HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (OTCQB: DEWM) (OTCBB: DEWM) ("Dewmar" or "Company") a leading provider of consumer brands to global markets announced that it has received an official certification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVBOC). According to, Dr. Charles Achane, the President of the Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center (LVBOC), Dewmar, by way of Dr. Marco Moran being a major shareholder, met all of the requirements of the Small Business Act 15 USCS, Section 632 and Federal SBA Regulations 13 CFR Parts 121 and 124 -- and 13 C.F.R. 125.8 -- 125.10 as an official Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE).
"I plan to work closely with Dr. Moran over the next few weeks to introduce him to beverage procurement directors at two of the largest military bases in the state of Louisiana -- Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA and Fort Polk Army Base in Leesville, LA," said Dr. Charles Achane. "Once we complete those meetings, I plan to establish meetings in Texas at top military bases introducing all three flavors of Lean Slow Motion Potion™ relaxation beverage for military exchanges and commissaries. Furthermore, our organization has strong partnerships with Walmart in Southwest Louisiana which means that we will lobby local Supercenter managers to place Lean in prominent displays across the region, as Lean has shown success across other parts of the state."
Dr. Marco Moran earned a number of ribbons, honors and awards during Operation Desert Storm throughout his tenure as both an enlisted member and as a Naval Officer at Marine Corp base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. As a senior at Caldwell Parish High School in Louisiana, Moran joined the United States Marine Corp Early Entry Program (EEP) before winning a series of high school and teen Powerlifting titles where he set multiple national and international records. This resulted in Moran being hand selected by legendary U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Coach Gayle Hatch to personally train for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team while attending Louisiana State University. Moran was allowed to transfer from the U.S. Marines to the U.S. Navy in order to pursue his Olympic dreams, where he later elected to serve his country as a registered pharmacist.
"My experience with the military from Coronado Bay Naval Base to Officer School in Rhode Island then onward to Camp Lejeune, NC was an 'eye-opener' for a small town country boy such as myself, and one that I will forever cherish as a positive life-changing experience. I had to mature at a rapid pace as I learned a myriad of advanced leadership skills in a short period of time, as my responsibilities became increasingly greater by the month as the ensign (rookie) officer," says Dr. Marco Moran, CEO of Dewmar International. "After experiencing over 4 years as both enlisted personnel as well as a Commissioned Officer, I developed a profound respect for our service men and women of all ranks, races, ages, and ethnicities; and with regard to Dewmar, my military background has prepared me for the entrepreneurial challenges of growing a successful business through preparation, sound strategy and execution. 'With hard work, honor and pride -- no task is too large to conquer' is the mentality that I have gained," Moran added.
"It is with great pride that I fully support Dr. Moran and Dewmar with current and future endeavors as an entrepreneur and veteran-owned business. In addition to confirming this certification, I see the tremendous level of passion that he possesses for his shareholders and consumers alike for his existing product as well as the rather detailed list of extensive consumable goods and nutraceuticals that he plans to launch in order to improve the quality of life for the general public. We (LVBOC) are here to assist in every possible capacity in which Dr. Moran may need us, not just in the United States, but all of our partners and military bases worldwide," says Dr. Charles Achane.
In Spring 2013, Dewmar earned registration with The United States General Service Administration's (GSA) Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy. The registration is a requirement to conduct business with the U.S. Federal Government and allows Dewmar International to be listed in the System for Award Management (SAM) which is a database used by Government Contracting Officers responsible for procurement activity.
About Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center
Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center (LVBOC) will employ its best efforts to ensure our services are available to Veterans of all races and ethnicities, particularly Service Disabled Veterans and Members of Reserve and National Guard Components of the U.S. Military. This will include Veterans in all small business populations, including those special emphasis groups such as recently discharged service disabled veterans, minority veteran owned, 8(a) firms in all stages, Reserve component members (Reservists and National Guard members) and veterans with disabilities. LVBOC is a division of the Southwest Louisiana Business Development Center Inc. (SWLABDC) which is a Comprehensive Technological Business Development Center that provides Veterans Business Enterprises (VBEs) with specialized business Training and Technical Assistance. This program is partially funded under a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). LVBOC provides contract procurement assistance and e-based assistance whose goal is to help increase the revenue and likelihood for success of all Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises.
About Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Louisiana's Division of Administration (DOA) is charged with setting goals for state agencies with regard to encouraging veteran owned small businesses to compete for state contracts. The current effort mirrors VETBIZ, a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). At the federal level, government aims to award 3% of all contracts to veteran owned businesses. VA has set its sights higher, with a goal of 7%.
About The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government and develops government-wide, cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.
About Dewmar International BMC, Inc.
Dewmar International BMC, Inc. is a U.S. based, veteran owned business enterprise that is a leading provider of consumer brands to global markets. The Company's flagship product, Lean Slow Motion Potion™ whose three flavors are Yella, Purp and Easta Pink, is rated as one of the top 3 national selling relaxation beverages currently available in the U.S. market, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The Company has entered into significant business relationships, consultant agreements and medical discussions intended to leverage the explosion in the national popularity of both the industrial hemp and medical marijuana industries, and forecast a strong presence in the space for both the immediate and long-term future. This has led to Dewmar's formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, U.S. Hemp Corporation, Inc. in order to launch a series of hemp-based products for sale to the a broad range of consumers. The company has offices in Clinton, MS; Houston, TX, and Las Vegas, NV.
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