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CEO Courtney Spaeth Awarded the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award

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On October 16, 2109, growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was joined by her family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate her as a recipient of the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award, the Washington DC Wharton Club’s highest honor. Every year the Joseph Wharton Award is awarded to an exemplary individual that has demonstrated a commitment to public and community service, outstanding career achievements, and support of the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and alumni clubs. Since the Wharton Club initiated this tradition, they have honored top officials in business, government, non-profits, academia, and the legal and accounting professionals who have attended Wharton or other schools at UPenn. Courtney was unanimously voted by the Board to receive this award based on her many accomplishments and contributions to the community. In 51 years she is one of only 6 non-Wharton grads at UPenn to receive this honor.

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Courtney Spaeth Featured on Federal Game Changers Podcast

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growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth recently made a guest appearance on the Federal Game Changers Podcast hosted by RSM Federal. Game Changers is a free government podcast designed to help government contractors find and win more contracts. Each Game Changers brings the audience new techniques and strategies from leading national experts with extensive backgrounds in small business and federal acquisition. 

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Courtney Spaeth invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Greater Washington. 

June 5, 2019 — Courtney Spaeth, CEO of growth[period], has been invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington. Courtney was chosen for membership by the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to her experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Courtney is CEO of growth[period], a business development and transaction advisory services firm that helps companies grow in the federal and commercial markets.

“Washington’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Courtney,” said Peter Abrahams, publisher of Washington Business Journal.

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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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CEO Courtney Spaeth Speaks at PNC Women Connect

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growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was pleased to speak at the PNC Women Connect program, “From Passion to Profit: Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success" to an audience of PNC Bank employees as well as women entrepreneurs and organizations that supported that community. 

Courtney was joined by Mary Lynne Carraway, President and Owner of Domino’s Pizza – Team Washington, Julia Farr, owner of Julia Farr, LLC, Deryl McKissack, Chairwoman and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, and Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Editor-at-Large and columnist for the Washington Business Journal. Each panelist shared their personal story of starting their business and talked very honestly about the challenges and achievements they faced along the way.

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