At VBP, we believe in fostering success and supporting our veterans in every step of their entrepreneurial journey. Last year, with the guidance and assistance of Dale Eisenberg, the President and Co-Founder of VBP, Lucas Horg embarked on an exciting venture by acquiring Dari Delight. Today, we're pleased to share the progress and growth that Dari Delight has achieved. Located at 961 East High Street, Hicksville, OH 43526, Dari Delite remains a beloved local hotspot, offering delectable treats tantalizing the taste buds. From the moment you step inside, you're greeted with warmth and delight. Under Lucas Horg's leadership, Dari Delite has flourished. A significant part of this success can be attributed to the incredible employees. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences have been pivotal in Dari Delite's journey. At VBP, we know that success is a collaborative effort, and we're immensely proud to see Lucas and the Dari Delite team thrive. Our commitment to their success continues beyond the purchase. Dale Eisenberg and VBP continue to provide unwavering mentorship, offering guidance and insights to address any business challenges they encounter. At VBP, we view our veterans as family and are pleased to witness the success of Lucas, the Dari Delite team, and the business. As a testament to our enduring support, we're always just a phone call away, ready to provide the guidance and assistance needed to ensure every VBP member [...]
For many book lovers, owning a bookstore is a dream come true. For Joseph and Mikayla Shearer, that dream has become a reality. The couple recently purchased Hooked on Books, a beloved independent bookstore at 3918 Maizeland Road in Colorado Springs.
Gregg Reinbold is a veteran who was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Western New York. As a young man, he always dreamed of having his own business. He even had his own hay baling business while in high school. One day he met the owners of Allegany Log Homes and became very interested in having a similar type of business someday. After graduation, he served in the United States military by enlisting with the USMC where he served active duty. Following that enlistment, he served seven years with the NY Army National Guard (NYANG), and then 19 years with the Army Reserve. In 2002, he was deployed to serve in Iraq after the 9/11 attacks on our nation. Upon his return to the States, Mr. Reinbold moved to New Jersey to live with his wife Wendy, and their family. He also spent time in California working and attending the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. When he returned to New Jersey, Gregg had not given up on his dream of owning his own business and had heard that the owners of Allegany Log Homes were possibly selling the business – some 40 years after he had originally met them. He knew it was time to make a move and go for it. After relocating back to his roots in Western New York with his family, Gregg and Wendy started talking to and working with the Veterans [...]
When Lucas Horg, a service-disabled Marine veteran wanted to move back to his hometown of Hicksville, Ohio after living in Australia for a number of years, he knew he’d want to purchase a business but was unsure of how to go about it. He reached out to Veteran Business Project for help. The team worked closely with Lucas to help him build the necessary documents, and business and financial plans to access the deal and build a solid case for the financial teams assessing him. Now, life back home has never been sweeter! Please consider supporting VBP as we continue to help Veterans realize their dream of owning their own businesses.
From military deployments, to opening a much-needed local coffee shop back home in Villa Grove, Illinois, veterans, and best friends Mary Kite and Beth Floyd Jenkins took their knowledge of “service” to the next level. After deployments and returning home, Mary and Beth understood first-hand the challenges of stepping back into a ‘civilian life'. Additionally, their hometown didn’t have a local coffee shop and they had a plan. They wanted to provide a community space where everyone felt welcome. With the guidance of VBP, the Korner Beehive launched in July 2021. “When you’re surrounded by other veterans or items that remind you of your service, it can be a comfort,” said Mary. With pictures of local veterans and memorabilia throughout, any new veteran visiting is invited to bring in a photo for their walls. It’s been a great way for everyone in the community to come together and gather with pride. Please consider supporting VBP as we continue to help Veterans realize their dream of owning their own businesses.
Navy veterans Ray Novak and Erich Totsch had a dream of purchasing and converting the 1930s-era Fred A. Busse firefighting boat that served Chicago for many decades. Their vision was to bring the relic back to life and provide historic tours along the Chicago river and waterfront. With the help of VBP, the two veterans were able to navigate and secure the funding to make the deal happen. The excitement and demand have grown so great that the two veterans are in the process of purchasing a second vessel. Visit Chicago Fireboat Tours for more information. And, please consider supporting VBP as we continue to help Veterans realize their dream of owning their own businesses.