Veterans….Serving those who serve us

This Spring we celebrated the recognition of Fred Wellman as the Virginia Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year.  Part of his journey involves participation on the Veteran Owned Business Executive Roundtable (VOBER), using the Small Business Development Center and support of the Veterans Resource Center at UMW.  Veterans are significant to our regional economy.  Suburban Stats and Vetdata estimate that nearly 10% of those who live in Virginia are veterans. They continue their mission in business, education, government and those things that improve our quality of life.  We are proud that the VOBER helped establish the UMW Veterans Endowment. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure that the men and women who gave through military duty to our country would have resources to grow at the University of Mary Washington.  Help us serve those who have served or continue to serve us through military service by making a gift to the Veterans Endowment. Thank you, Brian J. Baker, Executive … [Read more...]

Fred Wellman, CEO of ScoutComms and VOBER Member, Recognized by Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

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UMW Veteran Owned Business Executive Round Table (VOBER) member ScoutComms helps to empower veterans and their families by helping them communicate their needs and helping them find resources. They work with veterans locally and nationally and have worked on programs for the military community including leading the 'Get Skills to Work' initiative with GE. VOBER is hosted at the UMW Center for Economic Development . … [Read more...]

Corps Solutions Achieves Second Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Ranking

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Corps Solutions was noted recently in the Inc. Magazine 5000 as one of the fastest growing U.S. companies. Tom Keogh, CEO and a member of the UMW Veteran Owned Business Roundtable recently shared his success philosophy with us. "Corps Solutions has placed a priority on measured growth since its creation in 2009. Our first priority is our people. We hire people who share our vision for integrity, quality, value and team work. We are a company that promotes from within and that shares its success with every employee." Corps Solutions provides training and support to prepare Department of Defense and U.S. national security clients. The contractor grew 613 percent in the last three years and created 124 jobs. In 2013 Corps Solutions was distinguished as the UMW-CED Veteran Owned Company of the Year, the Virginia SBDC Veteran Owned Company of the Year, and the Stafford County Small Business of the Year. The VOBER is hosted at the UMW Center for Economic Development. … [Read more...]