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Simi Valley, California (July 15, 2010)—A new non-profit trade association to ensure the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Owned Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Businesses of all sizes worldwide has been launched under the name of, Veteran and Military Business Owners Association.  VAMBOA will serve the needs of the veteran and military business communities by uniting veteran and military business owners for collaboration, connections and contracts with both private corporations and government agencies.

VAMBOA was founded by Patty DeDominic, CEO of DeDominic & Associates and the former national President of NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners and Debbie Gregory, CEO of Patty DeDominic brings a wealth of experience leading associations of large and small businesses.  Debbie Gregory has years of successful interaction with the military and veteran communities and is dedicated to those who serve, past and present.

One major area of focus for VAMBOA is connecting veteran and military business owners with the private sector and corporations that want to use their goods and services. VAMBOA also provides networking, collaboration, mentoring, education, certification and advocacy.

“VAMBOA’s “Vet Owned” seal symbolizes the talent, dedication, leadership, courage and ingenuity of these special Americans who currently serve or have served in America’s Armed Forces and have a business, large or small,” said DeDominic. “VAMBOA offers a multitude of resources and services to its members but does not charge any dues.”

Gregory added, “VAMBOA is proud to have Amgen as one of our first sponsors. Amgen is a company that embraces and supports diversity suppliers.  VAMBOA commends Amgen for their support and their efforts to reach out to Veteran and Military Business Owners.”  Amgen is also a Gold Sponsor at the 6th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.  VAMBOA’s corporate sponsors will gain visibility to this audience and provide valuable mentorship.

For more information on VAMBOA, building success for Veteran and Military Owned Businesses, one connection at a time, please go to www.vamboa.orgYou have honorably served our nation. VAMBOA is here to serve you and be your voice.