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Current News 

December 6, 2017 - VIP was honored to have SBA Deputy Administrator Alie Leslie attend the VIP Reception held at Marriott Grand during the NVSBE 2017 Conference in St. Louis. 

November 16, 2017 - VIP Webinar:  DFARS Compliance Overview - 2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST) 
The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) in partnership with Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to present a webinar on the topic:  Roadmap to DFARS Compliance  |  Will your business be ready for the 12/31/17 Deadline? 
Speakers:   Payal Vadhani, Partner and  Renzo Portella, both from Aronson LLC. 

November 15, 2017 at 8:00pm (est)  |  join Cesar Nader,  XCorp Solutions LIVE for episode 2 of "The Transition Success Podcast." Participate in the LIVE online chat to ask questions and connect with our growing community of active duty service men and women and veterans. YouTube Channel

November 9, 2017 at 8:00pm (est)  |  join Cesar Nader,  XCorp Solutions for a Podcast on Military Veteran Transition Playbook  
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Have a question you would like to ask Cesar? Submit it at any of the following:

November 9, 2017   Join DOE's OSDBU for 1st Annaual SDVOSB Opportunity Day on Nov. 9th at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event is FREE  |  Reservations are required  |  Space is limited  |  View Flyer - click here
To RSVP, please email the OSDBU Office at
Attendees must be U.S. citizens | Once your registration has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation by email
Time:  8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location:  DOE Germantown Campus Auditorium. 

November 2, 2017 -  3pm ET / Noon PT  |  SBA - Twitter Chat | Business Tips for Veteran Entrepreneurs October 30, 2017   |  SBA focus today is on Federal Procurment opportunities for veterans small business owners.   
Deputy Administrator Leslie is in Houston, Texas, today speaking with veteran business owners and engaging local media at an outstanding event hosted by the Houston District Office and Houston Community College.  She will share the breadth and depth of SBA programs for veterans, members of the Reserve and Guard, military spouses and U.S. service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and also amplify SBA’s role in disaster relief.

September 6, 2017  |  SBA Awards Funding Grant for National Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program 
Great News: The U.S. Small Business Administration  awards funding Grant to MCCC’s Foundation to continue our partnership in support of the VIP training program. Click here to see Press Release.

May 15, 2017  |  SBA “OVBD Spotlight”
features, Martha Weekley,
VP Business Development, FFE, Inc. journey from e loved hearing about FFE, your VIP experience, and also your experience as a military spouse entrepreneur. Read Martha’s story here:  Empowering Women Veteran Entrepreneurs: From Military Spouse to Vice President

April 26,2017  |  Michael Thornton, Sr., Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC's

Endorses the National Center for VIP (Veteran Institute for Procurement)
See Video:  |  Michael Thornton, Sr.