Terms and Conditions

Any commercial business that provides consumer goods or services in the Maryland area and meets the business criteria is eligible to apply with the Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses (VFRFB) Committee for certification as a Veteran & First Responder Friendly Business. Once approved, the business will:

  • Be recognized as a Veteran & First Responder Friendly Establishment
  • Be provided a decal for display on the front door, window, etc.
  • Be listed in the Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses Magazine and Website 
  • Be provided a display stand for the Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses Magazine

Prior to VFRFB Status

You will receive a brief orientation regarding the program and will need to be signed off by a member of the Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses Committee Member.

Once You're Designated

The business will remain a VFRFB for a three-year period as long as the establishment continues to meet the Business Criteria. After the initial three-year period recertification is required. The Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses certification remains in effect unless the business is found noncompliant at which time the certification may be revoked.

Criteria

Businesses must meet the following criteria to be listed as a Veteran & First Responder Friendly Business

  • Provide published, routine discounts on Veteran's & First Responder's purchases. All discounts should meaningful, unique to the program, and continuous
  • Must provide a prominent location within your business for the magazine stand
  • Placement of a window sticker at the front entrance of your business (on a glass window or glass door)
    Logo will be 7" x 2.5"