May 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tier 3, is quite simply the most unique offering that currently exists in the government relations industry. Clients can now completely outsource their entire Government Relations operation. In addition to providing our complete suite of services from Tier 2, Tier 3 also includes a full grassroots component, an online advocacy hub, and 50-state legislative tracking. Our most inclusive offering was designed for clients looking to not only effect change at the Federal level, but to develop a broad, national advocacy presence across the country. Inclusive of all the services available in Tier 2, it arms the client with all the tools necessary to successfully promote their interests in Congress and the Executive Branch. By including additional services, however, Tier 3 provides clients with additional avenues of approach to lawmakers, and helps clients build a nation-wide, grassroots effort to create a breadth and depth of support which dramatically enhances a client’s advocacy position. The value of services in Tier 3 is simply unmatched by anything currently available in the lobbying space today.
Tier 3 includes all services in Tiers 1 and 2, plus:
In the last decade, we have seen significant advances in communications technologies and platforms, significantly impacting the way that politicians interact with their constituencies, make decisions and work to be elected/re-elected. To take advantage of these changes, leverage these new tools and provide a truly comprehensive, wrap-around advocacy package, we created Tier 4. Tier 4 adds Political Action Committee (PAC) setup and management, and a variety of “e-advocacy” services to all of the other elements included in Tiers 1-3. In Tier 4, Lobbyit will set up a PAC for clients, and develop and execute a political giving strategy that maximizes the impact of our messaging and advocacy efforts. Additionally, Tier 4 includes the development and implementation of a social media strategy, including the development of appropriate content, the selection of the appropriate platforms, and initiation and management of the social media messaging and advocacy effort.
Tier 4 includes all services in Tiers 1-3, plus:
TrackIt is the first of its kind legislative tracking service. For many companies and associations, the reality is that federal legislation and regulations are not the only government actions impacting them. State legislatures and regulatory bodies also have substantial influence on numerous areas of operation and compliance. Unfortunately, most organizations lack the resources adequately track legislative action coming out of Congress or their state capitols.
This is where Lobbyit’s legislative tracking service can prove invaluable. We will conduct a comprehensive search tailored to your organization’s needs. Lobbyit further provides a report that lists all the appropriate bills and provides a link to the language. Given the vast amount of information generated, Lobbyit also sifts through the results, providing a list of bills that we determine to be of highest priority, and which may require state-level action. For such priority matters, we include a more in-depth analysis of the bill, and our team is available to craft a lobbying strategy should it be necessary.
Tier 1 constitutes not only our firm’s foundation, but also showcases our unique business model. It pulls back the curtain from those Washington lobbyists who for far too long have made access to government expensive and inaccessible. Tier 1 is Washington’s first affordable option for federal representation. It incorporates a clear set of basic services to ensure that Congress is aware of your organization’s priorities and provides an excellent member benefit for smaller associations and organizations.
Lobbyit will help identify your issues and needs, tailor your message as appropriate, and keep you abreast of pertinent developments in DC. Many clients use Tier 1 to get acclimated with the federal landscape, create awareness, and position their organization as a resource to the federal government. This is all capped off with a monthly report clearly outlining the work done and meetings taken on your behalf.
Tier 1 includes:
Our Tier 2 offering is traditional representation at its core, at a fraction of the traditional price. This is the option for clients needing hands-on, direct advocacy, whether in the halls of Congress or in the Executive Branch. Tier 2 includes a broad range of proactive advocacy activities and is the primary vehicle clients choose when seeking to promote or ward off legislative change, influence regulatory drafting, promulgation or enforcement, secure government funding, or simply establish a competitive advantage through some targeted element of public policy. Tier 2 includes all the steps necessary to make sure your cause is effectively promoted, and your issue is resolved. Along the way, we will work closely with you to keep you informed of developments, define near- and long-term goals, and adapt and refine strategies as necessary and appropriate.
Tier 2 includes services in all services in Tiers 1, plus:
AWE, Advocates for Wild Equines: a grassroots group of concerned citizens who strongly oppose the cruel and inhumane roundups of wild horses and burros on our public lands.
ASM Materials Education Foundation: provides for the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge through its support of education and research.
