Tribal Tech, LLC in Partnership with Global Impact Awarded


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Tribal Tech, LLC in Partnership with Global Impact Awarded

Combined Federal Campaign Contracts


ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 18, 2017 – Tribal Tech, LLC and subcontractor partner Global Impact have been awarded the first three task orders solicited under the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) newly revised program for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the Federal Government’s annual workplace giving campaign. The team will implement the National CFC Marketing Program for all Zones, along with the National Capital Area (Zone 32) and the CFC-Overseas (Zone 38) Outreach Coordinator Programs.


The National CFC Marketing Program for all Zones is a new role under the revised CFC program. It serves as a central marketing function for the Campaign nationally, which will streamline the marketing function and create overall program efficiencies. The team has administered regional CFC campaigns for more than 20 years and last year administered the very successful Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, the New York City Combined Federal Campaign and the Central Virginia Combined Federal Campaign.


Vicki Vasques, Tribal Tech’s President and CEO stated, “We are excited to be working on this very important endeavor with Global Impact. Our team has a long history of working on the Combined Federal Campaign. We are honored to continue to build on this much-needed program. Our team has been helping underserved populations and is committed to supporting the betterment of communities everywhere.”


“We are honored to have been selected to administer these three task orders as part of the overall CFC program,” said Scott Jackson, President and CEO of Global Impact. “Our team is committed to growing and sustaining the Campaign. We are very pleased to be partnering with Tribal Tech and OPM to provide leadership that will be critical in growing the Campaign nationwide under the new program guidelines.”




Tribal Tech, LLC is a Native American, woman-owned, SBA certified 8(a) and 8(m). Established in 2000, Tribal Tech is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. As a management and technical services consulting company, they provide a diverse range of services to federal agencies, American Indian tribes, and private businesses. Specialized services include Training and Technical Assistance, Grants Management, Communications and Outreach and Event Planning. Tribal Tech’s guiding principles of “People, Performance and Partnership” are woven into every aspect of the company.


Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. Since 1956, the organization has generated more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people, by building partnerships and raising resources. Global Impact works with more than 300 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities. For more than 20 years, the organization has served as an administrator of the Combined Federal Campaign, and continues to support marketing and key geographic zones.


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Tribal Tech Receives Two Honors

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Tribal Tech Receives Two Honors


 The Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express

50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies List


The Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – The Fantastic 50 List



ALEXANDRIA VA.  May 16, 2017 – The Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO), in partnership with American Express, announced that Tribal Tech, LLC (Tribal Tech) has earned a spot on the 10th annual list of fastest growing women-owned/led companies for 2017.  This is the second-time Tribal Tech appears on this prestigious list, which includes companies that generate a combined $7.2 billion in revenues and collectively employed 46,000 in 2016.


Entry into this exclusive club is limited to companies that are privately held, women-owned/led and generate at least $500,000 in annual revenue.  The list was announced at the WPO’s 2017 International Conference held in Orlando, Florida.  WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies.


Tribal Tech was also honored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce on their 22nd Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – The Fantastic 50.  To be eligible, a company must be privately held and headquartered in Virginia.  They need to show revenue between $200,000 and $200 million and demonstrate positive revenue growth and positive net income in its most recent fiscal year over the previous year.  Companies are judged on four-year revenue history.


According to Tribal Tech, LLC President & CEO Vicki Vasques, “I am truly honored that these highly-regarded organizations have recognized the hard work of our staff.  I want to offer a sincere thank you to the Tribal Tech staff and to the clients we are proud to serve.”


The guiding principles of “People, Performance and Partnership” at Tribal Tech embody an environment where employees are empowered and can flourish, and clients may fully benefit from Tribal Tech’s specialized capabilities.


Over the past couple of years, Ms. Vasques and Tribal Tech have received several awards; most notable are being awarded the Small Business Administration’s Person of the Year in the Northern Virginia Region and being honored three years in a row on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list.




Tribal Tech, LLC is a Native American, woman‐owned, SBA certified 8(a) and 8(m) small business. Established in 2000, Tribal Tech is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. As a management and technical services consulting company, Tribal Tech provides a diverse range of services to Native American tribes, federal agencies, and private businesses. Specialized services include Training and Technical Assistance, Grants Management, Indian Affairs, and Communications, Outreach and Event Planning.  For more information, please visit or call (703) 778-6543.




