Keeping the Promise 2020

Dear USVBA members, partner, and supporters,

Based on currently available information, and with the best interests of our members, partners, and the wider community in mind, the USVBA Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Keeping The Promise 2020. We recognize the importance of this event to veteran businesses, to the veteran small business and DVBE community, and to our partners who have supported our businesses for so long. We are looking at various possibilities to continue providing you with access to opportunities, pertinent information, fellow business owners, and agency representatives.

Your health, well-being and safety are our top priority, and we will continue to actively assess all potential opportunities to best serve the needs of our members and the community. We will provide updates on our progress as additional information becomes available.

In the interim, please don’t hesitate to contact us at president@usvba.org to address any questions and concerns as quickly and accurately as possible.

Thank you for your incredible support, cooperation and patience as we work through this evolving global pandemic, and for your continued engagement with USVBA. Stay safe and stay informed.

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.

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.

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 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.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
The USVBA’s “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. 

Day 1

Golf Tournament Single/Foursome

USVBA’s highly anticipated “Keeping the Promise” Expo features a gold tournament in which participants compete for “Longest Drive”, “Closest to the Pin” and many other awards.
Included among the prizes and raffle items is a 2-night golf package at the world renown Pebble Beach Golf Resort, site of the 2019 US Open and ranked 17th on Top 100 Golf Courses Magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 best golf courses in the world! Non-golfers and family members are invited to enjoy the world-class pool and other outstanding amenities at the Pechanga Resort.

Hero’s Welcome Reception

Our much trumpeted “Hero’s Welcome Reception”, which includes a connoisseur’s pairing of exceptional cigars with award-winning tequilas, rounds out the first day’s activities.

Day 2

Breakout Sessions

Attendees may select from many knowledge-imparting breakout sessions, chaired by national experts on various topics, including but not limited to, “Capital Acquisition”, “Federal Bids”, and the USVBA’s own “Pass-the-Torch” initiative, which educates, empowers, and facilitates the sale of veteran-owned businesses to other veterans interested in purchasing an established, certified and successful veteran-owned business.

 

Exhibit Hall

Over 50 vendors of varying sizes will be waiting to greet attendees in the Exhibit Hall after lunch. In addition, selective partners will be paired with established, as well as aspiring Veteran entrepreneurs, in match-making sessions where they will discuss the requirements needed to do business with those entities.

Gala Dinner

Dress your best and join us for an unforgettable gala dinner. This year, USVBA’s 20th Annual Gala will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (“VE”) Day. This premier event will feature awards, inspiring guest speakers, recognition of a Medal of Honor recipient, and the swearing-in of a new generation of warriors from several branches of our Armed Forces.
Keeping the Promise Gala Dinner includes:
  • Cocktail reception
  • Traditional swearing in ceremony for new enlistees about to ship off to boot camp for their respective branch (all four services included)
  • Awards ceremony
  • Special guest speaker
  • After hours reception at Pechanga’s premier night club, the Eagle’s Nest
GALA DINNER GUEST SPEAKER

Major General Karl Horst retired from the United States Army on October 1, 2013 after more than 40 years of enlisted and commissioned service.  During that time, he had the privilege to lead Soldiers at every level of the military, at home and around the world, in peacetime and in combat.

In his last assignment on active duty he served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Central Command at MacDill AFB, Tampa.  His last command assignment was as the Commanding General of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the Military District of Washington.

Complementing his battalion and brigade command experience in the 82nd Airborne Division, General Horst had staff responsibilities at several senior levels: Headquarters, Department of the Army; NATO Military Headquarters; U.S. European Command; U.S. Joint Forces Command; U.S. Northern Command; and finally, at U.S. Central Command.

