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1. Memphis Law School Wellness Program Defending Work-Life Balance -

It’s not that Richard Vaughan wasn’t busy before, because he was. He carried a full load as an undergrad at the University of South Carolina and also was a cheerleader there.

2. NST Looks to Cultivate Young Litigators With Memphis Law Scholarship -

Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, the largest plaintiff-based law firm in Tennessee, is looking to cultivate the next generation of litigators.

3. Shaffer Named Executive Director Of Rebranded BLDG Memphis -

John Paul Shaffer recently was named executive director of BLDG Memphis, the rebranded entity that brings the Community Development Council of Greater Memphis and Livable Mem-phis under a single organizational identity.
In his new role, Shaffer’s job is to guide the organization in its mission of supporting neighborhood revitalization through a network of organizations and individuals working in the community development space – which BLDG Memphis does primarily through organizational capacity building, community education and engagement, and public policy and advocacy – as well as to promote the new brand. 

4. LITE to Use $40K Grant for Student Programs -

Fresh off of receiving a $40,000 grant, Hardy Farrow is poised to take his nonprofit program to the next level.

Farrow’s organization, Let’s Innovate Through Education (LITE), recently was one of 60 applicants nationwide to receive a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The organization, which aims to turn minority students into entrepreneurs, was among 750 nonprofits to apply.

5. The Week Ahead: October 17-23 -

This will be a historic week for Memphis, so mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22, when a boardwalk across the Harahan Bridge opens to the public that will give Memphians and visitors alike an intimate experience with the Mighty Mississippi. The Big River Crossing also will link Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas, and provide bicycle enthusiasts miles of trails along the river levee that will be unique in the world. There’s only one Mississippi River, the world’s second-largest inland waterway, and there’s only one Memphis! This crossing will be an unmatched amenity for the city for years to come.   

6. Overton High Chosen For Advise TN Program -

Overton High School has been one of 30 schools statewide chosen to participate in Advise TN, a new program to increase the number of students accessing higher education.

Schools taking part in the program will work with an Advise TN college adviser to provide college counseling services to 10,000 junior and senior students across the state this fall.

7. New Data Tracking System Will Save Memphis Educators Hours Every Week, Officials Say -

The system for sharing student data with educators in Tennessee’s largest school district has been laborsome and time-intensive at best, but that’s about to change.

Shelby County Schools has begun trainings with team leaders from each school as part of this year’s rollout of a new database system called Ed-Fi.

8. The Week Ahead: September 5-11 -

Happy Labor Day, Memphis! We hope you’re wrapping up this three-day weekend on a relaxing note – and, if you buy into arbitrary fashion etiquette, that you’re enjoying wearing your white clothing and seersucker suits one last time. There’s plenty going on this week, from Mid-South Book Fest to the Southern Heritage Classic, so let’s get right to it…

9. UT’s Legislative Spanking Could Have Been Worse -

In a state where many people bleed orange, the University of Tennessee found itself in an unusual position during the 2016 legislative session: fighting for its life.

The folks representing Rocky Top, typically a sacred cow, had to battle for respect after emails surfaced from UT-Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion urging teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender students and to downplay Christmas during holiday parties.

10. Tennessee Leads the Nation in Bankruptcies -

Tennessee has a model program for financial literacy in its public schools. All high school students must pass a personal finance course to graduate, and even kindergartners are learning about money under a new initiative to extend the curriculum to primary school.

11. Statewide Demand Outstrips Supply of Qualified Workers -

Tennessee is surging as a major manufacturing state, bouncing back from the Great Recession by attracting billions of dollars in new investment and creating thousands of new – and often very high-paying – advanced manufacturing jobs.

12. Minority Leader Harris Confident Even on Wrong Side of Supermajority -

Lee Harris says he ran for state Senate because he felt Memphis could do better on Capitol Hill, defeating Ophelia Ford in 2014.

13. Nearly 60K Seniors Apply for Free-Tuition Program -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the second straight year, nearly 60,000 high school seniors have applied for Gov. Bill Haslam's program that offers eligible seniors free tuition to a two-year community or technical college.

