Veterans Gift Baskets, Inc., (VGB) based in Downingtown, PA, is a national marketing company in the $3.5 billion retail gift basket category and the $13 billion promotional products/advertising specialty market. VGB represents a number of America’s leading gift and gift basket companies, including Gift Tree, Gift Services, Gifted Expressions, LobsterGram, Astor Chocolates, Gift Basket Village, Popcorn Zone, Maple Ridge Farms, Dan the Sausageman, Corporate Gift Experts, Pfaelzer Bros Steaks, Mrs. Fields Cookies and Hispanic World.

VGB’s new ecommerce web site,, features over 300 “Best of the Best” gift baskets for every occasion and every price range. A portion of the net proceeds go to not-for-profit organizations that promote employment of veterans of all ages, especially the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

VGB is also actively recruiting several hundred U.S. military veterans as Independent Sales Representatives to sell VGB products throughout the country to individuals, small businesses and major corporations. Each vet hired will be given free training and, at no cost or charge, a complete package of professional marketing materials, including: o    A Square credit card reader for their smartphone or iPad. o    Full-color business cards. o    A photo ID badge and badge holder. o    Personalized post cards to mail to prospects. o    Personalized Thank You For Your Purchase post cards. o    Handout Flyers personalized with names and phone numbers. o    Product Catalog Presentation Binder o    Bulletin Board Flyers with tear-off phone numbers. o    Veterans Gift Baskets Sales Guide o    Press Release for local media. o    Quarter page ad for local newspapers o    Resource guide for additional training, sales software and selling ideas.

“We expect our national sales team of American heroes to provide us with fresh ideas, enthusiasm, work ethic and the drive to succeed that will help us continue our unprecedented growth this year,” said Bob Schmidt, president of Veterans Gift Baskets, Inc.