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David Smydo Joins Board of Directors


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

memorial-day-2018-LYN Partner Lyn Sherlock (top) with Ms. Elinor Otto and Ada Wyn Parker-loy

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


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


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

PNC Women Connect

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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CEOCFO Magazine: Interview with Courtney B. Spaeth

ceo cfo courtneyStrategic Business Development Consultants providing Mergers and Acquisitions Support for Federal, Defense, & Aerospace, Technology, Telecom, Commercial, Global Health and Wellness, Sports and Entertainment Industries

Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine

CEOCFO: Mrs. Spaeth, would you tell us the vision of growth (period)?
Mrs. Spaeth: The vision, simply put, is to help companies increase revenue generation. This is something all companies, small, medium, or large, can benefit from expert assistance with.

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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


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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CEO Courtney Spaeth Featured on Executive Leaders Radio

Courtney Spaeth, CEO President at growth[period] first appeared on Executive Leaders Radio on April 13, 2017. Executive Leaders Radio is dedicated to honoring individuals who have risen to leadership roles through their hard work and dedication. This highly popular radio program shares the stories and wisdom of leaders like Courtney Spaeth with a diverse listener audience with the goal of helping others achieve individual success and personal growth. Read more here.

growth[period] places second at Best Places to Work awards

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growth[period] was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington in 2017 by the Washington Business Journal for the third year in a row. This year growth[period] placed second out of 25 small business winners. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies that foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. 

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