14. Tennessee Promise Deadline Approaches -

Three weeks after the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology welcomed the first Tennessee Promise scholarship students, the state is preparing for the second wave of students in the program.

15. Tennessee Promise Deadline Approaches -

Three weeks after the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology welcomed the first Tennessee Promise scholarship students, the state is preparing for the second wave of students in the program.

16. Haslam Talks of Larger Shift in Tennessee Higher Education -

Before the picket line against outsourcing the management of state office buildings went up Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove campus, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam saw some different signs: several students holding up posters thanking Haslam for the Tennessee Promise program.

17. Improving Access -

With Hispanics expected to make up 31 percent of the nation’s population by 2060, Christian Brothers University is investing in its growing community by pledging $12.5 million to go toward scholarships for immigrant students whose legal residency status may be in question.

18. Shelby County Schools Hires Lawyer in State Funding Dispute -

The Shelby County Schools system moved a step closer Tuesday, May 26, to joining a school funding lawsuit against the state of Tennessee.

The school board voted Tuesday, without discussion, to direct superintendent Dorsey Hopson to hire an attorney to weigh and consider all options for forcing the state to fully fund the Basic Education Program, the state’s formula for how it funds the public school districts.

19. What’s Next? -

When Steven Baldwin started his freshman year at Austin Peay State University in 2012, he had a smart, carefully considered plan for his future.

20. Drowning in Student Loan Debt -

Three-and-a-half years after graduating from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Yasameen Hoffman is still trying to land the kind of full-time job that will help her start paying off her student loan.

21. Sens. Corker, Alexander to Chair Committees -

Tennessee’s two Republican U.S. senators are committee chairmen in the Senate’s new GOP majority.

Junior Sen. Bob Corker was named chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday, Jan. 7.

22. Immigrants Find Room to Grow in Nashville's Public Gardens -

With the growing season wrapped up for winter and the temperature hovering at 45 degrees on a recent Sunday, the community garden off Wedgewood Avenue looked to be draped in a brown afghan with just a few patches of green peeking through.

23. Nashville School News Briefs -

Montgomery Bell Student, Faculty Films Air

Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.

24. Education Secretary Calls for System-Wide Reforms -

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan saw much that he liked in Memphis Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the end of his three-day “back to school” bus tour of schools in three states.

The last stop was Cornerstone Prep Elementary School in Binghampton.

25. Duncan Bus Tour Ends With Binghampton Kudos -

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrapped up a three-day “back to school” bus tour of schools in several states Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Cornerstone Prep Elementary School in Binghampton.

26. Vanderbilt Students Find Happiness in Music City -

As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.

“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.

27. Rudd Charts Path at University of Memphis -

The incoming president of the University of Memphis should name his provost or chief academic officer this week as he prepares to take office May 16.

M. David Rudd was appointed president of the city’s largest institution of higher learning last week by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

28. Winners and Losers in Tennessee Legislative Session -

Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.

The following bills passed this session:

— ANNEXATION: Bans cities from annexing land without a referendum. HB2371.

29. Winners and Losers in Tennessee Legislative Session -

Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.

The following bills passed this session:

– ANNEXATION: Bans cities from annexing land without a referendum. HB2371.

30. Deadline Brings High Interest for Health Insurance -

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy initiative.

31. Test Progress Bolsters Haslam’s Education Reform Aspirations -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam picked up more statistics last week for his arsenal in the political battle over education reform in Tennessee.

And he touted the statewide growth rate in the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress results at a Memphis school – a poignant choice because Shelby County is the epicenter for the reform efforts Haslam has made his own in the last three years after his predecessor, Gov. Phil Bredesen, began the effort in his second term of office.

32. Coston-Holloway Finds Myriad Ways to Give Back -

Joann Coston-Holloway, an associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is Shelby County’s district representative for the Tennessee Bar Association.

