We SUPPORT our membership by working to empower veterans through business success by advocating for issues affecting veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) in North Carolina. We recognize veterans’ military service and work to support their endeavors as business owners.
We call this our behind-the-scenes work. It involves developing and maintaining relationships with state and local politicians and other business advocacy groups. We participate in relevant legislative and advocacy events. NC VetBiz is a member of the North Carolina Veterans Council and a participant of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members and Their Families - an initiative started by the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Members of NC VetBiz participate annually in the Veterans Legislative Day in Raleigh, NC. NC VetBiz members attend to be able to meet with legislators and voice our concerns about issues affecting veteran owned businesses in North Carolina.
The NC Veterans Business Association Supports the NC Veterans Council’s Legislative Goals which include:
Allowing service members to retain their earned priority of receiving Medicaid home and community-based service waivers.
Ensuring that active duty service members re-enrolling in Community Colleges receive tuition assistance that does not exceed available federal tuition assistance.
Ensuring the ability of partially disabled Veterans to park in handicapped persons parking spaces with appropriate medical requirements and VA disability determination.
Supporting the establishment of a Women Veterans license plate.
Increasing visibility of current veterans employment data as a state measurement of being the most Veteran friendly state.
Ensuring equal tax treatment of federal, state, local, and military benefits.