REGISTER NOW FOR VIRTUAL VETS’20

Our friends at VETS’20 turned their conference virtual! The Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium is a 13-part, one-hour* webinar series which will be held every Tuesday at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST starting on July 7 and ending on September 29, 2020. The webinars will feature speakers from senior-level acquisition leaders, professionals from the services industry and experts within the federal marketplace. Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Michael E. Wooten, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office Read more…

NaVOBA Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It Read more…

Lowe’s and LISC come together to support minority small businesses through $5 million in grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grants are the first in a series of efforts as part of Lowe’s $25 million community commitment to help minority-, veteran- and women-owned small businesses reopen and stay open. NEW YORK (June 10, 2020)— Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced $5 million of its previously announced donation will be distributed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development organization, to help minority-, women- and veteran-led, small businesses Read more…

We All Need to Stand Together

Dear NaVOBA Corporate Allies and Certified VBEs/SDVBEs, As I write you today, our hearts are heavy with the death of George Floyd, the many others his death has come to represent and the ongoing strife and unrest in our communities. These tragic and senseless deaths have elevated the urgent need for our nation to address the challenge and obstacles placed in the way of success for diverse businesses – and most immediately those of our Read more…

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…

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…