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Blake Willson Group, LLC Named as a Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious Government Contractor of the Year Award

April 5, 2021
Press Releases

April 5th, 2021, Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group, today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 13th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the virtual Awards Gala on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on these businesses.

Blake Willson Group, LLC is a finalist for The Government Contractor of the Year (under $7.5million for 2020), which recognizes companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in financial performance.

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BWG – Compliant Accounting System

August 2, 2021
Announcements

August 2nd, 2021, Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group (BWG) is pleased to announce that our accounting system, related processes, and controls were recently examined by an independent CPA firm and were determined to be acceptable for the award of prospective government contracts in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16.301-3(a)1.

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Blake Willson Group Wins $25M USDA Rural Development BPA Prime Contract

March 2, 2021
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group is proud to announce our recently awarded $25M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) prime contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD). USDA-RD’s mission is to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America through loans, grants and loan guarantees to support rural housing, small business, economic development, etc. USDA-RD also supports and guarantees loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools and provides technical assistance to help communities develop community empowerment programs.

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Blake Willson Group Named to Inc. Magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Annual Vet100 List

December 7, 2020
Press Releases

Arlington, VA (December 7, 2020) – Blake Willson Group has been named to annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success. Originally established as the Vet50 list, this year’s list is the third iteration expanded to include 100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgement of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.

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RJ Blake invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

October 20, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA., OCTOBER 20, 2020

RJ Blake, President & CEO of Blake Willson Group, has been invited to join the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington.

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BWG’s Coronavirus Response

September 10, 2020
Announcements

It is the question on everyone’s mind — how did your organization respond to the Coronavirus? We believe strongly in integrity and servant leadership, so those are the principles that guided our response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. A company’s core values are nice to talk about but frankly only matter if they represent reality. It is not always the case. Actions matter more than words, so here are key details from our COVID-19 response that underscore our core values: 

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BWG Honored on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 18, 2020
Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA, August 18, 2020 – Blake Willson Group once again earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies!

Each year, Inc. magazine announces the most successful and fastest-growing private companies in America. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses.

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Congratulations to BWG’s Newest CPA

July 1, 2020
Announcements

Blake Willson Group celebrates Kristin Heinle, the company’s newest Certified Public Accountant! After months of dedication and hard work, Kristin passed the rigorous CPA exam in June 2020.

We sat down with Kristin, BWG’s first successful CPA candidate while employed with the company, to learn more about her CPA exam journey and what the designation means to her.

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BWG’s First Retirement Ceremony: A Virtual Success

June 17, 2020
Announcements

MICROSOFT TEAMS, June 17, 2020 – BWG celebrated Mary Rowlett, the company’s first retiree through the virtual communication and collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams. Members of several families were in attendance to include the BWG family, Mary’s work colleagues, and her own family. RJ Blake, President & CEO, and Drew Griffin, Senior Vice President, shared tributes to Mary, who played an integral role in the world of federal contracting for over 20 years. The evening was filled with kind words, well wishes, awards, and gifts to commemorate Mary’s life of dedicated service.

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Upholding Our Core Values: We Stand United with the Black Community

June 4, 2020
Announcements

A company-wide message from Blake Willson Group CEO & President, RJ Blake. 

All,

I hope you are safe and staying sane and hopeful during these unprecedented times. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the civil unrest caused by the systemic injustices in America, the times have been undoubtedly challenging. Hearts are heavy, and emotions are high.

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Blake Willson Group Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification

April 27, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA, April 27, 2020 – Blake Willson Group, LLC, is proud to announce our annual ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps businesses and organizations meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, Blake Willson Group engaged in a rigorous audit of our business processes and quality management system. This annual audit is performed to ensure the system and processes in place at Blake Willson Group concerning quality management are operating to the highest degree in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 best practices and principles.

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BWG is a Corporate Partner of AGA and ASMC

March 17, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA, March 17, 2020 – Blake Willson Group is a Corporate Partner with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

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Thinking about joining the BWG Team? An Inside Look at Recruitment & Onboarding

March 6, 2020
Announcements

An inside look at Blake Willson Group’s recruiting, onboarding, and overall experience to provide insight on joining the BWG team.

Dear Job Seeker:

Not too long ago, I was in your shoes. Sitting in front of a computer, researching various companies and assessing what my next career move would be.

