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Warner Robins, GA, 24 October 2019; Shon Barnwell Events, LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices. 

On October 24, 2019, Shon Barnwell Events LLC was one of 48 businesses from 18 states plus DC and PR to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) START Program. 

Saluting VIP Start for an amazing opportunity filled with immeasurable networking and procurement insight!

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP START is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. The curriculum is designed to help companies accelerate the rate at becoming procurement ready. The program also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran-owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities or serve as mentors. 

“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors.” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

VIP START is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level executive in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least 1 year with one year of revenue generation; must be a W-2 in their company, or full time employee, and spend 100% of their time in their business; and a small business. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP START is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors.

Contact: Shon Barnwell, (478) 217-1994;

For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, (301) 738-0015 x215;

For additional information, please visit or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.

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