"The GovConectx seminar and networking programs provide exceptional services to our entrepreneurial business community. Through relevant topics, engaging speakers, and accessible networking events, they allow small businesses an excellent opportunity to improve their government contracting prospects". VA PTAC
Some Comments from Finding Traps in an RFP on Thursday, July 16, 2020
"The GovConectx program, Hidden Traps in an RFP and Pre-Award Protests, was exceptional. Lewis Rhodes, the presenter, provided extremely valuable and actional insights and advice on so many matters that are critical to developing a successful proposal strategy. My take-aways from the program will certain enhance future proposal efforts. Hats off to both GovConectx for identifying the need for such a program and to Lewis Rhodes and his firm General Counsel PC for delivering such rich content." Don Owens, CITP, CPA, CFF, CFE, CRMA, Director, BPX Technologies,
"Just a note to say today’s class was excellent. I learned a lot and feel more confident about reading RFPs. Your speaker was knowledgeable, engaging and easy to follow. In spite of the medium, it was very interactive and so more valuable." Anne Terry, MPF Federal
Some Comments from Successfully Selling to: Army - Navy - Air Force - Marines - Coast Guard -Veterans Affairs and DOD Agencies on Monday, June 15, 2020
"Thank you for a great presentation this morning!" Jim Legg - Point3 Federal
"Thank you for coordinating the webinar. A lot of helpful information, very much appreciated." Walter Fowler - Director of Sales - G-Star Enterprises, Inc.
"Thank you and VADM Lou Crenshaw for a great webinar." Victor Gorokhov - President -
Some Comments on Virtual Outreach, June 10 & 11, 2020
"Hana Jones and I had the pleasure of presenting “Doing Business w/ EPA” for approx one hr at the subj event to one dozen SBs, SDBs (incl 8As), WOSBs, SDVOSBs and HUBZone companies. Thanks so much for letting us share the Agency’s SB/Socioeconomic Goals and the need for goods/services re: EPA activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and long term environmental remediation/services & IT. Please feel free to share our screenshots w/ participants." Sidney <Ozer.firstname.lastname@example.org>
"The Air Force virtual was great." Alejandro Sarmiento' <email@example.com
"Just finished the last excellent session today led by yourself and Pamela Monroe (Army). Thank you. Maureen T. Kitchelt, Director of Business Development, Betah
" Good morning. I’m enjoying the webinars. Thank you for setting this up." Kai Phapakdy, CSP, CSM, SPC4, CEO/Agile Coach and Trainer
Some Comments on "Going to Market, Part 1 & 2 May 20 & 21, 2020
"Thanks for coordinating these great sessions! Could you please send Kevin's slides from both days?" Thomas C. Papageorge - Ameritel Corporation
"I've been selling to the Government for years, but I got so much new information from this..." Debi Foster - DSI Inc.
"Could you please send me the slides from the webinar? It was so informative and we got a lot of great intel out of it!!" - Madi Smith - National Sales Rep - Liberty Laser Solutions
Some Comments on "Preparing for CMMC in 2020, May 19, 2020
"Very informative presentation today..." Thomas C. Papageorge, Ameritel Corporation
"That was a good webinar. David Dempsy did a good job..." Jag Kottha, BPX Technologies
"Thank you. Enjoyed discussion today." Larry Wentz Systematic Inc.
Some of the comments on our First Virtual Event, April 28, 2020:
"Thank you so much! Amazing...!" Kai Phapakdy, CSP, CSM, SPC4, CEO/Agile Coach and Trainer
"Thanks so much. It was a great event! I appreciate y’all hosting and am truly grateful to those who shared their time and insights. Thanks again." Kari Krueger, Neutral Posture, VP of Strategic Development
"I enjoyed of the presentations very much. Thank you." Mark L. Roemer, PEC, Inc
"Thanks again for orchestrating two days of great presentations. You made it look easy which I know was anything but easy." Thomas C. Papageorge, Ameritel Corporation
"Hello Vaune, Nice job!" Andrea Fera, PhD, Senior Data Scentist
"Thank you Vaune. Great event indeed." Best, Erika, SkinIntegra, Inc.
