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Veteran Owned Business Website Numbers | September 2021

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com September 2021 website numbers are in: 272,110 unique visitors (Nearly 2,800,000 so far in 2021) 5,650,000+ page views (Over 58,000,000 so far in 2021) 16,460 unique visitors on busiest day 9,070 average unique visitors per day (*would be much higher if you add in all domains associated with VOB) And as always… thank you so much for your support… Read more
Aspen Dental to Provide FREE Dental Care to Military Veterans on Saturday November 6th

Aspen Dental to Provide FREE Dental Care to Military Veterans on Saturday November 6th

Nearly 600 Aspen Dental Offices to Open their Doors for Annual Day of Service In recognition of Veterans Day, nearly 600 Aspen Dental locations will open their doors on Saturday, November 6th to provide free care to military veterans across the country. Now in its 7th year, the Day of Service provides much-needed dental care for veterans at no cost… Read more
New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
VA News Release

VA resumes overpayment notifications, medical copayment collections while continuing to offer Veterans expansive debt relief options

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will resume over-payment notifications for new benefit debts and the debts deferred from April 6, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. VA suspended debt collection April 6, 2020 and will restart debt collection Oct. 1, 2021, however, VA will not deduct debts from benefits payments until January 2022. Collections… Read more
Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Provides $2.4 Million Grant to Support The University of Baltimore Veteran and Active Military Students

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Increases Support for The University of Baltimore with a $2.4 Million Grant to Aid Programs Focused on Veteran and Active Military Student Populations September 15, 2021 Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations Phone: 410.837.5739 With a multiyear, $2.4 million grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Bob Parsons, B.S. ’75, D.H.L. ’08,… Read more
Flag at half staff alert

Flag At Half-Staff Alert: Patriot Day – Saturday, September 11th

Follow VOB On… In accordance with Public Law 107-89, the president of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation (per the requirements of Flag Code section 7(m)) for the flag to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day (sunrise to sunset) on Patriot Day, Saturday, Sept. 11.  Additionally, title 36 U.S. Code § 144, calls for citizens… Read more

Share Your Military/Veterans Discount With 100s 0f 1,000s of Members and Supporters

Does Your Business Offer Military/Veterans Discounts? We are working on our 13th Annual Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies list. We are calling on members and supporters who have a special offer for Veterans Day (or year-round) to send VOB your special offer (discount, coupon, freebie, special, etc.).  Our Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies list/post is typically shared and seen by… Read more