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PIE, a SDVOSB and unique project management company specializes in completely managing the services, commodities and equipment to the designated (continued from newsletter) customer.  PIE works in both the private and public sectors and has specialized skillsets for working with government entities.  The PIE team has years of government contract administration experience.  PIE primes projects that span various service industries as well as represents equipment, modular building, software, medical devices and commodity companies.  PIE is able to self-perform all activities related to space, equipment, transition, service contract planning as well as medical simulation and provide turnkey solutions.

Additionally, PIE is a highly capable emergency planning and response company.  Their team has direct involvement with both the active management and aftermath of three major hurricanes and the grid meltdown of the Northeast.   They are able to coordinate generators, emergency supplies, manpower, temporary structures and more in an emergency.

You can contact PIE here:  https://pieadvisors.com/

S.E.Wells Communications, LLC is a “purpose-driven” strategic public relations and marketing communications consultancy based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Specific areas (continued from newsletter) of specialization include LEED certified green building design and construction, diversity & inclusion, sustainability, energy efficiency, health care, travel and hospitality.

The firm provides corporations, nonprofits, federal, state and municipal agencies with outcome-based strategy that highlights the positive impacts on key stakeholders, communities, clients, the environment and society at large.   Core capabilities include:  research, development, implementation and evaluation of communication planning, message development and media training, satellite, radio and blogger media tours, media relations, executive communications, content development and delivery via traditional and social media, issues management and crisis communications

This VAMBOA member is a certified minority owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and a registered Federal contractor (CAGE Code: 876B9 / NAICS# 541820 / NGIP# 918-26). It actively pursues both sole-source set asides and prime subcontracting opportunities. For more information contact S.E.Wells Communications at (202) 888-4600, sewells@sewellscomms.com or visit www.sewellscomms.com.

Navy Veteran – LinkedIn Expert, Author, Career Expert

Melissa Washington is a Linked In Maven and has been a member since 2004. Many of us have LinkedIn accounts, but how many of us are getting the most out of this popular social media platform? Maintaining your online presence is critical to networking. Thousands of people are making meaningful connections every day with LinkedIn—make sure you are one of them.

Melissa is available to help Veteran Owned Businesses harness the power of Linked In to network and customize strategy for your business. Like most entrepreneurs, Melissa wears many hats, including: founder of Melissa Washington, Inc. providing LinkedIn training workshops for individuals and companies; author of Get Back to Work: Smart & Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make Your Next Career Move, which includes an expanded chapter on using LinkedIn; President/Founder of Women Veterans Alliance (WVA) .

Contact her at email.

Here is a list of the 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies Program – i6 Challenge Awardees

American Heroes Network host Gary Ray and his co-host, Lt. Col Bill Forbes, sat down with VAMBOA’s Debbie Gregory to tap into the wealth of resources and information she has acquired over the years.

As the daughter of a disabled veteran and the former CEO of one of the most comprehensive online directories for military and veterans, Ms. Gregory has always considered it an honor to serve those who have donned our nation’s uniform. Recognizing that veterans have the skills and drive to become successful entrepreneurs, Gregory founded VAMBOA, a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association, to connect veteran and military business owners with the corporations seeking to do business with them.

“My goal is to show our members the advantages of looking beyond government contracts to the opportunities that working with corporations provide,” said Gregory. “These corporations are looking to fulfill their supplier diversity requirements, and veterans are a diverse network of suppliers on many levels.

VAMBOA does not charge members fees for membership and is supported through corporate sponsorships.

Gregory is also proud of her continuing contributions as a board member and producer of “America Salutes You – Guitar Legends II”. The annual concert raises awareness for those who serve, including first responders , and raises funds for some of the excellent non-profits that support them.

This year’s concert will take place December 2nd at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles. There is an incredible line up of talent. Those wishing to either purchase tickets or donate should go to the web site at http://www.americasalutesyou.org.

Ms. Gregory also serves in the DoD volunteer position of Director of Employer Engagement for California‘s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The interview can be heard at: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/110372/vamboa#

About VAMBOA
With over 7,200 members and more than 300,000 fans and followers on social media, the Veterans and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is fast becoming the “Go To” association for veteran and military business owners. VAMBOA is a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association that connects members with top corporations seeking a diverse network of suppliers.

About American Heroes Network Radio
American Heroes Network Radio provides support to our nation’s heroes by helping veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They assist veterans with employment, housing, and additional resources and information. American Heroes Network Radio also provides scholarships for families of our fallen heroes. American Heroes Network Radio airs every Tuesday at 11am EST on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

About America Salutes You
America Salutes You is a 501c3 organization created to express our national gratitude to our service members, veterans and their families through an annual nationally broadcasted benefit concert that raises funds for a range of highly rated charities. One hundred percent of all money raised are granted to nonprofit organizations with programs that provide services to our troops, veterans and their families.

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