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7th-annual-american-legion-resource-badgeRegister for the 8th annual American Legion Small Business Task Force Training Conference
Washington, D.C., February 26-27. Click here to register online

Speakers and federal executives from Washington, D.C. will be bring you the most up-to-date information available, and local federal offices will be on-hand to provide direct assistance to companies who attend.

Financing, contracting and procurement, business development, and much, much more.

This conference will feature special break-out sessions that will address the needs and unique situations of our woman veteran population with guest appearances from famous celebrities. We will also have presentations provided by Mr. Bill Jenkins, former Veterans Business Development Procurement Liaison for the Small Business Administration If you own a business – you will not want to miss this conference.

This event ALWAYS sells out, so register early and plan ahead.

Speaker Sessions Include:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Clark Construction
Department of Veteran Affairs
Office of International Trade
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Strategies for Small Businesses – Business Financing
Defense Logistics Agency
The Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Several Congressional representatives and their staff

The American Legion’s Small Business Task Force is hosting their 8th Annual Washington Veterans Small Business Training Program. Our training sessions will continue to deliver timely, relevant, and valuable information which will enable you to take your company to the next level and increase profitability. Our speakers lineup includes professional trainers, senior federal executives, contracting experts, and seasoned veteran business owners whose only motivation for participating is to help you succeed.

Sign up HERE: http://www.legion.org/careers/conference

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TIME IS LIMITED CLICK HERE ENTER TODAY SWEEPSTAKES ENDS 2/19/13

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 ? 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Anaheim Marriott ? 700 W Convention Way ? Anaheim, CA 92802

Includes:
Breakfast, price Lunch, Parking & Inspiration

Win a free ticket
Click Here to enter
No Purchase Necessary

Over 300 Women Business Owners from Orange County attended the last conference.

An excellent opportunity to network with your peers.

Where & When
Date: Friday March 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:
Anaheim Marriott
700 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

CalVet DVBE Awards

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CalVet Presents Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Awards

Citrus Heights, CA — California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter J. Gravett recognized two Disabled Veteran Businesses with the John K. Lopez Award for outstanding contributions to California’s Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) community at the 13th Annual State Agency Recognition Awards.

Secretary Gravett also accepted the Small Business Advocate Innovation Award which was given to the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) for having significantly increased the number of Small Business/DVBE firms with which the Department contracts. By personally contacting firms and encouraging them to apply for or renew state certification, CalVet increased its non-IT services small business contract participation from 12.42% in 2010-2011 to 20.65% in 2011-12.

The awards were part of the State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA) ceremony during which the Department of General Services honored 41 state agencies and 17 state employees for their outstanding work with California small businesses and disabled veterans’ businesses.

Secretary Gravett presented the 2012 John K. Lopez Award for Individual Excellence to Robert Mulz, founder and owner of Video Electronics in San Diego, California—the premier source for hard-to-find, niche and specialty electronics products. Since his founding of the Elite Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Chapter in San Diego in 1994, Mulz has consistently fought for a better business climate for disabled veteran entrepreneurs. As Chairman of the Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network, he expanded the Elite’s reach to more than 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Secretary Gravett presented the 2012 John K. Lopez Award for Business Excellence to The Amerit Companies. Through owner and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Herbold, Amerit Consulting and Amerit Fleet Solutions has formed the largest disabled veteran business enterprise company in California, with 2,800 employees doing business in 47 states. Amerit Consulting and Staffing also provides services to some of California’s most important industries, and Amerit Fleet Solutions maintains one of the nation’s largest corporate fleets.

“It was an honor to recognize outstanding achievement by and on behalf of our service-disabled veterans,” said Gravett. “The DVBE program allows disabled veterans to compete more effectively for a share of the State’s contracting dollars. It’s one of the many benefits they have earned through their service and sacrifice to our country.”

The awards are named for John K. Lopez, a Korean War Marine Corps veteran whose efforts are largely responsible for the original DVBE legislation being passed in 1989. Lopez passed away in April of this year at the age of 78.

A complete list of SARA recipients is available at on the DGS web site.

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Are You Ready to Start a Business?

A Creating Good Work Entrepreneur Orientation Event

Entrepreneurs4Change and VAMBOA.org (Veteran and Military Business Owners Association) would like to invite you to a free Entrepreneurs Orientation Event – Are You Ready to Start a Business? If you’ve always thought about starting a business, or if you have a business idea you’ve always wanted to launch, or if you’ve already begun a new business venture that needs help, join us for our free introductory entrepreneurial session.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 11th, from 2-4:00 PM at Ventura County Community Foundation, United Way Community Room, 1317 Del Norte Road Suite 150 Camarillo, CA.

This 2-hour introductory event is specifically for those entrepreneurs who are:

  • Launching a new business effort
  • In need of the education and training to start a business
  • In need of access to the capital to make it happen.

If you’re starting a business or if you have a business idea you’ve always dreamed about putting into action, join us on September 11th and see if this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. The actual Creating Good Work Entrepreneurial Workshop, again free to all Vets, will be held the last week in September.

Space is very limited. RSVP, today at info@E4C.net.

The Orientation Meeting is free to all respondents and open to all Veteran entrepreneurs by invitation only.

Register now for 7th Annual American Legion National Convention Business Conference
Indianapolis Indiana Monday, August 27 and Tuesday 28, 2012

2 full days of training and matchmaking …AND STILL 100% FREE
This conference has been fully funded by the American Legion and its sponsors,
and includes a reception and working lunch graciously sponsored by Oak Grove Technologies.

Speakers from across the United States are gathering in Indianapolis for 2 days to bring you the most current veteran business information. Speakers and federal executives from Washington, D.C. will be bring you the most up-to-date information available, and local federal offices will be on-hand to provide direct assistance to companies who attend.

Financing, contracting and procurement, business development, and much, much more.

This conference will feature special break-out sessions that will address the needs and unique situations of our woman veteran population with guest appearances from famous celebrities. We will also have presentations provided by Mr. Bill Jenkins, former Veterans Business Development Procurement Liaison for the Small Business Administration, and Mr. Walter Cotton who successfully developed a teaming program that has helped veteran companies access millions of dollars in contracts that they would not have been able to qualify for on their own.

If you own a business – you will not want to miss this conference.

This event ALWAYS sells out, so register early and plan ahead.

Speaker Sessions Include:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Clark Construction
Department of Veteran Affairs
Office of International Trade
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network
Strategies for Small Businesses – Business Financing
Defense Logistics Agency
The Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center
Women Exchange and Women’s Leadership Exchange
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Intelligence Resource Group

The American Legion’s Small Business Task Force is hosting their 7th Annual National Convention Veterans Small Business Training Program. Our training sessions will continue to deliver timely, relevant, and valuable information which will enable you to take your company to the next level and increase profitability. Our speakers lineup includes professional trainers, senior federal executives, contracting experts, and seasoned veteran business owners whose only motivation for participating is to help you succeed.

The event is free, but advance registration is necessary and space is limited.

Sign up HERE www.legion.org/convention/businessconference

WHEN
Monday 9:00-5:00 August 27th, 2012 Marriott Ballroom, Section 9, 2nd floor
Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00 August 28th, 2012 Marriott Ballroom, Section 9, 2nd floor
Eastern Standard Time

WHERE
Indianapolis Marriott
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Tel: 1-317-822-3500

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