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BWG Supports the American Heart Association at 2020 Heart Ball

February 24, 2020
Announcements

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2020 – SERVANT LEADERSHIP: A value that Blake Willson Group (BWG) was founded on and one that is critically important now as the world faces the COVID-19 crisis. BWG has been focused on supporting its team members as we all navigate unchartered territory with COVID-19 but also know it’s important to continue serving the community as best we can. As supporters of the American Heart Association since 2014, the leadership of BWG is committed to serving an organization whose mission is to fight heart disease and stroke and save lives. Even now, a healthy heart is critical to avoid underlying health conditions in the face of COVID-19.

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

August 14, 2019
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 542 Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Blake Willson Group, LLC is No. 793 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification

May 7, 2019
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., May 7, 2019– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce it has been granted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification by QAS International, Certificate No. US4416.

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Blake Willson Group Receives 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

December 1, 2018
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., December 1, 2018– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has received 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA) which it will hold until November 29, 2027. BWG expects participation in the 8(a) Business Development Program will expand its ability to provide outstanding professional services solutions to federal and state customers alike.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC Awarded GSA Professional Services Schedule

April 1, 2018
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., April 1, 2018– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Certified Public Accounting (CPA) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the U.S. General Service Administration’s (GSA) Professional Services Schedule contract for government services. This five-year contract allows BWG to provide products and services to local, state and federal buyers.

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Blake Willson Group Proud to Announce President & CEO, RJ Blake, as 40 under 40 Honoree

November 28, 2017
Announcements

Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group is proud to announce that RJ Blake is a recipient of the 2017 40 Under 40 award, presented by Leadership Center for Excellence. RJ Blake and other honorees, will be recognized for the positive leadership impact they make personally and/or professionally at a luncheon on Friday, November 30, 2017 from 11:30am until 1:30pm at Army Navy Country Club.

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Drew Griffin, Vice President of BWG Shared His Personal Story at the 2017 East Carolina University Business Leadership Conference

April 11, 2017
Announcements

April 11, 2017 – Hendrix Theatre (Greenville, NC)

East Carolina University (ECU) hosted their annual Business Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 where over thirty (30) business leaders from across the United States [some ECU graduates] volunteered to help students understand the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment.

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RJ Blake, President & CEO of BWG Shared His Personal Story as a Panel Speaker at the 2017 Veterans in Business Conference

March 23, 2017
Announcements

March 23, 2017 – Army/Navy Country Club (Arlington, VA)

Did you know veterans represent only 6% of the total U.S. population but account for 13.5% (or 3.7 million) of all small businesses in the United States? These businesses employ 5.8 million Americans; pay more than $210 billion in wages; and contribute $1.7 trillion to the U.S. GDP. Veteran-owned businesses truly are fueling the economy. Recognizing the trend and success rate of veterans in business; civic and business leaders alike in Virginia created the Annual Veterans-In-Business (VIB) Conference to help connect those who served our country and continue with that kindred spirit into the private sector through education, networking and business opportunities.

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MorganFranklin Consulting, Blake Willson Group to Collaborate Under U.S. Small Business Administration All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

December 6, 2016
Announcements

D.C.-based consulting firm and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business CPA firm announce collaboration under new program designed to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts.

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BWG Reaches Small Business Milestone With VIP Grow

September 30, 2016
Press Releases

Helping Veteran-Owned Small Business Navigate Government Contracting at No Cost

BLAKE WILLSON GROUP (BWG), a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) CPA firm recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) GROW Program, a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.

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OPEN YOUR HEART! – A Son’s Effort to Combat Heart Disease

December 22, 2015
Announcements

Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of all Americans? In fact, someone dies from heart disease every 39 seconds! Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined is the most common cause of infant death.

Recently, Drew Griffin – Vice President of Blake Willson Group LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Government Consulting firm spoke about his family’s experience with heart disease at the Open Your Heart Committee’s most recent fundraising reception. Open Your Heart is a Washington, DC based group affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) charged with socializing healthy-living awareness as well as raise research dollars to help fund new breakthrough medical procedures.

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Blake Willson Group Named as a Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious Government Contractor of the Year Award

March 30, 2022
Press Releases

March 30, 2022, Arlington, VA – Blake Willson Group today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 14th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on these businesses.

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Blake Willson Group Announces Jim McKay as Newest Service Line Leader in Financial Management

April 15, 2022
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group announces James (Jim) McKay as the firm's newest Service Line Leader, responsible for leading BWG's federal, state, and local financial and grants management practice.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC named finalist in 2022 Moxie Awards

June 23, 2022
Press Releases

June 23rd, 2022, Arlington, Virginia – The Moxie Award is a distinction awarded to companies, nonprofits, and associations for their boldness in business and innovation in their approach to growing their organization, with the award ceremony placing them among an elite group of leading organizations. 

