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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Hour of Code + STEM Support Needed

VFIReaders will recall that SMB Nation is an active member of the Microsoft “Voices for Innovation” (VFI) political trade association, and I’ve written many a blog about why you should be as well, regardless of your political affiliation. It’s called LEADERSHIP!

One way you can demonstrate your leadership is to consider the following political opportunities:

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Oops ladyHere we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.

 In addition, here at SMB Nation, we are already gearing up for our annual fall event to be held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Rio! We have been hard at work designing a brand new Web site specifically for this event, which you must check out today: http://fall.smbnation.com/. For additional information on the new Web site, our cool XP Migrations video produced by Bigger Brains, and our fall conference, check out our blog post here.

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Senate Passes S.744, Immigration Modernization Act; CompTIA Urges House to Follow Suit

comptia logoEarlier this week we asked you, our tribal members, for their support the bi-partisan bill—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), which will hit the Senate floor earlier this week. If passed, the bill will help to alleviate chronic shortage of skilled workers qualified in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Now, we are happy to report that the Senate has passed the Act, and is currently urging the House to follow suit.

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Request: Weigh in on the S.744 Bill

vfilogoHappy Friday, folks!

I would like to ask for your help. Microsoft VFI, a community dedicated towards fostering education and political representation for the SMB IT space, has an important request: to write a letter on the STEM education matter.

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