MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Forge Business Solutions is proud to announce it’s the first business in West Virginia to earn the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). To be eligible for the designation as NaVOBA Certified VBE™, the applicant firm must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans.

Frank Vitale, President and CEO of Forge Business Solutions, has more than 17 years of accumulated service to his country as a member of the U.S. Army and West Virginia National Guard, finishing his career with the rank of Captain. Since graduating from Valley Forge Military College in 1994, Vitale has been recognized on numerous accounts for his service, such as the United States of America – Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf cluster.

“Serving our country has been the honor of my life and wearing the uniform of the United States Army was a privilege,” said Vitale. “I couldn’t be prouder to have Forge Business Solutions recognized as a National Certified Veteran Business Enterprise from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.”

Forge Business Solutions is a veteran-owned consulting firm based in Morgantown, WV, that offers expertise in strategy development, government and community relations, business development and company growth.

NaVOBA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by Corporate Supplier Diversity professionals. It is the mission of NaVOBA to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. NaVOBA provides a direct link between corporate America and veteran business enterprises to improve business opportunities for VBEs of all sizes.