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Miami, FL—The worst financial storm since the Great Depression has created unique challenges, insights and opportunities for investors worldwide. Equity Traders attending the 2011, Credit Suisse Equity Trading Forum that took place March 9-11, 2011 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, FL had the valuable opportunity to discuss how traders can exploit the unique opportunities available to investors today.

Virginia Beach, VA—How do you build a business from an idea? Hard work and perseverance? Sure, but millions of entrepreneurs throughout the ages have had great ideas and struggled and failed while others have succeeded. What makes those who succeed different?

Washington, DC—The entrepreneurial spirit alone can launch a business, but to keep that business afloat and driving forward, the business needs quality leaders at the top and within the organization. The Impact Center, a leadership development not-for-profit organization for high-impact individuals and institutions, recently hosted its event, Women Leading in Male Dominated Fields, where Dawn Halfaker, CEO of Halfaker and Associates and a respected leader in the business world served as a panelist.

Washington, DC— Today’s veterans are gaining unique skills on the battlefield that help distinguish them in the defense contracting industry.

Washington, DC—Halfaker and Associates’ CEO, Dawn Halfaker, was showcased as one of the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women in the First Quarter 2011 Edition of Leaders Magazine. Leaders published the Winning Women column in an effort to recognize the accomplishments of women who accept and overcome risk to build successful business ventures and to help women overcome economic, legal and cultural obstacles that still stand in the way of entrepreneurial endeavors.

Washington, DC— Halfaker and Associates recently helped promote a new initiative that provides Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers the opportunity to translate their Army Guard experience into credit toward a civilian apprentice program. During the December 13th ceremony in Washington, DC, the Education, Incentives and Employment Division at the National Guard Bureau signed the partnership agreement with the Department of Labor outlining the Halfaker and Associates supported ARNG Apprenticeship Program Initiative (GAPI).

Grapevine, TX—On December 9th, 2010, Halfaker and Associates CEO, Dawn Halfaker joined Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a guest speaker during the USACE Small Business Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Hoping to promote increased support for and utilization of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Dawn delivered an uplifting speech on her two most passionate topics, service to the nation and veteran entrepreneurship within the Federal Government.

Washington, DC — On December 3rd, 2010 Halfaker and Associates helped bring holiday joy to the children of wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The holiday party was coordinated by the Blue Star Families (BSF) DC Chapter and was made possible through numerous volunteers, corporate sponsors and support from the House and Senate Military Family Caucuses.

Arlington, VA - Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER) and Halfaker and Associates, LLC (Halfaker) are pleased to announce the establishment of a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Partnership (MPP) sponsored by the Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs.  ANSER, one of two business units of Analytic Services, Inc., signed a Mentor-Protégé agreement with Halfaker and was recently awarded a three-year contract by the Department of the Army and the Defense Contract Management Agency.  ANSER first joined the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program in 1993.

Rockville, MD - Halfaker and Associates recently successfully completed the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned business executives increase their success in winning federal government contracts by establishing best business practices.