The Elite DVBE Network would like to thank the following businesses for being advocates for veterans and Disabled Veteran Businesses. Their contributions directly impacted the 1st Annual National Convention Of Small Disabled Veteran Businesses. Without their assistance this convention would not have been possible.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf, one of the largest golf club manufacturers in the world, is a subsidiary of adidas-Salomon A.G. When TaylorMade, Salomon and adidas joined force in 1998 it brought together some of the most innovative companies in their fields. The adidas Group is one of the world's largest producers of sports clothing and shoes with sales topping six billion dollars each year.

Southern California Edison kicked off its "Partners in Supplier Diversity" program in January 1998. The program aims to increase the internal awareness of Southern California Edison's commitment to the usage of women-owned, minority-owned and disabled veteran-owned businesses in the area of procurement.

Each department in the utility is represented by a "Partner." The Supplier Diversity Department works with each "Partner" on an on-going basis to encourage increased WMDVBE utilization through individual goal-setting, plan implementation, and results monitoring. When it comes to promoting supplier diversity, Southern California Edison is a recognized leader among regulated utilities.

Sempra

Sempra Energy is committed to making the most of opportunities by working with a range of suppliers and setting yearly procurement goals for women-, minority- and service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses.

We believe that supplier diversity is a wise strategy that makes us a stronger competitor and more closely allied to our customers. We are able to find and develop women-, minority- and service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses. That, in turn, allows us to provide customers the best products and services at competitive prices. As a Fortune 500 company, Sempra Energy recognizes that our success hinges upon strong corporate values that drive efficient operations throughout the family of Sempra Energy companies.

Envisioned as an agile, innovative organization, the San Diego Airport Authority was created as a new approach to solving a long-term challenge ? aviation transportation planning on a region-wide basis.

As a new public entity created by state law to operate the Airport and plan for the region's future air transportation needs, the Authority completed its first year of operation as an independent agency in 2003.

The Airport Authority is committed to ensuring that local small businesses have a fair chance to participate in airport opportunities. And the Small Business Development department manages the Authority's Small Business Program. If you would like to know about future opportunities, please contact Small Business Development at (619) 400-2568.

California Bank & Trust is a San Diego-headquartered bank with a network of over 90 branches delivering community-oriented service throughout California. 

As California Bank & Trust, the bank offers personal, friendly service, delivered by experienced local bankers, while providing the resources and benefits as one of California?s largest banks, including assets of 9.5 billion.

The bank maintains regional management teams that keep the decision-making process as close to the local branch level as possible.  This allows customers to enjoy the best of all worlds?the responsiveness and local knowledge of a community bank, and the strength and resources of a statewide bank.

For information about the services and offices of California Bank & Trust, call 1-800-254-2265, or visit the website at www.calbanktrust.com. more...

SBB Founded by a group of accomplished San Diego business leaders, Security Business Bank of San Diego will fill the void created by large, out-of-state banks that currently dominate the local landscape. To that end, Security Business Bank of San Diego is a business-oriented financial institution whose mission is to offer a full range of banking, investment and wealth-management services to private and closely held small to medium-sized businesses, their executives and self employed professionals in San Diego County. Security Business Bank will help these businesses flourish by furnishing deposit, cash management and investment services that will enable them to grow and compete against larger competitors.
San Diego National Bank Over the past 22 years, SDNB has grown from a small community bank to an easily recognizable name throughout all of San Diego County. By the close of 2003, we reached $2 billion in asset, an accomplishment only made possible by our clients, board of directors, and dedicated team of banking professionals.
SDNB started in 1981 with one branch located in Downtown San Diego, and was formed on the premise of becoming a leader in community banking for the citizens of San Diego. Since then, we have added 16 more branches throughout the county, with several more new branches opening in 2004, including locations in Vista, East Oceanside and Mira Mesa. Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is a priority for SDNB.
SBC SBC Communications Inc. Supplier Diversity Programs are designed to promote, increase and improve the quality of the overall participation of small, minority, women and disabled veteran business enterprises (M/WBE and DVBEs) in our supply chain. Our goal is to procure 21.5 percent of our products and services from M/WBE and DVBEs.
Robert Ingram Promotional and instructional imprinted advertising apecialty items of all types for special promo projects, trade shows, hand-outs, mail-outs, etc. Awards, gifts.Contact us toll free at 888.696.4676 or 760.942.2100. Email us at rimtg at adelphia dot net.
Diego & Son is one of the best and most highly respected printing businesses in Southern California. Our "Personal Guarantee" means just that. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We understand the complexities of each individual client's needs. Your printed piece is a very important visual element of your company.
Padres Baseball The San Diego Padres are unique in Major League Baseball as the only team with a designated Military Marketing Department. This dedicated military marketing effort was begun in 1995 and has grown stronger over the subsequent years. Today, the Padres provide more military programs and support to the military than any other professional sports team in the country. The relationship established between the Padres and the military in San Diego has earned them the title of "The Team of the Military."