The govmates Holiday Bash

Picture this… It is the end of November and December is literally knocking at your door. You’ve just returned from a long holiday weekend and a month of business-focused events stares you in the face. Your first assignment is a 5PM call at a local law firm. Great, law firms. “This is going to be typical.” you think. But as you arrive at the 15th floor of the building you walk into a gorgeous space hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson and discover that this networking event is anything but typical. You’re at a govmates event.  

If you’ve never attended a govmates event they stand apart for a variety of reasons. At this, our inaugural Holiday Bash in Tysons Corner, we hosted almost 200 government-contract focused individuals from a variety of verticals across the industry. That’s right, other than our event sponsors, the only attendees in the room are government contractors. We love our service provider friends, but they go to enough events, we want to make sure our attendees are connecting with potential teaming partners. That means other govcons. We had delicious food from La Casa in Alexandria (if swimming in tzatziki were allowed we’d encourage it), an open bar, and a holiday-themed featured drink. This year it was warm (optionally spiked) apple cider.  

The room was packed, and we mean packed, from 5pm until we had to gently remind everyone that “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” We even heard that there was an impromptu after party to continue many of the conversations started at the event. Though we had to close the bar, our event went well beyond the 5-7:30 timeframe in that we continued to make needle-moving connections throughout the days following the event. We received several requests for 8a and SDVOSB companies with specific capabilities, technology solutions/IT providers, and more.  

In short, it pays to join govmates, for free. You get access to matchmaking events, inclusion in teaming searches from agencies and primes, and first dibs on tickets to our networking events. In fact, if you missed out on this event, our next event “For the Love of GovCon” is February 8th in Tysons Corner and you can find tickets here.


A final big THANK YOU to our event sponsors who helped this event to be an absolute success, Womble Bond Dickinson (your space is amazing), The asbc, BOOST, Fulton Bank, and GovConPay. 


Happy Holidays from govmates, and we’ll see you in February!