Do More Than Vote: The Business Benefits of Community Service

Posted by Lori Salley Ring

Nov 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As we contemplate fulfilling our civic duty by voting next week, we may take comfort in knowing that it's not our only opportunity to improve our communities. For local businesses, it is a corporate responsibility to ensure that the communities in which we operate are strong and healthy. This community building can provide a favorable economic climate in which businesses can thrive, create goodwill among potential customers, and engage employees through team-building opportunities. A core value that Focus Data Solutions embraces is giving back to the community, and we find great value in supporting a number of worthy Alexandria charities and organizations.

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Topics: alexandria, community

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FocusData: TECHPol is a blog on technology and business policy issues affecting small and mid-sized companies.  TECHPol’s primary author, Lori Salley Ring, spent 20-plus years working on Capitol Hill, including as the top staffer on the House Committee on Small Business.  FDS is an IT consulting firm providing managed services, office tech relocation, network security, and IT support for businesses in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.

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Lori Salley Ring

Lori Salley Ring

Lori serves as Policy Advisor and Communications Specialist for Focus Data Solutions.  Lori spent more than 20 years working for the U.S. Congress, including as Chief of Staff to a member of the House leadership and as the Staff Director for the Committee on Small Business.  Lori also ran a Washington-based non-profit organization between stints working for the Federal government. 

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