Attention North Carolina Vetrepreneurs!

Sign up for the North Carolina Veteran Business Association Annual Meeting

The North Carolina Veteran Vetbiz 2015 Annual Meeting and Networking Session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT) at the N.C. National Guard Education and Employment Center 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Connect with veteran-owned businesses and veteran professionals from across the state. Meet the Board members as they share information about issues impacting veteran businesses in 2015. 

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Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 03/03/2015 12:36 PM

General George Casey Joins StreetShares Board of Advisors

Peer-to-peer lender StreetShares announced today the appointment of General George Casey to its Board of Advisors, effective immediately. Casey's appointment expands the Board to three members, alongside Fenway Summer, LLC's Managing Partner, Raj Date, formerly of the CFPB, and SoFi Co-Founder, Pete Hartigan.

Casey previously served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, leading an organization of more than one million men and women with a $200+ billion operating budget. His extraordinary 41-year military career included command of the Multinational Force-Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries and numerous Army commands.

StreetShares was featured in the current issue of Vetrepreneur magazine.

Read more here.


Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 03/03/2015 12:07 PM

What online tools do you need?

Online learning classes, courses, certifications and training are everywhere. With online learning entrepreneurs can get a lot of great information not otherwise available. But not everyone prefers to learn the same way.

NaVOBA is working with VetLaunched to find out what resources vetrepreneurs need to answer tough questions and grow their businesses. Please take a few minutes and complete this brief survey to let us know what you think.  The bottom line: We need your input. In less time than it takes pop some popcorn, you can complete this short survey.

Take the short survey here and be automatically entered to win a free survival bracelet from OscarMike.org!

Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 03/02/2015 09:53 AM

NaVOBA Member Tully Rinckey PLLC Is New York’s First Law Firm Certified by the State

NaVOBA member Tully Rinckey PLLC has become the first law firm in New York State to be certified as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) under a state law passed last year. The firm certification, made by the Division of Service-Disabled Veterans' Business Development within the New York State Office of General Services, came less than a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act. The act aims to increase eligible veteran-owned business involvement in state contracting by establishing a 6 percent participation goal for such enterprises.

“This certification opens new opportunities that were previously just out of reach for Tully Rinckey PLLC and other SDVOB’s like us. We are honored to be the first law firm certified under this law and look forward to servicing the needs of state contractors, agencies and authorities from our offices across the state,” said Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Greg T. Rinckey, a former active duty captain in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. “If you are a state agency or authority or contractor seeking a qualified legal firm, Tully Rinckey PLLC, the first and only SDVOB law firm in New York, wants to do business with you.”

Mr. Rinckey’s fellow founding partner, Mathew B. Tully, is a service-disabled veteran. Last May Mr. Tully was medically retired from the U.S. Army after nearly two decades of military service. His retirement came following a long recovery from injuries he sustained during a suicide bomber attack involving a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in 2012. As a result of his service in Afghanistan, Mr. Tully was awarded the Combat Action Badge, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

Is your state Vetrepreneur-Friendly? If not it should be. Find out at www.navoba.com/statetracker. 

Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 02/26/2015 04:04 PM

NaVOBA is Searching for the 2015 Military-Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs

Through NaVOBA’ s untiring efforts the number of FORTUNE 1000 companies seeking veteran-owned suppliers has more than doubled since NaVOBA began its advocacy in 2007. Currently nearly 200 of the world’s largest companies maintain programs designed to use VOBs as preferred vendors in their supplier diversity efforts.

The 2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs Survey can be accessed at www.navoba.com/MFSDP2015.                                    

“NaVOBA’ s efforts to identify the best big corporations doing business with veteran-owned businesses as suppliers has grown dramatically,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “Recognizing these Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs brings well-deserved recognition to the exceptional job these firms do at working with America’s vetrepreneurs.”

Greg Irace, Senior Vice President, Global Services, Sanofi, and President & CEO of Sanofi US Services, Inc., one of NaVOBA’s 2014 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses, said, “Sanofi is very pleased and proud to have been recognized twice by NaVOBA.”
“Sanofi US pursues veteran suppliers for many reasons, including our commitment to strengthen economies in the communities where we live and work, and our desire to have a supplier base that reflects our customer base,” Irace said. “We also find that veterans, with their varied backgrounds, drive innovative solutions, creative problem-solving, and tremendous teamwork, which adds immeasurable value to our business.” 

The notion that military training is world-class preparation for running a business is reinforced by the fact that one out of every seven businesses in the U.S. is owned by a veteran, according to Census data. That’s twice the national average.       

The 2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs Survey can be accessed at www.navoba.com/MFSDP2015.                                  

Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 02/10/2015 10:45 AM


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