In The News 2017-04-12T10:41:33+00:00

Fox Commentator Dana Perino Asks Viewers to Nominate a Military Spouse

When asked to give viewers just "One More Thing," Fox News commentator Dana Perino highlighted the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® program! Hear what Dana has to say.

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Military Friendly® Employers, Schools in News Spotlighted Nationwide

Fall is always a busy time for companies and institutions as they prepare for year-end and the year ahead. In November 2016, Victory Media recognized more than 200 companies and 1,200 colleges as our Military Friendly® Employers and Schools, respectively; in December we named category-level award winners. It was a busy time for us, and certainly […]

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Mike Stevens, Victory Media Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Story

Victory Media and Mike Stevens, COO and 33-year Navy veteran, along with the Military Friendly® program helping veterans find civilian employment and education opportunities, were profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature business story on December 8, 2016.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jolene Jefferies Speaks with Diverse about Military Friendly® Best Practices

Jolene Jefferies, VP of Training & Development, speaks with Diverse: Issues In Higher Education about what it means for post-secondary schools to be "Military Friendly®" and best practices of the leading programs competing for veteran talent.

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Saffron is the Spice of Life for These Two Vetrepreneurs

Kimberly Jung, along with fellow West Point graduate and military veteran Emily Miller, started Rumi Spice in 2014. The goal: to bring high-quality saffron to the global marketplace… and change the negative perspective of Afghanistan in the Western world while they’re at it. The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) named Jung 2016’s “Asian-American Vetrepreneur of the Year”. See the […]

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How to Support Vetrepreneurs: Business Owners Radio Interviews Matt Pavelek of NaVOBA

A leading expert in matters concerning veterans and entrepreneurship, Matt explains how military veterans can get assistance in starting and growing a business, and what all business owners can do to to support vetrepreneurs everywhere.

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Natasha Harth, 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year, Appears on TODAY

On May 6, Natasha Harth talked with the TODAY show about being named the 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year®, her love and advocacy for the military community, and her work as founder of Be the Blessing, a DC charity that serves the homeless population of our nation’s capital. Natasha is a Marine Corps spouse. […]

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Nancy Grace Congratulates Natasha Harth

Nancy Grace Congratulates our 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year!

Originally airing May 5, 2016, Nancy Grace congratulates Natasha Harth, our 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year®. Natasha is a Marine Corps spouse, advocate for the military community, and founder of Be the Blessing, a DC charity that serves the homeless population of our nation’s capital.

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Hot Jobs for Veterans Featured on CBS Pittsburgh Program

Daniel Nichols talks with Jon Delano on CBS Pittsburgh’s Sunday Business Page about Victory Media’s efforts to help local veterans find work and the 2016 Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans™ featured by G.I. Jobs®.

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STEM Jobs Featured on WPXI IMPACT

STEM is the gateway to cool jobs for students -- they just may not know it yet! Glen Zollman, Vice President of STEM Jobs talks with Jonas Chaney, IMPACT, about STEM Jobs in our region and free resources for students.

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Glen Zollman Describes Need for More STEM Support in Pittsburgh

Glen Zollman of STEM Jobs talks with KDKA on how we can support students and high schools in STEM and how to keep students in the region after graduation.

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Sport Clips Haircuts’ Gordon Logan Named “2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year®”

By Anne Moratto, Modern Salon   Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts, was recognized on November 16, 2015 as “2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year” by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) during a ceremony at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. “It is an incredible honor, both professionally and personally, to be recognized by NaVOBA and […]

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Small Business Administration Encourages ‘Vetrepreneurs’

Article by Joyce Gannon / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Before she delivered a keynote luncheon address Tuesday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration popped in to Marty’s Market in the Strip District. “It was a customer call,” said Maria Contreras-Sweet, the SBA’s top administrator. Regina Koetters, owner of […]

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Forbes highlights the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2016

The Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers

Tomorrow, the country pauses thank, honor, and remember those who have served in the U.S. military. While some will offer the veteran-focused discounts and promotions that have become popular in recent years, many employers have committed themselves to taking further action, recruiting and hiring these individuals for jobs that utilize the leadership qualities, technical skills, and field experience they earned throughout their military service. […]

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The 50 Best Companies for Military Veterans and Their Families

Business Insider recently covered our release of the 2016 Military Friendly® Employers, highlighting the Top 50 companies for veterans and their families.

