October 10th Was World Mental Health Day. Why It’s Important For Every Day to be Mental Health Day.

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​Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet so often its one of the first things compromised in our day to day life. How many times have we stayed up to the wee hours of the night finishing those emails instead of just closing the computer and getting 8 hours of sleep? Or forgoing exercise or yoga because …

8 Tips To Make Halloween More Inclusive

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Some children can enjoy Halloween whether they are dressed as a goblin or a princess, but Halloween may not come as easily for other children.  Trick-or-treating can be an overwhelming experience for children with a sensitive sensory system as they experience new sights, sounds, and behaviors. These tips from Patient First can help all children enjoy their trick-or-treat hauls. Pick …

5 Things New Employees Want On Day 1

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Starting a new job can feel like the first day of school at a brand-new school. From learning where the bathroom is to meeting people, it can feel overwhelming. In an earlier blog, we discussed what companies could do before the employees’ first day. Today we are going to discuss ideas you can use on their first day of onboarding.  Both are critical to …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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CACI Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee  CACI is a leader in mentoring veteran-owned businesses. Throughout the history of CACI’s Mentor- Protégé Program, CACI has mentored over six Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB). Recently, CACI received the prestigious Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding mentor-protégé agreement. Some highlights of CACI’s mentor-protégé accomplishments include: Protégé prime contracts increased growth rate 400% from …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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Three Wire Systems, LLC Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee Dan Frank, CEO  Question: Why do you think hiring & mentoring veterans is important for businesses and the Greater Washington region?  Answer: A large number of businesses in the Greater Washington region exist to support the federal government, whether through defense contracting or IT services and software development and support. To that …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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First Class Resumes   Veteran Owned Business (Established) Nominee Dannielle Ramos Rash, Founder & Principal Writer ​HIRING VETERANS IS IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES Businesses and the Greater Washington region want the best candidates possible and express a desire to hire Veterans. Transition Military and Veterans have a huge range of skill sets. They have acquired a wealth of knowledge, skills and competencies …

Distinguished Service Awards Nominee Q&A

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FH+H Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee Thomas Craig, Esq., Managing Partner  1. Why do you think hiring & mentoring veterans is important for businesses and the Greater Washington region?   The lawyers and professional staff of FH+H passionately believe that the practice of law is about helping others, especially those who have served our country in any capacity. Hiring and mentoring veterans …

Distinguished Service Award Nominee Q&A

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Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC Veteran Business Mentorship Nominee Erik Pelton, Founder and Managing Attorney at Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC 1. Why do you think hiring & mentoring veterans is important for businesses and the Greater Washington region?  Working with veteran entrepreneurs over the last five years has shown me how diverse their talents are across a …

Is Your Website Design and UX Updated

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TriVision  Branding & Marketing Agency  The interface design (UI) and user experience (UX) of your website give your brand credibility.To explain the difference between the two, UI has to do more with how the website is laid out visually while UX design has to do more with the overall feel or experience of the website. These two functions go hand-in-hand and are equally as important …

Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award Winner Q&A

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Acumen Solutions Mid-Size Business Winner Margie Johnson, Director, Corporate Care 1. Why do you believe CSR strategy is important for a company? A CSR program can bring employees together in meaningful ways and create opportunities for them to build relationships with colleagues that they typically would not in their daily work. It further cements the culture and their connection to …