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President & CEO of Blake Willson Group, RJ Blake, recognized by DCA Live as one of the 2022 Rising Stars of GovCon

March 17, 2022
Press Releases

March 17, 2022, Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is proud to announce that our President & CEO, RJ Blake, has been recognized as one of the great Rising Stars of GovCon by DCA Live. 

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Blake Willson Group LLC Awarded the 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award

November 10, 2021
Press Releases

November 10th, 2021, Arlington, VA - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

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Blake Willson Group Named to Inc. Magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Annual Vet100 List 2022

February 2, 2022
Press Releases

February 2nd, 2022, Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce that it has once again earned a place on Inc. 5000’s 2022 Vet100 list of Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Private Companies in the United States. Likewise, BWG is pleased to be part of the 44% of Vet100 companies that have been on the Inc. 5000 list more than once. 

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Blake Willson Group Earns Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ Designation From the National Veteran-Owned Business Association

August 3, 2022
Press Releases

August 3rd, 2022 - Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is proud to announce that it has earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. To be eligible for the designation as a NaVOBA Certified VBE™, the applicant firm must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans. At its core, this certification is a protection for both veteran-owned businesses as well as the corporations and organizations that do business with them.

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For the Fourth Time, Blake Willson Group Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1879 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 323 Percent

August 16, 2022
Press Releases

August 16th, 2022, Arlington, VA – Today, Inc. revealed that Blake Willson Group is No. 1879 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC awarded GSA MAS contract to provide IT Professional Services under SINS 54151S

October 5, 2022
Press Releases

October 5th, 2022, Arlington, VA – Blake Willson Group, LLC was awarded the GSA MAS contract to provide IT Professional Services under SINS 54151S.

This award expands our existing offerings in Technology Solutions in cybersecurity compliance and risk management, system operations and sustainment, IT strategy and modernization, data analytics and management, and software engineering and development.

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BWG – Compliant Accounting System

August 2, 2021
Announcements

August 2nd, 2021, Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group (BWG) is pleased to announce that our accounting system, related processes, and controls were recently examined by an independent CPA firm and were determined to be acceptable for the award of prospective government contracts in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16.301-3(a)1.

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RJ Blake invited to join Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust

October 20, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA., OCTOBER 20, 2020

RJ Blake, President & CEO of Blake Willson Group, has been invited to join the Washington Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Greater Washington.

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BWG’s Coronavirus Response

September 10, 2020
Announcements

It is the question on everyone’s mind — how did your organization respond to the Coronavirus? We believe strongly in integrity and servant leadership, so those are the principles that guided our response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. A company’s core values are nice to talk about but frankly only matter if they represent reality. It is not always the case. Actions matter more than words, so here are key details from our COVID-19 response that underscore our core values: 

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Congratulations to BWG’s Newest CPA

July 1, 2020
Announcements

Blake Willson Group celebrates Kristin Heinle, the company’s newest Certified Public Accountant! After months of dedication and hard work, Kristin passed the rigorous CPA exam in June 2020.

We sat down with Kristin, BWG’s first successful CPA candidate while employed with the company, to learn more about her CPA exam journey and what the designation means to her.

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BWG’s First Retirement Ceremony: A Virtual Success

June 17, 2020
Announcements

MICROSOFT TEAMS, June 17, 2020 – BWG celebrated Mary Rowlett, the company’s first retiree through the virtual communication and collaboration platform, Microsoft Teams. Members of several families were in attendance to include the BWG family, Mary’s work colleagues, and her own family. RJ Blake, President & CEO, and Drew Griffin, Senior Vice President, shared tributes to Mary, who played an integral role in the world of federal contracting for over 20 years. The evening was filled with kind words, well wishes, awards, and gifts to commemorate Mary’s life of dedicated service.

Continue Reading

Upholding Our Core Values: We Stand United with the Black Community

June 4, 2020
Announcements

A company-wide message from Blake Willson Group CEO & President, RJ Blake. 

All,

I hope you are safe and staying sane and hopeful during these unprecedented times. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the civil unrest caused by the systemic injustices in America, the times have been undoubtedly challenging. Hearts are heavy, and emotions are high.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification

April 27, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA, April 27, 2020 – Blake Willson Group, LLC, is proud to announce our annual ISO 9001:2015 certification renewal.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard and helps businesses and organizations meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, Blake Willson Group engaged in a rigorous audit of our business processes and quality management system. This annual audit is performed to ensure the system and processes in place at Blake Willson Group concerning quality management are operating to the highest degree in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 best practices and principles.