AFA, Agriculture Fairness Alliance: a national advocacy organization pushing for policy changes that make sustainable plant-based foods accessible to all consumers at an affordable price, while empowering communities to develop local plant-based agriculture systems, and help farmers align with this mission.
AASPA, American Association of School Personnel Administrators: aims to provide every member with services, resources and information vital to successful school human resource practices in the interest of students.
What many businesses don’t realize is that there are many forms of funding available through the government. Our team has over 40 years of experience working on and around the Hill. Using this knowledge and contacts, we have the ability to navigate the intricacies of getting things done despite the layers of bureaucracy. Whether the objective is to pass a bill or gain funding approval, it is vital to have key Members of the House and Senate on one’s side. Our team will identify the most consequential Members and target their offices.
Funding opportunities include:
The problem with securing these types of funds is twofold: first, organizations don’t realize that they’re available or how to identify them. Second, many organizations do not recognize the importance of building support on the Hill. This type of support can definitively tilt the balance in their favor when submitting applications. Our team has the necessary expertise to serve as a guide to this process.
The Delphi Salaried Retirees Association had little experience in the political world of Washington D.C., so when we needed help with legislation introduced to restore our earned pensions, we reached out to Lobbyit.com. Lobbyit has guided us in our messaging, helped us understand and work with the process, and gained us access to many congressional offices that were beyond our reach. It is doubtful that we would have been able to make the progress we have enjoyed without the help of the team at Lobbyit.
Lobbyit has broadened our presence in the U.S. Government by arranging meetings with members of Congress, White House, and impacting U.S. policy towards Ethiopia to end the ongoing Amhara genocide. Additionally, Lobbyit has supported our outreach to international institutions. The Lobbyit team has been instrumental in identifying relevant legislation and ensuring the legislation reflects the priorities of the Amhara Association of America (AAA). We look forward to growing the relationship between Lobbyit and AAA that began in 2019 into the future.
Michael Blake and Lobbyit were instrumental in working with Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-4) to secure $2 million in congressionally directed spending for Northern Nye County Hospital District to assist with upcoming facilities and equipment expenditures. These funds and Michael Blake’s continued efforts will play a large role in securing the resources we need to complete our care facility and provide medical services to Northern Nye County.
Michael Blake Bezruki and the Lobbyit team have been instrumental in elevating our industry’s profile on Capitol Hill and before the administration. Lobbyit’s policy experts and reputation in Washington, D.C. provides our industry leaders with a seat at the table to be involved in important policy discussions that affect our members’ businesses every day. Our advocacy efforts have specifically helped shape regulatory policy regarding motor carrier safety and support legislation that impacts roadway and operator safety on the job.
As a national nonprofit with limited resources, yet committed to our advocacy initiatives, working with Lobbyit has enabled us to strengthen our position on Capitol Hill. Not only are their team members knowledgeable and professional, but also the firm is cost-effective and dedicated to our goals. They are always willing to go the extra mile and are always available to answer a question to make certain we have the most current information. If your organization has government affairs needs, I would absolutely recommend Lobbyit and suggest you make them part of your team!
New Era Contract Sales, Inc. was established in December 1988 as a supplier to the Alaska pipeline and construction industries. Over the years they have grown to 10 employees and over 7,500 square feet of office and warehouse space of our own.
The Safe States Alliance is a national non-profit organization and professional association, whose mission is to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention. Since their formation in 1993, the Safe States Alliance is the only national non-profit organization comprised of public health injury and violence prevention professionals representing all U.S. states and territories.
Software Contract Solutions (SCS) has decades of experience on both sides of the negotiating table, vendor and client. This allows SCS to deliver quality services to clients, such as: negotiation support, license optimization, audit support, license remediation and software license analytics.
TCU was founded in 1873 in Fort Worth Texas. They are a private liberal arts university with just over 10,000 students. TCU is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ and has been raked in the top 100 universities by the US News and World Report.
The Sturge-Weber Foundation’s international mission is to improve the quality of life and care for people with Sturge-Weber syndrome and associated Port Wine Birthmark conditions through collaborative education, advocacy, research and friendly support.
