ABC Fitness receives federal certification
ABC Fitness Connection of Waldorf 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 20, ABC Fitness was one of 51 businesses from 16 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the VIP START Program, according to a news release.
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 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.
“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessar y 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, 27hour comprehensive certification program. 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.