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The River at Thirty

As we celebrate FMP’s 30th Anniversary, we’re sharing a number of different blog posts that reflect on our work, culture, and history. In this special post, Tim Barnhart, the founder of FMP, shares his perspective on FMP, past and present.  I live in the Shenandoah Valley, with its beautiful, meandering river. Several decades ago, I studied philosophy. When I began to pull my thoughts together about…

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It Started as an Internship, But It Turned into a Career

At FMP, hiring summer interns is one of our favorite parts of the year! Over the years, we have been fortunate to hire a few interns every summer. Even better, many of our summer interns have ended up landing full time positions after they have finished school. Are you interested in applying for an FMP…

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FMP Sponsor for National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit

FMP is so excited to be sponsoring the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit, hosted by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC). We are looking forward to learning more about current trends and opportunities for small business contractors, connecting with potential partners, and celebrating some amazing USWCC Women…

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Flashback February: A Journey to the ’90s

As you may have read in our last blog, this year marks FMP’s 30th anniversary. In preparation of celebrating this great milestone, we’re spending some time reflecting on the past. Before we had our open-layout office (which we miss dearly) and a growing workforce of 70+ employees, we were a small consulting firm of just…

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What We Learned in 2020

At the end of a year, many organizations reflect on their work and their accomplishments. Some publish annual reports filled with tables, graphs, and stories describing their impact. They go into the new year excited to use new insights to do bigger and better things.    But 2020 brought lessons that went deeper than the projects we worked on and our accomplishments.  Amid the chaos, challenges, and grief…

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Employee Spotlight: Erin Fitzsimmons

For this issue of our new hire Employee Spotlight, we interviewed Erin Fitzsimmons, a Consultant who joined FMP in September. Having completed her PsyD and MBA via a dual program at Widener University this past May, Erin also has a MEd from UPenn in Counseling and Mental Health. Prior to joining FMP, Erin’s professional focus…

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The Importance of Celebrating Company Anniversaries — Kicking Off FMP’s 30th Birthday

As we begin the new year—especially this new year—we are looking forward to many things. A particularly exciting event here at FMP is our approaching 30th anniversary on March 4th. As the date nears, we’re reflecting on the importance of celebrating an anniversary, and what all that entails. Anniversaries are more than opportunities to recognize…

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Flexible Paid Time Off: Before, During, and After COVID-19

Fall 2020 marked year four of flexible paid time off (PTO) at FMP Consulting. However, having begun my career at FMP in March 2017, I’ve never experienced anything different during my employment here. First, you may ask, ‘what is flexible PTO?’ I describe it as a type of PTO that gives employees the freedom to…

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Staying Motivated and Maximizing Workplace Flexibility in the New Year

So, it’s 2021. New year, new you (or, something like that…)! A chance for fresh starts, fresh goals, and reinvigorated motivation. But, if you’re still working from home in the new year, that “fresh start” won’t look like a brand-new work outfit, greeting coworkers and sharing stories of celebrations over coffee in the kitchen, and…

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