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Veteran Owned Businesses

Below are resources for Veteran Owned Businesses who wish to do business at the federal or state level.

Federal

Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans needing assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) process can view the following videos to help them through the process. If you would like additional help after you’ve viewed the information, please reach out to your nearest PTAC Counselor.

 

For your convenience, we’ve split the webinar into four parts to enable to you to view only the section you wish to see.

Webinar 1: Overview of VA CVE Verification and Eligibility Requirements

Webinar 2: Preparing to Apply

Webinar 3: Application Documents & Case Studies

Webinar 4: Starting Your Application & Next Steps

Or you can view the Full Webinar

 

See below for links to specific information on www.vetbiz.gov:

 

To assist businesses through this process, Washington PTAC counselors have been trained as part of the Verification Assistance Program. The following counselors have been certified by the VA to assist businesses with CVE Verification. For VA Certified Counselors outside of Washington, click here.

Ashley Coronado, located at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce – serving Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties

Darrell Sundell, located at Green River Community College – serving King and Pierce counties

Tiffany Scroggs, located at the Thurston Economic Development Council – serving Chelan, Island, Kittitas, Lewis, Pacific, San Juan, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties

Tom Westerlund, located at Bates Technical College – serving Pierce county

 

Washington State

Washington State Veteran and Service Member Owned Business Certification

The Veteran Owned Business Registry is an official way for veterans to certify their businesses and reap the rewards of being officially recognized as a Veteran Owned Business.

The benefits of registering with the Veterans Owned Business Registry are;

  1. Eligibility to do business with the many agencies of the State of Washington
  2. Eligibility for the Linked Deposit Program: http://www.dva.wa.gov/program/linked-deposit
  3. Public recognition of your status as a Veteran Owned Business.

Even if you are not planning to directly do business with the State of Washington, customers like to know they are patronizing Veteran Owned Businesses.

To get registered click here: http://www.des.wa.gov/services/ContractingPurchasing/Business/Pages/WEBSRegistration.aspx

It is free.

It is quick.

It is easy.

 

If you have any questions, please contact vob@dva.wa.gov or your local PTAC Counselor