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Bringing the Classroom to Our Enlisted Men and Women

CAREER DEVELOPMENT Kitsap or Kandahar? No matter where they are, service members are increasingly tapping into online programs to earn their degree. THE NEW COURSE: Online courses help military students achieve greatness in their careers and lives at home. Colleges have long known that veterans, service members and military spouses make great students, bringing discipline and […]

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NaVOBA Expert Matt Pavelek in the News

Matt Pavelek, Vice President of NaVOBA Membership and contributing editor to Vetrepreneur® magazine, was recently quoted in the Chicago Tribune article “Bunker in a Box to Train Veterans to be Entrepreneurs“ and interviewed by The Small Business Advocate. Listen to Matt’s interview with Jim Blasingame of The Small Business Advocate here: Entrepreneurial Landscape for Our Military Coming […]

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STEM Jobs in Mediaplanet STEM Feature

STEM JobsSM was featured today in Mediaplanet’s new STEM Education and Careers supplement to USA Today, article below.  Seeing the Career Paths Opened by STEM STEM Educators across the country are promoting science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in an effort to better engage students and connect classrooms to careers. THE FUTURE OF BIG TECH: Science, technology, […]

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2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year® Appears on Fox’s Varney & Company

Kaney O'Neill, NaVOBA's 2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year®, talks with Stuart Varney of Fox Business about business resources for women and veterans, and how veterans use leadership skills to become vetrepreneurs.

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NY Post: Run Your Day Like a Drill Sergeant

Sean Collins and advice from 3 vets are featured in this New York Post article on how you can run YOUR workday to get-it-all-done.

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TODAY Show Talks with Our Military Spouse of the Year®

Meet our 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®, Corie Weathers. Yesterday Corie talked with TV hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the TODAY show about her work as a licensed counselor, life as a military spouse and what it means to receive this home front honor! Watch the video and read the accompanying post on Today.com.

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Daniel Nichols of STEM Jobs on KDKA

Daniel Nichols, STEM Jobs President and keynote of today’s Pittsburgh STEM Summit, talks with KDKA host Jon Delano and Audrey Russo, President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, about bridging the gap between STEM education and employment.  

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Free STEM Jobs Resources for Science Teachers

This month, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) features free STEM JobsSM resources for teachers and guidance counselors in their "Freebies for Science Teachers" online and in a special print section. Featured resources include STEMjobs.com, our "edu" blog, STEM Type quiz, and lesson plans.

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Educators Feature STEM Jobs Classroom Training Series

Last week, leading educators featured the new STEM Jobs Classroom Training Series, designed to empower teachers to "flip the script" on teaching STEM and to make every student to feel comfortable learning science, technology, engineering and math.

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#1 Military Friendly® Employer featured in Chicago Tribune

Yesterday, we celebrated with our #1 2015 Military Friendly® Employer, Combined Insurance. The Chicago Tribune profiled the awards ceremony at Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago. Congratulations, Combined! Read the article

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Forbes highlights the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2016

Forbes Highlights Top 100 Military Friendly® Employers

Forbes highlights Victory Media’s 12th annual release of the top Military Friendly® companies that are benefiting from employee leadership qualities, hands-on field experience and technical skills learned through military service. Read more

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Top 10 Military Friendly® Companies Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

The Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers published by G.I. Jobs® provide the backdrop for Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s special “Heroes to Hire” Veterans Day section. Employing a veteran isn’t just about good karma—it also makes sound business sense.” Read more

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Business Insider Features Military Friendly® Employers

US business and technology news website Business Insider features the Top 100 2015 Military Friendly® Employers leading the way in hiring and supporting our nation’s veterans. Read the article

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VP of Military Products Sean Collins in FORTUNE

Sean Collins, Vice President of Product at Victory Media and nine-year Navy veteran, offers his perspective to FORTUNE magazine in their “Tapping the Military Talent Pool” feature for this Veterans Day. The article also profiles companies committed to hiring and retaining military talent. The conversation has changed. It has gone from why hire military to how to do it in an efficient […]

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NaVOBA featured on Forbes.com

Forbes online highlights NaVOBA and the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses. “The success of veteran entrepreneurs has not gone unnoticed by angel investors,” Marianne Hudson, writes, “although more attention is needed.” Read the article and remember to “Buy Veteran” this Veterans Day—and every day!

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NBCNews.com Features Military Friendly® Schools, Matchmaker

NBC News online highlights this year’s Military Friendly® Schools announcement and the new Schools Matchmaker tool available to veterans on gijobs.com in this article.

