Amidon, Inc.
Ms. Angela Amidon

Started in 2006, Amidon, Inc. (Amidon) offers the total government contracting solution by providing professional services, specialized construction and historic preservation services, training facilities and ranges, and professional services (facilities support, educational/training services, logistics support, and professional management, technical, and administrative support). Amidon has demonstrated experience simultaneously managing multiple projects in various geographic locations, both as a prime and as a subcontractor, with key customers who include all branches of the Department of Defense, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Park Service (NPS), General Services Administration (GSA), and several large government prime contractors. Amidon is an SBA certified 8(a) Program Participant, SBA certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), VA CVE certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and SBA certified Economically-Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).

Ms. Sharon Lewis

ARMA Global Corporation (ARMA) was built to support the most complex programs within Special Operations Forces (SOF). General Dynamics (GD) is a worldwide powerhouse offering a broad portfolio of products and services in aerospace, combat vehicles, weapons systems, shipbuilding, and information technology.

ARMA Global is now a wholly owned subsidiary of GD, and the ARMA and GD combination delivers the best of both worlds; ARMA’s SOF focus, agility, and proven SOF performance united with GD’s diverse and extensive background in delivering world-class services in designing and building everything from nuclear submarines to advanced C4 systems. A responsive SOF mission-focused team with tremendous resources, we bring to the table exactly what our customers require. At ARMA, we have always mirrored the performance of an outstanding SOF unit. This is not surprising given the high percentage of former SOF operators and leaders that guide our company.

We grew up serving in SOF as commanders, operators, intelligence officers, logisticians, signal officers, and in many civilian and defense contracting industry roles. We continue to run as a unique business entity within GD; however, now our company’s portfolio of products, services, resources, and expertise have expanded greatly with GD’s extensive expertise in defense intelligence, acquisitions, platform weapon systems, logistics, shipbuilding, munitions, and communication information technology systems.

ASPE Training, Inc.
Mr. Michael Roberts

As a division of Fortis College, ASPE Training is a leading provider of practical training on complex professional skills,
building training solutions for enterprise teams globally since 2002.

ASPE Training, the largest training provider of Business Analysis and Agile training in North America,
has trained more than 130,000 professionals. With a complex understanding of a wide range of
subjects, from DevOps to SharePoint to Project Management, ASPE Training is able to provide
students with the best skills, tools and techniques to successfully transform complex business
challenges into strategic systems capabilities.

ASPE Training’s diverse team of certified instructors provides a breadth of
knowledge and expertise that ensures students leave with implementable skills
for long-term career growth. Our many certifications are offered from esteemed
associations such as PMI, Scrum Alliance, ICAgile, IIBA and more.

ASPE Training provides training and coaching services to increase productivity of your
workforce so your company can succeed in a hyper competitive workplace. ASPE Training
has worked with 25 of the Fortune 25, 98 of the Fortune 100, and over 400 of the
Fortune 500. You can count on ASPE Training to have the critical training you need to
strengthen your professional foundation.

Atlantic Coast Trucking, Inc.
Ms. Wendy Fletcher-Hardee

Atlantic Coast Trucking, Inc. – Company History

Atlantic Coast Trucking was founded in 2006, leveraging the company’s extensive knowledge our logistics management. The Atlantic team felt the need to expand their services and offer well-rounded, custom tailored solutions for all of their customers. Atlantic Coast Trucking provides local as well as long distance services. Dry and refrigerated warehousing is available as well as cross dock facilities.

certified WBEAtlantic Coast Trucking is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.

We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.

What Sets Us Apart from the Rest

Today these companies provide logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies of all sizes. Atlantic is highly regarded for their ability to handle the logistics needs of their customers in a timely and efficient manner. Single point of contact personalized service is the hallmark of their business and they are committed to ensuring the success of their customers’ business.

Carrier Relationships

Atlantic Truck Brokers works only with carrier partners that have a proven track record in delivering shipments in a timely and safe manner. We work with small, medium and large sized carriers whose experience and fleet capabilities meet the needs of our clients requirements.

