New Veterans Association Formed to Represent North Carolina Veteran Professionals

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New Veterans Association Formed to Represent North Carolina Veteran Professionals "Serving Those Who Served" - NC VetBiz pledges to promote, empower and educate North Carolina's veteran business owners and professionals

Formed by three veterans residing in Charlotte, the North Carolina Veterans Business Association (dba "NC VetBiz"), vows to build a strong association and professional network of North Carolina veterans that will serve, support and preserve the interest of all veterans in commerce.

NC VetBiz is the only non-profit in North Carolina that is dedicated exclusively to all veterans in commerce, including individuals serving in North Carolina on active duty in any branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and the Reserves. According to a U.S. Census Bureau North Carolina has 6.24 million residents of voting age and of that 723,831 are veterans.

"Our objective is to become the premier state membership organization that's committed to promoting, empowering and educating North Carolina veteran business owners and professionals, in order to advance veteran interests in the public and private sectors," says Joe Marchesani, Co-Founder and Chairman of the NC VetBiz Board. "Veterans make up roughly 12% of the voting population in North Carolina, and of that 109,953 own their own business. We hope to have a positive impact on legislation and veterans' interests at all levels of publicly-funded business contracting and grant programs in North Carolina."

Services for Veteran Business Owners and Professionals
NC VetBiz provides veterans with access to the tools and resources needed to become successful business owners and professionals by fostering entrepreneurship and business opportunities in the state and local governments including the following:

1.    Create business opportunities with, including but not limited to government agencies, private companies and other association members;
2.    Connect members with relevant and timely information through network events;
3.    Expand our veteran and supporting veteran agencies network, while simultaneously leveraging existing resources;
4.    Pool resources to solve problems;
5.    Provide ongoing educational opportunities;
6.    Promote the common interest, welfare and advancement of all veterans and veteran owned businesses; and
7.    Engage in any other activity permitted under the tax-exempt status under Internal Revenues Code section 501(c), or under any successor provisions to these statutes.

There are several options for memberships, including memberships for business owners and professionals who are not veterans. To learn more, visit


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