The passing of the Stimulus bill and the finalizing of the federal government budget have had numerous positive effects on the government contracting community. Money is now available so projects are moving forward, solicitations are being released, and contracts are being awarded. It’s amazing because not too long ago, many companies were suffering. These same companies now have opportunities to ensure growth, some at a faster pace than anticipated. Planning is essential to ensure the company is able to take advantage of potential opportunities, and also ensure growth does not implode the company.

Molly Gimmel and Diana Dibble Kurcfeld are speaking on a variety of topics that will help your company. We hope that you’ll be able to attend one or all of the events.

GSA Schedules – May 12, 2009

Molly is speaking on GSA Schedules at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) GovCon Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on Tuesday May 12th. She will be speaking about getting a GSA Schedule – what you need to know before and while you submit, and administering the contracts after award. For more information, go to: and click events.

Strategic Alliances – May 14, 2009

Diana is speaking on Strategic Alliances and how they can make your company more marketable and save money. This Women Presidents’ Organization ( event is hosted by Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker. Ira Hoffman, Of Counsel at Shulman Rogers, will be speaking about avoiding legal pitfalls of strategic alliances. The event will be help on Thursday May 14th from 8:30 to 11:00 am at Shulman Rogers office (11921 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852). To register for this event, please email with your name, company name, email address, and date of the event. If you have questions, please contact Liza Avruch at or 202-626-8773.

Infrastructure – May 19, 2009

Diana is teaming up with Rose Financial Services to talk about infrastructure. The seminar is called Accounting Infrastructure for Government Contractors – What You Need to Know Before You Win the Contract. Rose Financial Services will be speaking on the financial topics. Diana will be speaking on how to translate this infrastructure into the company’s marketing and proposal efforts. The event is Tuesday May 19th from 8 am to 9:30 am at Rose Financial Services office: 2 Research Pl Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20850. For more information and to register for the event, contact Lauri Rodich at (301) 527-1130 ext 203 or

Respond to Lauri by COB on 5/15/09. This is a free event.