One of her roles is helping plan the Young Lawyers Division’s upcoming Wills for Heroes event, where attorneys will provide basic wills, living wills, and health care and financial powers of attorney to first responders and their spouses or partners.

33. Endless Opportunities -

Although she didn’t think of it this way at the time, Desiree Evans proved as a little girl that she understood science had value on several levels, including monetary.

“I was 9 or 10,” Evans recalled, “and I asked my mom for a microscope for Christmas.”

34. Kyle: Lottery Reserve Should Go to College Completion -

State Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to use some of the surplus funds from the Tennessee lottery to pay for more Tennesseans to resume and complete college.

35. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs -

Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.

But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.

36. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement -

Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.

37. Measure to Help Students Attend Community Colleges -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennesseans looking to attend a two-year public community college are getting some assistance.

Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday held a ceremonial bill signing at Chattanooga State Community College for a measure that establishes an endowment of at least $35 million through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for need-based students.

38. Probate Judge Gomes Chose Legal Career to Help Others -

It was no joke when, on April 1, Kathleen Gomes was appointed by the Shelby County Commission to take the seat being vacated by retiring Probate Court Judge Robert Benham.

39. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.

It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.

40. Senate Majority Leader Norris Files Job Training Bill -

Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, has filed legislation that would create a new statewide initiative aimed at shoring up workers’ job skills and addressing labor shortages among Tennessee employers.

41. Norris Files Job Training Legislation -

Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, has filed legislation that would create a new statewide initiative aimed at shoring up workers’ job skills and addressing labor shortages among Tennessee employers.

42. Seely Sees Career at Memphis Area Legal Services as ‘Mission Work’ -

October was National Pro Bono Month in the legal profession, a time when attorneys are urged to use their knowledge for the greater good and help those in need.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has written that “a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.”

43. Tennessee Lottery has Record 1st Quarter With $81 Million -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has raised a record $81 million in the first quarter.

44. FAcademics Brings Out Best for Wide Range of Students -

Students with bad grades aren’t the only ones who need a little help in school, say the owners of FAcademics, a tutoring service in Germantown.

For some, tutoring is the difference between F’s and A’s, for others it’s an increase in potential not reflected by grades.

45. Holder Marks Meredith Anniversary in Oxford -

Civil rights cases pursued by the U.S. Justice Department are defined differently than they were 50 years ago when department attorneys were literally by James Meredith’s side during the integration of the University of Mississippi.

46. Lottery Raises Record $323M for Education Programs -

Tennessee lottery officials announced Monday, July 16, that the lottery has raised more than $323 million this year for state education programs, the eighth consecutive record-setting year.

The figure is a 10.2 percent increase – or roughly $30 million – over last year’s then-record of $293.4 million, officials said.

47. Haslam to Veto College Discrimination Policy Bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he would veto a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious groups from its nondiscrimination policy. It would be his first veto since taking office in 2010.

48. Programs Work To Keep Talent In Memphis -

Students interested in obtaining a degree in chemical, civil, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering have several local options thanks to programs offered at Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College and the University of Memphis.

49. Tenn. Lottery Scholarship Bill May be Studied -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to make it more difficult for Tennessee students to obtain lottery scholarships may end up being studied by a task force over the summer, said the measure's Senate sponsor.

50. Education Avenues -

The University of Phoenix campus in Cordova is in the midst of a renovation that included recently acquiring an additional 7,000 square feet of space and will bring two new classrooms and a remodeled student resource center to the campus.

51. Memphis Groups Celebrate Service of Arts Access Leader -

When Karen Zissoff moved to Memphis from Canada, she saw a need for an affordable dance studio.

“When I first moved here, I said, ‘Where are the arts?’ The arts are very important to me, and it’s very important for everyone to be exposed to the arts, no matter what income level,” said the professional dancer.

52. Insurers, Doctor-Owned Hospitals Get Late Help -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tucked into President Barack Obama's health care bill are several 11th-hour changes that help major insurance companies and doctor-owned hospitals.