Continue Reading

BWG is a Corporate Partner of AGA and ASMC

March 17, 2020
Announcements

ARLINGTON, VA, March 17, 2020 – Blake Willson Group is a Corporate Partner with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

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Thinking about joining the BWG Team? An Inside Look at Recruitment & Onboarding

March 6, 2020
Announcements

An inside look at Blake Willson Group’s recruiting, onboarding, and overall experience to provide insight on joining the BWG team.

Dear Job Seeker:

Not too long ago, I was in your shoes. Sitting in front of a computer, researching various companies and assessing what my next career move would be.

Continue Reading

BWG Supports the American Heart Association at 2020 Heart Ball

February 24, 2020
Announcements

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2020 – SERVANT LEADERSHIP: A value that Blake Willson Group (BWG) was founded on and one that is critically important now as the world faces the COVID-19 crisis. BWG has been focused on supporting its team members as we all navigate unchartered territory with COVID-19 but also know it’s important to continue serving the community as best we can. As supporters of the American Heart Association since 2014, the leadership of BWG is committed to serving an organization whose mission is to fight heart disease and stroke and save lives. Even now, a healthy heart is critical to avoid underlying health conditions in the face of COVID-19.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Proud to Announce President & CEO, RJ Blake, as 40 under 40 Honoree

November 28, 2017
Announcements

Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group is proud to announce that RJ Blake is a recipient of the 2017 40 Under 40 award, presented by Leadership Center for Excellence. RJ Blake and other honorees, will be recognized for the positive leadership impact they make personally and/or professionally at a luncheon on Friday, November 30, 2017 from 11:30am until 1:30pm at Army Navy Country Club.

Continue Reading

Drew Griffin, Vice President of BWG Shared His Personal Story at the 2017 East Carolina University Business Leadership Conference

April 11, 2017
Announcements

April 11, 2017 – Hendrix Theatre (Greenville, NC)

East Carolina University (ECU) hosted their annual Business Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 where over thirty (30) business leaders from across the United States [some ECU graduates] volunteered to help students understand the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment.

Continue Reading

RJ Blake, President & CEO of BWG Shared His Personal Story as a Panel Speaker at the 2017 Veterans in Business Conference

March 23, 2017
Announcements

March 23, 2017 – Army/Navy Country Club (Arlington, VA)

Did you know veterans represent only 6% of the total U.S. population but account for 13.5% (or 3.7 million) of all small businesses in the United States? These businesses employ 5.8 million Americans; pay more than $210 billion in wages; and contribute $1.7 trillion to the U.S. GDP. Veteran-owned businesses truly are fueling the economy. Recognizing the trend and success rate of veterans in business; civic and business leaders alike in Virginia created the Annual Veterans-In-Business (VIB) Conference to help connect those who served our country and continue with that kindred spirit into the private sector through education, networking and business opportunities.

Continue Reading

MorganFranklin Consulting, Blake Willson Group to Collaborate Under U.S. Small Business Administration All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

December 6, 2016
Announcements

D.C.-based consulting firm and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business CPA firm announce collaboration under new program designed to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts.

Continue Reading

OPEN YOUR HEART! – A Son’s Effort to Combat Heart Disease

December 22, 2015
Announcements

Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of all Americans? In fact, someone dies from heart disease every 39 seconds! Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined is the most common cause of infant death.

Recently, Drew Griffin – Vice President of Blake Willson Group LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Government Consulting firm spoke about his family’s experience with heart disease at the Open Your Heart Committee’s most recent fundraising reception. Open Your Heart is a Washington, DC based group affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) charged with socializing healthy-living awareness as well as raise research dollars to help fund new breakthrough medical procedures.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group, LLC Named as a Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious Government Contractor of the Year Award

April 5, 2021
Press Releases

April 5th, 2021, Arlington, Virginia – Blake Willson Group, today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 13th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the virtual Awards Gala on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on these businesses.

