Our Founding Partner and 3 Star Corporate Ally, Lowe’s announces $4.5 million to help provide access to safe homes and job resources

MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced a 2020 commitment of more than $4.5 million to military organizations that promote workforce development, support affordable housing for veterans and provide COVID-19 relief to first responders, as well as Memorial Day tributes in stores nationwide. For the second year, Lowe’s stores will commemorate Memorial Day by reserving and decorating one parking space at each store to honor the fallen. Stores will also participate Read more…

We need your input to build the largest national study of military-affiliated entrepreneurship insights

With support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is launching a multi-year study of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. The National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs is designed to address critical gaps in our understanding of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and the supporting mechanisms needed to best serve them throughout the entrepreneurial journey. The National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs is designed to capture the motivations, challenges, and barriers for all military-affiliated Read more…

Mark Your Calendar for Marching Forward Mondays

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association is committed to our ongoing work to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. In order to continue in our vital mission to serve our Corporate Allies and our Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE/SDVBEs), we launched a survey to assess the most critical issues facing our VBEs during this time so we can work with our Corporate Allies and resource partners to provide the assistance you Read more…

VBE Spotlight On: Becker Digital

Becker Digital was established in 2015 in Pace, Florida by Jeremy Becker. Becker served in the US Army National Guard 2008-2014; US Army Reserves 2014-2016. He earned: Bronze Star, 2x Army Achievement Medal. I was a Route Clearance Platoon Leader in Afghanistan with a Combat Engineer unit. Since transitioning from the military he has opened his own business, Becker Digital. Becker Digital provides advertising, brand development, communications, graphic design, influencer marketing, marketing strategy, media management, Read more…

How Can the Stimulus Package Help Your Business?

We know times are difficult for many Veteran’s Business Enterprises. To help business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that are no or will soon be available to them through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress, we wanted to share a quick summary with links to help folks find the help they need. Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you Read more…

How to Protect your Business and Employees during COVID19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves with uncertainty, employers are urged to take the necessary steps to protect their employees and business interests, while also helping to mitigate further spread of the virus. It is also imperative to consider what may happen as a result of the pandemic – recession, supply chain availability, consumer spending. Short-term action and long-term response need to be key areas of focus during this time. As part of NaVOBA’s commitment to Read more…

NaVOBA Announces COVID-19 Response Plan

As part of the our ongoing work to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) is strengthening its advocacy and its commitment to addressing the needs and concerns of Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE) and Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (SDVBE) as well as our Corporate Allies. “We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “Our first priority is Read more…

VBE Spotlight on: Amerivet Securities, Inc.

Amerivet Securities, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Elton Johnson. Location/headquarters: 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10036 Any additional site:  26550 Silverado Court, Moreno Valley, CA 92555 Elton served in the US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and US Army Reserve (USAR) for a total of 37 years. Elton became a disabled veteran due to an injury suffered while parachuting in 1988 that required surgery. Amerivet Securities, Inc., was started Read more…

Nominations for the 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year® Are Now Open: Website Lets Vetrepreneurs Self-Nominate or Nominate a Fellow Veteran Business Owner

  Nominations for the 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year® Are Now Open: Website Lets Vetrepreneurs Self-Nominate or Nominate a Fellow Veteran Business Owner ECONOMIC NEWS: Veteran Owned Businesses, Supplier Diversity Media Contact Below (2/25/2020, Pittsburgh, PA): The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprises of the Year® (VBEOY). VBEOY is a prestigious honor bestowed annually outstanding U.S. military veteran business owners. The VBEOY awardees demonstrate the Read more…

Save the Date for the Veteran EDGE Conference on March 5-8, 2020!

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families is proud to announce the Veteran EDGE Conference which will take place on March 5-8 in Dallas, Texas. This first-of-its-kind event is dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. During this three-day conference and training event, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran and military spouse-owned businesses from around the country will gather to network, and learn about the latest opportunities, Read more…