Posts Tagged: liveblog

John Shoraka on what the SBA is doing to help small businesses in contracting: Victory In Procurement

After speaker Allison Silver at the Victory In Procurement event was up, John Shoraka of the Small Business Administration was up to speak. The Small Business Administration provides many great resources for small businesses looking to acquire government contracts, including counseling, access to capital, and contracts themselves. The counseling and other similar services as provided… Read more »

Getting started with government contracting: Allison Silver, Victory In Procurement event

This past Friday, I attended the event, “Victory in Procurement: Grow Your Business through Government Contracting.” It featured awards for outstanding government contractors as well as several breakout sessions and speeches from people in government and small business owners alike. The event started with Allison Silver of American Express OPEN, which hosted the event, giving… Read more »

Liveblogging: Awards Presentations, CFC

Today, I had the privilege of attending the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC) 2011 Finale and Awards Program so to liveblog for GovLoop. The event acknowledged the achievements of various government agencies in raising funds for charities. As a side note, I unfortunately did miss the reasoning for a couple of… Read more »

LiveBlogging: Lois A. Wellman, Guest Speaker, CFC

Today, I had the privilege of attending the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC) 2011 Finale and Awards Program so to liveblog for GovLoop. The event acknowledged the achievements of various government agencies in raising funds for charities. Lois Wellman, Charity Beneficiary and employee at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, began… Read more »

Liveblogging: Dr. Brandon Haller, Opening Remarks, Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC)

Today, I had the privilege of attending the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC) 2011 Finale and Awards Program so to liveblog for GovLoop. The event acknowledged the achievements of various government agencies in raising funds for charities. In his opening remarks, Dr. Brandon Haller, the Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chairperson who… Read more »

Whats Next DC Live Blogging, Kori Schulman, White House Case Study: Tax Cut

The #40dollars campaign; you might have heard of it. It was a campaign on Twitter in which users posted what $40 a week would do for them using the hashtag #40dollars. The campaign opposed the end of a tax cut which would add about $40 a week taken for taxes from middle class payrolls. The… Read more »

Whats Next DC Live Blogging, Katie Harbath, Political Campaigns & Facebook

Katie Harbath from Facebook kicked off her presentation by noting that there are more Facebook users in the U.S. that are eligible to vote than there were voters in the 2008 election. However, Facebook users are more likely to be involved politically than people that aren’t using Facebook. The reason for this, according to Harbath,… Read more »

Whats Next DC Live Blogging, Stephanie Schierholz, NASA Tweetup

People have tweeted in a lot of places, but who’d have thought that astronauts tweet from space? In 2010, NASA launched a new program in which they have astronauts tweet while they are circling the Earth. NASA also holds in-person tweetups (#NASATweetup) which help them gain media coverage, spread the word, diversify their audiences, and… Read more »

Whats Next DC Live Blogging, Gayle Weiswasser, The Power of Real Time Engagement

Weiswasser from the Discovery Network pointed out that as people are watching television, they are blogging about it, tweeting about it, and mentioning it on every existing social networking outlet. Discovery encourages this, because it builds hype for their programs, similar to water cooler buzz driving people to see a certain movie or eat a… Read more »

Whats Next DC Live Blogging, Social Media @ Large Organizations

Katharine Zaleski of the Washington Post pointed out that around the 2008 election, visitor numbers to their website was stagnating. “Why was it stagnating?”, she asked. The problem was that the Post wasn’t utilizing social media to its fullest potential. After this realization, they began investing in social media. They found that viewers to their… Read more »