Atlantic Truck Brokers, Inc. – Company History

Atlantic Truck Brokers, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Wendy Fletcher-Hardee after years of being raised around the trucking industry, and with an education gained from one of the most knowledgeable people in the business, Wendy’s grandfather, Bill Fletcher. Bill instilled in Wendy, a wealth of information, that people with MBA’s and Supply Chain Management degrees only dream of! Wendy is also a college graduate with a degree in nursing, and credits the business savvy learned from her Grandmother, for the success of the company which has grown 10 years strong.

Mr. Jonathan Putney

Our Mission
To offer our customers professional training solutions coupled with high quality services to empower innovation and maximize their results.

Analysis.  Where do you start? Let us craft a tailored analysis for your UAV team, their technology and required applications. Starting with analysis of the situation provides a clear path to the right level of training, beyond Part 107 regulations, to accomplish the task.  We use a proven end-to-end model that has been refined by Naval Aviation over the last 100 years.

Training Management Planning
Situational Analysis
Performance and Media Requirements

Training. From the basics of FAA test preparation to advanced DoD qualifications we provide high quality instruction and education for professional organizations employing remote sensing tools.  We can help you understand and comply with the regulation spectrum from CFR 14 Part 107 to CJCSI 3255.1.

Courseware Design and Development
Courseware Delivery
Courseware Revision and Maintenance

Enterprise Solutions.  Leverage our experience in developing training and currency programs, safety and standardization documents and protocols that provide traceability and encourage a safe and learning-based aviation culture.

Protocol Development
Safety and Standardization Implementation

Consulting. Navigating FAA, ICAO and DoD unmanned regulations can be complicated from a user perspective. We help provide strategies, messaging, and a best practice approach for your UAV application. From evolving regulations, to innovative technologies our experience makes the difference.

Innovation Strategy
Performance Improvement

Our model
Attollo adds value to customers through B2B and B2G contract relationships focusing on unmanned systems, training, payloads, and ground based data processing equipment. Our end state is that Attollo is leading aviation in unmanned training and integration processess of all categories of unmanned vehicles.

Bales Consulting Group
Ms. Susan Bales

Bales Consulting Group, LLC was founded in 2010. The company’s line of business includes providing management consulting services.

Bennett Aerospace, Inc.
Ms. Julia Bennett

Established in 2008, Bennett Aerospace is a small business capable of providing highly skilled researchers, scientists, engineers and IT professionals to our government customer with very quick turnaround and cost efficiency.
We are an advanced technology company that creates innovative technology solutions and provides professional services to address some of the most difficult challenges facing our Government and commercial clients.

Our professional support and services are focused on Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA), IT, cyber security, healthcare, and laboratory-based research and development.

We are committed to performing quality, highly directed R&D and professional services that focus on real-world challenges.

Our company embodies the spirit of the energy, passion, and adventure inspired by the pioneers of aeronautics and space. “Aerospace” encompasses a wide variety of advanced technologies from biosciences to flight hardware to nanoscale materials. Bennett Aerospace pursues projects in line with this broad-reaching philosophy. This means that we take R&D risks with the potential for reward being enormous in terms of an impact on society and market growth.

Our core expertise lies in the innovation, design, development, and manufacture of advanced technologies, including chem/ biosystems; cyber, intel and communication systems; advanced materials; photonics: optics/ lasers/ displays; and robotics.

We have a diversified client portfolio of numerous U.S. Government agencies including the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Aerospace and Space Association (NASA).

With our access to numerous laboratories and equipment, our established and demonstrable track record, and our impeccable references, Bennett Aerospace is the ideal engineering and development services partner. An innovative solution from Bennett Aerospace offers our clients a high assurance of success and efficiency in the development process.

