Keeping the Promise 2019

KEEPING THE PROMISE offers the veteran and the disabled business owner an exciting opportunity to discover new business markets, team members, customers, and business practices.

At this year’s event you will have the chance

Select small businesses will have the opportunity to compete in a hands-on competition to create a proposal for winning a contract in both the federal and private corporate arenas.

Attendees can participate in educational seminars that can potentially take the business success to the next level. 

Network with fellow veteran business owners from all across the Southwest and beyond

The ability to participate in one-on- one meetings with representatives from major corporations seeking to expand their inclusion of veterans in their supplier diversity programs.

The conference can help businesses learn about Veteran Business certification that is required by most major corporations, why they need this certification and how to utilize the tools and opportunities presented, to help you succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

The ticket price includes all meals and break snacks and beverages. Rooms are available at the Wyndham at a discount; reservation information is available.

You will also enjoy our annual gala awards dinner which will feature some inspirational insights from a veteran business owner that you can apply to your own business immediately.


The Keeping the Promise Expo is the best place for companies and agencies to connect with a broad base of the USVBA’s qualified & certified disabled veteran-owned business and general contractor community.

Even More Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Expo Table Sponsorship
  • Golf Sponsorship Packages

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities Kit and learn about all of the exciting ways you can support our veterans during the event.


Day 1 will feature a golf tournament; participants will be awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin, among other achievements. Prizes and raffle items will include a Pebble Beach golf package. Family members and non-golfers are invited to enjoy the world-class pool and other amenities at the Pechanga Resort.

In the evening, a “Hero’s Welcome” reception will be held, featuring a cigar/tequila pairing.

Day 2 attendees will be engaged in breakout sessions where national experts on capital acquisition, federal bids, and “Pass the Torch” will speak. Over 50 vendors, from small to large in size, will be waiting to greet attendees in the Exhibit Hall after lunch. Selective partners will be paired with entrepreneurs to match make and discuss the needed requirements to work with those entities.

In the evening, USVBA is proud to hold its 19th Annual Gala. This premier event will feature awards, guest speakers, recognition of a Medal of Honor recipient, and a service member swearing in ceremony. The evening will conclude with a USVBA-sponsored after-party at the famous Eagles Nest nightclub at Pechanga.

For More Information Contact

Anne Mullinax
Phone: 916-709-4201
Address: 1232 Q St., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811

Thank you to this year's Sponsors