NVBDC News

May 29, 2015 - Detroit, MI

National Certification Management System (NCMS) for Veteran Owned Businesses Launched

From Keith King, President, National Veteran Business Development Council

The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) the leading third party certification organization for Veteran Owned Businesses has launched its National Certification Management Systems (NCMS).   The NCMS provides Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB/VOBs) and Sponsors with an easy and intuitive web based interface to complete the certification process. The NCMS provides a fast, accurate, and reliable way for SDVOB/VOBs, sponsors and employers to process, review and share SDVOB/VOBs certifications.  The system also provides processes to the NVBDC users such as Certification Admins, Account Admins and Contractors to manage and approve the applications as well as assign tasks to team members using a simple workflow.

The NCMS application is made possible with a combination of very capable user interface, sophisticated middleware (logic/processes/workflow), persistent data store, scalable cloud based services and a variety of custom and third party backend services.  The NCMS is a web-based application hosted in the cloud, accessible via the browser over a secure (https) connection.

“We are proud to announce that NCMS has been launched and available now with the data of our currently certified SDVOB/VOBs.  All of us at the NVBDC are extremely grateful for our corporate and individual sponsors and donors and especially those who have used our system to find and employ our certified and reliable SDVOB/VOBs. Without these critically beneficial partnerships none of our accomplishments would have been possible and opportunities for our certified SDVOB/VOBs would be lagging.

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April 4, 2015 - Detroit, MI

Debra Quade of Kellogg’s accepts Chairmanship of NVBDC Certification Committee

From Keith King, President, National Veteran Business Development Council

The National Veteran Business Development Council, the leading independent third party certification organization of Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses announced the appointment of Debra Quade as Chair of its Certification Committee.

"I’m very pleased to announce that Debra Quade of Kellogg’s has agreed to Chair our Veteran Business Certification committee. Deb’s support of our Veteran Business Owners has been outstanding from day one. With her appointment as Chair of our Certification Committee she solidifies the committee and with her reputation and credentials in the Supplier Diversity profession she will work to bring other industry leaders to serve on the committee. It has been my pleasure to work with Deb on many of the Veteran Businesses that we have already certified. Her insight and knowledge has been of great value to me personally and the NVBDC overall" said Keith King, President of the NVBDC.

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January 11, 2015 - Detroit, MI


The National Veteran Business Development Council announced today that the following companies are the most recent organizations to achieve Certification as a Veteran Owned Business:

Patriot Fluid Systems
Pete Frontiera, Owner
Freeland, MI
http://www.patriotfp.us/
D-21 Demolition
Joe Klosterman , President
Yspilanti, MI

Ingenuity IEQ
Michael T. Fox, Owner
Midland, MI
http://www.ingenuityieq.com/

Power Link
Link Howard III, Owner
Detroit, MI
http://powerlinkonline.com/
OP Tech Enterprise Solutions, LLC
Ricardo Sanchez, Owner
San Antonio, TX
http://www.optechenterprisesolutions.com/

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December 12, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Keith King, President of the National Veteran Business Development Council, was a featured speaker at the National Veteran Small Business Engagement in Atlanta, Georgia.

Held over three days at the Georgia World Congress, the NVSBD is the premier event for Veteran Owned Small Business in the United States. The NVSBD connects Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal Agencies as well as commercial Procurement Decision Makers (PDM). In addition to Learning Sessions, lead by top experts on veterans issues, the event also allows direct contact with professionals from some of the largest companies and organizations in America who are interested in using Veteran Owned Business as suppliers and partners.

Mr. King spoke on the limitations of self-certification and the NVBDC's role as the nation's leading third-party certification authority.

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December 8, 2014 - Detroit, MI


The National Veteran Business Development Council announced today that the following companies are the most recent organizations to achieve Certification as a Veteran Owned Business - view those businesses here

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Keith King of National Veteran Business Development Council -
Interview on Clear Channel

October 23, 2014 - Dallas, TX

Hear NVBDC President, Keith King, being interviewed on Clear Channel's The Traders Network radio show, hosted by Michael Yorba, a 2014 Peabody Award Nominee.

The Traders Network is a nationally syndicated radio program with 730,000+ daily listeners. The interview will be live broadcast on October 23, 2014 at 8 AM EST.  

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October 17, 2014 - Detroit, MI

The NVBDC has announced the Veteran Owned Business Certification of S.E.T. Enterprises, Inc. The Certification was presented to Sid Taylor, President and Founder, by Keith King, NVBDC President, and Dick Miller, NVBDC 1st Vice President at S.E.T Enterprises' headquarters in Warren, MI, a suburb of Metro Detroit.

This is the first time that a large corporation has been certified as a VOB. By law, the SBA and the VA, through its CVE program, are restricted to certifying small companies. S.E.T. Enterprises is recognized as one of the largest Minority Owned companies in America.

"I hope this Certification will allow other Veteran Owned Businesses to follow our lead and get Certified by the NCVBDC," said Mr. Taylor.

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October 16, 2014 - Walkersville, MD

The National Veterans Business Development Council announced their collaboration with VetLikeMe, a national news publication devoted solely to service disabled veteran owned businesses.

Founded and Edited by Hardy Stone, VetLikeMe reports the news and offers informed opinions on those issues affecting service disabled veterans and service disabled veteran owned businesses.

For more information, go to www.vetlikeme.org

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October 15, 2014 - Washington, DC

Brigadier General Richard (Dick) Miller, U.S. Army (Ret), and 1st Vice President, National Veteran Business Development Council, was a guest on Comcast's Newsmakers hosted by Robert Traynham, Bureau Chief and Political Analyst at Comcast/NBC. The interview will be broadcast on a future date.

For more information, go to comcastnewsmakers.com

To watch the video on YouTube, click here.

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October 8, 2014 - Lansing, MI

Keith King, NVBDC President, and Dick Miller, NVBDC 1st Vice President attended The 2014 Business Leaders for Michigan Matchmaking Summit, hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. The NVBDC was selected to attend the invitation only event based on it's position as the Nation's leading third party authority for Veteran Business Certification.

Procurement teams from 39 of the largest, most influential Michigan companies, attended--among them: American Axle, Amway, PNC Bank, Barton Malow, Comerica Bank, Meijer, Haworth, Herman Miller, Steelcase, La-Z-Boy, Ford Motor Company, Dominos, Olympia Development, Google, Detroit Tigers, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Consumers Energy, DTE, Fifth Third Bank, Walbridge, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Rush Group, and Roush Industries.

For more information, go to www.michiganbusiness.org

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CEO Business Summit, Washington DC - July 30, 2014

NVBDC President,  Keith King, was a featured speaker at the CEO Business Summit produced by the Minority Business Roundtable in Washington, DC.

Approx. 250 leading business owners attended the program that featured several members of President Obama's Economic Council, including Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Opportunity and Domestic Policy.

Other administration officials attending were Teresa Lewis, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Director of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Eugene Cornelius, Deputy Associate Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), a registered non-profit corporation, is a national membership organization for CEOs of African-American-, Hispanic-American-, Asian-American-, and Native-American-owned top-tier businesses, representing a variety of trades and industries. Members hold positions equivalent to chief executive officer (CEO) or chairperson in their respective businesses. MBRT functions as the vehicle for its members to analyze and help formulate effective public policies that impact minority-owned businesses.

For more information, go to www.mbrt.com