“Keeping The Promise (KTP)” is an annual event that heeds the words of President Abraham Lincoln, that the nation must care for those who “shall have borne the battle”. Hosted by the California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, this exposition assists our veterans who seek success through entrepreneurship.
Many Vet business owners joined representatives for major corporations, government agencies and large companies that want to work with SDVOBs.
Described by the California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, as the largest disabled veteran expo in the country, KTP offers SDVOSBs the opportunity to connect with vendors, hear inspiring speakers and meet many military men and women from today’s generation.
A few of the large corporations at KTP included: Apple, Allergan, AT&T, Blue Shield of CA, Chevron, CVS, Dun & Bradstreet, Genentech, Hensel Phelps, Hewlett Packard, Kelly Amerit Fleet Services, Lockheed, Plantronics, Pothos, Southern California Edison, Southwest Gas, Swinerton, Verizon and the California Department of General Services (DGS).
The California DVB Alliance describes the value of KTP: “Corporations and other entities that provide business education, training, mentor support and advocacy for the goals promised in State, Federal and private contracting. They make business and contract opportunity for disabled veterans their top priority.
Roger Reed, media contributor to VetLikeMe, gave this account of KTP: “We have seen many offerings become a reality for SDVOSBs/DVBEs as a result of not only the top notch Business Matchmaking coming out of the KTP Event but as a natural outgrowth of the personal connection made by attending these type events.”
The California DVB Alliance has many chapters and members that can benefit veteran owned business through networking and exposure to contract opportunities.
Visit www.cadvbe.org to learn more.