Schooley Mitchell franchisee receives state Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification


NEW YORK – Schooley Mitchell Business Optimization Specialist Reinaldo Alvarez recently received his Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business certification from New York state.

While Schooley Mitchell is proud to have several veterans in our network, Alvarez is the first Schooley Mitchell franchisee to be SDVOB certified.

During his military tenure, Alvarez spent seven and a half years at Fort Drum, had one deployment to Kosovo, and two deployments to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was awarded a Bronze Star during his second stint to Afghanistan and held the rank of staff sergeant-promotable.

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act, signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on May 12, 2014, is to encourage and support eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state’s economy by increasing their participation in New York state’s contracting opportunities.

While the federal government aims to award at least 3% of contract dollars annually to SDVOBs, New York state has doubled that goal to 6% participation overall on state contracts by service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Schooley Mitchell delivers expertise to companies large and small from all industries, offering a broad range of services including analysis of existing and future telecom, merchant services, small package shipping and waste disposal needs, assessment of best alternatives and implementation of cost-effective solutions.

On average, Schooley Mitchell reduces expenses in these areas by 27-28%.

To contact Reinaldo Alvarez, call 518-907-4602, email reinaldo.alvarez@schooleymitchell.com or visit www.schooleymitchell.com/ralvarez.