Tuesday, February 14, 2012

White House Business Council Forum - March 7th and March 8th

White House Minority Business Forum

March 8, 2012

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Washington, DC

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Attached are the details about the upcoming White House Business Council/Business Forward Minority Business Leaders Forum. Please note that there will be a reception for attendees on Wednesday, March 7th the evening before. Please contact me 202-469-8023 by Friday, February 17th. (Also, please note that the forum now takes place on Thursday, March 8 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

I am pleased to invite you to join us in Washington DC for the March 8th White House Business Council | Business Forward | Council of Urban Professionals ("CUP") Summit at the White House with senior Obama Administration officials focused on jobs and the economy.

Business Forward and CUP are proud to be teaming up with the White House Business Council for this invite-only convening. The official invite and RSVP information is attached above and included below.

Over the past year, the White House Business Council has hosted over 500 meetings with business and civic leaders in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. We look forward to hosting you on March 8th at the White House for an interactive dialogue about what's working and how the private sector and government can collaborate more effectively to foster greater opportunity, innovation and job creation.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, The White House, Washington, D.C.

RSVP Process: Kindly respond by February 23, 2012 by clicking on this link (http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-business-council-jobs-and-economy-convenings-white-house) and filling out the requested information. On the first drop down menu, please select "03/08 - Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Forum" Following receipt of your RSVP, you will be contacted within 24-48 hours by a representative at Business Forward who will ask you to supply information (e.g., date of birth, social security number and country of citizenship) required for clearance into the White House complex. Without this information you will not be allowed to attend the event or enter the White House.

Important Note: Please plan to arrive on March 7th for a pre-event, networking cocktail reception at L2 Lounge, in Georgetown, hosted by Business Forward, CUP and the Brunswick Group. Invites for the reception will follow.

Hotels & Lodging: We have reserved a room block and will send you information upon RSVP.

Other Questions: http://www.businessfwd.org/forumfaq or please contact - BSussman@businessfwd.org / 202.861.1288

FY 13 District of Columbia Budget Briefing - February 16, 2012

Dear Civic Association Leaders,

I write to invite you to a briefing on the proposed FY 13 District of Columbia Budget. I want to share with you the issues we are facing and decisions we must make to remain fiscally responsible. Please join me so you can share your ideas on how we can meet our current service needs and continue to grow and diversify our economy. The briefing will be on Thursday , February 16th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street, NW. Please confirm your attendance with Francisco Fimbres at francisco.fimbres@dc.gov by Tuesday, February 7th. I look forward to seeing you on the 16th.



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Metropolitan Police Department / Citizens Advisory Council Celebration of Black History Month.

The Community is invited to the annual Black History Month celebration of the MPD Seventh District Citizens Advisory Council (CAC). At the meeting/celebration, presentations will be made by Jennifer Greene, DC Unified Communications Center; Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service; Nancy Ware, Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; and LaJuan Stevens, General Services Administration. In addition, the Tabernacle Crusade Choir will render a few selections and a special guest will bring greetings. The event will be held at Faith Tabernacle of Prayer, 2465 Alabama Avenue SE on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00pm. Please see the attached flier to share with neighbors and friends. If you have any questions, please contact


Lendia Sue Johnson, Community Outreach Coordinator, Seventh District, Metropolitan Police Department, 2455 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020, phone: 202-698-1454, 202-439-5475 or lendia.johnson@dc.gov