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November 5-8, 2018  |   National Veterans Small Business Week 2018 - (NVSBW) 
SBA handle #VetBusCommunity

 
August 28, 2018 - Tuesday  |  - @SBAgov will host a Twitter chat, “How to Market Your Business Online

PROMO:
Twitter Chat | How to Market Your Business Online
Do you have an online marketing plan for your small business? Take advantage of the dog days of summer to help boost your online presence. Join us for a Twitter chat hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) as we’ll be sharing online marketing tips and resources. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAchat.    Tuesday, August 28  |  12:00 pm ET | 9:00 am PT


July 16, 2018 - Monday - 2018 MCCCF Golf Tournament
Lakewood Country Club:  13901 Glen Mill Road. Rockville, MD 20850
Thank you for your support...You did it! It was a Great Day yesterday for VIP at 2018 VIP Foundation Golf Tournament

VIP Golf Ball Challenge
We Met Our Fundraising Goal!  Navy Won the 2018 Heliopter Drop VIP Golfball Challenge


May 2018
Many of our VIP Graduates had been receiving various awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Below is a snapshot of a few of them. 

  •  Ray Jardine - GROW Graduate October 2011
    The 8(a) Graduate of the Year for Hawaii is Raymond Jardine, Jr. of Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC. 
    The company was started in 2004 by Jardine, a Native Hawaiian and service-disabled veteran, to provide specialized expertise in professional services, support, and operational services. The company has grown revenues year over year during its nine-year tenure as an 8(a) company, graduating in 2017. The workforce expanded to over 180 skilled, experienced 180 individuals who have satisfied government and civilian customers around the world. Through Jardine’s leadership, Native Hawaiian Veterans is well positioned to successfully compete in the federal contracting arena and to train and employ tomorrow’s economic and business leaders.  Learn more...

  • Paris Morris - VIP START: October 2016
    Parish Morris, Co-Founder of Veteran’s Business Action Committee Selected as 2018 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year.  The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County / Inland Empire District Office has selected Parish Morris, co-founder of Veteran’s Business Action Committee (VBAC) to be recognized as the 2018 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year. Morris was nominated for the award by Scott Agajanian, Business Development Manager for the City of Murrieta.  Learn more...


March 22, 2018
SBA Press Release...Partner Veteran Institute for Procurement Training Program Reaches 1,000 Graduates Milestone, SBA Deputy Administrator Leslie was Commencement Speaker.  Read:  Press Release

March 22, 2018
Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) and the National and Director of the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP),  was presented the award as the  NaVOBA 2017 Veterans Business Advocate of the Year. The award was presented by Congressman, John Sarbanes at VIP 1,000 Graduation (pictured below).  Read: Press Release

March 22, 2018
SBA Press Release...Partner Veteran Institute for Procurement Training Program Reaches 1,000 Graduates Milestone, SBA Deputy Administrator Leslie was Commencement Speaker.  Read:  Press Release

March 22, 2018
VIP was honored to have SBA Deputy Administrator Althea “Allie” Coetzee Leslie as the Commencement Speaker and Guest Speaker, Lawrence Duncan, III, Vice President, Federal & State Government Relations & PAC Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation (pictured below) participants, alumni, friends, and partners and supporters for this special celebration.  See  VIP GROW March 2018 Class Photos Link

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