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Nick Funnell : This Bloke's Got Taste

Nick Funnell : This Bloke's Got Taste

Everyone loves a good beer. An ice cold pilsner after a long day toiling under the summer sun, or a hearty stout paired with a juicy steak, or a Belgian wheat beer topped with an orange wedge are all things of exceeding beauty and delight. Beer is the every-man’s drink, but is also highly refined and as sophisticated as the brewer wants it to be. Enter Nick Funnell. Nick is Great American Restaurant’s master brewer and the creator of some truly magnificent beers, some of which have garnered him professional plaudits and won him award after award. Nick took some time off his busy schedule to speak with us about our favorite drink.

Questions Begin the Quest

     Many people emphasize the importance of an answer to a question as opposed to the importance of the question being asked. According to Peter Drucker, well known writer and management consultant, “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions is the emphasis on finding the right answer rather than the right question.”

     It makes sense…we are a society focused on the results.  We focus on chase, conquer, and move on to the next goal.  Often we focus on what’s not working instead of what is working.  Well thought-out questions begin a quest.  You get a great deal of information when you ask the right questions.  With the right questions, you get a sense of awe and inspiration. 

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

Jobs First Act Town Hall Meeting

Jobs First Act Town Hall Meeting

The following information was sent to us by Denise Roberts:

 

The Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division (MBDD), along with Prince George’s County Council Chair Andrea Harrison (District 5) and Council Member Mel Franklin (District 9) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the “Jobs First Act,” also known as CB-17-2011. 

 

County Executive and EDC Host Information Session for Business Community on EDI Fund

County Executive and EDC Host Information Session for Business Community on EDI Fund

The following information was sent to us by Christy A. Lipscomb:

 

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

The following information was sent to us by Bryan Alston:

 

On Tuesday, February 28th, Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell of the 44th Legislative District will host Maryland’s First Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the President’s Conference Center of the Miller Senate Office Building.

 

Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

The following information was sent to us by Regina McCarthy: