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CEO Courtney Spaeth Featured on "CEOs You Should Know"


October 2020-- growth[period] CEO Courtney B. Spaeth was recently featured on iHeartMedia's CEO's You Should Know series. CEO's You Should Know is a weekly program feature that profiles the businesses that drive the Washington, DC regional economy. CEO's You Should Know will air each Monday in prime morning drive across iHeartMedia's portfolio of five broadcast properties: 97.1 WASH-FM, HOT 99.5, DC101, 98.7 WMZQ, and BIG 100. CEO’s included in these segments will represent small, large, local, and international firms, because all play a part in driving Washington’s business community. You can listen to Courtney's interview here.

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Growth[period] Wins Best Place to Work Award


April 2020-- growth[period] is proud to announce that we have been selected as a 2020 Best Place to Work in Greater Washington in the small business category by the Washington Business Journal. This is the fifth time that growth[period]  has placed on the Best Places to Work List. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. Rankings of the Best Places to Work honorees will be announced later this year at a special awards event at MGM National Harbor. Honorees will also be featured in the May 8 issue of the Washington Business Journal. Find the complete list of companies here. 

Growth[period] Receives 2020 Best of Vienna Award


VIENNA February 8, 2020 -- Growth[Period] has been selected for the 2020 Best of Vienna Award in the Business Development Service category by the Vienna Award Program.

Each year, the Vienna Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Vienna area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Vienna Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Vienna Award Program and data provided by third parties.

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CEO Courtney Spaeth Awarded the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award

On October 16, 2109, growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth was joined by her family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate her as a recipient of the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award, the Washington DC Wharton Club’s highest honor. Every year the Joseph Wharton Award is awarded to an exemplary individual that has demonstrated a commitment to public and community service, outstanding career achievements, and support of the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, and alumni clubs. Since the Wharton Club initiated this tradition, they have honored top officials in business, government, non-profits, academia, and the legal and accounting professionals who have attended Wharton or other schools at UPenn. Courtney was unanimously voted by the Board to receive this award based on her many accomplishments and contributions to the community. In 51 years she is one of only 6 non-Wharton grads at UPenn to receive this honor.

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Courtney Spaeth Featured on Federal Game Changers Podcast


growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth recently made a guest appearance on the Federal Game Changers Podcast hosted by RSM Federal. Game Changers is a free government podcast designed to help government contractors find and win more contracts. Each Game Changers brings the audience new techniques and strategies from leading national experts with extensive backgrounds in small business and federal acquisition. 

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Courtney Spaeth invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Greater Washington. 

June 5, 2019 — Courtney Spaeth, CEO of growth[period], has been invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington. Courtney was chosen for membership by the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to her experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Courtney is CEO of growth[period], a business development and transaction advisory services firm that helps companies grow in the federal and commercial markets.

“Washington’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Courtney,” said Peter Abrahams, publisher of Washington Business Journal.

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growth[period] Recognized as a Best Place to Work

BPTW-2019 Chris Kelly, Lyn Sherlock, and Emily White at Best Places to Work 2019
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growth[period] was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington in 2019 by the Washington Business Journal. This year growth[period] placed 16th out of 32 small businesses. This is the fourth time that growth[period] has placed on the Best Places to Work List. Every year the Washington Business Journal honors 85 companies as the ‘Best Places to Work’ in the D.C. area. Winners received this distinction by scoring the highest among hundreds of employers that participated in an annual employee engagement survey. We are so honored to receive this recognition.


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Courtney Spaeth Featured Speaker on NACD Webinar


growth[period] CEO, Courtney Spaeth, was one of the featured speakers on a webinar series hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The webinar, which took place on April 25, 2019, was part of a series titled "Boardroom of the Future," and the speakers discussed the board's role in change management of an organization. You can watch and listen to the webinar presentation here. 

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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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