2018 Veterans In Business Network National Conference

Above & Beyond Awards Banquet Dinner


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
6 - 9 pm  •  At the California Science Center under the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Above Beyond Photo for video
Shuttle Photo
Watch this short video for more information about the Above & Beyond Awards Banquet

Join the Veterans In Business Network as we celebrate and honor the Veteran business community. Veteran business owners have proudly served their country and are inspirational entrepreneurs nationwide. Come to the Above & Beyond Awards Banquet Dinner and enjoy an evening of patriotism, music, and networking.

The Above & Beyond Awards will recognize Corporations, Government Agencies and Veteran businesses dedicated to helping the Veteran business community grow and succeed. 
These awards are for Corporations, Government Agencies, and Veteran businesses who go above what is expected and beyond the numbers, to grow their Veteran business network. Share your programs, your mission and apply for the Veterans In Business Network "Above & Beyond Award".    

This is your opportunity to showcase your achievements and be recognized by the Veteran business community. Please complete the application and email it to Executive Director Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner at 

Click your category for award application:

Applications due September 30th (No Exceptions!).


  • Veteran Business of the Year   • Corporation of the Year 



ABA Drexel
VIB 2017 Medium -301
VIB 2017 Medium -326
Veteran Business of the Year
Drexel Hamilton, LLC
Government Agency of the Year
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Corporation of the Year
Southern California Edison


VIB 2017 Medium -313
VIB 2017 Medium -329
VIB 2017 Medium -330
Teaming Partners of the Year
Prime: Perera Constuction

Oscar Mike Award
San Diego Unified School District
Bravo Zulu Award
Dennis Thurston



Above & Beyond Awards created by  vetart.org-logo

Veterans In Business is proud to once again partner with VetArt, who will be creating the custom bronze Above & Beyond Awards. VetArt is a nonprofit organization where Veterans and Active Duty Military can create and connect through art. They will also be showcasing art pieces during the VIB Network Awards Banquet Dinner. For more information on VetArt visit their website at www.vetart.org.

Watch the making of the 2017 Above & Beyond Award. The video is password protected enter: vib to watch.

VetArt Video



Above & Beyond Award Application Rules

VIB Network Above & Beyond Award

Rules for Application

  1. Applications must be submitted via email to director@vibnetwork.org by Sunday, September 30, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Include Category Name and Company/Agency Name in the subject line.
  2. The application must be typed and individual answers should be no more than one page, 12 point Arial font, single spaced with standard margins.
  3. One application/One category is allowed per Corporation, Government Agency, Teaming Partnership and Veteran Business.
  4. Articles and photos are allowed to be included with application (5 maximum)
  5. High-resolution logo to be included with the application.
  6. Applicants must be attending the VIB Network National Conference as well as the Award Banquet Dinner to be considered for the Above & Beyond Awards.
  7. Winners will be chosen by the VIB Network Conference Committee and Advisors and announced at the VIB Network National Conference Above & Beyond Awards Banquet Dinner in Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2018. The VIB Network retains the right to eliminate a category, disqualify a submission, or remove a category at its discretion.
  8. By applying for the Above & Beyond Awards applicants authorize the VIB Network to announce and highlight nominees and/or winners via social media, email blasts, website and/or advertisements.
  9. Winners of the Above & Beyond Award are restricted from applying for the Above & Beyond Award for two years after receiving their award at the VIB Network Banquet Dinner.
  10. Winners of 2018 Above & Beyond Awards must attend the 2019 VIB Network National Conference to present the award to the new 2019 Above & Beyond Winner. 
  11. If you have any questions about the application or award categories, please email director@vibnetwork.org or call (877) 270-8426.