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The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to the growth and development of our member partners, the wider community and the businesses who make the Commonwealth of Virginia a thriving economic powerhouse. NVBCC:

  • Build relationships with potential partners, with organizations seeking minority partners, and within the community
  • Networking opportunities with fellow business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals
  • Develop strategic business skill sets to fuel your success
  • Increase your business’ exposure and profitability through promotion opportunities

Introducing the 2014 Board of Directors

NVBCC is pleased to announce this year's Board of Directors.

Dr. Douthard Butler, Chairman
Brad Ryant, Vice Chairman
Rodney de Peiza, Treasurer
Cheryl Sheppard, Secretary
Edward Williams, Assistant Treasurer
Gregory Woodyard, Assistant Secretary
Dontae Bugg
Lorraine Barnes
Ronald Hanley


  NVBCC Member Partner Spotlight:  John Terry, PhD

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Terry Consultants Inc.


John Terry, PhD
John Terry, PhD 
TCI provides a variety of services in wireless communications and network design and simulation. Our design and research team has over 70+ years of experience in intellectual property (IP) generation and system design in the areas of signal processing and communications. Our clientele are from both the defense and private services. We provide world-class research and development capabilities at a very competitive price point of a small company

We joined NVBCC to become more connected with the local business community and explore potential partnerships with other member companies.

Terry Consultants, Inc (TCI) was founded in 2001, leveraging the work of Dr. Terry the founder and CEO.
Dr. Terry is an established and recognized expert in wireless communication system design and implementation with specialization in OFDM and MIMO. Dr. Terry has been awarded 15 issued patents in these areas. After serving as Vice-Chair of WiFi 802.11g Standards at Nokia Research Center, Dr. Terry joined a start-up company to help design and develop the first Gigabit Ultrawideband (UWB) chipset based on OFDM technology, for which he is co-inventor on two US patents. Shortly there after, TCI was formed to explore consulting services for Fortune 500 Companies and the US government.

The TCI team is comprised of members with advanced degrees in engineering who enjoy the technical challenges of the fast-paced wireless communication industry.

We are a boutique design house that offers world-class, innovative and high quality wireless communications, signal processing, and networking services at a very competitive price. Past clients include Halliburton, Nokia, CSR, and Nintendo.

Recently, TCI has been awarded two new US patents. The first is related to wireless home security and wireless distributed audio systems. We are seeking seed money to develop a prototype and we seek a license agreement with large commercial companies such as Google, Apple, Qualcomm, etc. Presently, we have 3D mock models being developed in support of this effort.

The second patent is related to the next release LTE wireless standard. We have developed IP that allows the operator greater efficient use of their base station hardware. We have begun exploring a licensing agreement with a start-up company to integrate our IP into their product for operators like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.

We expect our patent portfolio to grow upwards of 20 or more patents over the next three years based on expansion into target business verticals in finance, telemedicine, and home automation.

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October 2014
5:30pm -8.30pm