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2012 Matchmaker Event, Nutter Center, WSU

by William Brownsberger on March 7, 2012

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Combined purchasing budgets representing hundreds of millions of dollars of opportunities
Go to: www.ohiobusinessmatchmaker.com Click on “New Buyer/Supplier” link
PARTIAL BUYERS LIST Butt Construction Co Inc.  Air Force Research Lab AFRL Hubert Company LLC,  Lockheed Martin,  WOLPERT Abbott Nutrition,   City of Dayton,  Defense Supply Center Columbus Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation,   Department of Veteran Affairs Ohio Department of Health,  Cleveland Metroparks,  US Army Corp of Engineers City of Cincinnati,  Danis Building Construction Co,  Department of Energy Central Ohio Transit Authority,   University of Dayton Research Institute, Ohio Department of Natural Resources,   University of Cincinnati, US Environmental Protection Agency,   US General Services Administration, GSA State of Ohio,  DAS GSD,  US Army Corps of Engineers, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

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VOB108.org General Meeting 8-March 2012, DeVry University

by William Brownsberger on February 28, 2012

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Team VOB108 General Meeting, 8-Mar 2012, Noon to 2:00 PM March’s general membership meeting is scheduled for March 8 th 2012.  As you are aware, VOB108 meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at noon unless other wise announced. We meet at DeVry University- Dayton Center, , Noon to 2:00 PM We will kick off the meeting with our featured speaker Jeremy Conkle, Veterans Program Manager, Ohio Workforce Development.  He will give a presentation on Ohio’s program and how we all can work together in getting veterans employed and identifying candidates for our own businesses. Jeremey is the ODJFS Veterans Program Manager for Region 7, and has been a Veteran Program Manager at the Central Office in Columbus, Ohio. He is experienced in working with the Ohio National Guard, Air National Guard, state and federal agencies and the community informing them about veterans program benefits and initiatives. Before that, he served as a Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist (DVOPS) for Region 6.  Jeremey has also trained new veteran staff personnel and provided reinforcement training for programs, policies and procedures.   A U.S. Army Veteran, Jeremey received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Marketing from Elon University in North Carolina. Additional Meeting Notice: We are currently accepting nominations for participation on the executive board or as a committee member . We have a very ambitious plan for the year and if you have been considering getting more involved now is the time.  We will be looking ahead at our calendar and focusing our efforts on those activities that will provide the most benefit for our group. Registrations requested. Please email your registration to [email protected] and provide the following info: Name, Company name & phone #, and indicate if you want Pizza Factory pizza @ $5/person.

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Director of Dayton VA Medical Center to speak to VOB108

February 3, 2012

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Glenn A. Costie, FACHE, CEO/Medical Center Director of the Dayton VA Medical Center will be the featured speaker of our February Teaming Meeting, Thursday Feb 9, 2012 from noon to 2pm at DeVry University- Dayton Center, 3610 Pentagon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45431. He’ll share his vision for the Dayton VA, and discuss ways he can [...]

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PTAC & EMTEC Presentation: Doing Biz with the Fed Workshop 26-Jan ’12

January 10, 2012

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Program Agenda   7:30 – 8:00 am                             Registration 8:00 – 8:15 am                             Opening Remarks – EMTEC & SWCO PTAC 8:15 – 9:15 am                             Session I – How to Identify Your Niche Greg Stanley, Consultant to Small &Large Businesses, & Former Deputy Director of Logistics, US Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC 9:15 – [...]

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VOB108.org General Meeting, Thursday 12-Jan 2012 at DeVry’s Fairborn, OH

January 7, 2012

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The first VOB108.org general meeting for 2012 will be held on Thursday, 12-Jan 2012, from Noon to 2:00 PM, at DeVry’s Fairborn, OH campus. Location:  3610 Pentagon Blvd, Fairborn, OH. Time:  12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Presentation Topic:  Direction of March for VOB108 in 2012 Registration:  Suggested, email [email protected]  Please provide the following  info in [...]

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Dayton PTAC Presentation on Thursday, 26-Jan 2012

December 27, 2011

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SWCO PTAC & EMTEC From Innovative Idea to Contract Award: Steps to Success in Doing Business with the Government January 26, 2012 Registration: 7:30 Event: 8:00am to 4:00pm Patterson Homestead 1815 Brown St. Dayton, OH 45409-2414 Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee: $10 Registration fee includes hot lunch. Registration will close 48 hours [...]

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VOB108 members featured in Dayton Daily News

December 19, 2011

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The Dayton Daily news is investigating fraud by fake SDVOB’s in contracting and contacted VOB108 XO David Esrati for background. He steered them to two successful SDVOB’s in our group, Gary Munoz and Bill Pollard, who graced the front page of today’s paper with their mug shot (at right). The U.S. Veterans Affairs inspector general’s [...]

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Veterans Administration Testify Before House Subcommittee

December 5, 2011

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Lawmakers Grill VA Over “Vets First Policy.” Violations of Law Questioned.  The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Bill Johnson, (R-OH) Chair), heard testimony from several government officials regarding Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and procurement priority at a joint hearing on November, 30. Lawmakers were troubled by the [...]

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VOB108.org 2011 Organizational Retreat, Friday, 2 Dec 2011

November 22, 2011

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IMPORTANT EVENT NOTICE VOB108 Annual Retreat – Shaping the VOB108 Vision and Mission Please Answer Questions Below! DeVry University, Fairborn Campus, 3610 Pentagon Blvd., 45432 Time: 1300 to 1600 Facilitator: Ms. Meredith L. Threatt, MS, Ed., President & co-owner of Intrepid Contract Specialists. Presentation Topic: Your input on how VOB108 moves forward The  2011 Retreat [...]

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Buy Veteran featured on NBC Nightly News, 11/11/2011

November 11, 2011

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As we pause to recognize Veterans Day, we want to say we appreciate your service to this country. Buy Veteran will be featured on NBC Nightly News hosted by Brian Williams this evening. Please tune in between 6:30 – 7:00pm EST to see your fellow Vetrepreneurs featured on the show. Victory Media, Inc. | 429 [...]

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