We’re kicking off the third month of the Veteran Small Business Award program with a bang. Today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited the StreetShares office to announce his new initiative for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program.
The V3 Program helps companies seeking to hire veterans understand, design and implement best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans. Governor McAuliffe is a huge supporter of veteran education, employment and entrepreneurship in Virginia. He stated a new goal to reach 25,000 veteran jobs in Virginia before he leaves office.
The Veteran Small Business Award is one program the StreetShares Foundation has in place to encourage and support veteran entrepreneurship. The February finalists for the Veteran Small Business Award come from across the country, own companies impacting the military and veterans community and represent all branches of the military.
Congratulations to the February Award Finalists!
Brian Zimmerman, Marine Corps veteran, Founder of Income Designers
Chris Nichols, Navy veteran, Owner of Narrows Hill LLC
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, Air Force veteran, CEO and Founder of Gracefully Global Group LLC
Jaime Velez, Army veteran, Owner of PingMomo
John Van Horn, Air Force veteran, President/CEO of Veteran Unmanned Solutions, LLC
Keith King, Army veteran and President of National Veteran Business Development Council
Meegan Mackay, Army veteran and Founder of Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA)
Nicole Amelio-Casper, Military Spouse and Owner of Amelio Media LLC
Richard Sanders, Army veteran and Owner of SHplates
Scott Tucker, Army veteran, Founder/CEO of Be Financially Fit
Vote for your Favorite Veteran Business Now
Voting for the February Veteran Small Business Award is now in order. Enjoy learning about 10 more veteran-owned businesses. Click here to register to vote. We will only accept votes that are registered. The three business owners with the most votes will get the top three awards in the form of cash grants of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000.