"Job well done on the conference!!!" Carlton L. Oneal, LightSpeedEdu
"This was great." Lacie Keesee, Director of Sales & Marketing, TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT AT BWI AIRPORT
Some comments on Doing Business wth DOD and VA, March 26, 2020
"Good morning Vaune, I just wanted to say thanks for setting up yesterday's virtual meeting with Admiral Crenshaw it was extremely informative and gives me a lot of strategic vision and food for thought moving forward. Thanks!"
David Owens (USNA Class of '94)
Head of Visionary Programming & Cinematic Inspiration
Visionary Media Productions
" I served as DoD contractor for over 7 years and it refreshed my knowledge."
Vaseashta, Ashok Dr. Prof. FAPS, FIoN, FNYAS
"It was different and very informative."
Elena Anderson-de Lay, GMS-T, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Excellent; thanks Vaune. It was a great event, as always.
Frank Beachem - Senior Buyer and Subcontracts Admin. Procurement, Louis Berger US
It’s always a pleasure and time well spent, Vaune!
Thank you for making it possible,
Jack Spirakes, MPA
U.S. Small Business Administration
… GovConectx has been a great source of new business for GovPurchase this year.… We have acquired at least ten new clients. Thank you, again, for providing such a great and consistent venue for government contractors to meet with government officials, as well as with each other.
National Procurement Manager
… Being an exhibitor at your conference was a great investment…. We made many valuable contacts and it looks like we have picked up a commercial client.
Edward A. Bortnick, CPA
… GovConectx provides a great opportunity for me to connect with Government contractors as well as Government representatives from various agencies. It’s become an invaluable organization and I encourage professionals in the industry to attend whenever possible….
Vice President, Commercial Banking
Great event two weeks ago. Can you add me to your email list for Acme? We are looking at participating in some of the future events.
Business Development Director
Acme Process Group
We are looking forward to it. Your events have been awesome !
Bravo Consulting Group, LLC
It was my first event .. and I thought it was a valuable use of time.
Via LinkedIn: Mar 8: Monica McDonnell Peake sent the following message at 9:59 PM [Monica McDonnell Peake]
Hi Vaune. We met last week or so at the Falls Church event. Was very beneficial for me and was able to get lots of follow up meetings. thanks!
I attended the Winter Showcase event held on 23 Feb 2017. It was my first experience with your organization’s activities and I was really impressed. From my perspective, the format you provided offered several key elements, namely:
-Informative (and engaging) session introductory speakers
-Comprehensive representation of government agencies by spokespeople responsive to the Business community
-Access to these people during the course of the day both in formal matchmaking talks and informal chats
-The opportunity to interact and mingle with the business community attendees was an added plus
All in all, a well thought out and valuable event for business development efforts. I look forward to attending your season’s events.
John B. Chamberlain
Vice President Business Development
Washington Technology Group, Inc.
Would like to show our appreciation for all the hard work and time that was put in this event. Vaune was VERY helpful in working with us. We are looking forward to the FT Belvoir Expo. It was definitely worth participating and did receive a few good leads, thanks to Vaune’s hard work ! Looking forward to seeing all of you at Ft Belvoir.
Louis Marini - President
Do you have the group package for 2017? It was an awesome package and I wanted to buy the season pass for 2017.
...Your group is one of the most pleasant groups to work with when doing events!
Tawanda Cooper, CSCM
MechoShade Systems Inc
GovConnectx does exactly what the name says, connect businesses to potential Government customers. The Federal government buys virtually every commercial product and service available. Frequently it is the largest single buyer of many of these items. The Government is also a very large entity with 15 cabinet level departments and literally hundreds of sub and independent agencies. They all buy things. How do you navigate this monster? GovConnectx is the best way for any business to enter the Federal market. You will learn how to use available services to find the best business opportunities for you. These very knowledgeable presenters help you find where you fit in, how to effectively bid and therefore best use your business development resources to navigate this unique market.
DFAS Ombudsman (Ret.) – Contract Management and Payment
Vaune, your recent Winter Showcase was my first event with Covconectx. I must give you and your staff a five star rating for putting together such a great event. I believe I may some good contacts but only time will tell. I am very much looking forward the your next event and I will be passing this along to my colleagues.
Kelvin F. Wright CISSP, C|EH, C|NDA
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