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Thanksgiving 2017

PrintEveryone, what are we thankful for in 2017? A flourishing business? New offices? New teammates? Great food? Safe travel? Our friends? Our family? Why not all of it!

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the bounty that the year has brought us, and a chance to recognize that this holiday is an opportunity to take care of ourselves, by expressing gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.  The holiday season can be a stressful time, but I hope you are able to slow down and do good things for your morale and health.

Before we know it, Thanksgiving will make way for the beginning of the Christmas season. For those of you out and about on Black Friday, stay safe and best wishes as you scout for excellent deals! For the rest of us who intentionally skip Black Friday, I wish you the best too!

Alzheimer’s Walk

walktoend     alzassociation

Dear BTAS Family and Friends,

I am humbled and heartened by your response to our Miami Valley Chapter Alzheimer’s Association pledge drive. As of today, our combined contribution is $3,820, all of which goes directly to Alzheimer’s support and represents an astounding 153% of our original goal! For those 1-in-9 Americans over 65 who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and those family and friends who serve as caretakers to people with dementia, our fundraising represents more than a simple, kind gesture. Not only have we stood together to fund a portion of the Miami Valley Chapter’s operating expenses, our commitment to participate in the 2-mile Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer’s will raise awareness in our community and give hope to those in need.

I look forward to walking side-by-side with many BTAS employees, their families, and friends on Saturday, 7 October at Fifth Third Field. Details for this event appear below:


Registration at 9:00 am
Ceremony at 10 am
Walk at 10:15 am (conclusion after the walk)


BTAS is meeting outside the Brixx Ice Company
500 East First Street
Dayton, OH 45402

For further information about the Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please follow this: where you can join the BTAS team. Please register yourself and friends or family members who will be walking by 10AM Friday, October 6th so we can provide you a commemorative T-Shirt, wristband* and BTAS swag! We are one of about 370 local teams who will participate in the Walk. So that we can find one another at this crowded event and unite the BTAS team, we will show our colors by sporting purple bandanas and orange beads. Why purple and orange? Purple signifies a loss to Alzheimer’s Disease. Orange signifies we support the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. You don’t have to donate to walk! The weather report is anticipating a clear and sunny day, so please register to walk online and bring your friends and family!

We would like to thank our donors by name. Your response to our call-to-action speaks to your generosity and compassion. We are delighted to band together to effect positive change in our community. Thank you:

Ariana Tifft- In remembrance of Stella Bludsworth
Bias Family – In memory of Grandma Gloria
Brian Mitchell
Bruce Kalish
Carole (Buffy) Cook
Chuck and Donna Dyer
Darlene Lamon
Darrell Williams
Dennis and Lisa Bentley
Donna Arsenault
Donovan Family
Ed Decker – In memory of Grace Reynolds
Eric Davis
Fronista-Rayburn Family – in memory of Frances Smith
Gwen Smith
Hilda Fohs
Jackie D. Butler II

John and Diana DeLauch
John Gruenwald
Julie Taylor
Katrina Cash-Buchanan
Kristine Kokas
LB Moad Consulting, LLC
Maxton A. Singletary II
Michael Currie
Mike Tranfaglia
Nathan Haskell
Norman Buchanan
Patrick Hunt
Richard “Dick” Galloway
Rick Ikemoto
Rickie Prentice
Robert F. Cutter
Scott Brown
Shaleen Ahmadi
Steven Riley
The Perez Family
Tony and Cat Saettel

*The wristband is your registration wristband which will allow you to breeze right through the entrance without visiting registration.


Angela Fronista

President and CEO

BTAS is Moving 

BTAS is Moving

Dayton defense contractor BTAS, Inc. has finalized the relocation of their corporate office to a new building in the heart of Beavercreek, Ohio to accommodate their rapidly-expanding workforce.

BTAS a Women-Owned Small Business founded in 1995, announced their move to a modern, 11,760 square foot facility at 4391 Dayton-Xenia Road, further cementing their presence within the Dayton business community. The innovative facility, owned by UES – a Dayton-based, woman-run engineering research and development company – has integrative areas such as a lounge, modern training facility and multiple large conference rooms.

“We are very excited to be moving to our new building. Not only will we be operating within a beautiful location, but the new facility will foster a collaborative atmosphere where teammates can easily work with one another in a more fluid and thought-provoking environment.”– Angela Fronista, BTAS President and CEO

Having been awarded The Air Force Personnel Operations Activity (AFPOA) Information Technology Support Services task in February 2017, BTAS is now a 350+ person company functioning across multiple regions of the US for clients including the Air Force and NASA. BTAS has significantly expanded and continues to grow their clientele and reach. From the new headquarters, BTAS will oversee a variety of program management and IT contracts across the country.



About BTAS

BTAS is a nationally-recognized, privately-held, Woman-Owned Small Business with more than 20 years of experience in providing business and technical solutions for information technology, communications, security, program management, and engineering. Our employees are dedicated to providing exceptional solutions and a progressive approach to supporting our federal, state and commercial customers. BTAS is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Visit to learn more about our innovative and growing company, follow BTAS on LinkedIn or Facebook for upcoming company events and employment opportunities.

BTAS Point of Contact:
Dina Alkhateeb