April

Title: NVSBC Tampa Chapter Meeting
Date/Time: Thursday, April 5/5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Location: Centre Club – Tampa | 123 Westshore Blvd, 8th floor | Tampa, FL 33609
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nvsbc-tampa-chapter-dinner-meeting-tickets-44346980011
Description: The NVSBC Tampa Chapter is pleased to have , LTC Robert W. Schaefer, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer (Green Beret), diplomat, and senior international defense expert with over 28 years working with senior foreign defense and military officials as our keynote speaker.

Title: 11th Annual Veteran Small Business Conference
Date: Thursday, April 5
Location: Pinery at the Hill | 775 W Bijou St, | Colorado Springs CO
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-veterans-small-business-conference-tickets-41081481818
Description: Don’t miss out on the year’s premier business training event for veteran entrepreneurs and those who wish to employ veterans! Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center at the Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs. Topics include franchising, certifications, financing, search engine optimization, HR compliance. This is your chance to learn from the best while networking with fellow businesses in Colorado. Don’t wait to register – this event WILL sell out!

Title: NVSBC DC Metro Chapter Meeting
Date/Time: Thursday, April 11/5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Location: Key Bridge Marriott | 1401 Lee Highway | Arlington, Virginia
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-veteran-small-business-coalition-wednesday-11-april-2018-dc-metro-chapter-dinner-meeting-tickets-44565616960
Description:
1. Creating Balanced Growth:  Government and Commercial 
Speaker: Staci Redmon, President & CEO Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS)
2. “Building Ongoing Value:  When the Sale May Not be the Only Option”
Speaker: Marc B. Marlin, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.

Title: 28th Annual Government Procurement Conference (GPC)
Date: Thursday, April 19
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW | Washington DC
Website: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/procurement/default.aspx
Description: The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 28th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States.

May 

Title: SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Department of Transportation Small Business Opportunities Day
Dates: Wednesday, May 11
Location: U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters – West Atrium | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. | Washington, D.C. 20590
Website: Coming Soon
Description: Networking Session with Prime Contractors, Federal, State and Local representatives – Meet with Small Business Specialists – Discover Procurement Opportunities

Title: 17th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum & Expo (DOE2018)
Dates: Tuesday, May 22 – Thursday, May 24
Location: The Westin Galleria Houston | 5060 West Alabama | Houston, TX
Website: https://energy.gov/osdbu/smallbusinessconference/small-business-conference
Description: DOE2018 draws nearly 1000 attendees to meet with; DOE’s site and facility management contractors, which includes 17 National Laboratories; other small business concerns as well as other Federal agencies. DOE2018will also feature a large Exhibit Hall with over 100 exhibitors, as well as business matchmaking sessions for small business owners to discuss their products and services to DOE Federal and prime contractor representatives..

June

Title:  Inaugural NVSBC VETS’18 Golf Classic
Date(s): Monday, June 11
Location:  The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club – Gold Course | Williamsburg VA
Website: https://www.nvsbc.org/inaugural-nvsbc-vets18-golf-classic/
Description: Join us for the Inaugural NVSBC VETS18 Golf Classic hosted at the Gold course at the prestigious Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, VA.  Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones and recently renovated by Rees Jones before its reopening in July 2017, the Gold course is consistently ranked by Golf Digest as a top-100 public course in America and top-10 course in Virginia. This event will provide great networking opportunities in a fun, relaxing atmosphere with your fellow veterans and representatives interested in doing business with veteran owned businesses.

Title:  Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS18)
Date(s): Monday, June 11 – Thursday June 14
Location: The Williamsburg Lodge | 310 South England Street | Williamsburg VA
Website: http://veterantrainingsymposium.com
Description: VETS brings together Federal agencies, Prime   contractors, and Veterans to network and discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside for Veteran-owned small businesses. For over 20 years various Veteran small business groups have achieved success in advocating for Veterans to be seen as a viable force in the Federal government acquisition landscape.

Beginning with the enactment of Public Law 106-50 in 1998, the nation began to understand the earned benefit of honorable military service and Veterans continuing to serve their nation through entrepreneurship and selling goods and services to the Federal government. Unfortunately the Federal government continues to fall short of the acquisition goals mandated by Congress. VETS provides a platform for all stakeholders to get closer to these goals and support our Veteran small businesses.