FAIRFAX, VA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013
Michael O’Brien, owner of Fairfax, Virginia small business, MOB Advocacy, has been selected by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for self-employed and micro-businesses – to serve as part of their 2013 Member Council. The 16 new members, including (MOB Advocacy), represent a diverse range of small business owners from all across the country helping to provide leadership for the national organization by sharing their unique insights and experiences to help guide the association in new initiatives and programs.
“We could not have made it over 30 years without the dedication and unique insights of our members, represented in part by these 16 small business owners selected for this year’s Member Council,” said Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). “Our 2013 Member Council will work with NASE staff – offering ideas and feedback – on new initiatives to not only help our members get the most from their membership, but also provide antidotal illustrations of the policies we advocate for and advance to support the needs of America’s smallest businesses.”
“I am honored to be selected to the Member Council. NASE has always been a strong advocate for small business in Washington, D.C., and I believe my selection shows that NASE recognizes the importance of engaging with state and local governments,” said Michael O’Brien, owner of MOB Advocacy. “There are so many issues facing small businesses and startups at the state and local levels, and it is critical for business owners and entrepreneurs to get involved not just for issues directly facing their businesses or industry but for the entire small business and start-up community.”
Biographies and high-resolution photos of all 16 NASE 2013 Member Council business owners are available online at http://www.nase.org/NASE/MemberCouncil/2013-member-council.
The NASE Member Council will work with the association staff in a collaborative, as well as advisory, capacity to offer feedback on association programs and efforts. Additionally, the 2013 Member Council will assist with the development of new initiatives to support NASE Members and other small-business owners, including helping to launch localized “meet-ups” across the country. Council Members will act as ambassadors for the NASE in their local communities and take lead on events and outreach related to the association.
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MOB Advocacy is a full-service, multi-state government relations firm located in Fairfax City, Virginia. Founded in 2012, MOB Advocacy has quickly become a recognized leader in state and local government relations.
MOB Advocacy's clients range from established corporations, tech start-ups, nationally recognized non-profits and advocacy groups. Our clients chose us because MOB Advocacy offers the full range of solutions of a large government relations firm with the personal service of a boutique firm. MOB Advocacy helps its clients to navigate the complex world of state and local legislative and regulatory affairs, procurement bureaucracy and appropriations
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at NASE.org