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Certification of Veteran Businesses

The country's leading Certification Organization for SD/VOBs of all sizes.

Keith King delivers his popular, "You're Certified, Now What" session to veterans

Mark Hands, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at The Federal Reserve Warmly Greets Steadman Graham before his session

The Federal Reserve Bank Honor Guard was on site to present the colors

Attendance was great in Chicago for NVBDC's 3rd Annual Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

the energy in the rooms was strong and attendees were engaged in robust networking”
— Event Attendee
DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 / -- The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce the successful 3rd Annual Doing Business with the Federal Reserve and Private Industry Conference held on July 19th. Working in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and sponsor JP Morgan Chase & Co, over 200 registrants had the opportunity to meet with corporations and government agencies. Featuring over a dozen speakers, topics included the value of certification, and strategies to successfully grow your business. Panel discussions featured industry leaders who directly work and manage Supplier Diversity Programs. NVBDC also introduced for the first time, an opportunity for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs) to partake in side-by-side educational and one-on-one matchmaking sessions.

Veteran and entrepreneur Stedman Graham kicked off the conference and gave an inspiring keynote address about Identity Leadership and his Nine-Step Success Process. Attendees were enthusiastic about the event saying, “It was a great event with lots of amazing energy and awesome connections made” and “the energy in the rooms was strong and attendees were engaged in robust networking.”

NVBDC is looking forward to our upcoming and not to be missed event, the National Veteran Business Matchmaker held in Detroit on September 10th and 11th. At last year’s event, NVBDC tripled their attendance records and are on track for another success. With buyers from major corporations and government agencies, as well as the popular social event, Vets Night Out, it promises to be an in-demand event for SD/VOBs.

Veteran focused Diversity Spending Programs are an $80 billion dollar market in the United States. Other corporations who support the NVBDC in certifying SD/VOBs include the 28 member corporations of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, Kellogg's, AT&T, General Motors, Ford, JP Morgan Chase & Co., PPG, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Minnesota, Facebook, BMW, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many more.

NVBDC’s Mission:
The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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Keith King
National Veteran Business Development Council
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