ASM Research, Inc. (ASM) is the winner of the 2012 VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Mentor Award. This award is part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2012 VA Champions of Veterans Enterprise program, recognizing significant contributions that illustrate the spirit of outstanding support for the Veteran entrepreneurship program. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Eric Shinseki, and the Executive Director, VA´s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization presented the award to ASM during a ceremony on June 27, 2012 at the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo in Detroit, Michigan.
ASM was eligible for this award as one of a select group of organizations chosen by VA for the first ever VA Mentor-Protégé Program. ASM and Coley & Associates have been working together over the past year and sharing business assistance in various complimentary skill areas.
“ASM has provided Coley with exposure to our business infrastructure, processes, and technology and helped them examine and adopt a new pipeline review process,” said John Fraser, ASM´s President and COO. “We´re honored to be selected by VA for this award. We have enjoyed working with Coley to facilitate their growth and development as well as benefit VA programs and initiatives and look forward to continuing our work together and fostering a long-term business relationship.”
Jack Coley, CEO of Coley & Associates, said “an essential achievement in the mentoring relationship between ASM and Coley has been preparing us for the acquisition and delivery of new business opportunities. We are more aware of the infrastructure necessary for new projects and are poised to take the steps to implement necessary procedures when contracts trigger certain requirements, such as facility clearance. We appreciate the leadership and support ASM has provided Coley & Associates and are grateful for the mentoring opportunity provided through VA.”
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About Coley & Associates, Inc.
Coley is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that builds technology to connect, engage, and empower people. For more information please visit Coley Federal at www.coleyfederal.com.