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On June 23, 2022, our Chief Operating Officer, Michael D. Thornton, Sr. was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).The ACVBA serves as an independent source of advice and policy recommendation to the SBA Administrator, SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development, Congress, the President, and other U.S. policymakers on programs affecting veteran-owned small businesses from all segments of American society.Asked to comment on the singular honor conferred upon him, and by...
VCP-08/03/2022
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As our nation commemorates the 256 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, on behalf of all at Team Visionary, I wish Americans around the world a very Happy Independence Day.But amidst the celebrations – the barbecues and fireworks – I urge every one of us to take a moment to honor our founding fathers – the delegates of the Second Continental Congress – who, on that fateful fourth day of July in 1776, declared the thirteen former colonies of Great Britain liberated from subordination to King George III.That was the day that marked the birth of the Free, Independent and United...
VCP-07/05/2022
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The recent enthusiastic observance of Juneteenth 2022 makes a clear and emphatic statement that Americans today are more united than ever before in their stand against inequity, bigotry, and hatred across all walks of life.As a successful African-American woman entrepreneur, I see myself as a living embodiment of the possibilities that the events of June 19, 1865 – which we all know and celebrate as Juneteenth – have opened up for the people of my community, and many other communities across America.This watershed moment marked the liberation of the enslaved people of Galveston – Texas. It...
VCP-07/05/2022
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The Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) – Fairfax was keen to mark Women’s History Month – March 2022, by profiling prominent women achievers from the Northern Virginia area.Women of rare mettle, who shattered the proverbial ‘glass ceiling’, to emerge as not just role models, but beacons of hope for their communities.Eleanor Thornton, Founding Principal, President, and CEO of Visionary Consulting Partners (Visionary), LLC. – one of the pre-eminent healthcare consultancy firms in the area, was one of their automatic and inevitable picks.Founded in 2008, Visionary is committed to the equitable...
VCP-04/16/2022
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on the morning of February 26, 2022, marked the opening of the new Cape Girardeau VA Health Care Center.5x the size of the original, this sparkling new facility formally threw open its doors to patients on Monday, Feb. 28.Located on S. Mount Auburn Road, next to the Southeast Health Cancer Center on I-55, the center, which had previously catered to around 5,000 enrolled veterans, will now serve 8,000 or more – bolstered by significantly upgraded physical and technological infrastructure.Celebrating a Bigger and Better FacilityThe event was hosted by the...
VCP-04/06/2022
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On the occasion of Black History Month – February 2022, the Mason Enterprise Centre (MEC), Fairfax spoke to some of the prominent business and community leaders representing the African American community in the Northern Virginia area.Fittingly, Visionary Consulting Partners (Visionary), LLC – an SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), CVE-certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Small, Women and Minority-Owned (SWaM) Business, headquartered in Fairfax City, VA – was one of the businesses that the MEC chose to profile.Visionary offers management consultancy...
VCP-03/22/2022
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Less than three weeks after our COO, Michael D. Thornton, Sr., attended the October 19th ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center in Alexandria, VA., the agency has now announced the date for the center’s formal launch.A virtual affair scheduled for 10 am on November 9th, with several important dignitaries including Governor Ralph Northam and Senator Mark Warner expected to be in attendance, the event effectively marks the establishment of the first of the MBDA’s offices within the Commonwealth of Virginia.We at...
VCP-11/08/2021
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We, at Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC., take great pride and pleasure in welcoming one of our closest, most-valued, long-term strategic partners, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), to the Commonwealth of Virginia.A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on October 19th, 2021, marked the opening of the new Virginia MBDA Business Center in Alexandria, VA.As an invited guest at the event, Michael D. Thornton, Sr., COO of Visionary, took the opportunity to personally congratulate representatives of the MBDA present on this momentous occasion.When asked to comment on the recent...
VCP-10/26/2021
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The 16-member Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG or Group) of “Connecting Fairfax City for All” – a city-wide initiative aimed at promoting social justice and racial inclusivity – recently presented its initial set of concrete and pragmatic recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.The Group consists of residents from each of the six city precincts, across a range of age groups, races, and ethnicities, as well as local businesses and community groups.Its recommendations were formulated after an extensive and structured series of listening and learning exercises with the broader community of...
VCP-10/10/2021
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In the fall of 2020, the Fairfax City Council led by its Mayor David Meyer, resolved to build a more inclusive and equitable future that celebrates the city’s social and racial diversity.Towards this end, it announced the launch of Connecting Fairfax City for all – a city-wide community outreach program, in partnership with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.The past informs the futureThe initiative was aimed at sparking conversations, by way of a series of listening and learning sessions, to help erase the scars of systemic...
VCP-08/10/2021

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