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 BASE Business Initiative (BBI) MONTHLY MEETING


  1.  Date:Thursday,  December 11th
  2. Time:8:30AM-10:00AM (Doors Open at 8:00AM)

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

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

1) BBI Recap (2009-2014) | Kellyann Few, BBI Director

BBI Mission

* Lend transparency to Fort Meade mission: Nation’s Preeminent Center for Information, Intelligence and Cyber.

* Survey small business leaders and document barriers | best practices | big ideas related to navigating the defense procurement environment in the Fort Meade, MD region (8 counties & 2 cities)

BBI Networking Committee (Support Solutions):

* BBI Monthly Meetings, hosted Prime Contractors & Procurement  Advisors

* Brown Bag Sessions, facilitated by fellow BBI Partner (Business Management Experts)

* Matchmaking Programming, supporting regional Chambers of Commerce with connecting small businesses to government procurement opportunities 

 2) Regional Growth Management Committee (RGMC) | Raj Kudchadkar, Executive Director – Thanks:

– BBI Partners

– BBI Volunteers, BBI Interns, BBI Advisory Companies, and BBI Test Companies

– BBI Advisory Council: Congressman Cummings, Congressman Ruppersberger, Congressman Sarbanes, HoCo Executive Ulman, and HCC President Hetherington

 3) Ecosystem Speak: Regional  Advocates, and Chambers talk about Small Business support solutions:

Fort Meade Alliance

Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, GovCon

HoCo Chamber of Commerce, GovConnects

BWI  Business Partnership

Howard Tech Council

Ecosystem Exhibits: Small Business support organizations available to discussion small business development & growth.

 4) Extreme Networking with over 150 BBI Partners 


BBI Manager’s Reception

presented by Holiday Inn, East Columbia

  1. Date: Wednesday,  December 17th
  2. Time:6:00PM-9:00PM

III. Location: Holiday Inn | Spurrier’s Restaurant | 7900 Washington  Blvd, Jessup, Maryland 20794

  1. Attendees:FREEand inviting all BBI Partners. No RSVP required!

  2. Agenda: Holiday Inn management invites BBI Partners to enjoy complimentary cocktails & heavy snacks at BBI Manager’s Reception. Join fellow BBI Partners and let’s talk about the Fort Meade procurement, partnerships, and small business growth.

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