Veterans in Business Awards

The VETCON Alliance is pleased to announce the inaugural Veterans in Business Awards. The mission of the VIB awards is to recognize Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses that have exhibited exemplary achievements in areas of patriotism, leadership, community service, business activity, and more.

The VETCON Alliance will review nominations and select five SDVOBs to receive a Veterans in Business Award at VETCON 2024 in Albany, NY on Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Award Categories

Please select a category below in order to find out more information. The deadline for this year’s nominations is November 22, 2024.

Without question, all owners of SDVOBs have exhibited patriotism through their service to their country while in uniform.  The Patriot Award is designed to recognize the SDVOB that has continued to exhibit patriotism to their country, to veterans, and to Active and Reserve service members after trading their uniform for civilian attire

We all remember that service member who managed to lead by example and was quickly promoted ahead of his peers. Maybe you know an SDVOB that has had similar success?  The HSLD Award is designed to recognize an SDVOB that has manage to quickly break through the red tape and has been able to quickly achieve a level of success that had set them apart from their peers.

As service members, it was ingrained in us to look out for the members of the community we were assigned to protect. Some service members have carried this selflessness into their civilian lives after transitioning out of the military.  The Community Service Award is designed to recognize the SDVOB that has continued to give back to their community regardless of whether the contribution is directed toward veterans.   

A service member always takes care of the battle buddies to the left and right. Some continue to take care of their battle buddies well after transitioning to a civilian career.  The Veteran Employment Award is designed to recognize a veteran friendly company that has taken steps to employ veterans in their community. 

 In the military, the Top Gun Award is often earned by the crew that shot the highest score during gunnery and the qualification of their assigned weapon system. We want to recognize the SDVOB that has managed to zero their sites and hit a high number of contracts in their civilian capacity.  The Top Gun Award will be awarded to the nominee that has done the most business and earned the most contracts since becoming certified.

Submit a Nomination

Secure a booth for your company! Showcase your support of the Veteran community and VETCON 2024 with an opportunity to reach hundreds of attendees at this year’s conference.

VETCON 2024 promises to be the best one yet! With 2 days of unrivaled networking and educational opportunities, and deep representation from government agencies, you’re certain to walk away with clear opportunities for the future.

VETCON 2023 was a huge success! Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors & agencies who joined us for two full days of learning, networking, and growth.

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