Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2016 Future 50 Award Winners

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Washington SmartCEO Announces the 2016 Future 50 Award Winners

60 Greater Washington companies to be recognized for fast growth in
Washington SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards program 

Washington, DC (Nov. 10, 2015) — Washington SmartCEO and Headline Sponsor The Capitol
Bay Group at Ameriprise Financial are pleased to announce the 2016 Future 50 Award winners.
The program recognizes the region’s 50 fastest-growing mid-sized companies and 10 small
Emerging Growth companies who have experienced outsized growth based on a combined threeyear
average of revenue and employee growth. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate
$2.31 billion in annual revenue and employ 8,712 individuals in Greater Washington. This
impressive group will be recognized in the 2016 January/February issue of Washington
SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony on February 4,
2016 at the Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center.

To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #Future50.

“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most
challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly
trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth
visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and
live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these
amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering
determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world
at large.”

More than 550 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s black-tieoptional
awards gala at the Hyatt Reston to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The
event will kick off with a cocktail reception and high-energy networking followed by a videopacked
awards ceremony and seated dinner. The evening and celebration will culminate with
dessert and additional networking.

About the Future 50 Awards
The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards
program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized
companies and 10 small “Emerging Growth” companies. These companies represent the future
of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.
The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed
alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in the January/February issue of SmartCEO
magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony in January.

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its awardwinning
magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.
SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York,
Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

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Number One Latin Dance Studio in DC introduces its new home on Georgia Avenue with Groundbreaking Event

Washington, D.C. – Salsa With Silvia, the Largest Latin dance studio in DC, will be gathering on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:30pm, with Neighborhood Development Company to celebrate the commencement of construction with a groundbreaking event.


  • Date: Monday, November 9, 2015
  • Time: 4:30pm EST
  • Location: 3232 Georgia Avenue NW | Suite 104 | Washington, DC 20010
  • Invitees: Salsa with Silvia employees and students, community supporters, and media

Special guests Brianne Nadeau, Council of the District of Columbia will be in attendance. Councilmember Nadeau, the Great Streets Small Business Grant program, and Neighborhood Development Company had an essential role in helping Salsa With Silvia provide continuous support to the local art community as well as contribute to the improvement of the greater streets of Washington, D.C. In 2015, the Great Streets Program awarded Salsa With Silvia with a grant in the amount of $85,000 for construction of its new location on Georgia Ave.

The space will feature 2,600 sq. ft. of dance floor, luxury lobby, office space, and bathrooms. The vision of Salsa With Silvia is to promote the continuity of art in the already diverse and vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood. In addition to the studio dance class program, Silvia and her team of instructors and performers volunteer and participate in a number of local school, government, and TV events to teach and demonstrate the beauty and positive energy of Latin dancing. The studio has plans to launch an after school, weekend, and summer dance class program for children and teens to help them stay focused while learning about dance and music.

“After nearly a year of hard work in securing our new location and funding, making this dream a reality is a huge success for us and we look forward to providing the best dance and music education to children and adults in the community,” said Silvia Alexiev, Owner & Director.

Silvia’s dance career goes back decades. An artist to the core, she earned a B.A. degree in Graphics & Web Design and an M.A. in Film & Video. Thousands of students and followers agree that the Salsa With Silvia studio offers the best Latin dance class and entertainment experience in the DMV. Since 2011, Salsa With Silvia has generated an explosive student growth as well as a worldwide online following.

The new studio is set to open doors in the beginning of 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Salsa with Silvia to our community and look forward to the studio opening next spring,” said Adrian Washington, CEO & Founder, Neighborhood Development Company.

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