Blake Willson Group, LLC is a finalist for The Government Contractor of the Year (under $7.5million for 2020), which recognizes companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in financial performance.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Wins $25M USDA Rural Development BPA Prime Contract

March 2, 2021
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group is proud to announce our recently awarded $25M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) prime contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD). USDA-RD’s mission is to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America through loans, grants and loan guarantees to support rural housing, small business, economic development, etc. USDA-RD also supports and guarantees loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools and provides technical assistance to help communities develop community empowerment programs.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Named to Inc. Magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Annual Vet100 List

December 7, 2020
Press Releases

Arlington, VA (December 7, 2020) – Blake Willson Group has been named to annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success. Originally established as the Vet50 list, this year’s list is the third iteration expanded to include 100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgement of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.

Continue Reading

BWG Honored on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 18, 2020
Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA, August 18, 2020 – Blake Willson Group once again earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies!

Each year, Inc. magazine announces the most successful and fastest-growing private companies in America. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses.

Continue Reading

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

August 14, 2019
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 542 Percent

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Blake Willson Group, LLC is No. 793 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group, LLC Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification

May 7, 2019
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., May 7, 2019– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce it has been granted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification by QAS International, Certificate No. US4416.

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Blake Willson Group Receives 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

December 1, 2018
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., December 1, 2018– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has received 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA) which it will hold until November 29, 2027. BWG expects participation in the 8(a) Business Development Program will expand its ability to provide outstanding professional services solutions to federal and state customers alike.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group, LLC Awarded GSA Professional Services Schedule

April 1, 2018
Press Releases

Arlington, VA., April 1, 2018– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Certified Public Accounting (CPA) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the U.S. General Service Administration’s (GSA) Professional Services Schedule contract for government services. This five-year contract allows BWG to provide products and services to local, state and federal buyers.

Continue Reading

BWG Reaches Small Business Milestone With VIP Grow

September 30, 2016
Press Releases

Helping Veteran-Owned Small Business Navigate Government Contracting at No Cost

BLAKE WILLSON GROUP (BWG), a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) CPA firm recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) GROW Program, a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Named as a Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious Government Contractor of the Year Award

March 30, 2022
Press Releases

March 30, 2022, Arlington, VA – Blake Willson Group today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 14th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on these businesses.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group Announces Jim McKay as Newest Service Line Leader in Financial Management

April 15, 2022
Press Releases

Blake Willson Group announces James (Jim) McKay as the firm's newest Service Line Leader, responsible for leading BWG's federal, state, and local financial and grants management practice.

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group, LLC named finalist in 2022 Moxie Awards

June 23, 2022
Press Releases

June 23rd, 2022, Arlington, Virginia – The Moxie Award is a distinction awarded to companies, nonprofits, and associations for their boldness in business and innovation in their approach to growing their organization, with the award ceremony placing them among an elite group of leading organizations. 

Continue Reading

President & CEO of Blake Willson Group, RJ Blake, recognized by DCA Live as one of the 2022 Rising Stars of GovCon

March 17, 2022
Press Releases

March 17, 2022, Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is proud to announce that our President & CEO, RJ Blake, has been recognized as one of the great Rising Stars of GovCon by DCA Live. 

Continue Reading

Blake Willson Group LLC Awarded the 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award

November 10, 2021
Press Releases

November 10th, 2021, Arlington, VA - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the 2021 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

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Blake Willson Group Named to Inc. Magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Annual Vet100 List 2022

February 2, 2022
Press Releases

February 2nd, 2022, Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce that it has once again earned a place on Inc. 5000’s 2022 Vet100 list of Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Private Companies in the United States. Likewise, BWG is pleased to be part of the 44% of Vet100 companies that have been on the Inc. 5000 list more than once. 

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Blake Willson Group Earns Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ Designation From the National Veteran-Owned Business Association

August 3, 2022
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August 3rd, 2022 - Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is proud to announce that it has earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. To be eligible for the designation as a NaVOBA Certified VBE™, the applicant firm must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans. At its core, this certification is a protection for both veteran-owned businesses as well as the corporations and organizations that do business with them.

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For the Fourth Time, Blake Willson Group Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1879 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 323 Percent

August 16, 2022
Press Releases

August 16th, 2022, Arlington, VA – Today, Inc. revealed that Blake Willson Group is No. 1879 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC awarded GSA MAS contract to provide IT Professional Services under SINS 54151S

October 5, 2022
Press Releases

October 5th, 2022, Arlington, VA – Blake Willson Group, LLC was awarded the GSA MAS contract to provide IT Professional Services under SINS 54151S.

This award expands our existing offerings in Technology Solutions in cybersecurity compliance and risk management, system operations and sustainment, IT strategy and modernization, data analytics and management, and software engineering and development.

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