GEO Cluster Event to be held by Diversity Alliance for Science

OUR GEO CLUSTER IS ONE FULL IMMERSIVE DAY FOCUSED ON A SINGLE VERY RELEVANT TOPIC  WHAT IS THE DA4S GEO CLUSTER? GEO meaning geography; Cluster meaning a group of similar people positioned closely together. GEO Clusters will expand the Diversity Alliance for Science Footprint and build on our successful specialized conference format. Clusters will bring together suppliers and buyers in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries for a day of immersion around a singular topic/theme. Read more…

NAVOBA names the 2020 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises®

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today the best U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2020 using data and responses from the 2020 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises® (BCVBE) Survey. This prestigious list honors those large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s certified Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises® (VBEs/SDVBEs) as suppliers. “The military teaches leadership, teamwork, integrity, resolve and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “These intangibles are also the Read more…

Meet our 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year award recipients

For Immediate Release NaVOBA names 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprise Award Recipients LEXINGTON, KY:  The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year award recipients. The annual award is presented to minority veteran business owners who are leaders in Minority Veteran Owned Businesses. Women’s Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year: Jill Rhodes: MediClean Air Pros Jill Rhodes has been the president of Mediclean Air Pros for the Read more…

VBE Spotlight: Nationwide Management Services, Inc.

Nationwide Management Services, Inc. (NMSI) was founded in 2005 in Chandler, Arizona by John Marsh, CEO, who also served as a staff sergeant in the Army. He oversees the day-to-day operations of providing field contact, risk management information, and on-site inspection services to financial institutions, lenders, and loan servicing companies. Mr. Marsh’s vision led him to create the Virtual Site Inspection a division of NMSI, which has positioned his company as the leading edge of Read more…

National Business Inclusion Consortium Unity Week is coming up!

We are pleased to announce the 2020 NBIC Unity Week! Unity Week will take place November 16-19, 2020, and is a celebration of diversity, opportunity, equity, and collaboration among the leading business organizations that constitute the National Business Inclusion Consortium. Join us for access to exclusive programming focused on building unprecedented success for diverse communities in the United States, and around the globe.   There is not a registration fee for this year’s program and Unity Week Read more…

Lowe’s Offers Chance of a Lifetime to Hundreds of Diverse Small Businesses with Virtual Pitch Program, hosted by Shark Tank’s Daymond John

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Every day, small businesses across America struggle to get their products in front of a company or business leader who can propel them forward, into the hands of the masses – and entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities face even tougher obstacles. Today, Lowe’s and Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and a New York Times best-selling author, are creating opportunities for diverse small businesses to pitch their products to a Fortune 50 company, providing the platform and letting Read more…

Bristol Myers Squibb and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Commit $300 Million to Accelerate and Expand Health Equity and Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Five–year commitment builds on long-standing investment in health equity PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation announced today a combined investment of $300 million as part of a series of commitments. For Bristol Myers Squibb and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the commitments are designed to address health disparities, increase clinical trial diversity and for Bristol Myers Squibb, to increase the company’s spend with diverse suppliers and continue to increase Read more…

SBA to Host Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a virtual “Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit” in collaboration with Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 1-3:30 p.m.,  EDT. This free event will connect military spouses with resources and information available to help them start or grow a small business. The event will open with remarks from the Second Lady and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. Panel Read more…

NBIC & Federal Reserve Bank Main Street Lending Program Webinar

Join the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) collaborating partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for an informational webinar on the Main Street Lending Program to ensure your company is eligible and ready to apply before the deadline of September 30, 2020. NaVOBA is proud to partner with NBIC & Federal Reserve Bank Main Street Lending for this Webinar. Be sure to use the link to register. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 1:30-3pm EDT Read more…

Lowe’s More Than Doubles Small Business Grant Program to $55 Million, Expands Minority Grant Offering and Extends Reach to Rural Communities

Home improvement retailer increases its minority grant program by $5 million to $30 million and focuses additional $25 million donation on rural, hard-hit communities nationwide; pilots drive-in movie program at select stores to benefit local small business relief efforts MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In response to the overwhelming need to help support small businesses across the country, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is announcing it is increasing its minority small business grants from $25 million to $30 million while Read more…