Think Veterans First Newsletter 12/27/20

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VOB-Veteran-Owned Business Publication

December 27, 2020

Published by Brightstar Consulting, LLC
Regina Debro Rembert, M.Ed, Publisher/Sr. Editor
Mickale R. Bates, Editor

Think Veterans First Thank You

Think Veterans First was created on March 9, 2020 and received 501(c)(3) designation on May 31, 2020. Although we are still in the early formation stages, we had an amazing 2020! We accomplished so much in a short period of time thanks to the efforts of the entire Think Veterans First team! I am very proud of each and every member for their contributions. I would also like to use this edition to “Thank and Acknowledge” our Sponsors and Supporters, as well as highlight major accomplishments this year. Without your support, we could not have achieved our goals!! Thank You!!

Corporate Sponsors

Brightstar Consulting, Pickerington, OH
Holistic Alchemy, Atlanta, GA
Insperity HR Solutions, Westerville, OH
Kemba Financial Credit Union, Reynoldsburg, OH
Rembert Electric, Columbus, OH
XLN Systems, Columbus, OH

*We will feature our Corporate sponsors individually in the coming weeks!

Think Veterans First Supporters

Columbus Foundation
Dawson Careers
Governor DeWine – Office on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Isaac Wiles
National Veterans Memorial & Museum
National Veteran Owned Business Association
Pickerington Chamber of Commerce
Pickerington Sun Times
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The American Legion
The 912 Group
The Pulliam Group
The Thomas Media Group
XLN Systems

Proclamations and Letters of Support
City of Dayton – Mayor Nan Whatley
City of Youngstown – Mayor Jamel Tito Brown
Columbus City Council – Resolution sponsored by Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown
Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
City of Pickerington – Mayor Lee A. Gray
Toledo City Council – Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz

116th Congress – 2D Session – US House of Representatives
Congressman Jason Crow (D-Colo.)
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Congressman Steve Stivers, (R-OH)

Think Veterans First Major Accomplishments

“Think Veterans Firsteran Week” – State and National Recognition
Creation of the Website
Developing Corporate Sponsorship Levels and Soliciting Sponsors
Entering the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Network
Hosted three Think Veterans First Fund Raisers
Invitation to participate in “The Big Give”
Participation in “The Big Table”
Recommended by USAA for Benevity Workplace Giving Network
USPTO – Trademark Name and Logo


As we near the end of the year, many consider Charitable Organizations to complete their annual year of giving. There are so many worthwhile organizations that support our veteran family and we thank them all.

This week the Think Veterans First team would like to feature the Homes for Our Troops* Organization.

This is a wonderful organization that works in conjunction with Wounded Warriors, another very worthwhile organization that Think Veterans First proudly supports! Homes for Our Troops provides specialized homes to service members and their families. They have provided 313 Homes Built for severely injured Veterans nationwide, and currently have 62 projects in the works! The gift of “home” is always special no matter what time of year.

End your 2020 year with a generous donation to Homes for Our Troops. Please visit the website at to learn more and consider giving them your support!!

Thank you Homes for Our Troops for your service to our soldiers, our veterans, and their families! God Bless You and God Bless the United States of America.

On Behalf of the Think Veterans First Team, as we ring in 2021, we can’t thank you enough for your support!! May the New Year bring you everything you ever wanted and much more. Long life, good health and many blessings to each of you.

Support your local VOBs as often as you can. If you are looking for veteran owned businesses, please visit:

Have a Happy and Safe New Year and enjoy your families! Remember to wash your hands often, social distance, and please wear your mask to protect yourself and others! Happy New Year!!

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Mickale Bates