The IVMF, Coalition for Veteran Owned Business and Walmart are excited to be holding our new procurement readiness program called VetSource!

VetSource connects Fortune500 Executives and procurement officers to VOBs and supplement that relationship with timely resources, information, and best practices. VetSource will help educate VOBs, both procurement-ready and ready to grow, and this collaboration will prepare VOBs to grow and increase their business through unique mentorship and programming.

A few companies being represented at VetSource include:


Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott 


Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Hilton Norfolk

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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VetSource is a three-phase program to include online, residency, and post-program support phases:

Phase 1: Online training – gives VOBs an overview of the procurement process. We will host webinars as a part of this curriculum, giving VOBs the opportunity to ask the experts about procurement best practices and ways to make the most out of the time they have at these events. These webinars are there to help demystify the procurement process and prepare VOBs for networking and matchmaking opportunities.

Phase 2: Residency – intended to provide classroom instruction as well as networking and matchmaking opportunities. On September 20, 2017 join the CVOB and Procurement Executives at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for a day of procurement panel discussions, jam sessions, a resource fair with over two dozen exhibitors, and a keynote address! VOBs will learn the ins and outs of procurement and make connections with executives at some of the largest companies in Virginia and surrounding states.

Phase 3: Post-Program Support and mentorship – delivered through a robust, comprehensive network of mentors, resources and national partnerships.

VetSource will help educate established VOBs, both procurement ready and ready to grow, and connect them to Fortune500 procurement opportunities. For more information, please email

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