News from WDVA

Have you RSVP’d for the Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening?

We hope to see you there!

Invitation


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Walla Walla Veterans Home Logo is Unveiled!

Our thanks goes to everyone who submitted a design as part of this project!

Read the article and see the logo posted on Jennifer’s Blog:
Walla Walla Veterans Home Logo Unveiled and Upcoming Grand Opening


Get your copy of the January 2017 Voices!

http://www.dva.wa.gov/about-wdva/brochures-and-newsletters


2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGAN JANUARY 9, 2017

WDVA will list bills of interest to veterans and their families on our Legislative Updates website.

And you can sign up here and select ‘C Legislative Update’ to receive weekly email alerts on the status of bills impacting veterans and their families.


ALLIANCE NW REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!

REGISTER
2017 Alliance Northwest | March 9, 2017

Sleep Country Showplex
Puyallup Fair & Events Center
110 – 9th Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98372

What is Alliance Northwest?

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features keynote speakers, high quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors.

Who Should Attend?

• Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors
• Prime contractors and government buyers seeking to outreach small and diverse businesses.
VETBOSS is the promo code to get 50% off registration if you are a Veteran Owned Business. VETBOSS has to be capitalized as it is case sensitive.


VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS

• Find out more about becoming a Washington State Certified Veteran Owned Business!
• There are several WA State Certifications for businesses, learn more about them and how they can help your business!
• Are you hiring? Let YesVets and WorkSource connect you with Veterans looking for work!
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
B&O or PUT Tax Credits for hiring Unemployed VeteransNew under Employer Incentive Programs!

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WORKSHOPS

https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wa/seattle
• SBA offers a variety of workshops, some online and others in person.

SCORE WORKSHOPS

• SCORE offers workshops designed to give you the skills necessary to start your own successful business.
• Seattle: http://seattle.score.org/localworkshops
• Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5 — Starting a New Business
• Feb 24, Mar 17 – Taxes on Small Business
• Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20 — Understanding Financial Statements
• Spokane: http://scorespokane.org/workshops
• Feb 1, Mar 1 — Starting a New Business
• There are also a number of online workshops available: https://seattle.score.org/onlineworkshops/tab-a


WDVA is Hiring! See the latest Open WDVA Positions here


Here’s a list of Upcoming Job Fairs


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