The Tortilla Industry Association was founded in 1989 due to the fact that tortillas are the fastest growing industry in baking. They are based in Arlington Virginia and are a non-profit group. TIA helps companies with their managing and marketing techniques in the tortilla industry.
UCSI manufactures, markets, and sells composite poles for electric utility and mobile telecommunication cell tower applications using patented technology for its Intelli-pole modular, segmented composite poles, which are simple to install, environmentally friendly, more durable, and longer lasting than traditional pole materials.
Formed by a group of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in government sales, government marketing and Federal GSA Contract program management. Carahsoft has built a reputation as a customer-centric organization dedicated to serving the needs of technology manufacturers, government end users, and reseller ecosystem.
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society is a professional organization that researches the advanced applications of materials. They provide forums for the exchange of information, promotes technology transfer, and promotes the education and development of future professionals. They also promote ethical behavior, as well as a concern for the environment.
Formed in 1975 and more than 50,000 members strong, NAEMT is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals working in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
Ecothermal Filters is a company in the energy efficient market. The filters that they manufacture are in of the highest standard and are manufactured in the United States. They believe in manufacturing products while also being environmentally safe.
The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is the flooring industry’s only unbiased source of information. The WFCA and its 3,000-strong flooring and carpet store retailer membership is dedicated to providing consumers the information, service and support needed to ensure a successful carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, area rug, natural stone, cork flooring and bamboo flooring purchase experience.
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Since its founding in 1934, the association has been the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction and represents the industry in all model building code forums and national standards committees. BIA is involved in a broad range of activities that appeal to architects, builders, community officials, and consumers, including Technical Notes on Brick Construction, Brick in Architecture, Brick In Home Building, Builder Notes, national awards competitions, educational seminars, and numerous other programs. BIA also advocates the industry at the federal, state, and local level with its environmental, health, and safety work as well as educational programs for local municipal and planning officials. Along with the national headquarters, BIA is comprised of regional associations that manage programs in the Heartland, Midwest/Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest.
Located 20 miles NE of downtown Dallas, Plano is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The city is home to many company headquarters, such as HP, Toyota USA, Ericsson, and Frito-Lay. As of the last census, it is the 9th most populous city in Texas and 70th most populous in the US. A vibrant, growing city in the one of the fastest growing areas of the country, Plano is faced with a myriad of issues and opportunities that Lobbyit.com is able to assist them on in DC.
NCDA is the first, longest running and preeminent career development association in the world. NCDA is the recognized leader in developing standards for the career development profession, for the provision of career counseling programs and services, and for the evaluation of career information materials. NCDA works with licensing and credentialing bodies to support the preparation and recognition of career counselors and career development facilitators. NCDA also sets ethical standards for the career development profession including guidelines for the provision of career services on the Internet.
The International Right of Way Association is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has served professionals who acquire, manage and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure. Recognized for their high ethical standards, commitment to integrity and professional excellence, IRWA’s nearly 10,000 members hail from over 15 countries around the world. They are united by their profession and their commitment to pursuing training and professional development through courses, chapter meetings, seminars and the annual education conference
CARFAX started with a vision – to be the leading source of vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars. Today, CARFAX has the most comprehensive vehicle history database available in North America. In fact, millions of consumers trust CARFAX to provide them with vehicle history information every year. And for good reason – CARFAX receives information from more than 100,000 data sources including every U.S. and Canadian provincial motor vehicle agency plus many auto auctions, fire and police departments, collision repair facilities, fleet management and rental agencies, and more.
Independence Bio-Products has developed a low cost system to produce algae oil and algae protein, while using power plant flue gas as a source of carbon dioxide. The company captures industrial carbon dioxide, produces algae oil for conversion to biofuels and bioproducts, and high protein algae solids for fish, pig and chicken feed. By building its proprietary technology based on 18 years of United States Department of Energy research, the company has been able to significantly lower the costs to make its products competitive.
AWFS® is a trade association with an international, corporate membership that includes manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, upholstery materials, bedding components, plastics, wood products and other supplies to furnishings and wood products manufacturers. From its headquarters in Southern California, AWFS® works closely with other industry associations on issues of mutual concern. AWFS is the owner and direct producer of the biennial AWFS®Fair, the largest industry show in the United States held in July of in odd-numbered years since 1957 and which celebrated its inaugural Las Vegas show in 2005.
