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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has Named the NVBDC as Certification Body for SD/VOBs

April 14, 2017

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.