Summer 2017 Veteran Owned Business Newsletter

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Veterans Will Soon Get To Shop Tax-Free!

Tax-free shopping for Veterans

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange ServiceClick here to read more

Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts for a full list

Famous Veterans Site Launched

Famous Veterans

Can you guess what Bob Barker and Drew Carey have in common?  Along with 100s of others like Don Rickles, Bea Arthur, Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck, Spencer Tracy, Gene Autry, Kurt Vonnegut and Yogi Berra?  They are all on a long list of Famous Veterans! See if your favorite celebrity is listed and see which Famous Veterans you share a birthday with! Famous Veterans… “Another Reason To Love Your Favorite Celebrity!”

Lowe’s Expands Military Enhanced Discount

Lowe's Expands Support

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced today it will expand its military discount program by offering 10 percent off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The new program uses a MyLowes card for…Click here to read more

President Trump Signs Forever GI Bill Into Law

Forever GI Bill The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, Families and Survivors. Most notably, Veterans who transitioned out of the military after January 1, 2013 will not be limited to the 15-year deadline…Click here to read more

When You Do Business With A Veteran Owned Small Business!

When You Do Business

YOU ARE NOT helping a CEO put a Ferrari in the garage of his 5th vacation home!

When you do business with a veteran owned small business YOU ARE directly helping those who served our country put food on the table, make a mortgage payment, buy “back to school” clothes for their children, hire a fellow veteran or–just possibly–give back to nonprofit organizations who help our military communityClick here to read more

Opportunities for End of Federal Fiscal Year Contracts


The end of the Federal Government’s Fiscal year closes on September 30th, and Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses can take advantage as Federal Agencies try to spend their allocated funds to reduce the chance of their budget figures being reduced in the next cycle…Click here to read more and to view bids.


Thank You

VOB Announces New Member Features

We are proud to announce new features are available on every member profile. Members can now add Hours of Operationa Business Slogan or Tagline, NAICS Codes and Serviceable Areas to your profile, or an extension to your primary contact #. VOB is also developing more functionalities which will make it easier for Prime Contractors & Procurement personnel to find your business for Contracting Opportunities.

VOB Passes 28,000 Members Nationwide

We’d like to say a special “thank you” to all of you who continue to help us spread the word about our Veteran Owned Business Network. Your support for our veterans means more than you can imagine! We are proud to have you as part of our 300,000+ military community supporter network that champions NOW over 28,000 member businesses/organizations around the USA!

Share Your Upcoming Event With the VOB Community


Many members, supporters, businesses and organizations approach the Veteran Owned Business Project regarding upcoming events in support of our military, veterans and military families.  Some of these events include things like: military job fairs, holiday events, fundraisers, contracting/business opportunities, casting for active duty military/veterans, concerts supporting our troops, Stand Down events, sporting events, military outreach events, fishing tournaments, special military/veteran offers and much more…Click here to read more

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Welcome Aboard Featured New Members:

Veteran Owned Business does not guarantee any of the special offers listed below.  Please contact each business for details on their specific discounts.  Interested in getting your business profile? Look for the red “sign up now” button on Want to see your company’s special offer in our next newsletter? Contact us at (877) 862-5478 x4.

iMold offers a variety of discounts. Please visit their website for the offer you may qualify for…click here for more information

The Human Factor helps organizations solve people problems. THF’s programs are people oriented and designed to take the learning out of the realm of theory and into the day-today challenges…click here for more information

Your Visual Alternative From regular, everyday moments, to momentous events, pictures have grown to be so much a part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine life without them…click here for more information

Planate Management Group is often contracted as a prime contractor to assure quality, safe and timely outcomes for our important clients missions in unique situations where others may be conflicted or lack personal oversight that an experienced and longstanding team, like Planate, possesses…Click here for more information

1 Veterans Carpeting Special rates for veterans, active duty military and military families…click here for more information

Click here to view More Member Special Offers/Coupon Directory by state!

Want to see your Special Offer Here? Click here or call (877) 862-5478 Ext. 4

At Your Home Veteran franchising available, join a recession-proof industry that will guarantee you recurring customers while maintaining a low overhead. At Your Home provides on site lawn mower/machinery repair as a segue to easily sell exterior home improvement and service contracts. Join us and you will receive complete training and support…click here for more information

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling – Altoona offers free estimates and discounts for veterans. They utilize their core values – Respect, Integrity, and Trust – to provide customers with the best service in the industry…click here for more information

Semper Fi Homes helps veterans like you make the process of selling or buying a home as smooth as possible. Selling a home? You can rely on our expert marketing and nationwide network of Real Estate Professionals. In the market to buy? VA and First Time Home buyers are our specialty…click here for more information

Semper Fi Hydroseed is Oklahoma’s premier year-round lawn, landscape and maintenance authority specializing in both commercial and large property work sites. We even offer free estimates…click here for more information

VetLaw is a national law firm exclusively focused on the practice of veterans law issues – we only work on behalf of veterans and their family members who have been denied VA benefits and are struggling to navigate through the VA appeals process…click here for more information 

Click here to view More Member Special Offers/Coupon Directory by state!

Want to see your Special Offer Here? Click here or call (877) 862-5478 Ext. 4

Greenfield Company Veteran owned recreational and medical cannabis retail. We offer product discounts to our active US military personnel and veterans.…click here for more information

Down Under Dive Shop Escape the beach crowds and come kayak the Alabama Gulf Coast. Paddle through a maze of marshlands and sandbars to gracefully glide just inches away from breathtaking wildlife. Enjoy a visual feast of yellow, orange and violet hues while the sun melts into the Gulf of here for more information

National Personal Training Institute of Florida has been training veterans to become Personal Trainers for over 17 years in Orlando/Tampa,Fl. Unlimited career potential and Fitness jobs are globally available after you graduate. We have a housing program available for all out of state students. click here for more information

Guerrilla Signs As a thank you to all active duty, retired disabled as well as separated military Guerrilla Signs offer a 12.5% discount thru this advertising venue here for more information

C.M.P.J. Diesel Repair Service LLCis an active carrier operating under USDOT Number 2073730…click here for more information 

Nonprofit Organization?

Veteran Owned Business Nonprofit Member

Welcome National Protective Services Institute (NPSI) to our #nonprofit section. National Protective Services Institute (NPSI) is an institution of higher learning specifically structured to train students to attain the important education, training, licensing, and certifications needed to prepare them to work as a security professional. Potential directly related career possibilities for NPSI graduates include Security Operations, Personal Protection Operations, Security Management, Loss Prevention, Investigations, Anti-Terrorism, Homeland Security, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, the Military, and more.

Veteran Owned Business proudly welcomes Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families to our ‪Nonprofit section. Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families aims to support veterans and military families by strengthening Howard County’s capacity to care for them. By connecting them to available resources, promoting educational and employment opportunities and continuing community outreach efforts, we are committed to honoring our veterans and military families.

Are you with a nonprofit organization that is mission focused on helping Veterans and their families?  We’d love to have you in our nonprofit section on Veteran Owned Business.  Look for the “Nonprofit Organizations sign up here” link under the red “sign up now” button on

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Future Newsletter Topics:

What is the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and what does it mean to my business? How do I get my business on GSA? Veteran Owned Businesses by the Numbers. SDVOSB/VOSB contracting opportunities. Interesting VOB Members. Politicians Who Are Fighting For VOBs. The Veterans Hiring Veterans Initiative. Franchising Opportunities for Veterans and much, much more!

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