Forward March Inc. Ribbon Cutting with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

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First things first, we would like to thank everyone who came to our ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday. Special thanks goes out to the to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the outstanding Chamber Ambassadors! Thank you to all of you who share our vision of helping veterans and making San Antonio the model for military hiring and military transition!

In the life of any business there are days that mark significant milestones. When we became a member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce we knew we would want to do an official ribbon cutting ceremony at our new offices. Yesterday the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce sent out their ambassadors to the Forward March Inc. worldwide headquarters and helped us have a very successful ribbon cutting event. The weather was perfect. The opportunity for us to share this important event is very important to us. Below are some highlights of the event. Be sure to head over to our Facebook page for a LOT more pictures.

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FMI World Headquarters and our FMI Hummer await the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Ahhhh the sweet smell of success.

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The Chamber Ambassadors have arrived

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Its January 29th, mid 70s and just perfect weather. You have to love winter in San Antonio Texas!

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Its official now!

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Team FMI! We are veterans helping veterans. Thank you San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for making this day special!

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RED FRIDAY COPTERS

Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

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The Forward March Inc. 2014 Roundup

The Forward March Inc. Year in Review

This is just a small part of what we have done during 2014. Make sure to check our blog as we post regularly news and events.

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas.  FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.  FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice.  We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran employees who know their business!  FMI offers flexible solutions for your business needs, specializing in:

  • Military Talent Pipeline Services
    – Helping companies find the right military talent, at the right time, for the right skill-set
  • Leadership Training
    – Corporate leadership training with a military flair
  • Strategic Business Services
    – Helping businesses achieve their performance goals
  • Military Hiring 101 Workshops
    – Teaching the information needed to start a military talent pipeline no matter the size
  • Camouflage to Corporate Conferences
    – Providing the tools for mission success through military talent for a more focused, motivated and productive team

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) opened the doors to our new offices in July and hit the ground running. We are a small company of men and women who are likeminded in our desire to help veterans find meaningful careers while helping industry move America forward with the highest caliber military talent. We don’t just stop there as we offer Leadership Training, Strategic Business Services, and the very best workshops and conferences that your company or organization can attend.

Below are some highlights of our year.

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New year, new website!

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We started off our year with a trip to Washington D.C. and a meeting with the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chief of Staff.

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Forward March Inc. held our Camouflage to Corporate Conference in Houston, Texas. This was an outstanding conference giving businesses and organizations an in-depth understanding of how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent.

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New offices were opened in July. Forward March Inc. has hosted training sessions, AUSA breakfast meetings, and much more since then.

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A few of Team FMI at the USAA/Disney Veteran’s Institute conference. We make friends everywhere we go!

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The FMI Operation Outreach program Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom. Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations. Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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FMI continued our work with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing with our Heroes raising well over $300,000 for The Fisher House Foundation helping wounded veterans and their families.

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FMI hosted our Military Hiring 101 workshop in the fall which gave businesses concentrated training to achieve their military hiring goals.

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ACAP to job fairs, FMI could be seen around the town working hard to connect veterans with meaningful careers.

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Through the Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach program we are reaching out to help veterans in our community. Through our Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition we hosted a number of very successful events including a job fair for veterans highlighting the importance of employment for women veterans.

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The fall ushered in our second Camouflage to Corporate conference, this one held in San Antonio.

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FMI is a company of veterans helping veterans. November saw our first Veteran Employment Transition Networking event which was a great success.

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Forward Marc Inc. can train your organization in leadership, hiring, and sales. Here we are with the outstanding folks at Design Materials Inc. at the completion of their sales force training.

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2014 was an exciting year for Forward March Inc. and our partners. 2015 promises to be even better so make sure to join us.

 

Merry Christmas

fmixmas3All of us here at Forward March Inc. want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Take the time to enjoy family, friendship and the warmth of the season.

Last Sunday some of the Forward March Inc. team had the opportunity to spent the afternoon at Saint PJ’s  Children’s orphanage lending a hand with their annual Christmas party. We also had the opportunity to deliver the donations that we had collected with DMI and all those who made donations during our annual Holiday Mixer.

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Have an outstanding Christmas and come back on December 29th when we will resume our regular news posts.

Holiday Cheer Filled the FMI Offices This Week

RED FRIDAY COPTERS

Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

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Here is the weekly roundup.

We are always moving forward at a high rate of speed here at Forward March Inc.

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Did you catch Richard Abrams at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair? Richard is the Director of Strategic Development for Forward March Inc. You may have seen him on our social media pics in costume as a chef. Well, truth is, that is no costume. Richard is also an accomplished chef and has taken it upon himself to make sure that we eat really well at our FMI events!

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Paul (President of FMI) and Stephanie Volpe wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This week the folks here at Forward March Inc. got together at Paul Volpe’s home and had our first annual Christmas party. With spouses and children present there was more than enough holiday cheer to go around.

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Don Palen (CEO of FMI) and his wife Andrea bringing the festive spirit to our Christmas party.

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And the winner of a great time is… everyone! You just cannot beat getting together with the FMI family!

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Chef Richard and his lovely family enjoying the festive evening.

We also had an amazing first annual Holiday Networking Mixer on Wednesday which you can read about here…

For more pics of this great Christmas party check out our Facebook page! 

Monday we will resume our highly informative article posting. Have a safe weekend!

To learn more about Forward March Inc. click here…

Holiday Networking Mixer Recap

First things first. All the folks here at Forward March Inc. (FMI) would like to extend a huge THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FRIENDS who showed up to our holiday mixer last night. Each and every one of you, like us, have a huge place in your heart for veterans and your presence, fellowship, stories and joy made this event very special!

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FMI would also like to thank everyone for all the donations for St. Pj’s Children’s Home. We are still collecting so contact us anytime before December 19.

Wow, what a great week! There is never down time and its never dull trying to make American industry great through providing veterans with careers. If you ask anyone who works at FMI they will tell you that it’s the best job they have ever had. We are a company of veterans, from diverse backgrounds, that all share the same passion… helping our nation’s greatest treasure, our veterans. Our corporate culture is one that encompasses hard work and dedication but we also never pass up the opportunity to have a great time. We all know that life is short and we share the attitude that we want to make every moment count. These things cannot be summed up better than they were last night at our first annual Holiday Networking Mixer. FMI gathered together to exchange stories, enjoy good food and amazing live music.

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Our company is very honored to have a special relationship with veteran/wounded warrior/hero/musician/ and all around great guy J.P. Lane. J.P. Lane is a US Army wounded warrior from Green Bay, Wisconsin and is an amazing and up and coming musician so be sure to keep your eye on him in the future.  You can check him out on the web HERE. J.P. provided the live music for our gathering last night. He actually provided so much more from inspiration to entertainment. Make sure you follow FMI on our blog, Facebook, and Linkedin pages to keep up with some amazing things we are hoping to do with J.P. next year through our Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach non profit program. You can read more about our Operation Outreach programs here…

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FMI would like to give a shout out and heart-felt thanks to our neighbor Rob Deering and the Beacon Circle Coffee House and Gallery. Our party was held in our corporate offices and in the Beacon Circle Coffee House next door. You can learn more about the Beacon Circle Coffee House and Gallery which is a part of DMI here…

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To see more of the pics and vids from last night’s party friend us on Facebook here…

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