NaVOBA Corporate Ally JPMorgan Chase Invests $4.2 Million to Support Veteran Small Business Owners

The multi-million dollar commitment benefits Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Main Street Launch (California), Carolina Small Business Development Fund (North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida), and PeopleFund (Texas), to provide loans for veterans looking to start or grow their own businesses. The firm also renewed its partnership with Bunker Labs to support their mission to equip veteran entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed. One million service members will transition out of Read more…

NaVOBA Corporate Ally Hilton Celebrates Historic Year

Hilton was named one of NaVOBA’s 2017 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises® and celebrated a whole host of industry firsts, including the launch of Five Feet To Fitness, Hilton Honors loyalty program partnership with Amazon, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and workplace innovations that received international recognition, according to Hilton’s recent press release. It was also the year that Hilton introduced Connected Room – the first mobile-centric hotel room that will let guests personalize and control their stays from the Hilton Honors smartphone app. Read more…

Clarity Concerning NaVOBA’s Focus

2017 certainly ended with a bang for NaVOBA. First of all, we couldn’t be more excited to have officially launched our exclusive Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (SDVBE) programs. Second, we also hosted our first annual conference in Phoenix where we connected our Corporate Allies and veteran-owned businesses together for training and networking. Doing Things a Little Differently One of the other major changes that demands clarity is NaVOBA’s streamlined Read more…

Save the Date for the Veteran Edge Conference

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families is proud to announce the Veteran EDGE Conference which will take place February 16-18, 2018 in Austin, TX. 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…

2018 Veterans Business Battle Applications Now Open

Rice University in Houston is running the 4th annual Veteran Business Battle. It is a business plan competition to connect veteran owned companies with growth capital in the form of debt or equity investments. In its first three years, more than $2.5 million of investment offers have been extended to finalists. The deadline to submit a business plan is February 1, 2018. Finalists will be invited to pitch their business plan to investors and judges Read more…

SuperValu Seeks Veteran-Owned Businesses to Explore Business Opportunity

SuperValu Seeks Veteran-Owned Businesses to Explore Business Opportunity SUPERVALU is seeking a National/Regional Supplier that can provide (1) Sales, (2) Service and (3) Maintenance for External Signage at the company’s retail banner locations; Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbachers, Save-A-Lot, Shop’ n Save and Shoppers. 
 The supplier must be able to provide a scope of work and meet all criteria to enter into a contract with Supervalu including all insurance requirements. If your company can Read more…