2019 Veterans In Business Network National Conference - San Diego

Above & Beyond Awards AboveBeyondAwardBanquet Dinner

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •  6 - 9 pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Balboa Park


San Diego Air & Space MuseumAbove & Beyond Award Dinner in the Pavilion of Flight


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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.
2018 Above & Beyond Award Winners »


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 rebecca

Click your category for award application:

Applications due by Sunday October 6, 2019


2019 Veteran Business of the Year

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2019 Corporation of the Year 

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2019 Government Agency of the Year

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2019 Teaming Partnership of the Year

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Veteran Business of the Year
Kana Subsurface Engineering
Government Agency of the Year
California Department of General Services
Corporation of the Year
California American Water, California Water Service, and Golden State Water

Teaming Partners of the Year
Prime: Blair, Church & Flynn
Veteran Business: Moore Twining Assoc.
Oscar Mike Award
Aliahu "Ali" Bey
Haight Bey & Associates, LLC
Bravo Zulu Award
Dawn Gilbert





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 2019 Above & Beyond Award. 


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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, October 6, 2019. 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 San Diego, California, October 29, 2019. 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 2019 Above & Beyond Awards must attend the 2020 VIB Network National Conference to present the award to the new 2020 Above & Beyond Winner. 
  11. If you have any questions about the application or award categories, please email rebecca@vibnetwork.org or call (877) 270-8426.