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EXPO & EVENT REGISTRATION

Expo Registration

 

USVBA’s Keeping The Promise Expo is rich with events and network opportunities.  Register for the overall Expo or a variety of events below.
Keeping The Promise Expo 2020 Attendee Registration
Keeping The Promise Expo 2020 Gala Dinner Registration

Single & Foursome Golf Registration

 

Single Golfer
-USVBA Member/Sponsor$125
-Non-Member$150
Foursome
-USVBA Member/Sponsor$475
-Non-Member$570

SharQ Tank

Have you perfected your organization’s elevator speech??
Would you like the opportunity to show off your skills? For prizes?
The rules are simple:
  • The event is open to Alliance Protector of Freedom and Promise Keeper members (membership will be confirmed before the pitch). If you are not a member, there is still time to join https://www.gousvba.org/ )
  • 8 May 2020 – sign up for participation in the SharQ Tank (Room to be announced)
  • Each organization (participant) will have 2 mins. to pitch to a panel of judges
  • Describe your Industry, Small Business Category, Time in Business, Services/Products provided and what makes the organization unique.
  • Judges will have 2 mins. for questions after the pitch
  • Limited use of props is allowed
The 1st, 2nd and, 3rd place winners will be announced at the Awards Gala

ACCOMMODATIONS

Get Your Room Now!

Reservations can be made by phone 877-711-2946 or online at www.Pechanga.com
Mention the US Veteran Business Alliance to receive the discounted group rate.
SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

EXPO SPONSORSHIP

Keeping The Promise Expo Sponsorship Options

USVBA’s Keeping The Promise Expo has many exciting sponsorship opportunities from exhibition/table space, Gala Dinner to Golf Tournaments.

 

Keeping The Promise Expo 2020 Sponsorship Packages

Gold $10,000

  • Conference registrations (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Prime display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Full page, black and white sponsor message in on-site program
  • Company logo on screen during general session introductions
  • List of Conference attendees with contact information provided prior to Conference
  • Company logo on Conference signage, USVBA website, and all Pechanga TV screens announcing the Conference

Silver $5,000

  • Conference registrations (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Half-page, black and white sponsor message in on-site program
  • Company name on screen during general session introductions
  • List of Conference attendees with contact information provided prior to Conference
  • Company name listed on Conference signage and USVBA website

Bronze $2,500

  • Conference registrations (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Company name on screen during general session introductions
  • List of Conference attendees with contact information provided prior to Conference (no email or telephone numbers)
  • Company name listed on on-site program

Cadet Dinner Sponsor $5,000

  • Recognition in the printed materials for the event as well as in the opening comments of the Gala Dinner
  • Opportunity to place a tri-fold card from the Sponsor on the tables

Golf Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

  • Platinum Sponsorship recognition on all Golf Tournament materials
  • Logo included on Tournament scorecard
  • Logo placed on all USVBA social media channels
  • Dedicated email blast
  • Premium Tee Sponsorship
  • Locked and Loaded Cart*
  • Three (3) Foursomes
  • Speaking opportunity at awards ceremony

Gold Sponsor $3,500

  • Gold Sponsorship recognition on all Golf Tournament materials
  • Logo included on Tournament scorecard
  • Logo placed on all USVBA social media channels
  • Dedicated email blast
  • Premium Tee Sponsorship
  • Locked and Loaded Cart*
  • Two (2) Foursomes
  • Speaking opportunity at awards ceremony

Silver Sponsor $2,000

  • Silver Sponsorship recognition on all Golf Tournament materials
  • Logo included on Tournament scorecard
  • Dedicated email blast
  • Standard Tee Sponsorship
  • Locked and Loaded Cart*
  • Two (2) Foursomes
  • Speaking opportunity at awards ceremony

Keeping The Promise Expo 2020 Golf Sponsorship Packages

Expo Table Sponsorship

Friend of USVBA $750

  • Conference registration (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Company name listed in on-site program
  • List of Conference attendees provided prior to Conference (no email or telephone numbers)

Non-Vet organization $1,000

  • Conference registration (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Pub table available for match making discussions
  • Company name listed in on-site program

USVBA Partners/Non-Profits/Federal/State/Local $750

  • Conference registration (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Company name listed in on-site program

USVBA Members $500

  • Conference registration (includes lunch & dinner)
  • Display area with one 8’ skirted table
  • Company name listed in on-site program

Table Sponsorship Packages Registration

Thank you to our Sponsors