August 3rd, 2022 - Arlington, Virginia - Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is proud to announce that it has earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. To be eligible for the designation as a NaVOBA Certified VBE™, the applicant firm must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans. At its core, this certification is a protection for both veteran-owned businesses as well as the corporations and organizations that do business with them.
Blake Willson Group’s value proposition is “Better people delivering better results.” Our unique ability is the service, not the work, we provide. Blake Willson Group’s foundation is a set of shared values that are very closely aligned to the military. Approximately half of our employees are veterans, spouses of veterans, or family members of veterans. BWG builds on the foundation by empowering teammates through a method of teach, coach, and mentor. Finally, BWG’s operating model facilitates the building of long-lasting and personal relationships with our clients. Blake Willson Group’s ‘better people’ (with shared values and empowerment) ‘deliver better results’ (long lasting client relationships).
“The NaVOBA certification is valuable to our customers as it validates BWG’s values. Most people associate Duty-Honor-Country with the military and veterans. I want our clients to know Blake Willson Group’s foundation is our values,” said RJ Blake, Founder/CEO/President.
NaVOBA’s VBE Certification ensures the firms that receive contracts are truly deserving of the opportunity. Heather Herndon-Wright, Director of Supply Chain Diversity for Dallas-based Vistra Energy and a NaVOBA Board Director, said verification and validation of the ownership, control, and management of suppliers participating in the company’s supplier diversity initiatives is critical to the integrity of Vistra’s efforts. “NaVOBA’s certification ensures we are utilizing and developing companies that are truly owned, controlled, and managed by the veterans we are endeavoring to support, and not front companies for non-qualified individuals or businesses,” Wright said.
About Blake Willson Group
Blake Willson Group (BWG) is a licensed CPA firm with a skilled team of dynamic individuals dedicated to providing timely, cost-effective, and forward-thinking solutions to clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BWG serves the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. The firm holds Department of VA-certified (CVE) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) status, is an SBA 8(a) program participant, and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and two-thirds of NaVOBA’s Board of Directors seats are held by corporations to ensure its alignment with the needs of corporate supplier diversity programs. NaVOBA proudly serves as the official veteran-owned business partner of the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). NaVOBA provides a direct link for contracting between corporate America and Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBE) and Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (SDVBE). NaVOBA’s mission is to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. For more information, visit NaVOBA on the web at http://www.navoba.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @navoba.