Meet Lee Platt

Her Company Is Moving and Shaking in the Government Contracting World

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Q: What do you want everyone to know about your company?

A: Avening Management and Technical Services, LLC (AveningTech) delivers expert management and technical support services to federal government organizations engaged in missions related to national security. Our expertise includes systems and network engineering; information, network and systems security; information assurance, program and project management; acquisition support; web development services; and domain expertise in Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C4I). Each member of our executive and management team has more than 20 years’ experience delivering support services to federal government clients, and understands intimately how to identify, train, and supervise employees who support federal government clients. (more…)

2014-10-30T19:52:09-04:00October 30th, 2014|

Social Media Campaigning

How to Hop on the Awareness Campaign Train Without Getting Derailed

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge concept Vector EPS10 By: Amie Huebner    

The storm of social awareness that is moved across the internet from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ( is a perfect example of how businesses and people can harness the power of social media to do good in the world. It is also proof that social campaigns can raise a significant amount of money for a cause that would not normally garner a lot of attention from the media. (more…)

2014-10-30T19:51:55-04:00October 30th, 2014|

It’s Time to Talk Grammar

Common Grammar Errors

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By: Jen McKee

When I sat down to write this column, the idea was to list the “top five” grammar mistakes. So I started to make a list of what I felt were the “top five” mistakes that rub me the wrong way. As I got going though, I realized I was going to go way over my word limit. I also realized that what I think are the most offensive errors may not be what others feel are the worst. Bottom line is that I will have to break this up over a series of columns over time. Please remember there is nothing scientific about this report – what I describe is not any sort of official ranking of grammar offenses. I’m just trying to share some that I see commonly and how to avoid them. (more…)

2014-10-30T20:01:38-04:00October 30th, 2014|

Client Profile: Nomades

NomadeslogoFINALJUNE2014The Powerhouse team works with businesses to provide company development in a variety of ways.

  • Company teambuilding
  • Professional development plans
  • Hiring (plans and processes)
  • Project management
  • Talent management
  • Departmental mentoring/coaching
  • Accountability partnering
  • Orientation (and ongoing training)
  • Process/resource development
  • Corporate speaking engagements/facilitation

This year we’ve been fortunate to work with Nomades by facilitating their annual corporate leadership retreat and our president was featured as keynote speaker at their annual conference.

Rumor has it Nomades thinks we’re pretty good. Check out what Christy DeWitt (Nomades Director of Business Development) has to say about us! (more…)

2014-10-30T19:51:25-04:00October 30th, 2014|

Career and Resume Assistance: Check Out These Hot Spots

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2014-10-30T19:51:15-04:00October 30th, 2014|

Non-profit Profile: Women Veterans Interactive

wvilogoWomen Veterans Interactive is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting women veterans at their points of need through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification. Since its inception in 2011, WVI has supported more than 1,000 women veterans and has been recognized by the White House and the Clinton Global Initiative.


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2014-10-30T19:50:58-04:00October 30th, 2014|
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