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Providing Support, a Competitive Edge & Education Opportunities to Veterans in the Business World

Big News!

Keynote Dinner Speaker To Be Announced in November!

In past years, TVBA has secured prominent veteran speakers such as Blue Angels Narrator and Solo Pilot Scott "Yogi" Beare, former U.S. Army soldier and Dancing with the Stars finalist Noah Galloway and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) and motivational speaker Shilo Harris. Stay tuned. The 2018 speaker is going to be great!!

Get to Know Your TVBA!

Featured Member Benefits:
360° Insurance Solutions

In each month’s TVBA Newsletter, we will be featuring new TVBA member benefits,
shedding light on the many ways TVBA can help you and your veteran-owned business!
Don’t forget to attend the next TVBA Quarterly Member Meeting on Nov. 9th to talk one-on-one
with a TVBA representative about how your benefits can help your individual needs.

Let TVBA’s 360° Insurance Solutions Work for You and Your Business!

Key features include:
  • Life & Group Health Insurance
  • Commercial Property & Auto
  • Supplemental Life & Accident Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Worker’s Comp
Through TVBA’s 360° Insurance Solutions you have access to our licensed property and casualty reps for both personal and commercial lines and licensed life and health reps, giving you the best advice for all of your insurance needs.

TVBA’s highly qualified insurance staff – with combined 50-plus years in the industry – are available to answer your questions, review your policies and current premiums to verify your current coverage and protection in case of loss. They will make sure you have the best policy you can obtain for the money, and if needed, provide comparable quotes using A-rated companies and carrier partners.

No pressure – just sound advising and proven solutions for our members!
Call (844) 949-8822 or visit – get expert advising and the peace of mind you deserve!
We want you to get the most out of membership! 
Join us on Nov. 9th - RSVP Today!

Casual Networking - TVBA Announcements - Refreshments - Meet Our Team

New Champion Partners

Vanquish Worldwide - DIAMOND SPONSOR
Eric Barton - Marine Corps
Vanquish Worldwide LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Maryville, TN, provides capability support in construction, information technology, manpower, security and transportation. In addition to its U.S. contract work, Vanquish offers significant experience working in U.S. operational theaters, developing nations, as well as austere environments. Services include logistics maintenance, supply, transportation, security, training, facility and life support, manpower/staff augmentation, information technology and construction.

Golden Services - SILVER SPONSOR
Mike Golden - Navy
Golden Services provides professional security guards (armed/unarmed, protective security officers, and security police officers) to protect and safeguard our client's facilities. Our proven successful and cost effective approach provides our clients a safe and secure work environment that affords them the peace of mind to focus on their core business. Golden Services is a Department of Veteran Affairs First Program Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

New Regular Members

B&D Custom Associates
Bruce Damrow - Air Force

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Center for Career Development Disability, Diversity and Veteran Initiatives 
Tatiana Messersmith - Veteran Supporter

Thank you to all of our members for your dedication to our veterans and military, and your ongoing support of TVBA!
Coach To Coach TVBA Clip
Be sure to listen for our ad on the Coach To Coach radio cast on 1180AM on Fridays at 3 p.m.!

TVBA Champion Partnerships


Are you excited for the return of the TVBA Business Expo and Job Fair?

January 29 & 30, 2018
Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Get the most out of this staple event and become a TVBA Champion Partner today.
You will receive comp tickets to various activities during the two-day event,
prominent ad space and social media advertising, prominent expo booth
location in addition to new member benefits.
Not a member yet? 
What are you waiting for?
TVBA is an association dedicated to unifying the voices of veteran business owners and providing the tools they need to advance their business dreams in today's economy and regulatory environment.
TVBA offers:
  • High-Energy Annual TVBA Business Expo and Job Fair
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Quarterly Membership Meeting
  • Business to Business Networking
  • Member Benefits
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • And Much More!
All veterans have earned distinction by service to our country; TVBA is dedicated to the proposition that those who have borne the battle should be better recognized in the chambers of commerce. 

You can visit for more details and to sign up.

For questions, please contact one of TVBA's Membership Coordinators at 844-949-8822 or email
Thursday, November 9th - ETMAC's 35th Annual Veterans Appreciation and Recognition Luncheon
The 35th Annual ETMAC Veterans Appreciation and Recognition Luncheon honors local military units and Westbrook Scholars.
This year’s recognized branch of service is the U.S. Navy & U.S. Navy Reserves. Members of the U.S. Fleet Forces Parade Band will perform.
Guest speaker will be Captain Christopher (Chris) Buziak, United States Navy. Buziak is Director, Restricted Line/Staff Corps Officer and Career Management Division. CAPT Buziak’s distinctions include COMSUBPAC Asian Engineer of the Year and selection as a Naval Astronaut Candidate. CAPT Buziak is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards including Four Battle Efficiency awards. He is joint service officer qualified.
Luncheon Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of ten.
Knoxville Marriott Downtown, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sign up to attend!

Thursday, November 9th - TVBA Quarterly Member Meeting & Networking
Get the most out of your membership and network with other members and community leaders! 
Villa Collina Estate, 6PM to 8PM
Sign up to attend!

Friday, November 10th - Knoxville Veteran's Day Parade
The annual Knoxville Veteran's Day Parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 10th. Come support and thank our veterans, and be sure to look out for our TVBA staff in the parade!
Parade steps off at 10:45 a.m. at the Civic Coliseum.
Gay Street in Knoxville, 11AM to 12PM

Saturday, November 11th - Special Veteran's Day Offer at Main Event Entertainment
To honor our nation's heroes, Main Event is welcoming all veterans and active-duty military to play games and eat for free from open till 5 p.m. Along with a complimentary $10 FUNcard that can be used on all Main Event games, military personnel will also receive one free entree from the special Veteran's Day menu.
Saturday, November 11th - Knox Area Rescue Ministries Veteran's Day Celebration
KARM's festivities includes:
A festive evening meal for veterans served in the KARM Chapel by volunteers and board members from 4:30PM to 5:45PM
A Veteran's Day worship service at 6PM in the KARM Chapel with color guard and patriotic music
Special recognition for each veteran
To volunteer during KARM's Veteran's Day Celebration, register here.

Monday, January 29th & Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Annual TVBA Keynote Dinner, Veteran Job Fair & Business Expo

Celebrating the veteran business community, our Champion Partners and veteran supporters!
Monday, Jan 29th - Exhibitor Setup, Cocktail Reception, Keynote Dinner & Awards
Tuesday, Jan 30th - Veteran Job Fair & Business Expo, Lunch Buffet for Exhibitors
For more details and to sign up for the Keynote Dinner
For more details and to sign up for the Business Expo & Job Fair
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
There is more to see on TVBA's Facebook page!

We post new information all the time for our members. 

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