MVLE President and CEO April Pinch-Keeler was the keynote speaker at a well-attended seminar called “Lunch and Learn” at the esteemed Norfolk State University. This seminar was co-hosted by the Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission to provide nonprofit agencies an opportunity to meet directly with prime contractors to address the issues AbilityOne providers face in expanding their organizations, meeting the needs of federal customers and establishing strong business relationships. In 2010, MVLE became the first AbilityOne service provider to establish a Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé program with a prime defense contractor such as Northrop Grumman. Our relationship with Northrop Grumman has resulted in a large number of learning opportunities and led to MVLE growing as an organization. The “Lunch and Learn” series and April Pinch-Keeler’s presentation further enhanced this very successful combination. Ken Rush, VP Contracts and Business Development, was on a panel and reported to the participants what to expect from a Mentor-Protégé program and how MVLE has benefitted from its inclusion. MVLE thanks Northrop Grumman as well as the AbilityOne Commission for inviting us to this event and having our executives participate. We specifically thank Gloria Pualani and Tizoc Loza at Northrop Grumman, who have become dear friends of MVLE over the years and help our mission in any way they can.