InfusionPoints Receives Veteran Institute for Procurement Certification
InfusionPoints, LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.
On October 18, 2012, InfusionPoints, LLC was one of 51 businesses from 14 states to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement at the Bolger Center, a government-owned conference facility located in Potomac, Md. During the program’s graduation, Gary Daemer was presented with a congressional citation by Javier Sanchez, USMC Ret., Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’ s Military Legislative Assistant.
“As a Veteran-Owned and HUBZone Small Business based outside of the DC Metropolitan Area, working with the Federal government can be a challenge,” said Gary Daemer, Founder and CEO of InfusionPoints. “This certificate will give InfusionPoints an edge over our competitors for business development, contracting requirements and financing for Federal programs.”
VIP was established by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) in 2009. After two years of successfully serving veteran-owned business leaders in the Washington Metropolitan Area, VIP organizers responded to interest from veterans around the country and broadened to a national program in 2011.
"VIP provides veteran-owned business leaders who are looking to position themselves for greater success in the fast-growing marketplace of government contracting," said Barbara Ashe, president, Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “By helping entrepreneur-minded veterans succeed as government contractors, we are not only supporting those men and women who have served our nation, but also the veterans they hire, the citizens they serve, the government agencies and prime contractors they support, and the overall economy,”
VIP is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program instructed by professional service experts who present best business practices as volunteers. The curriculum focuses on topics tailored to the federal contracting space: strategic planning; legal, contracting and teaming agreements; accounting and financial compliance; marketing, capture, and proposals; risk management, operations and quality assurance; and insurance and human resources. Participants must be a C-level leader in a Veteran-owned business operating for at least two years with minimum of 3 full time employees, annual revenues less than $25 million, and experience working on government contracts as a prime and/or sub-contractor to a prime. The program is funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) through private sponsorships and is offered at no cost to taxpayers or the participants (except transportation).
About InfusionPoints, LLC
InfusionPoints - Secure Business Solutions is a consulting, cyber security and technology consulting firm that infuses security into business solutions to protect our clients' consumer, employee, and partner information. As an independent, trusted partner, we help our clients by leveraging our security and privacy framework to efficiently develop, deploy, manage, and optimize secure business solutions for State and Federal Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, banking, insurance, retail and healthcare sectors. For more information about InfusionPoints, visit our website at http://www.InfusionPoints.com, or contact Felisha Daemer at info@InfusionPoints.com. Founded in September 2007, InfusionPoints is a HUBZone and Veteran Owned Small Business Concern and is based in Wilkes, North Carolina.
For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, 301-738-0015 x215; firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.