NVBDC, in partnership with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago,
and sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co, invites you to

doing business with the federal reserve and private industry:
3rd annual Conference

Don't miss out! Register today and discover our event offerings.

Open Now!

July 19, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

09:00am - 3:00pm

Educational Sessions

Choose from 6 sessions, specifically designed to maximize your business and help you grow through the benefits of Veteran Certification.

Dynamic Speakers

Get motivated! There will be lots of well-known presenters at this year's event. See the line-up below and get in the know.

Help For Veteran Businesses

In addition to the learning sessions, various support agencies and veteran groups will be on site to speak with veteran business owners about plans and opportunites.

B2B Networking

There is no better place to connect with fellow business owners who are in similar situations. Many complimentary connections have been made at our events. Get chatting!

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.

The Challenges of Diversity

"I witnessed firsthand Corporate America's desire to work with Veteran Owned Businesses. We are strongly considering becoming Certified by NVBDC. Best networking event ever."

Event Attendee
2017 NVBDC Events

"As a result of our NVBDC certification,
CPI has secured 6 new clients and received multiple awards including the Veteran Owned Business of the Year."

Contract Professionals, Inc.

"Since our certification ...many exciting opportunities have already come about. Literally in just the first month, suppliers have now allowed us to begin bidding on services.."

Fulmer Logistics, Inc.


Meet Our Amazing Speakers, and Then Meet 1:1 with Corporations
and Resource Partners

For the first time, we plan side-by-side educational sessions based on individual interests and business objectives. Choose sessions from each of 3 Tracks. After our education sessions, you'll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from some of the world's largest corporations, and get valuable information from our resource partners.

What's happening at this year's event?
Check out the line up and register today - don't miss out!


We will be honoring both our supporters and veteran businesses!

Coffee (and more)

Drink coffe, have breakfast and lunch - all included in registration at this free event.

VIP Speakers

Check out our line up of speakers for the training sessions and keynote.

Educational Resources

Learn how to maximize your veteran owned business with the Federal Reserve Bank.


Meet with buyers, purchasing managers and other veteran business owners.

Video Testimonials

Tell us how your business has benefitted from becoming NVBDC certified.

Looking for MORE INFORMATION about the event?
Click BELOW to view the detailed agenda.



This event is FREE for veteran owned businesses to attend. But you must register in advance. For security reasons, no walk-in attendees will be permitted. Do not miss out on this excellent opportunity. Corporate or government partner? Click here to register

federal reserve bank of chicago

230 S LaSalle St

Chicago, IL 60604