Keith Burgess - The Meltzer Companies
 
Keith Burgess is a partner at The Meltzer Group in Bethesda. Keith has over 18 years of experience in the insurance and financial planning field. After spending a few years with First Union, as an insurance and investment expert, Keith decided to join The Meltzer Group and focus on his passion, selling life insurance. Over the last 15 years, Keith has become an expert in the life insurance field, helping TMG become one of the largest producers of life insurance in the country. Keith has always enjoyed helping individuals, families, and small business owners stay well protected with life insurance, in the case of an untimely death of a spouse or business partner.  
 
Keith Burgess’ belief is that there is more to insurance, business succession, and estate planning than just the numbers. A good insurance advisor will have effective communication and cooperation with all the client’s other advisors, including the investment advisor, the CPA, and the estate planning attorney. Keith acts as the quarterback, coordinating the efforts and strategies of the advisory team, to implement tax efficient estate and succession planning.  
 
Phone: (301) 581-7350 
Cell: (301) 240 793-4423 
Fax:(301) 214-7001 
Email: kburgess@meltzergroup.com 
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Glen C. Hardesty - McEnroe Voice & Data

Glen Hardesty is an equity partner and the Director of Sales at McEnroe Voice & Data and has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry.

McEnroe Voice and Data designs, implements and maintains voice and data networks by leveraging our portfolio of platforms and applications from today’s leading communications equipment and software manufacturers – such as Mitel, Avaya, Toshiba, and Star2Star. Our products include premise-based digital and voice over IP phone systems, as well as hosted systems, and are designed to fit each customer’s needs. Our solutions can incorporate the full suite of unified communications capabilities, call center functionality, and video / web conferencing and collaboration.  

We also design, sell, install, and support high definition video surveillance systems for businesses who need to take a proactive approach to the security on their premises. Our IP-based solutions provide flexibility and smart analytics that allow the system to be accessed from any web browser, iOS or Android device.  

McEnroe Voice & Data is a single source for your voice technology or video surveillance project. Our typical scope of work includes infrastructure cabling, equipment design and installation, end-user training, and ongoing support and maintenance. We also provide comprehensive carrier services audits, recommendations, and procurement to help our customers reduce costs and inefficiencies.  

McEnroe Voice & Data has the knowledge, experience, and capabilities earned since 1972 to satisfy the most demanding clients from Small and Medium Businesses to Enterprise organizations. As a certified MBE/DBE, we also work with State and Local Governments, and Federal Agencies. Our other products include voice logging, dictation and transcription, and interview room video recording systems.

Phone: (800) 727-1607 
Cell: (443) 864-1063 
Service:(800) 727-1644 
Email:ghardesty@mcenroevoice.com 
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Andrew Zettler - ZG Interactive

Andrew Zettler is the founder and acting president of ZG Interactive. A full-service web development and marketing firm specializing in all aspects of web development, online marketing, corporate identity, branding, and print design.

Sample clients include Z-Burger, Suntrust Mortgage, Titleist Golf, Old Angler's Inn, and Geneva Day School.

Whether you do business around the world, or in zip codes directly beneath your nose, ZG Interactive ensures that your company’s image and marketing programs are cohesive, well-planned, and truly resonate with your target audience. From small businesses and start-ups looking to establish themselves in a tight local market, to industry leaders looking to promote initiatives and capture increased market awareness, the ZG Interactive team is ready to put your best foot forward.

For a confidential consultation regarding your next project or business goals feel free to visit zginteractive.com or e-mail andrew@zginteractive.com

Phone: (240) 372-1670 
Fax: (240) 396-6952
Email:andrew@zginteractive.com 
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Michael D. Harlow, CPA - Cohn Reznik LLP

Mr. Harlow is a Partner in the Private Enterprise Practice of CohnReznick in Bethesda, Maryland. The Private Enterprise Practice focuses on the needs of privately held companies, their owners, and key employees throughout the Metro Washington Region and is specially positioned to offer a broad range of client services across the spectrum of tax and assurance disciplines.

