On October 20, 2011, RB Consulting, Inc. (“RBCI”) was one of 45 businesses from 17 states to graduate from the National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) at the Bolger Center, a government-owned conference facility located in Potomac, Md. During the program’s graduation, the President of RBCI, Robert Betters, was presented with a congressional citation on behalf of Representative Roscoe Bartlett, 6th District of Maryland.

VIP is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program instructed by professional service experts who present best business practices as volunteers. The curriculum focuses on topics tailored to the federal contracting space: strategic planning; legal, contracting and teaming agreements; accounting and financial compliance; marketing, capture, and proposals; risk management, operations and quality assurance; and insurance and human resources. The program is funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) through private sponsorships and is offered at no cost to taxpayers or the participants (except transportation).

VIP was established by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) in 2009. After two years of successfully serving veteran-owned business leaders in the Washington Metropolitan Area, VIP organizers responded to interest from veterans around the country and broadened to a national program in 2011.

For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.