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft specific, independent aviation union. It is not an industrial union and represents only aircraft maintenance technicians and related employees in the craft or class in accordance with the National Mediation Board Rules and their dictates. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in the wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents.
In January 2017, LHTC was rebranded as LHTC Broadband. The Company was originally incorporated in 1908 as Ligonier Valley Telephone Company to provide service in the Stahlstown exchange. Typical of small telephone companies formed at the turn of the 20th century, the Company was founded by a group of local farmers and business people who wanted to ensure their rural communities were not bypassed by the telecommunications industry. In 1962, the Company acquired Indian Creek Valley Telephone Company and began providing service in the Indian Head exchange. At that time, the Company changed its name to Laurel Highland Telephone Company to reflect the fact that its service territory covered a significant portion of the geographic area referred to as the Laurel Highlands. Today, LHTC Broadband provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services to customers across 200 square miles in rural Pennsylvania. LHTC employs over 50 people and is headquartered in Stahlstown with a business office in Indian Head.
The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act.
RESOLVE exists to provide:
Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is a private historically black liberal arts university located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. The university is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and was founded in 1867 during a meeting of the Catawba Presbytery in the old Charlotte Presbyterian Church. The school is an accredited institution and contains three colleges offering 26 different degree options for its undergraduate students.
The Case Management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The main goal of the American Case Management Association (ACMA), is to be the Association for Health Care Delivery System Case Management and Transitions of Care (TOC) Professionals.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is an association of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to local education and community development. The Young Audiences network collectively works together to impact arts in education practices and policies on a national level. As the nation’s largest arts in education learning network, Young Audiences serves over 5 million children and youth each year in 8,984 schools and community centers across the country through its diverse network of 30 local affiliates.
TVECA has been established to be the single resource for the facts, science and overall compliance. TVECA also wants to make sure the e-cigarette manufacturers and suppliers comply with regulations imposed on e-cigarettes from manufacturing, packaging, distributing, marketing, selling and even formulating new e-cigarette fluids (also known as vape juice).
A.W.A.R.E. Inc. is a private non-profit corporation, that provides quality community-based services to adults and children with challenging mental, emotional, and physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting or not served at all.
Aging Life Care, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
Point Pleasant is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 4,665 and is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula. Point Pleasant Beach borough was also ranked the eighth-best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
The Coalition for Enterprise Open Source Software for Government’s focus is to expand the role of open source Solutions in the Public Sector. They work with Congress to identify and advocate public policy strategies for advancing the notion that enterprise-class open source software solutions should be given fair opportunities.
The CP Homes division of Pacrim US LLC, is based in Dallas, Texas and forms part of a diverse company involved in a variety of real estate and other ventures. CP Homes develops and operates assisted living residences throughout the United States.
First Preston HT is led by entrepreneurs nationally recognized for their industry contribution, philanthropy, and support of small and diverse-owned businesses. First Perston helps provide solutions and expertise in a variety of areas, including government, housing, technology, not for profit, academic and recreation.
NAAF is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting research for finding the cure for Alopecia, which is an auto-immune disease that causes hair loss. They also offer support with those with Alopecia, and work to educate the public about the disease. They were founded in 1981 in San Rafael California.
Notre Dame of Maryland University is an all-women’s Catholic college in Maryland. They were founded in 1895. They believe in striving for excellence, building inclusive communities, and promoting social responsibility.
The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to address the needs of people affected by spondylarthrosis. Since that time, SAA has been at the forefront of the fight to promote medical research, educate both the medical community and general public and advocate on behalf of the people we serve.
The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that supports the professionals who operate our Nation’s jails. It is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities.
The Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents works to promote common business interests and improve business conditions for independent property brokers. They also promote ethical business practices and influence public policy.
The Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers is an association that represents commercial processors of mercury-bearing waste in the US. They provide recycling to companies that use mercury containing lights for safe and effective disposal. They are also developing new ways to recycle all mercury containing products.
APBP (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals) is a company with the interest of growing the pedestrian and bicycle profession by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge. They were founded in 1994 at the ProBike conference in Portland Oregon.
