George Koch Named Finalist in We DC Awards

we.dc.awardThe Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) announced the finalists for the inaugural We DC Awards that honor and recognize Washington, DC leaders for their vision, energy, investment, and time to develop a thriving economic ecosystem in Washington, DC. WDCEP will recognize three visionaries from Washington, DC -based real estate, technology, and creative economy markets, whose contribution has made a significant impact within the city.

WDCEP will present the We DC awards at its 2015 Annual Meeting and Economic Showcase taking place on Friday, October 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year’s annual meeting will mark 15 years of WDCEP’s contribution to the District’s economy and celebrate the city’s accomplishments achieved throughout the year.

The categories and criteria for the three We DC Awards are as follows:

We DC | Real Estate  | We Dream
This award will recognize an individual and/or company that are in commercial or housing development, architecture, construction management, real estate brokerage, and property management.



PN Hoffman

Shalom Baranes Associates

Menkiti Group

We DC  | Innovation + Tech  | We Imagine
This award will honor an individual or company in the high technology, web, application, or graphic design, or data and research.


Allen Gannett, TrackMaven

Andrew C. Florance, CoStar Group

Sibyl Edwards, DC Web Women

Ben Miller, Fundrise

George Koch (L) strategizes with WGS co-director Tim Tate about the next DC based international art fair.

We DC  | Creative Economy  | We Create
This award will recognize an individual or company in the theater, restaurant or culinary, culture (museum, gallery, etc.), music, art, or film industries.


Julianne Brienza, Capital Fringe

Shane Pomajambo, Art Whino and Blind Whino

Jonas Singer & Cullen Gilchrist, Union Kitchen

George Koch, Center for the Creative Economy

We are so happy to learn that George Koch – of Artomatic, and the organizer of a number of US/UK glass exhibits, “Glass 3” was held in Georgetown 2008; in 2009, 38 artists from Sunderland participated in the 10th Artomatic, held near the Navy Yard, and the 2013 International Glass & Clay exhibit held at the Edison Place Gallery.

Congratulations & Good Luck George!


For more info and to register for the WDCEP 2015 Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase – click HERE.


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