The Business Excellence Award

For demonstrating exceptional ADVOCACY helping Veterans create meaningful self-employment based on their strengths, visions, skills and ambitions.



Jerry Pinsky LICSW, CPRP and the VBOI were honored by U.S. Small Business Administration:

The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Gerald Pinsky LICSW, CPRP as the U. S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts 2011 Veteran Small Business Champion. The award was presented at the SBA 2011 Small Business Awards Luncheon at the Wyndham Andover Hotel in Andover, MA.

The VBOI won the Kizer Award:

We have the distinct privilege of recognizing a Bedford program that has been successful in winning a 2006 Kizer Recognition Award.

Expansion and Dissemination of the Self-Employment

Resources for Veterans (SERV) Program

The key leaders in this innovative program are Jerry Pinsky LICSW, Chris Krebs, John Bowers, and Chuck Drebing. Two of our veterans, Tim Reilly and Tom Gagliard, also have made important contributions to the program.

This Kizer Recognition Award carries with it a money prize.

“Congratulations to these hardworking and innovative groups.”
Karen Waghorn, Director
Bedford VA Hospital