Mr. Steve Wilcenski


Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Commercialization of Boron Nitride Nanotubes


Produce high quality Boron Nitride Nanotubes in high volume


Located in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

Mr. Stephen Wilkins

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Carolina Advanced Digital Inc
Ms. Susan Jabbusch

The office of Carolina Advanced Digital started in Siler City, NC with our President, John Jabbusch, a stack of plain business cards, and a single brown phone in 1984. By 1985 the company was officially formed and servicing a select group of enterprise customers, mostly in North Carolina. By 1993, John’s wife Susan Jabbusch bought out John’s partner, making it a real family-owned business. At the beginning of the company’s growth, Carolina Advanced Digital offered enterprise networking and custom system design. John’s home office sported a VAX running VMS, two workstations with digitizing tablets, an unusually tall tape rack, and then a variety of Apple and DOS, then Windows computers. Occasionally we still find a random tape reel, a box of unopened floppies, and the rare greenbar printer paper hidden in crevices or boxes, relics which remind us of the first years in business.

Thirty years later, much has changed, but the core values and mission remain the same: We help clients achieve their mission through exceptional engineering. John started the mission in 1984, and we continue on that path today.

In the last 30 years, Carolina Advanced Digital has grown and evolved continuously to meet the ever-changing demands of technologies and customer needs. Our enterprise services throughout our existence have been peppered with other solution offerings including our ISP services to rural North Carolina, break-fix tech services for SMBs and consumers, as well as a MSP offering for SMBs.

Our solutions and competencies also evolve, leading with enterprise wireless solutions back in the 1990s, then layering advanced security technologies in the early 2000s. In 2003, we were awarded our own GSA Schedule for federal contracting, and our federal business continues to grow to this day, with expansion to prime vendors on notable and exclusive contracts such as NASA’s SEWP and our designations as both a certified Veteran-Owned Business and HUBZone.

Throughout our history, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing people, partners, customers, and of course our own team members. We’ve also received numerous awards and recognition for our company and team, including Top Business Leader, Tech Woman of the Year, Top 10 to Watch in Security, and more.

Carolina Unmanned Vehicles
Mr. Michael Rogers

Carolina Unmanned Vehicles (CUV) is a small woman-owned company founded in 1993 with an initial market focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Since 2000 CUV has added several versions of a small mobile tethered blimp, the Lightweight Aerostat System (LAS), carrying electronic payloads up to 30 kg. LAS is adaptable to COMINT / SIGINT payloads and communications relays and can carry Electro-Optic and IR payloads for very long term surveillance of logistics sites, camps and other facilities. Customers’ include the Army, USAF, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Sandia National Laboratory. In 2011 / 12 CUV delivered the Small Tactical Multi-Payload Aerostat System (STMPAS), which were deployed to Afghanistan. STMPAS provides Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability for small tactical units in Afghanistan and other locations. Non-military applications include law enforcement, border security and research.

Recent additional projects in the small UAS arena include a unique Counter UAS system, the EXCIPIO UAS Interception System being developed jointly by Carolina Unmanned Vehicles and Theiss UAV Solutions. The EXCIPIO (“I capture” in Latin) is a small UAS that can intercept a threat UAS, and employ a rapidly ejected net to ensnare the threat UAS, entangling the rotors or propellers. Excipio offers a true “surgical” precision required to intercept and neutralize a UAS threat, regardless of electronic shielding, type, or size of airframe. It is completely effective against UAS with fully autonomous navigation and control systems. EXCIPIO can be a standalone interception and defeat system or be used in conjunction with other detection systems.

Close HR Connections
Ms. Ann Close

Helping You Build A Strategic HR Game Plan For Business Success
Who We Are

Close HR Connections was founded in 2009 by Ann Close, President/Owner of the firm.  We are a (WOSB) Woman Owned Small Business located in Cary, NC serving businesses in the Triangle Area and beyond.

What We Do

Close HR Connections provides full-service, cost-effective, fractional Human Resources coaching and business consulting focused on serving growing start-ups, small, and medium-sized businesses.

How We Do It

Close HR Connections joins your team to work side by side with you to help prioritize your HR needs/projects, develop an HR Game Plan, guide implementation, coach appropriate management team members, and assist you in communicating with employees the company HR Game Plan.

Our Services

Your HR business success starts with the basics of a:

Defensive HR Game Plan to tackle Federal and State compliance issues
Offensive HR Game Plan to help you attract, hire, and retain the best employees/team members
Special Team Strategies to differentiate you as a leader in your market space
Coaching/Consulting to provide you with high-level support for key HR projects, initiatives, strategies and success.


