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Military Connection Joins Forces to Launch VAMBOA

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Debbie Gregory -800-817-3777

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Debbie Gregory, CEO of Military Connection, The Go To Site, is proud to announce the launch of VAMBOA – VETERAN AND MILITARY BUSINESS OWNERS ASSOCIATION.  VAMBOA, a non-profit trade association, will strive to ensure the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Owned Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Businesses of all sizes.  VAMBOA will serve the needs of the veteran and military business communities by uniting veteran and military business owners for collaboration, connections and contracts with both private corporations and government agencies.

VAMBOA was founded by Debbie Gregory and Patty DeDominic. Gregory and Military Connection successfully work with and support the military and veteran communities. As the daughter of a service-disabled veteran who served our nation along with his seven brothers, Gregory is committed to doing her share to assist all those who serve, past and present.

In 2009, Gregory was named Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for her area. Gregory has received numerous awards, including the Soldier's Angels Crystal Award of Excellence, the Patriot Award, the Golden Anchor Award and the Veterans Information Gold Web Award.  In 2008, Military Connection became a corporate member of the Department of Defense's America Supports You program and was later named a Top 100 Employment Web Site. is one of the most comprehensive and respected online directories of resources and information for military, veterans and their families.  The site offers thousands of pages of resources and information with something for everyone. takes pride in its many affiliations with non-profits that serve and support our Armed Forces.     As a result of her work with, Gregory saw the need for a dedicated trade organization to serve the needs of Veteran and Military Business Owners and joined forces with DeDominic. 

Patty DeDominic is the CEO of DeDominic & Associates, which offers professional services to enterprise builders and other high achievers.  She is the former national President of NAWBO, one of the most influential trade associations in the nation.  DeDominic brings a wealth of experience leading associations of both small and large businesses  DeDominic was awarded the President's Award from Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and was inducted into the Women's Business Owners Hall of Fame.  

DeDominic stated “VAMBOA's Vet Owned seal symbolizes the talent, dedication, leadership, courage and ingenuity of these special Americans who currently serve or have served in America's military  and have a business, large or small". VAMBOA offers a multitude of resources and services to its members but does not charge any dues. One major area of focus for VAMBOA is connecting veteran and military business owners with the private sector and corporations that want to use their goods and services.  .

Gregory added, "Those who serve our country possess an extraordinary work ethic and excellent leadership skills, making operating their own business a natural.  Small business owners are the fuel that runs our nation's economy. VAMBOA also provides networking, collaboration, mentoring, education, certification and advocacy. We are proud to have Amgen as one of our first corporate sponsors. Amgen is a company that embraces and supports diversity suppliers.  VAMBOA's corporate sponsors will gain visibility and provide valuable mentorship."

For more information on VAMBOA, building success for Veteran and Military Owned Businesses, one connection at a time, please go to www.vamboa.orgYou have honorably served our nation. VAMBOA is here to serve you and be your voice. &