Webinars & Podcasts

Naval Historical Foundation

Every Second Saturday….Future topics will include Midshipman Horatio Nelson, The origins of Top Gun, Navy Baseball in WWII, Navy Combat Art, The Centennial of The Arrival of Unknown Soldier, 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. For upcoming programming visit www.navyhistory.org!

Orion Talent Podcasts

From Military to Millionaire, with David Pere

David Pere, Active Duty Marine and CEO of From Military To Millionaire, joins the show to share his passion for educating military service members and veterans on achieving financial freedom.

Click here to listen to David Pere’s episode.

Best-Selling Author Shares “Signs of a Great Resume”

As a transitioning service member or veteran, you have a broad skill set that can translate into a variety of corporate jobs. Your resume is often your chance to make a first impression on a Recruiter or Hiring Manager, so you need it to accurately represent your unique experiences, career progression, as well as the value you will bring to their company.

Scott Vedder, author of the best-selling book “Signs of a Great Resume” and “Signs of a Great Resume: Veterans Edition,” joins the podcast to offer advice on writing a resume that stands out.

Click here to listen to Scott Vedder’s episode

“Where is Yours Made?” Ft. Army Veteran and CEO

Dean Wegner, Army veteran and CEO/Founder of Authentically American, joins this episode of the podcast to discuss his military background and vision for his apparel company. Dean launched Authentically American in 2017, with the goal of selling premium, competitively priced apparel, all made in the USA. Dean has been featured in many major news outlets highlighting his business, including Yahoo Finance, Fox and Friends, Forbes, and more.

Click here to listen to Dean Wegner’s episode.

Closing the Skills Gap, with Army Veteran and Founder of STRAC Institute 

STRAC institute’s award-winning Electronics Assemblers and Technician Program is an alternative to traditional two and four-year institutions, with the goal of closing the skills gap, one graduate at a time. John Shepard, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder of STRAC institute, joins the show to discuss his experience working in the technology field after leaving the military, and what led him to founding STRAC Institute.

Click here to listen to John Shepard’s episode.

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom Podcast- Veteran Career Readiness with Mike Abrams, Founder of FourBlock

FourBlock is a nation-wide community of veterans and employers dedicated to transforming the veteran transition process. The organization was founded by Mike Abrams, a Marine Corps veteran, who was inspired to support transitioning veterans find their purpose and have a positive impact in their communities.

FourBlock has helped more than 2,500 veterans find meaningful careers with more than 500 sought after companies across the United States. Many of FourBlock’s successful alumni continue to “pay it forward” and come back to teach, mentor, and hire veterans in transition.

Click here to listen to the full episode.

From Day One Conferences

From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business-diversity, responsibility, transparency-and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption.

See the list of upcoming virtual conferences here

Women Veteran Entrepreneurs National Focus Groups

Help business development, support providers across our nation, and develop women veteran entrepreneurs. Join the Moments that Matter, a national women veteran owned businesses focus groups, designed to gather data to advocate for additional services for women, veteran owned businesses.

Feedback about your Moments that Matter as a women veteran business owner will provide key decision makers and funders a vivid illustration of the economic impact as well as the ongoing challenges faced by women veteran entrepreneurs. Help us drive the timely allocation of funding resources to industries that will have the greatest impact toward advancing veteran woman owned businesses in our nation.

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Veterans Ascend Podcast

Beginning in January, Veterans Ascend will be hosting a series of webinars in collaboration with BrandDisco on Agile, that will focus on issues important to both veterans and employers. More details to come!

In the meantime, take a listen to the latest Veterans Ascend Podcast episodes featuring retired U.S. Command Sergeant Major, Gretchen Evans.

Click here to listen to the full discussion.

 Reach Customers Online with Google 

September 23rd & 30th, 2021 | 3:00PM EST

Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

Part 1
September 23rd 2021 | 3:00PM EST
Emphasis will be on the following:

    •  How Google Search Works
    • Reach Customers with Search Engine Optimization

Register Here

Part 2
September 30th, 2021 | 3:00PM EST
Emphasis will be on the following:

  • Create Your Business Profile
  • Amplify with Online Advertising
  • Recap & Resource
    Register Here

NUDC Webinar: Creative Access to Capital

September 23, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

What is the secret sauce for creative access to capital and growth? Should we engage in a national dialogue to retool traditional methods, find unique ones or create new ones in preparation for infrastructure deployments on the horizon to bring wealth to our diverse business and communities? NUDC is pleased to bring together an excellent panel with extensive experience led by Martha Montoya, CEO TTI and Agtools to bring awareness and highlight creative access to capital pathways that are outside of the norm. This is an excellent opportunity for diverse suppliers, regulators, supplier diversity managers and utility executives.

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CDABP: Profit Model to Business Model Virtual Workshop

Sep 30, 2021 03:00 PM PST

This workshop focuses on proper development and utilization of a Profit Model based upon a Business Model. The Profit Model addresses all the core elements of the business operating system (Business Model) that go into making a company viable and profitable.

About the Presenter:
John Miller serves as the Contractor Accelerated Payment Program Project Manager for Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services. He has over 43 years of experience in surety bonds, small business finance and all forms of construction project finance.

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Navigating City Contracting Opportunities with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez






October 14, 2021 3:00 PM PST

The City of Los Angeles’ Contractor Development and Bonding Program (CDABP) is designed to assist contractors with their bonding capacity and business growth. In this webinar, participants will hear first-hand from CDABP, LADWP, POLA, LAWA, and Public Works about upcoming construction project opportunities.

Joining the panel is The Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA). BCA will explain the different types of certifications and answer questions regarding the certification process.

If you’re interested in the following, this webinar is for you:

  • Doing business with the City
  • Looking to grow or obtain bonding
  • Interested in learning about upcoming construction opportunities in your district.
  •  Interested in learning or have questions about City certifications.

Don’t Miss Out
Become part of the Contractor Development and Bonding Program (CDABP) to receive business assessments, bonding assistance, technical support, training through workshops and Prime Partner networking opportunities.

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NUDC Webinar: Energy Force Ambassador Program at ComEd

October 14, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Did you know that ComEd (Exelon) created the Energy Force Ambassador Program, which is the country’s first energy-efficiency education program taught by people with disabilities? The ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program is a one-of-a-kind program that trains adults with developmental disabilities to serve as ambassadors for ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program, which focuses on helping the public understand the benefits of energy efficiency and conservation at home. Ambassadors teach people simple energy-saving tips by creating fun, interactive demonstrations.

The program is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, and NUDC is pleased to have Paula Conrad, Vice President of Corporate Relations, discuss how the program began, how it works, including how ambassadors are trained, and lessons learned of this successful program. This is an excellent opportunity for human resource professionals, utility executives and regulators!

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Providing Business, DVBE. Employment & Educational Opportunities For Veterans



Leidos Video

American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance


Verizon Wireless

Upcoming Events

  1. Women Veterans Alliance 2021 UnConference
    October 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021
  2. Camp Pendleton Career Fair
    October 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Navy Base San Diego Career Fair
    October 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. VETS 21—Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
    November 2, 2021 - November 4, 2021
  5. The DAV 5K will honor veterans with in-person and virtual events
    November 6, 2021