50 Female Entrepreneurs Recognized For Strong Business Growth

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The Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express Recognize

50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies; 10th Annual Award Ceremony Held in Orlando

Orlando, FL (May 5, 2017) – The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express, today released the 10th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies – marking one decade of honorees. The companies on this year’s 50 Fastest list span a range of industries including technology, retail and consulting. The companies generated a combined $7.2 billion in 2016 revenues (mean of $155.6 million) and collectively employed 46,000 people in 2016 (mean of 725). The awardees who took home the top rankings are:

  • Fitness studio franchise Orangetheory Fitness is the fastest growing women-owned business and is appearing on the list for the second time, moving up from the #3 spot in 2016. The seven- year-old Boca Raton, FL-based company, led by Ellen Latham, saw its revenue flourish over the past two years ($86,842,513 in 2014 to $451,101,433 in 2016) and hired 98 employees during that time span. Ellen’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to turn the “I can’t” channels in their brain into “I can”
  • Pinnacle Group, an IT workforce solutions firm based in Dallas, remains at the #2 spot for the second year in a row. Nina Vaca, President and CEO, saw her 21-year-old company approach $2 billion dollars in revenue ($1,887,230,307 in 2016, up from $665,504,491 in 2014). The entrepreneur, who still owns 100% of the firm she founded at age 24 with $300 of startup capital, attributes her company’s success to its ability to meet the ever-changing demands of clientele.
  • IT services firm Technology Concepts Group International, a newcomer to the list, is the third fastest-growing company in the 2017 rankings. Based in Somerset, NJ, the nine-year-old business, founded and led by Avis Yates Rivers, saw its revenue rise from $6,726,000 in 2014 to

$49,000,000 in 2016. Avis’ primary strategy for success has been to deliver value and create solutions to respond to customer challenges.

“We are proud to announce the 10th class of 50 Fastest honorees. This year, we’re excited to have awardees from a diverse range of industries and locations, including three international winners,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization. “Our partnership with American Express has been crucial in acknowledging the influence women-owned and led companies have in job creation and growing the global economy.”

“Supporting the growth of women-owned and led companies is a true mission for us at American Express, and we are delighted to recognize these trailblazing women for their success,” said Susan Sobbott, President, Global Commercial Payments, American Express. “We hope these awardees and the stories of their business success will inspire others to create and lead prosperous businesses.”

Each of the honored business owners will be offered a congratulatory prize from American Express.

Applicants do not have to be WPO members. All eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth; the top 50 were selected for the list. To be qualified for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately held, woman-owned/led companies and have reached an annual revenue of at least $500,000 as of January 1, 2012.

More about the 2017 50 Fastest:

  • Average honoree age: 50
  • CEOs that founded the business: 92%
  • Started the business with their own funds: 72%
  • CEOs that are active in day-to-day operations: 100%
  • Companies that do business globally: 36%
  • Plan to continue to grow their company: 92%
  • Provide health insurance: 94%

All 50 companies will be honored at a special event hosted by American Express at the 2017 WPO Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, May 5, 2017. The lunch and awards ceremony will take place from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes.

Immediately following the lunch and awards ceremony, American Express will also host a Guide to Growth Panel from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM. The panel will feature 50 Fastest honorees, who will share insights and advice for WPO members looking to grow their businesses.

The 2017 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies include:

Entrepreneur Name Company Name City, State/Province/Country
1 Ellen Latham Orangetheory Fitness Boca Raton, FL
2 Nina Vaca Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc. d/b/a Pinnacle Group Dallas, TX
3 Avis Yates Rivers Technology Concepts Group International Somerset, NJ
4 Dr. Rebecca Thomley Morning Sun Financial Services Golden Valley, MN
5 Catherine Downey CATMEDIA Tucker, GA
6 Elizabeth Hammond Contract Direct Southfield, MI
7 Phyllis Winchester Newhouse Xtreme Solutions Inc Atlanta, GA
8 Claudia Mirza Akorbi Plano, TX
9 Christina Seelye Maximum Games Walnut Creek, CA
10 Debra Gentry Contingent Resource Solutions, LLC Duncan, SC
11 Raegan Moya Jones Aden & Anais, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
12 Jamila Stanford Nugate Group, LLC San Jose, CA
13 Rebecca Cenni Atrium Staffing New York, NY
14 Patti Massey MYCA Material Handling Solutions Cary, NC
15 Kay Ivie Ivie & Associates Flower Mound, TX

16Tierra Kavanaugh (Turner)


TKT & Associates, Inc.

Louisville, KY17Pamela EvetteQuality Business Solutions, Inc.Travelers Rest, SC18Mary KariotisMerrimak Capital CompanyNovato, CA19Shelly SunBrightStar Franchising, LLCGurnee, IL20Britt WhitfieldThe Revel GroupChicago, IL21Elizabeth PrimPrim Construction, LLCFort Worth, TX22Elizabeth ScherleInfluensterNew York, NY23Liz EltingTransPerfectNew York, NY24Margaret MarcucciCorAnet CorpNew York, NY25Yi LiRenogyOntario, Canada26Katie ConovitzTwelve, Inc.Brooklyn, NY27Stacy KnightCA SouthAtlanta, GA

28Roberta Roberts Shank


Chas Roberts A/C & Plumbing, Inc.