Mr. Harlow has over a decade of experience in public accounting serving clients in attestation, accounting, and tax advisory roles. He has extensive experience across multiple real estate related industries, including homebuilding, land development, residential management, commercial management, and land engineering. He also continues to serve commercial clients in advertising, professional services, and medical industries across the Washington Metro Region. Mr. Harlow focuses on working with privately held companies throughout the year to maximize after tax cash flow for the business owners.

Mr. Harlow received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Master of Accounting Degrees from North Carolina State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Phone: 301-907-2330
Fax: 301-280-3697
Email:Michael.Harlow@CohnReznick.com
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Brian Vaughn - President, COO

Brian Vaughn is the founder of Shipshape IT and manages operations, personnel, business development and strategic relationships for the company. Over the past decade, he has grown multiple organizations from relatively modest beginnings to exceed triple digit percentage growth and/or eight figures in annual revenue.

A firm believer of the symbioses between long-term clients and long-term employees, his methods have achieved retention for both of these critical resources, to make businesses successful on several levels.

Phone: 301.941.1444 Ext. 714
Email:bvaughn@shipshapeit.com
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Stuart H. Sorkin - Attorney

Stuart H. Sorkin, Transactional Attorney and Business Consultant experience ranges from buy-sell agreements, raising of capital and financing, acquisition, development and sales of businesses and real estate, employee incentive compensation, federal and state income tax consequences of transactions, financial, retirement and estate planning, including asset protection.

Mr. Sorkin is a certified public accountant, his J.D. degree is from the University of Miami and he has a master’s of law degree in taxation from Georgetown University. He is also the co-author with Dick Stieglitz, another warrior: Expensive Mistakes When Buying and Selling Companies … and How to avoid them in Your Deal” Mr. Sorkin has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, Money Magazine and BankRate.com, as well as, he is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of exit strategies and federal income and estate taxation.

Phone: (301) 320 1152
Cell: (202) 368-7075
Fax: (301) 320-2774
Email:SSorkin@shspc.com
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Dina Silnicky - La Prima Food Group

Dina oversees the Event Division at La Prima Food Group and has been responsible for the development and growth of Catering By Seasons, the high end special events division.

La Prima Catering, the leading corporate caterer in the mid-Atlantic region, operates kitchens in five locations throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, providing unsurpassed service that is fast and flexible. The company’s Catering by Seasons division offers unique full service menus for special events such as weddings, corporate galas, religious celebrations and other important occasions. The company’s “H Generation” division provides a nutritious school lunch program for area schools.

La Prima Catering, the leading corporate caterer in the mid-Atlantic region, operates kitchens in five locations throughout the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, providing unsurpassed service that is fast and flexible. The Catering by Seasons division offers unique full service menus for special events such as weddings, corporate galas, religious celebrations and other important occasions.

Office: (301) 220.1001
Cell: (301) 908.6143
Email:dsilnicky@cateringbyseasons.com
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Scott Goldschein, Esquire -

Phone:(301) 956 2959
Fax:(301) 441 4683
Email:scott@goldscheinlaw.com
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Tim Hawkins - LTBD
 
As President, Tim Hawkins divides his time at LTBD between professional service organization and not-for-profit clients. He also serves as the firm’s primary business development officer – leading the effort to cultivate relationships with new and established clients and develop strategic partnerships with outside firms and other industry leaders.  
 
Tim’s experience prior to launching LTBD in 2004 includes multiple stints in public accounting where his clientele included not-for-profits and financial firms. In addition, he worked in financial analysis and management for MCI Worldcom, where his role entailed budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and financial staff management. Mr. Hawkins also served six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear power engineer.  
 
Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. His leisure-time pursuits include travel, interesting business ventures, and a growing boy named Lincoln.
 
Phone: (703) 738-6599
Cell: (301) 240 793-4423 
Fax:(703) 738-9248
Email: tim.hawkins@ltbd.com
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Dana Weinberg - Mid-Atlantic Commercial Realty, LLC
 
Dana Weinberg is the founder of Mid-Atlantic Commercial Realty, LLC. Mid-Atlantic provides tenant advisory services representing businesses and organizations looking to renew an existing lease, open a new office, relocate, expand or sublease space in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He offers over 26 years of commercial real estate experience.  
 
