The Rosie Network is a national award-winning nonprofit that works to empower our nation’s active-duty, veteran, and military spouse small business owners and budding entrepreneurs around the country for more than six years.
The Rosie Network supports our small and diverse military community through our customized, no-cost Service2CEO Entrepreneurial Program. Our program is delivered to service members, veterans, and spouses through chapters. Rosie Chapters serve military spouses and female service members or veterans; the Warrior Chapter delivers the Service2CEO program to veterans and active-duty soldiers; and Valor Chapters serve diverse-minded people in the military community and people of color.
Photo Credit: Leona Sublett – Stephanie Brown, CEO & Founder of The Rosie Network announcing the awardees of the 2020 Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards; Stephanie Brown, The Rosie Network
The Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards were created to recognize and celebrate military business owners’ accomplishments around the world when The Rosie Network launched this event in 2017. In our fourth year, we would love to present the 4th Annual Awardees across ten different categories, as reviewed by an independent panel of judges.
The 2020 National Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards were presented during Veteran Small Business Week, November 2nd-6th. A special thank you to Newman’s Own & Fisher House Foundation, USAA, GovX, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Wells Fargo for taking the time to present The Rosie Network Paddle Awards to the winners. For more information about the presentations, finalists, and awardees, please visit The Rosie Network website at the rosienetwork.org
2020 National Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awardees
Active Duty Owned Business of the Year
At Ease Rentals Corporation, pcsatease.com
At Ease Rental Corporation provides comfortable, convenient, safe, and welcoming short-term/vacation rentals to federal employees and their families.
Veteran Owned Business of the Year
Advanced Integration, LLC, advint.com
ADVINT is Testing the Limits of Technology® to provide the competitive advantage needed to succeed in today’s demanding business environment.
Inspirational Leader of the Year
Shirley Walker-King, shirleywalkerking.com
SWK Management and Consulting Services, LLC
Offering a variety of services to meet both individual and organizational needs.
Health & Wellness Professional of the Year
IM ABLE Foundation, imablefoundation.org
Removing obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active by redefining what is possible.
Military Spouse Owned Business of the Year
MilHousing Network, milhousingnetwork.com
Connecting military families with pre-screened realtors specially trained in serving the military community.
Trailblazer of the Year
VAI Consulting and Training, LLC, vernicearmour.com
Vernice’s global mission is based on the Breakthrough Mentality mindset, helping leaders to step up, lead, and get gutsy.
Military Spouse Owned Start-up of the Year
M.E.T. Speech Therapy, metaylorspeech.com
Providing individualized, naturalistic, culturally competent, and client-centered speech, language, and swallowing services in the comfort of your own home.
Veteran Owned Start-up Business of the Year
Caisson Shaving Company, LLC, caisson-shaving.com
Handmade to order in the U.S., Caisson Shaving’s soap is tolerant of austere conditions and packaged in a leak-proof container, designed for the soldier and adventurous gentlemen.
Media Professional of the Year (Tie, #1)
Holding Down the Fort Podcast, holdingdownthefortpodcast.com
Dedicated to making the lives of military spouses easier by curating knowledge, resources, and relevant stories.
Media Professional of the Year (Tie, #2)
The David Johnson Show, thedavidjohnsonshow.com
The Veteran Talk Show and podcast for the post-9/11 era Veteran and Military Community, bringing stories, perspectives, and fascinating new content to our community.
Franchise of the Year
Sport Clips Haircuts, sportsclips.com, www.facebook.com/SCTX201
Provides championship haircut experiences in an exciting sports-themed environment.
Todd Cline, Senior Business Consultant at Cetera Financial Group
The Rosie Network presents this special award to an individual who goes above and beyond to support our military community.
Find these and other veteran or military spouse-owned small businesses around the country at Rosie’s List powered by Grow With Google and verified by GovXID (rosieslist.org).