VIB Network Photo Gallery
VIB Network National Conference, Palm Spring, California – November 6 & 7, 2017
Over 250 people attended the VIB Network National Conference in beautiful Palm Springs. This event was two full days of networking, educational business workshops, exhibiting, business matchmaking roundtable discussions and more. The conference ended with the Above & Beyond Award Banquet Dinner at the Palm Springs Air Museum. These awards recognized people and companies that went above what was expected and beyond the numbers to help the Veteran business grow and succeed.
VIB Network at the SDUSD Construction Expo – July 19, 2017
The VIB Network participated in the San Diego Unified School Districts Construction Expo. It was a great event full of informative workshops, networking opportunities for Veteran businesses and catching up with friends.
VIB Network Powerful Proposal Workshop – March 30, 2017
A great day out for the first VIB workshop! We were excited to have Zig Ziglar Ambassador Don Martinez as our guest speaker, he’s a master motivator. He was followed the buyers from Southern California Edison and Metropolitan Water District who offered key insights on how to do business with corporations. This was the first of many workshops that we’re planning for the upcoming year, keep checking the VIB Events page for more information.
The VIB at the SCMSDC Gateway Conference, Opening Doors – March 14 and 15, 2017
The VIB Network attended the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Councils Gateway Conference, Opening Doors. It was a great event with networking, exhibitors, informative workshops and great speakers. We connected with corporations and government agencies looking to meet Veteran businesses. Below are some photos from the event.
VIB Executive Director Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner honored at the “Women Leading the Way” luncheon
The VIB Network is proud of our Executive Director Rebecca for being honored at MCCSN “Women Leading the Way” luncheon. She was recognized for her work in the community, workforce issues and as a Small/Veteran business advocate. Congratulations Rebecca, Great Work – Recognition where recognition is due! Keep up the great work you do.
At the California Department of General Services, State Agency Recognition Awards (SARA)
On January 25th the VIB Network attended the SARA. We are proud of our Chairman Cole Woodman for winning the Department of Veteran Affairs John K. Lopez Award for Individual Excellence. Cole is truly dedicated to helping other Veteran businesses and believes with shared knowledge and support all Veterans in business can succeed together. Other big winners from DGS were Wayne Gross who won the Secretary’s Special Achievement Award and Michael Aguillio who won the Small Business Advocate Innovation Award. Congratulations to all, very well deserved.
The VIB at the Business Matchmaking event, sporting our new VIB gear.
The VIB Network Chairman Cole Woodman, Executive Director Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner and SDVOSB/DVBE Advocate Dustin Hayes represented at the Business Matchmaking event. Congratulations to the Diversity Hall of Fame Advocates, Mark Steiner of Mark A. Steiner Construction, Carole Bionda of NOVA Group, Dannetta Jackson of California Dept. of General Services, Richard Chacon of Union Bank and Dennis Thurston of Southern California Edison.
At the San Diego PTAC Meet The Buyers event.
Great panel discussion and information for Veteran business owners.