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MindShare: Class of 2012

MindShare: Class of 2012

MindShare is D.C.’s premier invitation only program for CEOs of the most promising companies in the region. Founded in 1997, the program provides CEOs unparalleled access to well established and respected mentors and unrivaled business opportunities. To date there have been more than 550 CEOs who have graduated from MindShare, who have in turn gone on to create a unique and valuable alumni network. Past alums include Tim O’Shaughnessy of LivingSocial; Rick Rudman of Vocus; Hemant Kanakia of Torrent Networking Technologies; and Philip Merrick of webMethods.

The MindShare Organizing Board provides a forum exclusively for CEOs to share success stories, as well as some of the biggest challenges that they have faced during their rise to the top. Each session focuses on a differing aspect of nurturing and growing an emerging business.

Questions Begin the Quest

     Many people emphasize the importance of an answer to a question as opposed to the importance of the question being asked. According to Peter Drucker, well known writer and management consultant, “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions is the emphasis on finding the right answer rather than the right question.”

     It makes sense…we are a society focused on the results.  We focus on chase, conquer, and move on to the next goal.  Often we focus on what’s not working instead of what is working.  Well thought-out questions begin a quest.  You get a great deal of information when you ask the right questions.  With the right questions, you get a sense of awe and inspiration. 

Ugandan Parliament Member MEETS with MANASSAS-BASED, VISION WITH a PURPOSE

Ugandan Parliament Member MEETS with MANASSAS-BASED, VISION WITH a PURPOSE

Vision With a Purpose, based in Manassas, Va. met with Hon. Rose Najjemba, a member of the Ugandan Parliament, Gomba Constituency to discuss vision screenings for Gomba, Uganda. At the request of Hon. Najjemba and Bemba Kiggundul, M.D. of Gomba, Vision With a Purpose, including their vice president of medical affairs, Miles Press, O.D. of Fredericksburg, Va., will travel to Uganda in November to screen approximately 2,000 people out of a population of 150,00. For more information, go to www.visionwithapurpose.org or call 703-863-6864.

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS SEN. COLGAN GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BARN, INC.

ADVANTAGE PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTS SEN. COLGAN GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BARN, INC.

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC (APTR) of Gainesville, Va. is teeing off Mon.,May 14 at
9 a.m. in Haymarket, Va. to help local charities by participating in Senator Charles Colgan’s Charity Golf Tournament, which supports Transitional Housing BARN., Inc., BEACON Adult Literacy and Benedictine Counseling Services. Advantage Physical Therapy has sponsored this event for the past five years and is 2012 Longest Drive sponsor for Senator Charles Colgan’s Charity Golf Tournament to be held at the Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Va. For more information, contact 703-753-1005 or visit www.aptronline.com.

Manassas City AWARDED PRESITIGOUS PLATINUM-LEVEL, RELIABLE PUBLIC POWER PROVIDER DESIGNATION

The City of Manassas, Va. Department of Public Works and Utilities was awarded the 2012 Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) platinum level recognition by the American Public Power Association (APPA) for outstanding reliability, safety, work force development and system improvement. The City of Manassas was one of two public utilities in Virginia to be awarded the RP3 in 2012, out of 16 Virginia public power providers. Only 94 of the more than 2,000 public power utilities in the United States earned the Reliable Public Power Provider designation in 2012. This is the fourth year that the City of Manassas Public Works/Utilities department has received this designation. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.