With economic recovery hinged upon job growth, it is imperative that we foster an environment where small businesses can thrive.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011
CorpComm Inc., a strategic communications and management consulting firm that serves the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, announced today that its CEO and President Linda Hillmer has been appointed head of Small Business Division of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).
With nearly 1,800 corporate members and more than 90,000 individual members, NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. More than half of NDIA’s member companies categorize themselves as small businesses, and the Small Business Division is dedicated to addressing the concerns of this critical industry segment.
“In today’s challenging times, small defense businesses are at higher risk for significantly reducing staff, curtailing research and expansion, or closing their doors due to the tight capital market,” said Hillmer. “With economic recovery hinged upon job growth, it is imperative that we foster an environment where small businesses can thrive. Through NDIA’s Small Business Division, we are tackling the tough issues to increase government contracts for all small businesses.”
In her leadership role, Hillmer will advance key objectives identified by the Small Business Division, including:
- Obtaining disincentives for federal agencies not meeting small business subcontracting goals
- Permanent reauthorization the Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR)
- Comprehensive review of small business size standards for the services industry
- Unified parity among all small business categories [8(a), WOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, HBCU & MI, Indian Incentive (Including Alaskans and Hawaiians), SDB] during federal contract competitions
- Determining and mitigating the impact of regulatory costs on small firms
Hillmer’s article “Networking is Essential for Small Businesses” appears in the July issue of NDIA’s National Defense magazine and is a call for the small business community to maximize resources provided by the Small Business Division. According to the article, NDIA helps small businesses “ensure they are clearly heard in national issues…NDIA helps small businesses grow through a variety of benefits, including education, networking and industry influence.”
About CorpComm, Inc.
CorpComm, Inc. is an award-winning strategic communications and management consulting firm. Its communications professionals, program managers, and IT experts work together to deliver highly effective, inventive solutions that inspire participation, drive success, and provide measurable results. CorpComm is a HUBZone-certified, woman-owned small business. For more information, please visit http://www.corpcomm-inc.com.