Tag Archives: DC


Beekeeper Group’s Best Practices for Your Lobby Day

  How to secure Hill meetings for your D.C. fly-in Spring and summer are not only the season of tourists in our nation’s capital; they are also the seasonal beholder of the fly-in (or lobby day, Hill day, or summit). Yes, that’s right – it’s not just anxious museum visitors you have to be wary of in the crosswalks. There are thousands of people crossing paths with us all season who are here for a reason, and one reason only […]

Meet the Newest Bees in the Hive!

As the newest bees in the hive, Landin Ryan and I decided to write introductory blog posts about each other.  Read on to get to know a little bit more about us! Going All-In on Landin Landin Ryan may joke that he’s “just the design guy,” but after spending some time with him, it’s pretty clear that his design skill, statistical expertise, and easy-going demeanor make him a great asset to Beekeeper Group as Creative Manager. Landin comes to D.C. […]

DC Car Wars: Zipcar vs. Hertz on Demand vs. Car2Go

While Capital Bike Share, the Metro and Uber are great options for the daily commute or a night out on the town, one of the many nice things about the DC Metro area is that you can get by just fine without a car. However there are still certain times that one still needs a vehicle for business or pleasure. Thankfully DC has 3 strong competitors, but which one is best? Initial Cost Gold: Hertz has no yearly membership fee and […]
Tags: Car2Go, DC, Hertz on Demand (...)

Full House at the Advocacy Leaders Network First Event

On Friday, December 9, the Advocacy Leaders Network event series kicked off at the Bloomberg Government offices. We were pleased to host a full house at the first of four advocacy-specific events hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group. The event theme, “Breaking Through on Capitol Hill:  Making Noise vs. Making a Difference,” triggered a high-level of engagement and intense discussion between the panelists and the audience. The speakers’ advice on how to get Hill […]

Global Automakers Revs up its Social Media Presence

Our automotive sector client, Global Automakers, has officially ventured into the world of social media. We’re excited to help this association for global automobile manufacturers begin building a successful online community that thrives on engaging relationships with automotive public policy media, industry representatives, and the Hill. With member companies that range in size and market share, taking to the Twitter channels and Facebook are great ways to stay in touch and educate the public about what the association is doing […]

Advocacy Leaders Network Announces Speakers for Dec 9 Event

The Advocacy Leaders Network, an event series hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation and produced by the Beekeeper Group, is proud to announce the presenters for the first event on Dec 9th, 2011 at the offices of Bloomberg Government: Breaking through on Capitol Hill: Making Noise vs. Making a Difference. Hon. Dan Mica, Former U.S. Congressman and Former President and CEO, Credit Union National Association Thiago Antinori, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, National Mining Association Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the […]

Why Micro-Grants Are AWESOME!

I have my hands in quite a few things that involve DC, but one of the projects I’m most proud to be a part of  is the DC chapter of the Awesome Foundation. Each month, the ten micro-trusties get together (all of us from varying arts, technology, and miscellaneous backgrounds in the greater DC area), chip in $100 each, and decide on one lucky awesome submission that will receive our $1000 cash.  The project must promote and/or embody awesomeness in […]

Washington Post Quotes Beekeeper Group’s Mike Panetta

I was recently quoted in a Washington Post article about how many people in DC have social science training – as opposed to engineering or business degrees. Here’s my pearl of wisdom: “Everybody listens to NPR. Everybody reads four or five newspapers,” Mike Panetta, a former political science major at American University who serves as shadow U.S. representative for the District, said of the city. “You can be at any sort of party, and somebody’s talking about recent strife in […]

Foreclosure Rates and Congressional Districts: Which party is winning?

Do you know how foreclosure rates have impacted congressional districts? If not, you probably should! Thanks to DC start-up HotPads.com, an online real estate index, we now have some good information to take to the polls on voting day!  According to Politico’s Morning Tech: HotPads, the D.C.-based start-up and real estate search engine , put together some interesting statistics yesterday comparing congressional districts and foreclosure rates. Turns out that Republican districts are experiencing 31 percent higher foreclosure rates than their […]
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Microsoft WPC 2010 Conference in Town

Have you had trouble getting a cab in DC for the last few days? Were you amazed at the number of Netherlands fans that suddenly appeared wearing bright orange around Chinatown on Sunday? Are you confused why thousands of self-described geeks descended on the Verizon Center yesterday even though no games were scheduled? Well, you can put it all down to the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC 2010). I attended their Houston event in 2008 (Microsoft was a client at my […]