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March 20, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
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SBA Women's Month National VIP Veterans Program , Barbara Ashe

Monday, March 20, 2023

VIP is advanced training for veteran owned small business...join us for this very special event! 

About VIP:

VIP is a training program for owners, principals, and C-level executives of service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses, that specifically addresses federal procurement. Our 27-hour comprehensive certification programs are taught by subject matter experts from industry and government. VIP has always been offered at no cost to veterans nationwide. Since the creation of VIP in 2009, over 2,000 veteran-owned small businesses from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam are now procurement ready! With the support of our partners at SBA, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and the State of Maryland, VIP now offers 5 different curriculums designed to accelerate success and ensure procurement readiness.

Ms. Ashe is the President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) and serves as the National Director of the Veteran Institute for Procurement. She is also the Executive Vice President at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC). As President of the Foundation, Ms. Ashe launched the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) in 2009 and oversees strategic development of the program, manages a dedicated team of professionals in executing the program that now trains 250 veteran owned small business a year nationwide on how to accelerate their success in the federal marketplace. Ms. Ashe also manages the MCCCF Board of Directors. She attends and is often asked to speak at national conferences about the VIP program. The U.S. Small Business Administration honored Ms. Ashe with the Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year Award in 2011, and the Director’s Award in 2020. The National Veteran-Owned Business Association honored her in 2017 with the Veterans Business Advocate of the Year award.

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