Collinwood Earns Certified Veteran's Business Enterprise™ Designation from the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

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CHICAGO - Sept. 27, 2023 - PRLog -- Collinwood proudly announces 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 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, VBE certification protects veteran-owned businesses and the corporations and organizations that do business with them.

Collinwood is honored to earn the VBE certification because it demonstrates that we can help our clients build a diverse and inclusive workforce, attract and retain top talent, and give back to the community. We are proud to support the veteran community.

NaVOBA's VBE Certification ensures the firms that receive contracts truly deserve 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.

"People can easily say 'I'm a veteran-owned business' when they aren't," NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek said. "Corporations will not risk the accuracy of their Supplier Diversity spending goals by recording spend on contracts with firms that say veterans own them if they aren't certain of the ownership, operation and control of that firm. Working with a third-party nonprofit organization like NaVOBA and its VBE certification program provides that certainty."

About Collinwood

Collinwood is an award-winning and well-respected Veteran-Owned Information Technology staffing firm. We were recently selected as a "Best Places to Work," a "Top Rated IT Staffing Firm," and a "Best Staffing Firm to Work For," we champion "Quality" over "Quantity" in the IT selection, recruiting, and hiring process.

With offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Dallas, Collinwood works with clients throughout North America and Canada to provide contract, contract-for-hire, and permanent placement engagements.

Visit or follow us on LinkedIn to learn why Collinwood is dedicated to "Making Great Things Happen for Other People."

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 us on the web at or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @navoba.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

NaVOBA Media Relations Team
Phone: (724) 362-8622 ext. 103

Collinwood Media Relations
Phone: (630) 474-5311

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