Phoenix, AZ29Tana GreeneGreene-GroupDavidson, NC30Anjali “Ann” RamakumaranAmpcus IncChantilly, VA31Simone Schendel ReeseSchendel Mechanical Contracting LtdEdmonton, Alberta, Canada32Jennifer SmithInnovative Office Solutions, LLCBurnsville, MN33Michelle BakerSwoon Group, LLCChicago, IL34Patricia BibleKatom Restaurant Supply, Inc.Kodak, TN35Karen McPartlandTSAC EngineeringSan Diego, CA36Sushumnaa Roy JalajamSoftpath System, LLCNorcross, GA37Pamela O’RourkeICON Information Consultants, LPHouston, TX38Margrit Anne WolffMercury Freight (PTY), LTDJohannesburg, South Africa39Ronia KruseOpTech, LLCTroy, MI40Kathleen BensonOffice Remedies, Inc. dba ORIHerndon, VA41Victoria VasquesTribal Tech, LLCAlexandria, VA42Cordia HarringtonThe Bakery Cos.Nashville, TN43Linda A SullivanAdministrative Strategies, LLCFishers, IN44Tamara L. NallThe Leading NicheNew York, NY45Diane AstleyXclusive StaffingWestminster, CO46Patty KleinA-Plus Meetings & IncentivesCoral Gables, FL47Natalie McDonaldCreate NYCNew York, NY48Annette JohnsonCMT Services, Inc.Hyattsville, MD

49 Cheryl Pia PIA Agency Carlsbad, CA
50 Lindsay McCutchen Reliant Staffing Systems, dba Career Start Rochester, NY

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Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies

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Virginia Chamber Unveils 22nd Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – the Fantastic 50

Chantilly – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the twenty second annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 27 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the banquet to recognize the companies for their success.


“We know that companies will grow and expand where they have the skilled workforce to support their mission,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”


At the conclusion of the awards banquet, the Chamber announced four Virginia Vanguard winners, recognized for the highest growth in the categories of service, technology, manufacturing, and recognizing the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia. The 2017 Virginia Vanguard Winners are:


Highest Overall Growth: Darkblade Systems, Stafford County


Technology: GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon Service: Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach Manufacturing: O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk

A full list of the Fantastic 50 award winners is available below.


About the Awards—Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 22nd year, the FANTASTIC 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business.


Nominations for the 2017 FANTASTIC 50 were sought last fall from local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and through the sponsors’ networks; companies may also nominate themselves.


To be eligible, a company must be privately held with headquarters in Virginia, show revenues between $200,000 and $200 million, and demonstrate positive revenue growth and positive net income in its most recent fiscal year over the previous year. Companies are judged on four-year revenue history. The professional service firm Dixon Hughes Goodman verifies all award entries.


The Fantastic 50 award program is sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications, Inc., Hunton and Williams, Virginia Business Magazine, Dixon Hughes Goodman, SunTrust Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and the Westfields Marriott.


Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2017 Virginia Fantastic 50 Winners


  1. Darkblade Systems, Stafford (Virginia Vanguard – Highest Overall Growth)
  2. GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon (Virginia Vanguard – Technology)
  3. Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach (Virginia Vanguard – Service)
  4. SSi, Virginia Beach
  5. Davis Defense Group, Inc., Stafford
  6. The Hilb Group, Richmond
  7. V1 Analytical Solutions, LLC, Arlington
  8. Cynet Systems Inc., Ashburn
  9. Concept Plus, LLC, Fairfax
  10. E3 Federal Solutions, McLean
  11. RM Advisory Services LLC, Alexandria
  12. Creative Systems and Consulting, McLean
  13. Ingenicomm, Inc., Chantilly
  14. Tribal Tech LLC, Alexandria
  15. PotomacWave Consulting, Alexandria
  16. American Cyber, Inc., Clifton
  17. Cape Henry Associates, Virginia Beach
  18. Convoke, Arlington
  19. Impact Makers, Richmond
  20. O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk (Virginia Vanguard – Manufacturing)
  21. Eagle Hill Consulting, Arlington
  22. Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington
  23. Veris Group LLC, Vienna
  24. Morooka America, Ashland


  1. Insignia Technology Services LLC, Newport News
  2. DIGITALSPEC, Fairfax
  3. Highlight Technologies, Fairfax
  4. SOLitude Lake Management, Virginia Beach
  5. Brandito, Henrico
  6. MindPoint Group LLC, Springfield
  7. Divurgent, Virginia Beach
  8. Patriot Group International, Inc., Warrenton
  9. Marathon TS, Kilmarnock
  10. Sevatec Inc., Fairfax
  11. Epitome Networks, Richmond
  12. The Bowen Group, Stafford
  13. ValidaTek Inc., Arlington
  14. Pretek Corporation, Chantilly
  15. Datatility, Inc., Ashburn
  16. Amatea, LLC, Leesburg
  17. NuAxis Innovations, Vienna
  18. ODUrent, Norfolk
  19. The Frontier Project, Richmond
  20. AEM Corporation, Herndon
  21. Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax
  22. Chmura Economics & Analytics, Richmond
  23. Higher Logic. Arlington
  24. Dominion Consulting Inc., Reston
  25. Markon Solutions, Falls Church
  26. Zantech IT Services Inc., Tysons Corner


About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is the leading non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the Commonwealth. Learn more at