WDCEP Launches 2016/2017 DC Doing Business Guide

161006_wdcep-breather_002On Thursday, October 6, 2016, local professionals and community leaders joined the Washington DC Economic Partnership at Breather’s newest space to celebrate the launch of the latest edition of the DC Doing Business Guide. Both WDCEP and Breather understand that DC’s entrepreneurs work hard so that they can enjoy the great things the District has to offer, and were proud to showcase both facets of the city during this event.

Attendees were welcomed into a unique ambiance with distinct “work hard” and “play hard” areas—denoted by two adjoining rooms with two different atmospheres—supplemented by complimentary décor and a diverse selection of food and drink, provided through the generosity of local vendors.

The guest experience was heightened by the incredible design and event planning coordinated by the IDA ROSE team, as well as impeccable lighting by Lotus Productions, generous donations of bouquets from Urban Stems, signage from Gelberg Signs, and the much-loved photo booth graciously provided by Tickled.

Our guests especially loved the food and beverages that were kindly donated by the following DC companies: &pizza, Amavi Sweets, District Doughnut, Dress it Up Dressing, Galley Foods, Maki Shop, Misteka, and Sugar Rim Bar.

Largely due to the efforts of our staff and our partners, the event was a tremendous success. We are especially grateful to to our co-hosts at Breather for allowing us to share in the celebration of the grand opening of their 1705 DeSales Street location. This location is beautiful, and we hope that you have a chance to host your next board meeting, training, product demo, or retreat in any of their DC workspaces. We would also like to thank the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, DC Health Link, the Department of Insurance Securities & Banking and the incredible support of our Board of Directors for sponsoring the DC Doing Business Guide and Launch.

Want to learn more about creating, expanding, or relocating your business in the District?  Visit the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s website to download a free copy of the newest edition of the DC Doing Business Guide. Hard copies are available at WDCEP, located at 1495 F St NW.  For questions or more information, email emoore@wdcep.com.

Check out the wonderful photos of the launch event from Tracey Salazar Photography:

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About WDCEP

The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a nonprofit, public-private organization whose core purpose is to actively position, promote, and support economic development and business opportunities in Washington, DC. As your first point of contact for doing business in the District, the Washington DC Economic Partnership has a variety of resources in addition to the DC Doing Business Guide that can assist you in your business success. To find out more about what we can for you, please call WDCEP at (202) 661-8670, or visit us online at wdcep.com.

About the DC Doing Business Guide

The 2016/2017 DC Doing Business Guide is an updated and improved version of the seventh edition released in 2015, and acts as the premiere source of information for doing business in Washington, DC. The DC Doing Business Guide offers entrepreneurs and current business owners alike with the most current information about creating, relocating, expanding, and promoting a business in the city. We’re especially excited to share this edition with entrepreneurs and small business owners because we have conducted deep research and customer discovery and gave the publication a bit of a renewal. We think this edition mirrors, in content and design, the strides that the city has made to make it easier to jumpstart or grow a business in DC. Visit the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s website to download a free copy of the newest edition of the DC Doing Business Guide. Hard copies are available at WDCEP, located at 1495 F St NW.

About Breather

Breather is a quiet space amidst the chaos. It’s an environment beyond your office, home or neighborhood coffee shop. Breather spaces punctuate your work life so that you can meet, work and focus without distraction. For more information about these local, private, on-demand workspaces, contact Kate Cogswell at 1-877-711-5990 Ext. 726 / kate.cogswell@breather.com.

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