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National Veterans Business Group Announces 2017 Award Winners

The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition (TNVOC) announced its 2017 Award Winners on April 21, 2017 at a private launch event. Ron Williams, Service-Disabled Veteran – U.S. Air Force, and President of TNVOC, stated, “The awards selection body looked at organizations and individuals that had a proven and sustained track record of supporting Veterans and Veteran Owned Businesses. We were happy to announce the following:

2017 TNVOC Veteran Business Advocates of the Year - James & Mary Thomas - About Blind Cleaning, Inc.

2017 TNVOC Veteran Support Champions of the Year - Don & Sandy Lienhart Family

2017 TNVOC Veteran Support Champions of the Year - Paul & Sabrina Osterman Family – BAR VIÑEDO Restaurant

2017 TNVOC Partner Member of the Year - Jaymee Lomax – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

2017 TNVOC Community Partner of the Year - Dr. Pamela Williamson – Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West

2017 TNVOC Community Partner of the Year - Rainey A. Alben – Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

2017 TNVOC Veteran Business Champion of the Year - Salt River Project (SRP)

2017 TNVOC President’s Award - Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson – U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)"

TNVOC, based in Los Angeles, California started its prelaunch operation in 2016 and registered over 1,500 Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs), and sent out an average of over 2,500 Procurement Opportunities on a daily basis. TNVOC has a dynamic virtual business environment which allows for interactive relationship building, which is critical for doing business.

Ben Fatola, TNVOC Vice President stated, "Salt River Project (SRP) and other corporations and agencies across the country that are committed to supporting diverse businesses, now have an organization in TNVOC where they can truly get the support they need to source Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs). We at TNVOC recognize our job does not end once a corporation becomes a member of our portal. We are in a unique position to help corporations make direct business contact with VOBs and facilitate the development of strategic alliances and relationship building, all within our portal."

Mr. Fatola emphasized, "TNVOC’s online portal is more than just a database of Veteran Owned Businesses. It’s different from any other portal. Our systems empower VOBs with the latest technology, to not only discover corporate and government procurement opportunities as soon as they are released, but also has an interactive environment within the portal to communicate with agencies as well as other VOBs."

Veteran business owners can search for local and national business procurement opportunities available specifically for Veterans. Instant daily or weekly email notifications are also sent as soon as a Corporate and/or Government RFP are released.

About The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition (TNVOC)

The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition provides Veteran-Owned businesses with daily bid notices, as well as tools and technology to help with federal and corporate procurement, contracting opportunities, and product showcasing. The organization assists veteran business owners in training and gaining essential skills, needed to connect, grow, and succeed. TNVOC is also the premiere Veteran Business Service organization that can service corporations and government entities with sourcing for Veteran Owned Businesses. More about the organization can be seen at


Contact The National Veterans Opportunity Coalition:

Benjamin Fatola
(480) 666-9090
2487 S. Gilbert Rd. Suite 299 Gilbert AZ 85295

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