ABC Fit­ness re­ceives fed­eral cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

Maryland Independent - - Business -

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.

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