To recognize the effort of veterans– and the successes that follow– the Virginia Small Business Development Center has the Virginia Small Business Veteran of the Year Award. The award itself is a specially designed plaque, given to the winner. In addition, all winners have their names inscribed on a plaque prominently displayed at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.
Your local Central Virginia SBDC is looking for Veteran-owned businesses to include in this program and nominate for the award.
The program is open to any Veteran who:
Has been honorably discharged from active duty or retired from any US branch of military service
Is active in Reserve or National Guard units
Possesses a DD214 (copy to be included in the application)
Currently owns at least 51% of a Virginia-based business
Has owned the business for at least one year
Is living in Virginia at the time of their nomination and award
Is not a past winner of the Veteran Small Business of the Year Award
Click the link below to learn more and nominate yourself or another deserving Veteran for this high honor.