Our goal is to help make sure your company HR Game Plan works lock-step with your company Business Plan, and as your Business Plan evolves, your HR Game Plan will evolve as well, supporting the goals and objectives as your company moves forward.

Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
Mr. Timothy Wyatt

Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC is a law firm concentrating on construction law and the construction industry. Our practice includes construction contract law, contract dispute litigation and arbitration, surety and construction bond litigation, occupational licensing, health and environmental regulatory compliance, and alternative dispute resolution.

Dixon Hughes Goodman
Mr. Tyler Baity

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, DHG ranks among the top 20 public accounting firms in the nation. With more than 2,000 professionals in 13 states, we combine deep experience with a strong commitment to personal service. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed—and we do so through a resourceful approach to solving problems, providing solutions and helping our clients achieve their goals.

Dedicated client focus and relationships have been and always will be our touchstone. Here at DHG, you’ll receive personalized service provided by a team of professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. We draw on our extensive resources to combine comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services.

Since our founding, a commitment to our people has been at the heart of everything we do. We employ and retain best-in-class professionals with the goal of cultivating meaningful careers to best serve our clients. Our drive to embrace innovation, nurture relationships and build leaders for tomorrow is fundamental to the core values and practices that set DHG apart. When you work with us, you get more than a bundle of services. You get a relationship with a resourceful team fully dedicated to your success.

Duke Cancer Institute
Dr. Greg Palmer

The Duke Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art patient care facility that consolidates in one convenient location almost all of the outpatient clinical care services for our patients as well as a host of amenities including a cafe, resource center, retail pharmacy and outdoor garden.

Mr. David McNeill

What We Do
We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets in North America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Ms. Athar Alnajjar

Save Time and Resources When You Hire
As technology progresses and your company grows, you need to keep hiring new professionals to work for your company. Whether you’re a small or large company in Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in any field, we have the staffing solutions you need to run your company successfully. Trust ElectPro to help you save effort and money when trying to find the right person for your vacancy. Our staffing agency will have the candidates you need to build a capable team of IT professionals.

With our insight on what it takes to be a successful IT professional, we will match you with our leading industry experts to provide you with continuous solutions.

ElectriCities of NC, Inc
Ms. Brenda Daniels

About ElectriCities

ElectriCities is a membership organization including public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ElectriCities also provides management services to the state’s two municipal power agencies – North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

Our Purpose

ElectriCities – delivering value to public power communities through collective strength, wisdom and action while promoting a more successful future for our citizens.

Embassy Suites Fayetteville / Ft. Bragg
Mr. Manish Mehta

Conveniently located off the All American Freeway, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fayetteville/Fort Bragg hotel in Fayetteville, NC offers all-suite accommodations in one of the most popular areas of Fayetteville. Enjoy easy access to popular attractions including downtown Fayetteville and the Crown Center Coliseum, the Cross Creek Mall and other great shopping destinations. Corporate travelers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to many local businesses and major corporations, as well as additional business facilities, including the 24-hour BusinessLink™ Business Center and multi-function meeting rooms.

Our hotel in Fayetteville offers a selection of spacious and beautifully furnished two-room suites. Each suite features tasteful decor with fresh, modern colors and boasts a private bedroom and separate living area. Enjoy homelike amenities including a microwave and refrigerator. Surf the web with complementary wireless internet access.

Stay active during your stay and work out in the fitness center or swim laps in the heated indoor pool. Take a dip in the whirlpool after your workout and let stresses melt away. Each morning, you can enjoy our free made-to-order breakfast served in the tropical open-air hotel atrium. Relish a delicious meal at Flying Spoons, the hotel’s relaxed, full-service restaurant, then unwind at the complimentary Evening Reception* with drinks and snacks.

Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation
Mr. Robert Van Geons

FCEDC is a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitating business projects, increasing employment, supporting existing industry, and preparing sites for expedited development in Fayetteville and Cumberland County, NC.

The proud home of Fort Bragg, FORSCOM, and USASOC, we look to promote opportunities for private sector businesses to join our community of 850+ companies who performed $1 billion in prime federal contracts last year.