His experience as a former asset manager, or landlord, is unique among brokers, and has given him an insider’s view of how landlords think, negotiate and make decisions.  
 
Dana’s clients cross many industries, serve domestic and international markets, range from large businesses operating for over 30 years to start-ups, and lease office and industrial space.
 
All clients work directly with the Dana, the CEO, who places client's objectives first. His leadership role throughout the entire leasing process allows clients to leverage their time and focus on operating the business. He ensures clients choose the best leasing option based on market conditions, business goals and real estate space needs.  
 
Assignments are handled with the highest ethical standards and professionalism. His personal values create loyal clients that evolve into long-term relationships. He will always "do the right thing”. Clients assert his quick response times are refreshing in the industry. Dana earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and MBA from Boston College.  
 
Phone: (703) 967-2771  
Email: dweinberg@midatlanticcr.com  
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Dr. L.J. Leo - Today's Integrative Health
Dr. L. J. Leo, DO, DC, MS, MBA, FAARM, FACACN, ABAARM, CFM, DCN, D Herb FICT, graduated from The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Osteopathy and began his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine in the United States Army. As a military Physician he had the honor to serve in multiple overseas tours.He also graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After graduation, he established a Private Practice in Rockville, MD. Details of qualifications are: Fellow of the American College of Clinical Nutrition, Fellow in Anti-Aging and Restorative Medicine, Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition, Diplomate in Herbal Medicine, Certificate in Herbal Therapies, Certified in Functional Medicine, Applied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Masters of Science in Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition, Certified Chiropractic Internist, Completed Level II Credential in Active Release Technique, Certified in Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, Certified in Neuro-Emotional Technique, Completed Level II Certification of Total Body Modification, Completed Certification course in Applied Kinesiology.

Phone: (301) 770-6650
Fax:(301) 770-6252
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Brooke Bruch - Contemporaries, Inc.
 
Brooke Bruch serves as the Client Relations Manager for Contemporaries, Inc., a small women and family owned staffing firm. Contemporaries specializes in placing personnel in temporary, temporary to hire and direct hire positions in the administrative, human resources, project management, and accounting fields at organizations throughout the DC area. A Maryland native, Brooke attended college at Frostburg State University and received a Bachelors in Communication Studies with minors in Spanish and Public Relations. In addition to being a member of the Business Development Council, Brooke serves as the the Vice President of the Maryland Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), is an active member of the Montgomery County Society for Human Resource Management (MCSHRM), Bethesda Business Chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and sits on the Board of Directors for the Rockville Chamber of Commerce.  
Main: 301.565.0445
Cell: 301.775.4392
Fax: 301.565.0452
Email: brooke@contemps.com
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Sebastian Mascarenhas - Capital One Bank

Sebastian is a Vice President, Sr Business Advisor & Lender with Capital One bank specializing in: • Financing of real estate purchases/refinances, Business acquisitions, Working capital, Partner Buyout, Investment Real estate and more • Accelerating collection times on AR / Improving efficiency of AP processing • Maximizing return on idle cash, Minimizing the hassle in banking • SBA preferred lender ( upto 5mm lending ) Products & Services: • Escrow Express – Leading Escrow management system • Intellix – Worlds best online banking operating system • Lockbox • Remote check deposit • Merchant Services – Number one processer in the world ( worldpay) • ACH & Wires • Foreign exchange and more  
 
Phone:(301)741-1983
Email:Sebastian.M@capitalone.com
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Upcoming Events

November 2018 BDC General Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: 12pm – 1:30pm

Location:
Offices Of LaPrima Catering
5105 Berwyn Rd #101
College Park, MD 20817

Speaker: Dave Evans/Dina Silnicky

 

December 2018 BDC General Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 12pm – 1:30pm

Location:
Capital One Bank-2 Bethesda Metro Center, Room 6161,Bethesda, MD 20814

Speaker: Sebastian Mascarenhas