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growth[period] Recognized as a Best Place to Work

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growth[period] was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington in 2019 by the Washington Business Journal. This year growth[period] placed 16th out of 32 small businesses. This is the fourth time that growth[period] has placed on the Best Places to Work List. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. We are so honored to receive this recognition.

 

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Courtney Spaeth Featured Speaker on NACD Webinar

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growth[period] CEO, Courtney Spaeth, was one of the featured speakers on a webinar series hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The webinar, which took place on April 25, 2019, was part of a series titled "Boardroom of the Future," and the speakers discussed the board's role in change management of an organization. You can watch and listen to the webinar presentation here. 

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David Smydo Joins Board of Directors

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growth[period] is excited to welcome David C. Smydo to its Board of Directors. David Smydo is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sokolin LLC, which is a leading luxury retailer and direct marketer of fine and rare wine to high net worth individuals internationally. The Company currently operates in 30 countries and has offices in New York, Switzerland, and France. The Company is primarily known for offering a superior selection of ultra-premium, back-vintage European wines as well as its white glove customer service.

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Lyn Sherlock Speaks at Women In Military Service For America Memorial Day Event

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growth[period] Partner Lyn Sherlock, Brigadier General, US Air Force (retired), was the featured speaker at the Women’s Memorial 21st Annual Memorial Day Program in Arlington, VA. The event was put on by the Spirit of '45 organization honoring those who served in WWII, including the over 1,000 Women's Air Force Service Pilots and over 300,000 Rosie the Riveters. Two Rosie's were in attendance: Ms Elinor Otto, who continued building military aircraft until the age of 95, and Ada Wyn Parker-Loy, whose sister was the model for the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Judges ACG Corporate Growth Awards Gala

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growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was excited to join a panel of judges for the 16th Annual Corporate Growth Awards Gala hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). The awards gala celebrates the successful accomplishments of the DC metro region's corporate growth executives, investors and transaction teams. Individual and company award finalists are selected from nominations that reflect the diversity of industries in this business community.

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growth[period] Hosts Meet and Greet David Trone, Candidate for U.S. Congress

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growth[period] welcomed friends and colleagues for cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres to meet and greet David Trone, who is running for Congress in Montgomery County, Maryland. Born in Cheverly, Maryland, David worked on his family's farm in his adolescence. David earned a BA from Furman University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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growth[period] Executive Attends Purple Heart Presentation

WWII powgrowth[period] executive Lyn Sherlock attended and supported a Purple Heart presentation in honor of Second Lieutenant John R. Pedevillano at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on July 14, 2017. John Pedevillano received the Purple Heart for his service during World War II.

At age 19 Pedevillano enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became part of the “306 Bomb Group.” His bomber was shot down over Nazi Germany in April 1944. He sustained injuries from the crash and was held captive at Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp in Zagan, Poland, until Allied forces liberated him in 1945.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Interviewed on Federal News Radio

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growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was interviewed on Federal News Radio's podcast Women of Washington on April 26, 2017.  Women of Washington is a weekly radio program that features interviews with Washington, D.C.'s ambitious and influential female executives who act as role models for the next generation Washington leader. In her interview, Courtney Spaeth shares her personal journey of perseverance through hard times to become the founder and CEO of her own company, growth[period]

Listen to Courtney Spaeth's full interview here

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growth[period] Celebrates 10 Years in Business

As a leading strategic business development and transaction advisory services firm, growth[period] is proud to be celebrating a decade of helping clients around the world successfully expand, grow, and thrive.  Over the past ten years our own company has grown and supported clients across a wide range of industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity to legal services and everything in between, and has been voted one of the top ten best places to work in the greater Washington, DC region two years in a row.  CEO Courtney Spaeth has also been personally selected for a number of accolades during this time, including SmartCEO’s Brava Award, and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women award.   

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Behind-the-Scenes Video of CEO Courtney Spaeth's DC Modern Luxury Interview

 

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