Among the beneficiaries, according to lobbyists and congressional aides, are Kaiser Permanente, the giant California-based insurance company; Geisinger Health Plan based in Pennsylvania; and doctor-owned health facilities in about a dozen states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

53. Southern Heritage Classic Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award -

Fred Jones has received the Arthur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Memphis Black Student Association.

54. Seely Devotes Time to Pro Bono Efforts -

Linda Warren Seely is the director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. Seely is a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator and received a special designation in Domestic Violence in 2007.

55. Civil Rights Museum Crowd Watches History in Works -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A museum dedicated to the history of the civil rights museum drew a crowd on Tuesday of people eager to see history being made in Washington.

The museum is on the site in Memphis where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, but about 700 people gathered there Tuesday to watch a live broadcast of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

56. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz’s Galloway Excited to Help Those in Need -

Kimberly Galloway is the newest addition to Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, joining the firm’s Memphis office as an associate in its auto/workers’ compensation litigation group.

Galloway received her law degree in 2004 from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she majored in accounting. She is a member of both the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.

57. Lottery Money Would Be Used To Send Iraq, Other Vets to School -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of a Senate lottery subcommittee say they support legislation that would use excess lottery funds to allow honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to attend school.

58. Public Service, Law Practice Balance Well for Wilkins -

Ricky E. Wilkins' career has included a mix of law and public policy. Owner of The Law Office of Ricky E. Wilkins, he currently represents the Memphis Charter Commission, the elected body that is considering changes to the 40-year-old Memphis City Charter. The charter converted city government from a commission form to the current mayor-council form of government.

59. Grant Program for Low-Income Students Gets $13.8 Million Boost -
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will be able to attend college this year because of a $13.8 million boost in state money for a program that provides grants for low-income college students.

60. Committee Recommends ChangesTo Lottery Scholarship Program -      Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. met with the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Committee last week to provide recommendations that would improve several aspects of the current scholarship program, such as retention rates

61. Getting It Done: -

It was six months after Hurricane Katrina roared across the Gulf Coast, and government officials were stuck in an inefficient bureaucratic muck. Embattled former FEMA director Michael Brown sat down with an NBC Nightly News reporter in February to defend his department's much-maligned response to the storm.

62. Events -

SkillPath Seminars presents "Coaching & Team Building Skills for Managers and Supervisors" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holiday Inn Select, 2240 Democrat Road. Topics include how to put together a team that gets results and how to inspire others to succeed. Cost is $199. Call (800) 873-7545 or visit www.skillpath.com to register.

63. AWA Offers Women Attorneys Avenue for Support -

Support from colleagues and peers, both personally and professionally, is important for any hard-working professional. And for attorneys and judges, who often spend long hours immersed in their work, that support and interaction is particularly vital.

64. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect -

Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

65. Archived Article: This Week - Candidates Fair Held at Central Library

Hope House 5K Set for Shelby Farms

Nov. 23

The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. Nov. 25

The Memphis Runners Track Club presents the...

66. Archived Article: Law Talk - Law Talk Judge Robert L

Childers Helps Lawyers Handle Personal Problems


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Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Childers of Memphis has been appointed to a second term on an American Bar Association advisory commis...

67. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Lawyers, Students Promote Pro Bono Work


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Not everyone in need of legal services can afford an attorney. Thats why organizations such as Memphis Area Legal Services and Community Legal Center exist to give le...

68. Archived Article: Trends Focus - ANDY MEEK

Memphis Lottery Sales Slack Off, Retailers Say


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When Tennessee Lottery officials make their second transfer of proceeds to the Tennessee Lottery for Education fund next week, the total is expected to app...

69. Archived Article: This Week - HEADLINE

University of Memphis Hosts HOPE Scholarship Seminar Jan. 5

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board of directors hosts a telephone conference call at 1 p.m. Call Will Pinkston at (615) 253-6881. Jan. 6

The Memphis City Council ...

70. Archived Article: This Week - Memphis Symphony, Peabody Hotel Plan New Years Events

MSO, Peabody Host New Years Eve Events Dec. 29

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board of directors hosts a meeting at 1 p.m. in Nashville. The meeting is open to the public. For inform...

