VOBeacon News & Events Blog

MLK Day 2019

MLK “I Have A Dream” Speech

Follow VOB On… (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great… Read more
USAA Insurance

Casting USAA Members For National TV Commercial

Searching for REAL USAA Members and their families Casting Call Details: Currently have USAA Auto Insurance Member of USAA, male or female, age 21 – 70 Experience savings from switching to USAA or bundling insurance products Available the week of February 18, 2019 Specifically looking for unique, interesting stories of your interaction with USAA. Members can be of any family… Read more

Today’s VOB FAQ: “Can I add my business’ profile from my phone?”

IMPORTANT VOB MESSAGE: a short while ago we implemented a new mobile “invite” form for those of you looking to add your business to VeteranOwnedBusiness.com using your phone. We’ve already had a numerous submissions but wanted to give an overview of the process for those who are a bit confused: If you hit our red (blue for nonprofits) signup button… Read more
Directory of all United States Government Departments and Agencies

SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bids – 1/9/2019

Here’s a recent list posted on January 9, 2019 of RFPs, RFIs, Pre-Solicitations, bid updates and more from Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov). These are for various products and services for many government agencies. You must have an account with FedBizOpps.gov to view these bids. Your business must be verified with the CVE (click here for information about the CVE and… Read more
GI Bill

VA assists GI Bill beneficiaries with Education Corporation of America closure

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will assist GI Bill® students affected by the December closure of Education Corporation of America’s (ECA) approximately 70 campuses. VA is in the process of identifying GI Bill beneficiaries currently enrolled at ECA and informing them of follow-on options. If schools close in the middle of a term and Post-9/11 GI Bill… Read more
VOBeacon News & Events

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. “We are proud to support veterans who are choosing to invest in themselves to create businesses right here in Wisconsin,” said Governor… Read more
Veteran Business Battle

Veterans Business Battle – Save the Date

Join the largest veteran-focused business plan competition in the country Save the Date: April 12-13, 2019 Fueling our nation’s military heroes to succeed in the business world (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Veterans Business Battle serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers and resources. It’s our goal to lead as many veteran-owned businesses to success as possible.… Read more