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Military Friendly® Employers list helps vets and companies find their match

Veterans make great employees, and the Military Friendly Employers® list by Victory Media helps veterans and companies find their match. Sean Collins, VP of Product Development, highlights how the list can help service members make informed decisions about post-military opportunities.

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Pop City Media Q&A with Chris Hale: What’s next for vets returning home

Every year, 400,000 Americans leave the military. Pop City Media interviews Chairman and Co-Founder Chris Hale about his own return from service and career beginnings, plus Chris' advice to veterans re-entering the workforce.

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Chris Hale appears on KDKA’s Sunday Business Page

Chairman Chris Hale talks about Pittsburgh's Navy Week and our role in connecting veterans with schools and employers. Plus, we're hiring! Watch the interview.

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Military Spouse of the Year® appears on The Today Show

Lakesha Cole is the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® for her outstanding commitment to the military community. Nominated by her husband, U.S. Marine Corps GySgt Deonte Cole, Lakesha’s mentors military spouse entrepreneurs, and owns a popular on-base boutique. Watch Lakesha on The Today Show.

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STEM Jobs STEM Type Quiz

PBS NewsHour Extra Highlights STEM Jobs STEM Type Quiz

Respected and recognized PBS NewsHour highlighted the new STEM Jobs STEM Type Quiz for middle- and high school students, plus educators at the 7–12 grade level.

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New Platform from STEM Jobs (SM) Helps Students Find Their Perfect Fit in STEM Careers

This month STEM Jobs® launches a free assessment tool that matches high school students with exciting education and career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Best Corporations 2014

NaVOBA Honors Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2014

The prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s more than three million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.

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G.I. Jobs Releases the 2014 Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans

G.I. Jobs, the premier media resource for transitioning service members, today released its second annual list of the Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans.™ It can be viewed online at gijobs.com/HotJobs2014

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Military Spouse of the Year Branch Winners

The votes have been tallied and the six branch winners of the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year ® award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected.

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Nominations for the 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Powered by USAA Are Now Open

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year® (VOY) powered by USAA.

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Launch of STEM Jobs Magazine Connects Students’ Passions to Real Jobs

Victory Media announces the launch of STEM Jobs® magazine.

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Cast Your Vote for the Branch Winners on February 4th

All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists online now and VOTE on February 4, 2014 for a Branch winner from each service.

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Military Friendly® Employers on NBC News

NBC News covers how Military Friendly® Employers are helping crack the veteran hiring crisis. See the full article here.

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Military Friendly Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

G.I. Jobs is featured in the 2014 Veterans Day edition of Bloomberg Businessweek discussing the difficulties with transitioning service members back into civilian life and how top companies are finding new ways to help ease their reentry and tap their unique talents. You can view the whole article here.

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Military Friendly Featured on The Kudlow Report

Sean Collins, Vice President of Victory Media, was featured on the Veterans Day edition of The Kudlow Report to talk about the veteran unemployment rate and how hiring veterans is a strategic business advantage for employers across the country. Watch the segment here.

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Military Friendly Closes NASDAQ

In honor of the 2014 Military Friendly Employers list release, Sean Collins, Vice President of Victory Media, along with the rest of the Military Friendly Team and representative from Top Military Friendly Employers rang the closing bell at NASDAQ in New York City on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013. View full coverage here.

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Forbes highlights the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2016

Forbes Highlights Top 10 Military Friendly Employers

Forbes.com honors the 2014 Top 1o Military Friendly Employers on Veterans Day. See the full article here.

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Victory Media Hires Suzie Schwartz

Victory Media announced that it has appointed Suzie Schwartz, wife of recently retired Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, as its vice president of military spouse programs. The announcement comes just days before Victory Media unveils its Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® during a VIP-laden event in Washington, DC.

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Military Friendly Schools list featured on NBCNews.com

NBC News online features the Military Friendly Schools®  list, its origins and how it aims to “weed out the noise” for veterans looking to go to school. Read the article here.

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USA Today Profiles Veterans in School, Military Friendly Campuses

Read USA Today’s profile of the lives and choices of current and former student veterans, including Sean Collins’ view of what makes them prepared for success on campus.

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Our brands are nationally recognized; our people, thought leaders. Below are just a few of the places where we’ve appeared in various news outlets. Interested in featuring Victory Media in a story? Contact our national press team:  Suzanne Treviño (strevino@gcjpr.com) or Brian O’Malley (bomalley@gcjpr.com) | (602) 274-1988.