Special Events




Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 22, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Located in the Exhibit Hall
Make sure to visit all of the NADCO exhibitors in order to brush up on your DC Trivia and to be eligible to win a brand new Apple Watch, Samsung Watch or Ray-Ban Shades - winner chooses the prize! You will be handed a DC Trivia game piece during registration and will need to collect all the answers from the exhibitors in order to be eligible for the grand prize drawing.







Monday Keynote and Awards Luncheon

invited Keynote Speaker:

Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Presentation of the Innovation in Economic Development Award

The 2016 Diamond Awards Series
The NADCO Diamond Awards Series, put simply, is a series of awards used to acknowledge CDC excellence in the area of economic development. This year, two awards will be given, the Innovation in Economic Development award and the Partnership Award. Please see below for specifications on the awards.
Process
A council of representatives from outside organizations has been carefully selected to review the nominations and determine the winner of the award.
Timeline
3/30 - Nominations open
4/15 - Nominations close
4/16 - Committee begins reviewing nominations
5/23 - NADCO awards winners announced at the NADCO Spring Summit

Innovation in Economic Development Award
DESCRIPTION
Presented to a CDC that has used innovative means to meet the economic development needs of a specific community or population.
REQUIREMENTS
In order for a nomination to be accepted, the nominee must meet the following requirements:
  • Nominee organization must be CDC organization.
  • Innovation includes a new program, service or delivery process that has not been applied before.
  • Emphasis will be on innovations that benefit underserved communities and/or populations.
EXAMPLES
Examples include innovative services, programs or partnerships that fulfill one of the following economic development goals:
  • Making new capital available to small businesses in HUBZones, rural or low-income areas as well as to minority, veteran or women borrowers.
  • Assisting underserved small businesses with assistance, training or coaching.
  • Combining different sources of capital to facilitate new economic development projects or programs.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and business growth in specified areas or with specified populations.
NOMINATIONS
In order to make a nomination, please visit the nomination form online here. Note that nominations will require the following:
  • CDC name and contact information
  • Up to 500 words words detailing how a CDC has demonstrated innovation in economic development in the targeted community or population
  • Optional: Supporting collateral material or media placements
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A CDC FOR THE 2016 INNOVATION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD.





Tuesday Keynote and Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:

Esteban Escobar, CEO and Executive Producer
5:00 Films and Media

Presentation of the Partnership Award

The 2016 Diamond Awards Series
The NADCO Diamond Awards Series, put simply, is a series of awards used to acknowledge CDC excellence in the area of economic development. This year, two awards will be given, the Innovation in Economic Development award and the Partnership Award. Please see below for specifications on the awards.
Process
A council of representatives from outside organizations has been carefully selected to review the nominations and determine the winner of the award.
Timeline
3/30 - Nominations open
4/15 - Nominations close
4/16 - Committee begins reviewing nominations
5/24 - NADCO awards winners announced at the NADCO Spring Summit

Partnership Award
DESCRIPTION
Presented to a CDC that has fostered a valuable partnership (or partnerships). This award will recognize a CDC for leveraging likeminded organizations in its community to maximize local economic impact.
REQUIREMENTS
In order for a nomination to be accepted, the nominee must meet the following requirements:
  • Nominee organization must be a CDC organization.
  • Partnership organization or company must help with a local cause.
  • Partnerships may be place-focused, targeting underserved communities, like LMI, HUBZones (one word), Enterprise Communities, or rural areas; OR population-based, serving veterans, women, or minority-owned small businesses.
  • Program must be in place for at least one year with measurable results.
NOMINATIONS
In order to make a nomination, please visit the nomination form online here. Note that nominations will require the following:
  • CDC name and contact information.
  • Partner organization and contact information.
  • Up to 500 words describing the partnership, purpose and results.
  • Optional: Supporting collateral material or media placements.
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A CDC FOR THE 2015 PARTNERSHIP AWARD.





Tuesday PAC Reception

Tuesday, May 24
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

In honor of:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27)
Ranking Member House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
Minimum $100 donation suggested to attend, checks made payable to Judy Chu for Congress
For more information and the donation form please click on the invitation image below.


Invitation to the PAC Event






Congressional Breakfast

Breakfast will be served from 8:00am - 8:45am
Remarks will begin promptly at 9:00am
Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 209-08
First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20515
Introductions:
Randy Griffin, President
CSRA Business Lending
Invited Senate Keynote Speakers:
Senator David Vitter (LA)
Chairman

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Ranking Member

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Invited House Keynote Speakers:
Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-1)
Chairman

House Committee on Small Business
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-7)
Ranking Member

House Committee on Small Business