Veteran-owned business executives from across the nation now have the opportunity to participate in a unique, comprehensive three-day training and certification program that positions companies to succeed in winning competitive federal government contracts. The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), which had previously served businesses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, has expanded its enrollment from local to national participants.
VIP is funded entirely by corporate sponsors through the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF), at no cost to participants or taxpayers, with instruction by professional service providers.
MCCCF will launch the National Center for VIP at the Bolger Center in Montgomery County, Maryland, beginning on March 22, 2011. Located on a spectacular 83-acre site in Potomac, Md., about 15 miles from the nation’s capital, the Bolger Center is a hotel and conference facility that is owned by the U.S. Postal Service and often used for training and professional development activities.
“VIP provides veteran-owned business leaders who look to distinguish themselves in the challenging marketplace of government contracting with an incomparable professional development experience, certification and tremendous new contacts,” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “Expanding the program nationwide will bring many more veteran-owned businesses to the epicenter of federal government contracting, where access and relationships are both key to success.”
For further information about the VIP program or sponsorship opportunities, contact Barbara Ashe, President, MCCCF, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-738-0015 x215. Or visit the National Center for VIP website.