DynaGrace Enterprises Receives USWCC EDWOSB Certification

DynaGrace Enterprises Receives USWCC EDWOSB Certification

DynaGrace Enterprises is one of the most recent beneficiaries of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) Federal: Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Certification. DynaGrace Enterprises’s President and CEO, Linda Rawson and Vice President, Jennifer Remund accepted the award from the USWCC. Under Margot Dorfman’s leadership, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is an approved 3rd Party Certifier for the federal government Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program as authorized by section 811 of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554 (15 U.S. C. 637(m)).

The USWCC is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues.

Margot Dorfman, CEO, USWCC, EDWOSB

Margot Dorfman, CEO, USWCC

As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions.  By doing these amazing things they support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC (uswcc.org) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members; its headquarters are in Washington, D.C.

DynaGrace Enterprises was an SBA self-certified, EDWOSB but chose to obtain additional certification to support the USWCC.

Also, the USWCC are bringing three significant issues to the forefront for EDWOSB’s performing government work. Those issues are:

  1. Adding a sole source in alignment with other socioeconomic programs
  2. Removing the Contracting Officer’s obligation to verify the validity of self-certification
  3. Holding agency leaders accountable for using the program.

“It is a great privilege to be not only a rural business, but a women-owned, family business, and we are excited to utilize programs like the USWCC EDWOSB program to obtain more work to provide jobs,” stated Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises. “DynaGrace Enterprises has been heavily involved in Department of Defense work and is moving full forward in obtaining more government contracts. The government is providing the mechanism, socioeconomic set-asides, additional insight, and resources needed to acquire government contracts which in turn provide jobs.  The EDWOSB opportunity is a win-win for our small business.”

Groups, like the USWCC, are making a difference.

Furthermore, their lawsuit compelled the SBA to implement the Equity in Contracting for Women Act of 2000. The federal government is failing.  They are not meeting the 5% goal and women-owned firms have lost over $120 Billion in contracting dollars.

As of today, the Small Business Dashboard shows some 4.08% which is one percent lower than the required spend of 5%.

Furthermore, with only four months to go in the fiscal year the government is in the final stretch.  As a result, the anticipated WOSB set-asides should increase.

DynaGrace Enterprises is a 100% Women-Owned Small Business and provides Information Technology, System Integration, Writing and Business services, quality products and innovative solutions for government and commercial businesses of all sizes.

Customers can learn more about DynaGrace Enterprises by visiting the company’s website at DynaGrace.com or by calling the company directly at 888-676-0058.

DynaGrace Enterprises Moves to New Location in Morgan, Utah

DynaGrace Enterprises Moves to New Location in Morgan, Utah

Sometimes, it is just time.  Time to move!

Mother and Daughter Team in Morgan, Utah Picture by: Britney Brent

Mother and Daughter Team in Morgan, Utah Picture by: Britney Brent

DynaGrace Enterprises Moves to New Location in Morgan, Utah

DynaGrace Enterprises Moves to New Location in Morgan, Utah Picture by: Britney Brent

DynaGrace Enterprises has moved out of a home-based office into a commercial building in Morgan, Utah.  We have determined our growth opportunities need a storefront, and for other legal and regulatory reasons, we moved into a beautiful, rural, commercial, building that allows us to be more successful.

We love having a place where prospective clients routinely visit to make a decision to purchase our services.  We feel we are definitely more professional in a commercial office.

We were limited on space for doing the services that we really want to do such as website design, publishing books, STEM activities for children and a podcast studio.

And well…after 12 years working at home it was time to be more productive in a different environment.  Focus and staying on task are the theme for DynaGrace Enterprises in 2018.

Physically leaving home to go to an office helps us be more efficient and produce more.

We have a pure team environment now with Jennifer Remund, Machelle Lowry and myself, Linda Rawson collaborating on upcoming projects.  We have already jumped into the business community by attending Women In Business events put on by the Northfront Business Resource Center.  We participated in the first-ever Festival of Trees put on by the Morgan Chamber of Commerce.

We have a singular mission, and that is to make DynaGrace Enterprises a Women-Owned, rural, powerhouse for professional business services.

