Mason Enterprise Center 
Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer at GMU is seeking a Licensing Associate, who will participate in all aspects of protecting and commercializing new technologies developed at George Mason University. The position reports directly to the Associate Director/Director. Resume review will begin on May 12.  Information and details for applying can be found at: 
Happy Third Anniversary!
Despite torrential downpours and a few tornado touchdowns, MEC-Fauquier gallantly carried on with its Third Year Celebration. An amazing number of celebrants showed up to share good wishes, stories, and excellent food. Attending were Associate Vice President Sean Mallon, Director of Fauquier County Dept. of Economic Development Miles Friedman, MEC Managing Director Jody Keenan, and MEC-Fauquier Regional Manager Renee Younes.
Law association talk
Dale Maza, Business Counselor at Lord Fairfax SBDC, and Renee Younes, MEC-Fauquier Regional Manager, spoke at the Fauquier Bar Association's monthly meeting. Younes discussed business opportunities and resources offered at MEC-Fauquier. Maza spoke about the unique SBDC services, discussed specifics about the program, and elaborated on the benefits of individual counseling.
Lunch & Learn:  Business Resources Seminar
In collaboration with the Fauquier County Library, MEC-Fauquier hosted the second Business Resource Seminar. Based on the success of the last seminar, an increased number of interested people attended. Library staff highlighted available online resources and encouraged attendees to access various business databases and ask questions. The Friends of the Library graciously provided lunch for the participants.
Aziza Noory named GMU's Employee of the Month
University President Ángel Cabrera honored MEC-Fairfax's Client Support Coordinator, Aziza Noory, as May 2017 Employee of the Month.   Many of MEC-Fairfax's clients and business assistance providers wrote glowing testaments to how often she goes "above and beyond" when supporting clients and others.  Congratulations to Aziza Noory!
VenioOne and DSi offer early case assessment services
MEC-Fairfax client Venio Systems and DSicovery, two of the leading providers of e-Discovery technology, have collaborated to offer best-of-breed early case assessment services to corporations and law firms. "VenioOne offers an e-Discovery platform that prioritizes what we emphasize to clients: Find the most relevant documents as efficiently as possible," said Lance Thieshen, DSi's VP of Operations. This partnership will allow attorneys to quickly navigate through relevant data and make better-informed decisions.  Read More
Applied Controls joins MEC-Fairfax
Applied Controls, a Mid-Atlantic high technology automation and controls distributor expanding into the Northern Virginia area, offers brief learning labs and hands-on workshops along with advanced training. They represent global leaders of industrial automation technology, such as Siemens, Cognex, Emerson, Phoenix Contact, and others. Their expertise includes PLC's, motor control, absolute positioning motion systems & VFD drives, machine safety, vision inspection, and robotics for the industrial manufacturing marketplace. Look for their events coming soon to MEC-Fairfax that guarantee to improve your engineering skills and efficiency.
MEC-Leesburg alumni give Contractor Chat
The Building People's CEO Larry Melton and Managing Director Linda Osgood gave a deep dive into the success of their company after graduating from MEC-Leesburg in 2016. This talk is part of the new event series, "Contractor Chats," where federal contracting companies share how they got started. The two discussed their "people centered" approach to building management, including work implementing shared workspaces at GSA offices.
12-year-old entrepreneur presents to 1MC community 
Salar Riar, founder of Pet Ping, recently presented his GPS tracking business to the entrepreneurial community of Loudoun's 1 Million Cups. The middle-school student is in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which MEC-Leesburg hosts and helps instruct. 1 Million Cups allowed Riar to receive feedback from close to 30 fellow entrepreneurs, including IBM's entrepreneur-in-residence Craig Rhinehart, who gave vital advice on researching the competition.  Read more 
MEC-Leesburg to kick off Loudoun Small Business Week
The team of MEC-Leesburg and the Small Business Development Center @ MEC-Leesburg, in partnership with Loudoun County Economic Development, will kick off Loudoun Small Business Week with a one-day business conference. It will include two keynotes over breakfast and lunch, 12 speakers and panels, and a networking resource fair. Attendees will learn about topics like financial strategy, marketing, business technology and more on May 15. 
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CBP featured on Fairfax Public Access TV
Jessica Smith, a business counselor at CBP's Women's Business Center, represented CBP on air at Fairfax Public Access (FPA) during the "Skills to Pay the Bills" show. She discussed CBP's programs,  services, and resources.  FPA is a nonprofit station where Fairfax community members can host television, radio, and cablecasting services. This particular segment will be broadcast on Channels 10, 30, and 37 and on YouTube: . CBP might host its own show featuring CBP clients. Anyone interested in sponsoring the show will be allowed to have a 30- or 60-second commercial segment promoting their business.  
"Meet Your Neighbor" networking event
The CBP Business Incubation Center hosted "Meet Your Neighbor." Resident and virtual incubator clients informed fellow incubator clients, staff, and invited guests about their businesses. After the networking session, Lisa Shaughnessy, from Simplified Workflows for Business Success, led a mini-workshop on "Improving Workplace Processes and Efficiencies." Attendees heard quick tips regarding business organization and activity automation. These tips help to free up time so business owners can work ON their business, not IN their business. The afternoon ended with a tour of the new CBP facility.