Mason SBDC Jingles, Mixes and Mingles

Posted: January 21, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm

(The following article was submitted by the Mason Small Business Development Center.)

By Reese Anderson

Photo courtesy of the Mason Small Business Development Center

Hours before the storm of the century powdered the area with mountains of snow, hundreds of small business owners and community leaders gathered to mingle and spread some holiday cheer. On Dec. 18, the Mason Enterprise Center hosted the festive “Jingle Mix & Mingle.” The event allowed entrepreneurs to network with the small business community and celebrate the end of another year.

In the midst of what history will categorize as one of the toughest years economically, event attendees were joyful and couldn’t help but smile as their hosts, dressed as elves, energetically led them through the festively decorated hallways of the Mason Enterprise Center.

Guests learned about the services both the Mason Enterprise Center and the Mason Small Business Development Center provide. Amidst the comic relief and holiday cheer, entrepreneurs, as always, were on the prowl for new contacts and business opportunities. It is the Mason SBDC’s hope that these connections were made or reinforced at the event.

Mason SBDC is represented by its tagline, “Where businesses come to talk business,” and the “Jingle Mix & Mingle” provided evidence of its truth. With the events and services it has provided over the past 10 years, the Mason SBDC has demonstrated that everyone is more successful when they are connected and active in the community.

As small business owners kick off a new year in an uncertain economic climate, they will have help along the way. Mason SBDC, through the generosity of sponsors, provides one-on-one counseling to businesses in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Counties. With the upcoming events and services from the Mason SBDC, small business owners have a plethora of opportunities to help them thrive in 2010. For more information, visit

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