Fourth Estate News Editor Vernon Miles

Mason renews Sodexo contract

After a year of negotiation, Sodexo was given the contract to manage the dining operations at George Mason University. Sodexo has managed Mason’s dining since 1988, but faced competition from Chartwells when the contract came up for review in 2012.

Mason looking to extend economic development program to Fauquier County

After successful trials in Fairfax and Leesburg, the Mason Enterprise Center may soon be partnering with Fauquier County to establish a business incubator program.

Fauquier County Economic Development Director Miles Friedman outlined three potential sites for the program, which is designed to assist startup companies by providing office space and other services.

 The County Board of Supervisors expressed support for the program, but decided to wait for a more detailed financial outline before committing to funding.