71. Archived Article: Tuition (lead) - Pell Grant

Debate Swells Over Rising Tuition

College officials, legislators seek solutions to growing problem


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As states face budget strains that are forcing many to slash higher education funding spurring sh...

72. Archived Article: Bridges (lead) - Bridges to bolster pedestrian safety on U of M campus

Bridges to bolster pedestrian safety on U of M campus


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Pedestrians who risk life and limb by dodging oncoming cars on Central Avenue to reach the Universit...

73. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Rhodes recruitment rises Rhodes attracts more of the brightest, best By MARY DANDO The Daily News This years rise in tuition in state schools throughout Tennessee may have a silver lining of sorts for Memphis own Ivy League school, Rhodes College. &...

74. Archived Article: Market Briefs - The May business/dinner meeting of American Business Womens Association Cotton Belles chapter is Tuesday at the Racquet Club The May business/dinner meeting of American Business Womens Association Cotton Belles chapter is Tuesday at the Racquet Club...

75. Archived Article: Scambusters - Scam Busters to put scams on the run ScamBusters to put scams on the run By MARY DANDO The Daily News Hard as it is to believe but spring is just around the corner, and it is said that during that season a young man (or a young woman)s fancy turns t...

76. Archived Article: Real Briefs - LEDIC Management Group has added Lion and Lamm Capital LLC to its management portfolio LEDIC Management Group has added Lion and Lamm Capital LLC to its management portfolio. Properties included in the addition are Meadowood, Oak Hill, Stonetree, Wa...

77. Archived Article: Assisi P.2 - Assisi Foundation awards $1 Assisi Foundation awards $1.4 million in quarter The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. awarded more than $1.4 million in grants for the third quarter. These grants were made in the areas of health care, education, literac...

78. Archived Article: Teacher Academy (lead) - By LAURIE JOHNSON Senate committee approves teachers academy funding By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new round of federal funding will help provide an additional educational boost for a select group of teachers in the Mississippi River Delta. The...

79. Archived Article: Comm Focus (ap) - By STACEY PETSCHAUER     Federal funds help low-income students pay for advanced placement exams By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Advanced placement credit makes getting through college easier for thousands of young adults across the st...

80. Archived Article: Standout St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Commitment to community Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis names Dick Cowan chair of its central board of directors By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Dick Cowan cant understand why everyone doesnt volunteer. Cowan said unfor...

81. Archived Article: Tax (lead) St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Two employer tax credits extended By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The Tennessee Department of Employment Security has extended two tax credit programs created as an incentive for employers to hire workers from specific target ...

82. Archived Article: Marketplace (mei) - By STACEY PETSCHAUER Encouraging entrepreneurship Memphis Entrepreneurship Institute will help people start new businesses and expand existing ones By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Attempting to build a business from the ground up can seem like a...

83. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - NetDay Sending "Technology Resource Kits" to K-12 Principals to Assist in Applying for E-Rate and Connecting to Internet Schools connect to the Net Memphis City Schools goal to connect every classroom to the Web could become reality with E-rate fund...

84. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - There is a new career position in corporate America that is still somewhat undefined and in most cases carries no formal training Certifiable Webmasters Brentwood-based company offers new Webmaster Certification Program; National Association of Webm...

85. Archived Article: Grants - U of M to receive $300,000 in grant money U of M to receive $300,000 in grant money By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Two grants totaling $300,000 are headed to the College of Education at the University of Memphis to help improve public schools an...

86. Archived Article: Bba - lj 10/5 cates BBAs reverse trade mission brings mountain to Mohammed By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the proprietor of a small, minority- or female-owned business, the prospect of landing a federal contract may seem like an out-of-reach dream &...

87. Archived Article: Bba Trade Mission Lj - lj 10/5 cates BBAs reverse trade mission brings mountain to Mohammed By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the proprietor of a small, minority- or female-owned business, the prospect of landing a federal contract may seem like an out-of-reach dream &...