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OMAHA: VETERANS IN BUSINESS FORUM, VIBF

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Veterans in Business Forum

 

 

Mission Statement

 

“The mission of the Veterans in Business Forum, VIBF, is to provide business support, education and advocacy to help veterans succeed in business and increase community awareness of veteran-owned business activities.”

 

Veterans, active duty, reservists and civilians are welcome to join and support each other and veteran-related goals.

 

Meeting Day and Time

 

The VIBF meets the first Friday of every month (0800-0900) and serves the Omaha area, including Council Bluffs, Papillion, La Vista, Gretna, Springfield, Plattsmouth, and Bellevue.

 

VIBF Benefits

 

Our Omaha veterans group concentrates on these areas:

Business Support

Omaha Resources

Business Resources

Omaha Networking

Veteran Resources

Veteran Networking

Business Networking

Education & Speakers

 

VIBF Meeting Format

Registration/Sign-In

Welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

Attendee Introductions

Speaker Presentation

VIBF Business

Member Issues/Advice Roundtable

News & Member Events

Networking

Speakers may be from VIBF members, Omaha business groups, Omaha veteran groups, NBDC, PTAC, Army Corps of Engineers, SBA, SCORE, or private sector and government agencies on a wide range of topics that focus on the veteran business owner.

 

Business Support

 

VIBF members are a great source of information and experiences. Established companies share experiences and insight. New businesses or those with challenges get help with the Advice Roundtable.

 

Education

 

Different topics include:

 

Franchising

Obtaining Loans

Starting a Business

Growing a Business

Employee-Related Issues

City and County Vendor Registration

SAM (System for Award Management) Registration

VOSB (Veteran Owned Small Business) Certification

 

Veteran Business and Networking/Outreach

 

We work with other veteran groups and organizations to network and outreach with NBDC (Nebraska Business Development Center), PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center), SBA (Small Business Administration), SCORE, contracting officers and meet-the-buyer events.

VIBF encourages collaboration through networking.  Each month, members can bring up issues and concerns to discuss with the group to get recommendations to help come up with effective solutions.

 

Contact

 

Michel Thornhill

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Mailing Address:

VIBF c/o

Little Mountain Web Design

PO Box 461235

Papillion, NE 68046