Fireside Production was named the Energy Department’s 2014 Protégé of the Year at the 14th Annual Small Business Forum & Expo in Phoenix. This national award recognizes the accomplishments and growth of the Protégé organization during the course of a Mentor-Protégé program.
Fireside Production was awarded a Mentor-Protégé agreement with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a woman-owned, small business. Through the agreement, the protégé organization has an opportunity to improve its capabilities and skills to successfully compete for federal contracts. It also builds relationships, further develops best practices and in this case, resulted in a subcontract for video production services with the federal laboratory.
During the Mentor-Protégé, Fireside worked with the laboratory to advance its video communications and produce content to reach viewers throughout the United States and around the globe. Fireside helped NREL make it easier for news outlets to access media-friendly footage of renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
“Fireside Production’s performance under NREL’s Mentor-Protégé program was exemplary,” said Rexann Dunn, Small Business Program Lead for NREL. “As a mentor, you are always looking for the right fit when it comes to the mentor-protégé relationship. It’s a two-way street; you want to be able to provide a valuable learning experience to the protégé while receiving valuable feedback. I feel that this mentor-protégé relationship has been very successful, which is why NREL nominated Fireside Production for the Energy Department’s 2014 Protégé of the Year.”
Fireside Production is so grateful to NREL for the valuable mentoring over the past several years, the opportunities to work with the laboratory and of course, for the incredible recognition as Protégé of the Year.