DVBA Member Benefits

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Dues are based on a company’s gross revenues as follows:

• Under $1 million                    $179
• $1 million – $5 million           $229
• $5 million – $10 million        $279
• Over $10 million                    $379

Advantages that come with paid membership:

Marketing and Networking

• Networking with other vets, including potential subcontracting and teaming opportunities, at chapter meetings and DVBA events such as the Salute to Veterans Day Breakfast

• Relationships with other veteran groups, such as the California Women Veterans, OpVet, the American Legion, National Veteran Business Development Council, and others

• Relationships with resource partners that support DVBA’s mission, such as PTAC, the Small Business Administration, and SBA’s Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers

• Use of the DVBA member logo for letterhead, business cards and marketing materials

Sales

• Meeting prime contractors at chapter meetings

• Meeting primes at DVBA events such as the Keeping the Promise, Construction Expo and the IT and Professional Services Expo

• Participating in one-on-one matchmaking with corporate buyers at DVBA events, such as Turning Contacts into Contracts

• Representation of members to government agencies and prime contractors on business advisory councils for High Speed Rail, Caltrans, DGS, etc.

Business Opportunities

• Participation in BidSpeed, a national database of disabled veteran businesses and potential contracts with government agencies

• Advice and support from DVBA and partners on how to obtain certification as Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

• Support from and participation in local and national legislative efforts to increase veteran procurement goals for agencies with Disabled Veteran Business programs

• Local and national efforts to develop federal and state disabled veteran business certification programs at agencies that currently don’t have them

• Access to DVBA counseling on how best to take advantage of your certification

Financial

• Opportunities to participate in events and tradeshows with other veteran and disabled veteran businesses and corporate buyers at a discount

• Discounted access to the national BidSpeed contract database

Community

• The opportunity to become involved in a DVBA Mentorship program

• Participation in local Chapter meetings and working groups or committees to support DVBA activities

• Right to vote for and become a member of the Alliance Board of Directors

Education

• Presentations on business topics at Keeping the Promise conferences and other DVBA events

• Invitations to member-only seminars targeted at specific opportunities advertised by our sponsors

• Informative webinars on topics of commercial and legislative interest to members

• Working to develop partnerships with universities to provide special programs for members

For more information on becoming a dues paying member, please contact Executive Director Mike Sabellico at m.sabellico@dvba.org