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Andrew Lustig: Mid Atlantic Business Technology Group

Andrew Lustig: Mid Atlantic Business Technology Group

Andrew Lustig is a partner at the Cooley Business department, and heads the Mid Atlantic Business Technology Group. Andrew specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and is responsible for the representation of high growth technology  companies operating in both the public and private sectors. He is also the founder and board member of MissionLink, an exclusive, CEO-only organization that fosters collaboration, promotes access and opportunities for companies that focus on defense and national security missions. Andrew recently sat down with us to discuss his exceptional career, a meteoric rise that has garnered him regional and national attention, the major challenges that the public sector is currently facing, and what is being done to remedy the hurdles that face our government

Nick Funnell : This Bloke's Got Taste

Nick Funnell : This Bloke's Got Taste

Everyone loves a good beer. An ice cold pilsner after a long day toiling under the summer sun, or a hearty stout paired with a juicy steak, or a Belgian wheat beer topped with an orange wedge are all things of exceeding beauty and delight. Beer is the every-man’s drink, but is also highly refined and as sophisticated as the brewer wants it to be. Enter Nick Funnell. Nick is Great American Restaurant’s master brewer and the creator of some truly magnificent beers, some of which have garnered him professional plaudits and won him award after award. Nick took some time off his busy schedule to speak with us about our favorite drink.

MindShare: Class of 2012

MindShare: Class of 2012

MindShare is D.C.’s premier invitation only program for CEOs of the most promising companies in the region. Founded in 1997, the program provides CEOs unparalleled access to well established and respected mentors and unrivaled business opportunities. To date there have been more than 550 CEOs who have graduated from MindShare, who have in turn gone on to create a unique and valuable alumni network. Past alums include Tim O’Shaughnessy of LivingSocial; Rick Rudman of Vocus; Hemant Kanakia of Torrent Networking Technologies; and Philip Merrick of webMethods.

The MindShare Organizing Board provides a forum exclusively for CEOs to share success stories, as well as some of the biggest challenges that they have faced during their rise to the top. Each session focuses on a differing aspect of nurturing and growing an emerging business.

Questions Begin the Quest

     Many people emphasize the importance of an answer to a question as opposed to the importance of the question being asked. According to Peter Drucker, well known writer and management consultant, “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions is the emphasis on finding the right answer rather than the right question.”

     It makes sense…we are a society focused on the results.  We focus on chase, conquer, and move on to the next goal.  Often we focus on what’s not working instead of what is working.  Well thought-out questions begin a quest.  You get a great deal of information when you ask the right questions.  With the right questions, you get a sense of awe and inspiration. 

Small Business Seminar at Germantown Library

Small Business Seminar at Germantown Library

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon: 

 

A small business seminar entitled “Is There a Business in Your Future?” will be held at the Germantown Library on May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. The library is located at 19840 Century Blvd.

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

Hyatt House Celebrates Their Grand Re-Opening

Hyatt House Celebrates Their Grand Re-Opening

The following information was sent to us by Laura Rowles:

 

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a “Ribbon Cutting / Grand Re-Opening” Ceremony for the Hyatt House (previously Summerfield Suites). The hotel is located at 200 Skidmore Boulevard, Gaithersburg.

The ceremony was conducted on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Hyatt House offers one bedroom and two bedroom/two bathroom suites featuring full kitchens and complimentary breakfast buffet. To learn more about the Hyatt House, visit: www.hyatthouse.com.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.