Ryan McCreedy selected to join the Leadership Fairfax: Emerging Leaders Institute

Ryan McCreedy, EIT, has a passion for business and leadership, pursuing both at and outside of his work activities at T3. He was recently accepted into the Leadership Fairfax: Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). ELI was launched in 1988 and now has over 1600 Alumni Leaders in Northern Virginia. The program selects the participants based on their demonstrated capacity for leadership, their record for community service and their commitment to utilize their leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community.

Ryan will join approximately 35 other motivated and energetic young professionals from the business, nonprofit, and government sectors throughout Northern Virginia. He has committed significant time and effort into this 10-month program designed to provide specialized training in core leadership skills, including project management, conflict resolution and negotiation, communication and presentation skills, and community leadership.

Skill building, mentoring and coaching, community service projects and community board and committee service are goals for the ELI graduates. During the program, participants will benefit from intensive skill building taught by diverse and expert faculty, peer mentoring and professional coaching and networking with Leadership Fairfax Institute (LFI) alumni who represent more than 400 top companies in the area.

T3 congratulates Ryan for being accepted into this program that aligns with his values, as well at T3 organizational values to improve our community!

Amy Morris Accepted Into New Virginia Scaling4Growth Business Program

T3 President, Amy Morris, was accepted into a new program for small business owners, called Scaling4Growth (S4G) that is administered by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. This program is powered by Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum that provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to grow in size and revenue.

Amy joins the second class of 16 participants selected via a highly competitive process that reflects a variety of industries around the Commonwealth. The program begins in August, 2017 and will conclude in February, 2018.

Interise licenses the Streetwise ‘MBA’™ to state agencies and other partners throughout the United States who then deliver it through their own locally branded programs. The investment by Virginia is intended to result in job creation and economic development by helping small companies succeed and expand.

Virginia runs two classes per year, with the following eligibility requirements:

·         Certified by Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity as a Small, Women- or Minority-Owned (SWaM) business

·         $250,000 - $10,000,000 in annual revenues

·         One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)

·         Been in business for at least 3 years

·         Willingness and ability to attend class for 6 months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested

Other small business owners interested in joining a future class may refer to the following link for more details: https://scaling4growth.interise.org/

More information on the Interise program can be accessed here: https://www.interise.org/