National Invest in Veterans Week

This week we recognize Nation Invest in Veterans Week (NIVW), a week that should be held dear to all our hearts. If it wasn’t for the strength and endurance of our veterans and active-duty military, our country would not be able to experience the freedoms we do. Three men recognized this when they co-founded this special week. Lieutenant Colonel Rickey L. Pope, Drayton Florence, and Jeff Shuford  intended to empower the public to invest in the veteran population through veteran-owned business sustainment, educational development, and mental health empowerment.

Invest in Veterans Week Founders

LTC. Rickey Pope (Ret.)
Drayton Florence
Jeff Shuford

Ways To Observe

  1. Promote Veteran-Owned Businesses on social media
  2. Buy from Veteran-Owned Businesses
  3. Host a workshop for aspiring veteran entrepreneurs
  4. Nurture Veteran Startups (Grants, Fundraisers, Complimentary B2B Services, Aware-Ceremonies).
  5. Partner with a veteran-owned business.
  6. Host a gathering of Veteran-Owned Businesses.
  7. Mentor a veteran entrepreneur.
  8. Promote National Invest in Veterans Week via social media.
  9. Share your favorite veteran entrepreneur or veteran business on social media using #NationalInvestInVeteransWeek

List of Local Veteran Owned Businesses Per County

Celebrate this week by recognizing and supporting veteran entrepreneurs. Across the counties we service are multiple veteran-owned businesses. We have provided a list of some of these local businesses.

Martin County

  • My Inspection Guys– Home Inspection
  • Revolution Prototype & Machine– Machine Shop
  • Sailfish Insurance Group  – Insurance Agency
  • SPS Industrial  – Maintenance Supply
  • Van Riper and Nies Attorneys – Law Firm

Complete list located at 

Saint Lucie County

  • Bold Real Estate group  – Real Estate Service
  • Griffin Law Associated  – Law Firm
  • Ground Up Coffee Bar  – Food Truck
  • Rapid Restoration of Florida  – Restoration Services
  • Veteran Voice  – Publishing Services

Complete list located at 

Indian River County

  • Inkmart  - Office Supply and Maintenance
  • Jupiter Tactical LLC  – Tactical Gear Store
  • Treasure Coast Corals  – Coral Aquaculture Facility
  • Victory Center Military Store  – Military Store

Complete list located at 

Okeechobee County

  • The Lounge at Sacred Sanctuary  – Health & Wellness
  • H.E.R.O.E.S. Memorial Foundation – Non-Profit assisting with memorials
  • Moose Lodge Okeechobee Florida – Community Service

Complete list located at

Brevard County

  • A1A Choice Plans  – Health Insurance Agency
  • Cruise Planners– Travel Agency
  • eWareness  – Web-Centric Technology
  • Priority Home Inspections  – Home Inspections
  • Real Estate Development Services LLC– Real Estate Services

Complete list located at 

Osceola County

  • Chief Designz  – Media Agency
  • Clinical Touch Massage  – Massage Therapy
  • Doody Patrol –– Dog Waste Removal
  • Heritage Asset Locators  – Asset Services
  • Heroes Real Estate Group  – Real Estate

Complete list located at 

Seminole County

  • AmeriHome Advisors LLC  – Home Inspection
  • Top Fitness– Mobile Fitness
  • ASAP Wildlife Removal  – Wildlife Removal Services
  • Dr.Marv’s Perfect Portraits– Portraits
  • Paper Boat Media– Online Marketing Agency

Complete list located at 

Orange County

  • Minding Behaviors LLC  – ABA Therapy for Autistic Individuals
  • All Flooring USA– Retail Flooring
  • Broken Strings Brewery  – Brewhouse
  • Contemporary Masters Inc. – Art Gallery
  • Just Move It  – Moving Company

Complete list located at 

Collier County

  • ALTA Health Group– Medical Clinic
  • Armatus Consulting Inc. – Security Consultant
  • Design Naples– Graphic Design
  • Fire & Rice– Catering
  • Wandover Consulting Engineers  – Engineering Design

Complete list located at

Lee County

  • Cruzin’ Dental– Dentist Practice
  • 1st Choice Windows & Shutters  – Commercial & Residential Storm Protection
  • Angler’s Inn Motel– Motel
  • Cold Laser Therapy  – Laser Therapy
  • Manny Mobile Auto– Auto Shop

Complete list located at 

Charlotte County

  • American Surgical Instrument Repair LLC– Surgical Instrument Repair
  • Downeast Logistics  – Defense Contracts
  • eTeam Synergy Inc.– Business & Software Management
  • LATOR Industries LLC– Medical Equipment Repairs
  • LV Free Enterprise  – Product Delivery

Complete list located at

Sarasota County

  • Black Bay Aerospace  – Aerospace Products
  • Apollo Sunguard– Shade Structures
  • Awareness Promotional Products  – Promotional Products
  • Cambridge Federal– Information Technology & Security

Complete list located at

Hendry County

  • Fletcher Flying Service Inc. – Crop Dusting

Complete list located at