jones, Sr. Program Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Floret Ikome, Practice Director, Unisys Federal Systems.

  • Ms. Jones will discuss the company’s focus and engagement with Small Businesses to strategically meet federal government contracting and performance objectives.
  • Mr. Ikome will discuss Unisys core business areas of expertise and the service areas Unisys’ needs to leverage the competencies and niche capabilities of Small Businesses.

2) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). CVE represented by Mr. Terrence Moultrie, Deputy Chief  of Verification Support and Mr. Matthew Boykin, Coordinaor of Pre-Application-Verification Presentation. The CVE Team will discuss verification support services for BBI Partners who are Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). All veteran business owners are encourage to attend, bring your CVE support needs, and learn about CVE resources that may support your business.


3) BBI Update – Find out all the new BBI actions and events that will help your business grow and get better connected. Learn what the BBI will do for remainder of year on behalf of your business.
4) Extreme Networking with over 150 BBI Partners !

Attendees: FREEand open to all businesses. No RSVP required!We are looking forward to seeing all BBI Partners.

 Voice of Small Business – Defense Community 

Roundtable Discussion to Capture of Barriers, Big Ideas and Best Practices

  1. Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
  2. Time: 8:00AM-1:00 PM (Registration Open at 8:00AM)

III. Location: University of Maryland University College | 6865 Deerpath Road (2nd floor) | Elkridge, MD 21075

  1. Agend

BBI will host a roundtable discussion on September 23rd, giving small business owners currently navigating the defense contracting environment to voice their experiences, concerns, insights, and suggestions.


BBI will capture the Voice of Small Business-Defense Community, by documenting the Barriers | Big Ideas | Best Practices  and facilitate discussion towards next steps in support of small business growth.

  1. Registration: FREE
    and open to first 15 small businesses. RSVP required! Email company name and representative(s) contact information to kfew@howardcountymd.gov before September 17th.




FORT MEADE ACAP (Army Career and Alumni Program)

 LinkedIn Site

  1. Details for Employers: Support Veteran Employment and Post Your Job Announcement on ACAP LinkedIn Site. If you would like to support veteran employment, post your open job requirements, hiring fair or job training information to the Fort Meade ACAP (Army Career and Alumni Program) Linkedin site. Transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses can view your posting and apply directly. When you go to post your announcement, you will be directed to request an invitation. The ACAP Manager will “accept” your invitation and you can begin posting. Here is the link:


  1. Details for Veteran JobSeekers: Free LinkedIn Upgrade for Veterans | 12 month Job Seeker Subscription upgrade available to US Veterans with military experience in their profile.An opportunity exists for Veterans to get an upgraded free LinkedIn account. Log on to the Veteran Mentor Network https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Veteran-Mentor-Network-4466143/about . THEN JOIN LINKEDIN JOBSEEKER SUBSCRIPTION. THE PERSON WHO RUNS THE GROUP WILL CONTACT YOU.

 FORT MEADE  “Farmers Market”

  1. Date: Every Wednesday  May 21 – November 12
  2. Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

III. Event: Support local farmers & Local Produce.

Open to the Public – Your support is requested: Local Produce, Healthy Living demonstrations, Local Vendors providing healthy lunch, and BBI Partners vending.

Click Here for Fort Meade Farmers Market Newsletter 

III. Location: across from Fort Meade Parade Field.  

  1. Post Access: http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/directions.html





Congressman Elijah Cummings


Women’s Economic Agenda Town Hall Meeting


  1. Date:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  1. Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

III. Location: Morgan State University | Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center Recital Hall | 2201 Argonne Drive Baltimore, MD 21218

  1. Agenda:“Women are the backbones of our families, and we know that when they succeed, America succeeds. Yet women continue to earn less than men. Women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, a pay gap that begins the first year out of college and continues through a woman’s life. Many of my colleagues in the House have joined together to push for a women’s economic agenda, to address some of the unique challenges that face women in the workforce. Any policies we enact that provide support for women will also propel the American middle class, but in order to ensure we’re fighting for the right changes, Congressman Cummings needs to hear from those who these policies will most affect. To that end, he invites you to join him for a town hall discussion .”
  2. Attendees:

 To register email trudy.perkins@mail.house.gov

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Defense Lab Tech Transfer Showcase

Date:Monday, September 15, 2014

  1. Time:7:30AM-4:30PM

III. Location: BWI Marriott 1743 W Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

  1. Agenda:

Companies in the fields of cloud computing, network security, interoperability, chemical and biological defense, infectious disease or vaccines will especially benefit from this exchange. Attend and see demonstrations of latest technologies available for commercialization; network top Department of Defense (DoD) scientists and inventors; and meet potential business partners.

  1. Attendees:

To register go to http://eepurl.com/1BRNv

Howard County Chamber of Commerce, GovConnects

“Getting on the GSA Schedule”

 Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  1. Time:7:45AM-10:00AM

III. Location: Loyola University 

  1. Agenda:This course will cover one of the most widely used federal contract vehicles available to contractors; The GSA Federal Supply Schedule Program.
  2. Attendees:To register go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/govconnects-2014-fall-education-series-registration-12139001079?aff=erelexporg

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, GovConNet

U.S. General Administration (GSA) | Service Procurement Program

(Construction & Building)

 Date:Tuesday,  October 7, 2014

  1. Time:12:30PM-4:00PM

III. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza | 8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

  1. Agenda: Connect with leadership and program managers from GSA’s Public Building Services, National Capital Region (PBS NRC). PBS is the federal office responsible for the space occupied by civilian federal employees, responsible for purchasing and acquisition of office space, equipment, telecommunications, workplace furniture and office supplies. The program will provide an in-depth look at business contracting opportunities in: Federal construction | Renovation services | Building operations |  Maintenance | Workplace/office supplies |  IT services.
  2. Attendees:To register go to



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