Press Release



April 26, 2023                                 


Allen Perk, 614.579.9561    

Regina Rembert, 614.354.2261


Join Us for the VetOhioExpo on September 7, 2023 at Franklin Park Adventure Center!

Brought to You By “Think Veterans First”

Public invited to browse products and services 60+ Veteran-Owned Businesses


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Think Veterans First is hosting their third annual VetOHIOExpo on September 7, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Franklin Park Adventure Center. This event is designed to showcase Veteran-owned businesses to the public to stimulate support of Veteran businesses, entrepreneurs and franchisees.

“We are inviting companies and individuals to support our Veterans by attending the Expo to connect with Veteran businesses that provide a diverse array of services and products,” said Regina Rembert, U.S. Army (Retired), CEO, Think Veterans First. “The event is the largest of its kind in Ohio – by Vets for Vets.”

Veteran Owned and Veteran Friendly Business Owners will showcase their services or products on table-top displays from which they can engage with Expo attendees. 

The VetOHIOExpo also features a variety of speakers, raffles and entertainment during the afternoon.

Allen Perk, Board Chairperson and Regina Rembert, CEO, Think Veterans First will kick off the event promptly at 2:00pm after the National Anthem, and pledge of allegiance.  VIPs are expected to stop by throughout the day to provide short remarks.   

Following is a sampling of support organizations that will attend the Expo:

  • National Veteran Owned Business Association
  • Small Business Administration Group Resources
  • The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)
  • The Veteran Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Department of Development, Certification Compliance

“Veteran business owners have served their country with honor and distinction and have returned home to serve others in their communities. They deserve our respect, admiration and support,” said Rembert. 

VetOHIOExpo tickets to attend and support Veteran businesses are $10 online and can be purchased on or Eventbrite.  **Admission is $20 at the door**.   Discounts available for Seniors and Students.  Veterans and military guests are free with valid ID!

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About Think Veterans First

Think Veterans First is a 501(c)(3) organization and our mission is to support, promote and advocate for Veterans. The premise is to encourage individuals to ‘Think Veterans First’ as they make purchasing decisions, employment decisions, veteran health and wellness decisions and many other areas of daily life that impact the veteran community. To learn more visit:


Our article on Spectrum News 1 website!


Vet Ohio Expo Showcases Veteran-Owned Businesses

Article on CityScene website!


Veteran Businesses Come Together at Vet Ohio Expo!

Check out our two articles on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce website!


The 1st Annual VetOhioExpo is designed to Showcase Veteran-Owned Business!


The Largest Veteran-Owned Business is now a sponsor!

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