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VGM Celebrates Founders’ Day

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Vantastic3Associates of VGM Group, Inc., celebrated the inaugural Founders’ Day on Thursday, Sept. 3. The celebration marked the 29th anniversary of VGM and was highlighted by lunch, a trivia contest and a fundraiser for a local charity. [caption id="attachment_4148" align="alignright" width="300"]founders-day1 The Founders of VGM pose for a picture during the VGM Founders’ Day event. From left, John Deery Jr., Jim Walsh and Van Miller.[/caption] The founding of VGM started with Van Miller’s vision to create a group purchasing organization for independent home medical providers. However, it took the respect, trust, and start-up money from two friends, John Deery Jr. and Jim Walsh, for the vision to become reality. On Sept. 3, 1986, VGM & Associates incorporated and upon achieving their 200th member, the first manufacturer signed and the rest is history. Today VGM has more than 2,500 HME members with locations throughout the country. [caption id="attachment_4150" align="alignright" width="300"]founders-day2 Associates Amy Zubke and Julie Friis add toppings to their lunch. VGM Associates were treated to a grab-n-go lunch that featured walking tacos.[/caption] VGM Group, Inc., has more than 20 divisions, the majority of which are dedicated to the HME industry, and is a 100 percent employee-owned company.

 

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