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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Has Named the NVBDC as Certification Body for SD/VOBs
Detroit, MI - Following on the heels of the highly-touted 2016 NVBDC's Meet & Mingle at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch, the 2017 event promises to be just as successful.
“The feedback from last year was overwhelmingly positive,” said Mark J. Hands, Supplier Diversity Program Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “We would like to convey our sincere thanks to your entire organization. We look forward to the upcoming 2017 event.”
Last year's event featured over 20 corporations, as well as Federal, State and local government officials in attendance. They met with representatives of 150 Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses.
The 2017 Meet & Mingle will be held on July 20th. It will be attended by representatives of leading corporations and government bodies, as well as NVBDC-certified SD/VOBs.
The Meet & Mingle affords SD/VOBs the opportunity to network with executives of organizations that are committed to supplier diversity, and who have special interests in building relationships with qualified Veteran business owners.
This year, we are especially honored to announce that The Federal Reserve Bank is now an Educational Partner, with a host of benefits for participating Veterans that go along with that role.
The Federal Reserve Bank has also committed to hosting the 2018 event in Chicago, for which planning has already begun.
The Federal Reserve Bank has become the second Agency to accept the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) as their certification body for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). The Federal bank joins with Freddie Mac in partnering with the NVBDC in this endeavor.
New Administrator Announced
U.S. Small Business Administration
Congratulations Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration!
As Administrator of the SBA, McMahon will direct a federal agency with more than 2,000 full-time employees, with a leading role in helping small business owners and entrepreneurs secure financing, technical assistance and training, and federal contracts. SBA also plays a leading role in disaster recovery by making low interest loans.
Contract Professionals Inc
U.S. Veterans Magazine Article
“Colonel Larry Phelps Finds Employment
After Service to Our Nation”
U.S. Veterans Magazine - When the lights click on at the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) offices long before 8 a.m., the CPI staff sets to work with one goal in mind; to put veterans to work. A global staffing top secret cleared technical solution company founded by Steve York in 1982, and headquartered in Waterford, Michigan; CPI has spent more than 34 years partnering with companies to provide work to veterans after they have been discharged from the military.
“As a veteran and the CEO of CPI, I feel a deep obligation to ensure that my fellow veterans are given the opportunity to thrive long after their military careers have ended,” said York. “When they succeed in the civilian marketplace, then CPI has done its job.”
DTMB Simplifies Process for Veteran Participation in State Bidding
Now Accepting Nationally Recognized Certification
Lansing, MI — In an effort to assist veteran businesses competing for government contracts, the Department of Technology, Management and Budget will now accept the National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) certification when determining eligibility for the state’s service-disabled veteran-owned business pricing preference.
Veteran-Owned Small Business Award
Contract Professionals of Waterford
Oakland Press Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI), a Veteran Owned global staffing company based in Waterford, was recently awarded the Veteran Owned Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business Administration. “As a veteran-owned company, CPI has been working to put out processing military personnel and veterans to work for more than 34 years,” said Jim Cowper, president, CPI.
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING
The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.
To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.
Verification Process Training Opportunities
PLEASE NOTE: CVE will be off-line 11-22 August 2016
Preparing For Re-Evaluation
1st Tuesday of Each Month
Designed for firms whose verification will be expiring
3rd Tuesday of Each Month
Designed for firms interested in submitting their first CVE Verification application
4th Tuesday of Each Month
Designed for firms who have been verified in six months
Center For Verification
Apply here for VOSB or SDVOSB status with the VA
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