Mason Enterprise Center 
Fairfax
 
February 2020  Newsletter  
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Les Fettig, Managing Director of The Mandate Democracy Foundation, delivered his invited lecture on Online Blockchain i-Voting Referenda, before the Inter Agency Seminar Group (IASG) at The Brookings Institution.  The IASG is a 45-year old private forum of senior government, industry and academic figures who explore developments in public policy.  Developed with IBM, the Foundation is deploying independent online balloting on mobile devices in conjunction with the 2020 elections.  For more information on Mandate Democracy, visit https://mandatedemocracy.org/.
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MEC-Fairfax Client Group Health Insurance
MEC Members have access to a Large Group Medical plan through Kaiser Permanente.  Plan options include access to the Kaiser Permanente system along with a national PPO option for those outside of the Kaiser service areas.  For more information, contact David Hillelsohn at david@dhillfinancial.com.

MEC Paychex Discounts for Payroll and HR Services
Most of you are familiar with Paychex Payroll Services.  Did you know that Paychex can also help you hire and onboard new employees with their applicant tracking, recruiting, and onboarding modules that directly integrate with payroll?  All MEC clients (all three centers, residential and virtual) receive an exclusive 35 percent discount off of all Paychex services as part of your membership benefits.  Please contact Paul Beams directly at 703-596-9430 or sbeams@paychex.com to receive this deal.

Demo of Paychex Recruiting and Onboarding - https://px.wistia.com/medias/xamtvudgwo
Demo of Paychex Payroll - https://px.wistia.com/medias/xlrs8wcxv7
MEC Partner - Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce is an external partner to the MEC. The CFCC's investment MEC-Fairfax Education Series is one of the largest contributions it makes outside of the Chamber. In addition, CFCC members have access to many subject matter experts and mentors who are also Chamber members. Like the MEC, the CFCC prides itself on its collaborative culture and recognizes the value of leveraging partnerships with others in order to provide the best service possible to its members. Visit https://www.cfcc.org/ for more information.
Did you miss these workshops?
10 Facebook Fixes for Increased Customer Reach
The MEC-Fairfax hosted Maile Schunk on February 4 for a workshop on strategies and tactics to make multiple Facebook ad campaigns successful.  For the past three years, Ms. Schunk has managed the Facebook Ad Agency, Mustard Seed Social that specializes in ads on Facebook platforms: Facebook, Instagram & Messenger.
Tips and Techniques to Make your Presentations More Effective and Memorable
MEC Director Gisele Stolz conducted a well-attended workshop on February 26 on simple techniques to make your presentations more effective, easy to follow, and memorable.  Both MEC clients and visitors participated.
Don't miss this upcoming workshop!
GovCon Buy and Sell Strategies for 2020
There is a strong M&A market today but uncertainty looms on the horizon. Hear from a top M&A adviser at sbLiftOff who just transferred nearly $100M in deal value about the state of the GovCon M&A market. Get practical advice for a successful transaction.  This workshop will cover 2020's market and key success factors for GovCon M&A transactions; new financing options; best deal structures to grow via acquisition. ways of selling while retaining some equity; and multiple paths to exit and lift off to your next goal.  This workshop will be held Wednesday, March 25, 12 - 1:30 pm.  Register at:
MEC-Fairfax welcomes ...
Simple Terms
 Simple Terms has more than a decade of experience supporting government agencies and complementing program managers in the fields of Federal Accounting, Audit and Audit support, and Financial Management and Analysis.  We capitalize available software in the market to speed up the process and be creative.  Simple Terms started as a concept and a desire to promote a simplified version of a day to day accounting operation, reports, and business processes to promote accountability effectiveness and efficiency. For more information, visit https://www.thesimpleterms.com/.

Frost Mountain , LLC
Frost Mountain , LLC., creates reporting applications that are intuitive and security-driven.  We capture the strengths of leading business intelligence tools while correcting their weaknesses. Our team designs scalable report analytics tools for developers and agencies.  For small businesses, non-profits, and community organizations, we offer our community version.  Frost Mountain, LLC, chose Mason Enterprise Center for its prestigious address, professional workspace and support services, and community of networking opportunities.  For more information, visit https://frost-mountain.com/.
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