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BENS Member, Olga Torres

June 17, 2024

Recently, DC Member Olga Torres, and her firm received the Prestigious President’s “E” Award (“E-for-Export”) in a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC. The President’s “E”…

BENS Member, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg

June 10, 2024

BENS is proud to recognize long-time member Maurice “Hank” Greenberg on the 80th Commemoration of D-Day. Mr. Greenberg participated in Operation Overlord, storming Omaha Beach on June 6th, 1944 as…

Event Recap – June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024

A BENS delegation visited the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area this week to gain insights into the operations and capabilities of the USCG. The group embarked on a thrilling ride around the…

BENS Member, Florent “Flo” Groberg

June 10, 2024

BENS member Florent “Flo” Groberg is the subject of a new graphic novel that tells the story of a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for tackling a suicide bomber to…

BENS Member, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher

June 10, 2024

BENS member Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher joins Nano Dimension’s Board of Directors. Nano Dimension’s vision is to transform existing electronics and mechanical manufacturing into Industry 4.0 environmentally friendly and economically efficient…

BENS Member, John DeBlasio

June 10, 2024

Recently, BENS member John DeBlasio, a military veteran and Chicago businessman who has both a corporate and humanitarian presence in many of the world’s political hot spots was profiled in Crain’s…

BENS Member, Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker

June 10, 2024

BENS Chicago member Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) recently hosted the opening ceremony for the Pritzker Military Archives Center (PMAC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The new space is a…

Event Recap – June 3, 2024

June 4, 2024

On Tuesday, May 21, BENS hosted a small discussion with Moroccan officials visiting the United States as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Member representative Stephanie Yantajoined with Gen.…

BENS Member, Zack Knight

June 4, 2024

On Thursday, May 16th, BENS member Zack Knight was awarded the Veteran of the Year award from The Warrior Alliance at their gala at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta. Zack’s devotion…