BCAN (Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network) Their main mission is to advance research, provide information and support, and raise awareness about bladder cancer. They provide caregivers and the medical community new information every year, as well as support services.
Over the past 50 years, Cenikor has evolved to offer supportive prevention services, outpatient substance use disorder treatment, detoxification services, mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders, and residential therapeutic treatment services in multiple states, has broadened to treat both adults and adolescents, and has impacted more than 100,000 lives in the process. Cenikor is committed to providing a foundation for better health and better lives for those we serve and our mission today shares the legacy of our origin.
Committee for Efficient Government, (CFEG) was formed in 2012 by two successful businessmen who became aware in media reports of the ever growing identity theft-based tax refund fraud problem which is costing the United States Treasury billions of dollars at the hands of identity thieves. Since then, CFEG’s mission is focused on exploring ways in which the Government can operate more efficiently and bring those ideas and solutions to the forefront of Congress and the public.
DocBox is a biotechnology company founded in Massachusetts. Their main focus is to develop a clinical process management solution for hospitals to help avoid medical mistakes, as well as free up time on administrative duties so staff can focus more on care rather than paperwork.
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. Whose main objective is to and preventing din rate of minorities in all trade construction and preventing earthquake risk, prove understanding of the impact of earthquakes and advocating for comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
EnergyNet is an oil and gas auction service that facilitates the sale of producing working interests. They maximize divestment returns by enabling sellers to achieve the highest prices for property while keeping costs low.
Graduate School USA is a non-profit organization that offers workforce training across the United States and the world. They offer development courses for the federal government and the private sector. They offer leadership training and are available for weekend and week night programs offering flexibility to those who have day jobs.
The Hobby Distillers Association is a group that is advocating for the legalization of hobby distilling in the United States. They were founded by Brewhaus and are non-profit. They are working with Lobbyit to encourage federal legislation on changing laws to make hobby distilling legal.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is a voluntary national trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry.
We are the only company in the United States dedicated to fulfilling your need for highly educated call center agents through the employment of American Professionals who have become disabled due to illness or accident. J. Lodge’s process is to recruit, hire, train and employ these Americans, who are most deserving of an opportunity to return to the workforce.
LION operates in three markets: emergency services, military, and personal equipment lifecycle management. LION uses teamwork and commitment; to do whatever it takes to deliver solutions in all these diverse markets.
The Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America was founded in 1903. They provide information and support needed by jewelry makers and designers to achieve excellence in jewelry making. They offer technical, management and sales support to their customers and connect jewelry makers with providers of tools and metals.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America works with firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service. They provide members with quality education and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau.
Currently, about one-third of children in the US, close to 25 million children, are overweight or obese, making them more likely to become overweight or obese adults. The MEND Program was created to help overweight and obese children improve their lifestyles and health, with the support and encouragement of their families. MEND aims to improve the children’s and families’ eating and activity habits, to prevent children from becoming obese adults.
The National Association of Electrical Distributors is a group dedicated to bringing new technologies to communities. They were founded in 1908in Chicago Illinois. They are the voice of the of the electrical distributor, providing members with new tools and information to help them thrive.
Regulations and policies are mandated with good intentions, but have consequences that make them impractical to implement in real time situations. While they may sound and feel good they are often an impediment to delivering quality. NCCA works to generate information based upon years of experience of best practice, to deliver the highest quality along with what is most practical for our members.
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc, provides private security and investigation services to legal profession, business community, government and the public. They combat problems everyday such as overly restrictive legislation regarding training and standards, public misunderstanding, misinformation on the role, uninformed media, and more.
The National Pasta Association was founded in 1848 in Brooklyn, New York. Their main goals are to increase the consumption of pasta, promote development of a sound public policy, and act as a center knowledge for the industry.
NWPCA is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world. They believe that wood packaging is the best way to ship products due to the face that wood is a sustainable resource. They believe in High ethical standards, building with communities, and have exemplary service.
The National Sporting Goods Association was founded in 1936. They are a non-profit group that provides information for the Sporting Goods Industry. Their members include retailers, manufacturers and more. They also represent retailers that sell sports gear, footwear, and recreational equipment.