We are an example of the less than one percent in the State of Utah, and we are here to stay and prosper.

Come by and say hello.

The new address is 298 E 300 N, Morgan, Ut  84050.  Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

DynaGrace Enterprises, Morgan, Utah Picture by: Britney Brent

DynaGrace Enterprises, Morgan, Utah Picture by: Britney Brent

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What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

BlockChain

Blockchain refers to the technology behind the creation of Bitcoin.

It is a shared, reliable, trusted, public ledger of transactions which is accessible to everyone for inspection but which is not under the control of any single user. Blockchains refer to distributed databases in which a continuously growing list of data transaction records are maintained, and cryptographically secured from illegal revision and tampering.

There are two kinds of records in a blockchain database, transactions, and blocks. Blocks clasp batches of valid transactions that are hashed and also encoded into a Merkle tree. Each block contains the hash of the previous block in the blockchain, thereby connecting the two.

In 1991, Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta described the first work on a cryptographically secured chain of blocks, but in 2008 an anonymous person or team known as Satoshi Nakamoto with the real identity cloaked in secrecy conceptualized the first distributed blockchain.

The bitcoin blockchain file size has been growing rapidly, in August 2014; it has expanded from 20 GB to over 100 GB in size.

There are three main types of blockchains, public blockchains, federated blockchains, private blockchains.

Public Blockchains

The protocols of Public Blockchains are based on Proof Of Work (POW) consensus and robust algorithm with open source, meaning everyone can participate in them and explore them. It also signifies that any interested person can download the code and begin running a public node on their local device and validate transactions in the network, thus effectively participating in the consensus process. Public blockchains also allow anyone in the world to read and use the network to send transactions and expect to see them added to the blockchain provided the transaction is valid.

Examples of Public Blockchains are Ethereum, Bitcoin, Dash, Monero, Dogecoin, Litecoin, etc.

Federated Blockchains or Consortium Blockchains

Consortium Blockchains is the type of blockchains which operate under a group’s leadership. Unlike in Public Blockchains, a person with an independent internet connection is not allowed to take part in the verification of transactions process.

Federated or consortium blockchains are faster and provide more privacy for transactions. They are mostly used in the banking sector, and the consensus process is strictly under the control of a pre-selected set of nodes. For instance, a consortium of 16 financial companies each of which is operating a node, and out of which 11 must sign every block for the block to be valid.  Under this type of blockchain, the right to read the block may be limited to the participants only or open to the public.

Examples of Federated Blockchains are EWF (Energy), B3i (insurance), R3 (Banks), Corda.

Private Blockchains

These are blockchains where permission to read may be public or limited to an arbitrary extent, while write permissions are centralized to one organization. Applications that are allowed under Private Blockchains are likely to be database management, auditing, and more which are internally limited to one company, and may never require public readability.

Private BlockChains offers the benefit of setting up groups and participants for internal verification of transactions, and they readily comply with state regulations on data privacy rules.

Examples of Private Blockchains are Multichain, MONAX.

The use of the blockchain for bitcoin is widely known to be the first cryptocurrency to solve the double spending problem without the need of a trusted administrator, and because of this, it is the most commonly traded digital currency till date. The global blockchain market of bitcoin is anticipated to worth over $20 billion by 2024. With this wide expectation, one can easily ask this question: Is cryptocurrency the evolution of money?  With the way bitcoin blockchain file size grew in the last years, it has achieved just that to become the first digital currency to fit in this definition for creating the question.

Linda Rawson, is the CEO, and Founder of DynaGrace Enterprises, (http://DynaGrace.com) which is a Women-Owned, 8(a) Minority, Small Business. She is also the author of The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts.

 

 

Linda Rawson Of Dynagrace Enterprises Launches Kickstarter Campaign for STEM Weather Board Game

Linda Rawson Of Dynagrace Enterprises Launches Kickstarter Campaign for STEM Weather Board Game

Whacky Weather Board Game

Whacky Weather Board Game

Kickstarter Launch

Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises – an 8(a), WOSB, Information Technology and writing services company, has launched a Kickstarter Campaign.  The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) board game is titled WeatherEgg Kids:  Whacky Weather Board Game.  The board game will help raise funds for her invention, called Weatheregg™ and teach children about weather.

