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Zaes Consulting joins co-working at MEC-Fauquier
Zaes Consulting, a government IT services company, specializes in software development and program management for the Department of Defense.  Brandon Ryan said, "Zaes chose the MEC-Fauquier for its centrally located co-work space in Warrenton, as well as its access to business tools and seminars.  The experience over the last 3 months has been a good one, and we look forward to growing together in the future."
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International Development Institute hosts Accessible Tourism Conference in Nepal
International Development Institute (IDI) founder Parashu Nepal and executive director Suman R. Timsina co-hosted a landmark conference in Pokhara, Nepal, designed to bring together international best practices in inclusive tourism for seniors and travelers with disabilities.  At the pre-conference session, Mark Inglis, the world's first double amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, spoke of the challenges he overcame after he lost both feet from frostbite.  He emphasized that his disability doesn't limit what he can achieve but rather creates an opportunity to live a new life.  The conference focused on improved tourism infrastructure, facilities, services, and ways to provide new opportunities for people with mobility challenges to experience Nepal's tourism wonders. Nepal Tourism Board and IDI, in support of Soarway Foundation, Four Seasons Travel and Tours, National Federation of Disabled Nepal, jointly hosted the conference for Independent Living, UNDP Nepal, and CBM. Over 150 participants attended the conference.  IDI is a resident of the CBP business incubator.  Read more
VBOC at CBP named grant recipient
The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded $6.6 million to 22 organizations to create or sustain Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), where current and aspiring veteran small-business owners can receive training and counseling.  CBP is honored to continue its designation as the VBOC for the National Capital Region, including Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland with expanded outreach to Pennsylvania and Delaware. "Nearly one in 10 small businesses in the U.S. is owned by a Veteran - and we continue to see these numbers grow," said SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. "SBA is proud ... to prepare veterans to succeed as entrepreneurs. Their success is our nation's success."  Read more