Our Partners

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Freddie Mac was chartered by Congress in 1970 with a public mission to stabilize the nation's residential mortgage markets and expand opportunities for homeownership and affordable rental housing. Our statutory mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market.

We participate in the secondary mortgage market by purchasing mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities for investment and by issuing guaranteed mortgage-related securities, principally those we call PCs. For more information visit: http://www.freddiemac.com/

MEDC Business Connect

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is a multi-billion dollar public/private initiative developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) connecting buyers to suppliers of Michigan goods and services. Michigan companies can sign up for free to access this premier business-to-business (B2B) network and be introduced to opportunities to expand their supply chain within the state and access Michigan service providers, including pro bono and discounted services, such as legal, accounting, Web development, logistics and human resource assistance.

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Bill Matravers, Principal Consultant and President of Boxford Industries, LLC, provided Lead Design and Project Management services for the NVBDC National Certification Management System (NCMS)—the nation's leading Veteran Owned Business Certification System. In addition, Boxford Industries, LLC advises the NVBDC Executive Committee on digital marketing, ecommerce, and other technology related issues.

Phone: 734-624-1657
Email: bmatravers@boxfordindustries.com

Operation Veteran Empowerment

OpVet is the only veteran website dedicated to providing FREE information about "real world" best business practices and business financing in the USA. OpVet is produced by Woodrow (Woody) Wollesen, known as "The Nation's Foremost Small Business Financial Engineering Expert" and author of "The Ultimate Financing Guide".

To learn more, go to www.operationveteranempowerment.com

VetLikeMe is 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

A Veterans Resources and Information Directory. We wish to acknowledge and thank the Department of Veteran Affairs for allowing us to use their link to connect users to their website. It is our pleasure to connect you to a multitude of resources including all of the Veteran Hospitals. We also feature Veterans Organizations from all of the branches of the military as well as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Legion. We applaud all of America's Veterans who number over 25 million heroes.

For more inforamation, visit: http://www.militaryconnection.com/veterans

VAMBOA, a non-profit trade association, provides for the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners of all sizes. VAMBOA’s future expansion includes establishing regional chapters throughout the country.

For more information, visit: http://www.vamboa.org/

We provide veterans an entrepreneurial edge through:

  • mentoring to help develop a business plan
  • connections that become prospects
  • advocacy that ensures veterans get the opportunities they deserve

For more information, go to http://www.dvba.org/

Membership in the VBN is open to all active duty military and veterans of all services, including National Guard and the Reserves, and we are able to offer it to you at no cost due to the financial support of our Partners.





APACC represents Asian Pacific American businesses that have origins that are either Asians, Pacific Islanders and Subcontinent Asian Ancestry, which includes persons from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.


Looking for an accountant?...a painter?...that perfect handmade gift? If so, wouldn't you prefer to hire or buy from a verified military family-owned business?

The Rosie Network is a non-profit founded by military spouses whose mission is to promote our military family-owned businesses to the public by making it easy to find them. What does it cost to use our Rosie's List search tool? Nothing. Nada. Zip.


DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) is the proud publisher of six nationally recognized diversity focused magazines: Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Multicultural Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Diversity in STEAM Magazine, and DIVERSEability Magazine. Each magazine has its own engaging website, distribution, and digital edition. In addition, we publish a bi-monthly award-winning e-newsletter that reaches all of our readers, subscribers and clients. If one of your goals is diversity branding, global diversity, diversity recruiting or supplier diversity, then look no further. With almost 25 years of experience in diversity & inclusion advertising, each publication now reaches over 2 million readers.


The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. The SBA has 15 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).


Assisting Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in the formation and expansion of their businesses.

  • Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Mentoring Programs and Activities
  • Advocacy Services
  • Procurement Counseling


VVA Chapter 9 LogoVVA Chapter 9 has had over 36 years of dedicated service to Detroit and the veteran community. Even though we have moved from our longtime location at Woodward and Temple, we are committed to being part of the Detroit scene and continuing as “L Z Motown” for many years into the future.