Linda was born in a small farming community in Utah.  She was raised by her mother, who was a single mom raising five children. Her mother never went to college and did not have any dreams of owning her own business.  Because of this, Linda thinks it is essential for children, especially girl children, to acquire more knowledge and skills in STEM.

“It is a great privilege to bring a small piece of science to children in the hopes that they become our scientists of the future,” stated Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises. “DynaGrace Enterprises has been heavily involved in Department of Defense Information Technology work.  The WeatherEgg™ is an invention that is almost to fruition.  To fund that invention, I created another invention. One that helps children learn science. In particular, weather science.”

What about STEM?

With the onset of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum in education, science needs to be fun.  The WeatherEgg™ kids, animated 3D humanoid characters, make weather science fun.  Sweet, loveable, Holley Humidity, moody Peggy Pressure, mischievous Wesley Wind, and the hero Tommy Temperature can cause quite a storm.  The WeatherEgg Kids will appear in a mobile application and a web application to teach children about weather.

DynaGrace Enterprises hopes to lead the field in teaching children about the weather.  DynaGrace Enterprises continues to support a path of growth while maintaining a reputation as a provider of Information Technology and writing services.

Customers can learn more about DynaGrace Enterprises by visiting the company’s website at DynaGrace.com or by calling the company directly at 800-676-0058.  Please learn more about WeatherEgg by visiting WeatherEgg.com.

The official Kickstarter link is here -> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/522610746/weatheregg-kids-whacky-weather-board-game

The official Press release is here -> https://www.pr.com/press-release/735638

DynaGrace Enterprises Recognized as Utah Patriot Partner

DynaGrace Enterprises Recognized as Utah Patriot Partner

DynaGrace Enterprises Accepting Patriot Partner Award

DynaGrace Enterprises Accepting Patriot Partner Award

DynaGrace Enterprises – an 8(a), WOSB, Information Technology and Technical Writing Company, has been recognized as a Utah Patriot Partner.

The program is pioneered by Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Workforce Services to encourages Utah businesses to hire Veterans as a first choice to unlock job creation for our country’s veterans.

DynaGrace Enterprises is one of the most recent beneficiaries of the Utah Patriot Partnership. DynaGrace Enterprises’s President and CEO, Linda Rawson and Vice President, Jennifer Remund accepted the award from Eden Johnson, a hardworking, professional Veterans’ representative and Workforce Development Specialist with the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

Eden helped DynaGrace Enterprises with some recent job openings. DynaGrace Enterprises contacted her to utilize job programs in which they could hire veterans first. Linda Rawson is committed to providing Veterans with a way forward after serving our country. Job seeking Veterans can be found by accessing Utah’s online Job Connection service. Eden helped with the wording, publishing, and distribution of the job announcement.
DynaGrace Enterprises accepted the challenge from Governor Herbert to pledge their support for returning heroes and not only considered but wanted Utah Veterans for the recent job openings. DynaGrace Enterprises joined other Utah businesses to hire and support Veterans returning from the world’s battlefields.

“It is a great privilege to be recognized in the Utah Patriot Partnership Program,” stated Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises. “DynaGrace Enterprises has been heavily involved in Department of Defense work and is moving full forward in a growth opportunity. The Utah Department of Workforce services is providing the mechanism, additional insight, and resources needed to acquire employees who are veterans. Veterans have been taught discipline and structure. They show up on time and do their job. This is a win-win for both the employee and the company.”

DynaGrace Enterprises Patriot Partner Award

DynaGrace Enterprises Patriot Partner Award

Programs, like the Utah Patriot Partnership, are making a difference. In a July 2017 report published by the Department of Labor, the Veteran unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent last July, and the lowest July rate since 2001 (not seasonally adjusted, 20 years and over). In comparison, the non-veteran unemployment rate for July 2017 was 4.2 percent.

Customers can learn more about DynaGrace Enterprises by visiting the company’s website at DynaGrace.com or by calling the company directly at 888-676-0058.

The official Press Release is here -> DynaGrace Enterprises Recognized as Utah Patriot Partner

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