Hi, my name
is Mike Bellard . . .
I am your host and webmaster for The
Scarlet and Gold Business Directory. Before I tell you about my
website, allow me to tell you a little about myself.
Since 1998, I have had the honor and
privilege to be an Associate (non-veteran) Member of the Marine Corps League, where I currently serve on both the
state and local level as an appointed officer, and serve on various committees. I am also an Approved Mentor with the “Marine for Life Program” which assists Marines as
they transition to civilian life. During this time, I have developed a
strong bond with the Marine Corps Veterans and FMF Corpsmen in the League.
While attending the 2011 Marine Corps
League National Convention, I learned of the need for a directory of businesses which are owned or operated by
members in the League. That is when I started planning this
website. When I returned home,
I continued to talk with other Marines about my project.
I soon realized that this directory
should be for all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, their families, and members of Marine Corps Veterans'
Organizations, who own or manage a business. This way my
website can serve the whole Marine Corps community.
As a result of these efforts,
the webmaster for two veterans business directories: The Scarlet And Gold Business Directory which is for Marine Corps Veterans, FMF Corpsman,
their families, and members of Marine Corps Veterans' Organizations. And
Veterans Business List,
a Veterans Business Directory
is open to all veterans and their families.
Now that you know how this website came
to be, I invite you to take some time to explore it. There will
soon be pages for each state, with additional pages as needed, for metropolitan areas like Phoenix,
Arizona. I also have web pages
I hope you enjoy The Scarlet and Gold
Business Directory. If you or a member of your family is part of the
Marine Corps community and has or runs a business, then I invite you to include your business card ad in this
To start the process, go to the
“Start Here” page and download your
If you do not own or operate a business,
then I ask you to recommend another Marine who does, to become a part of Scarlet and Gold Business
Directory. When they place their ad in the directory, you will receive a
discount coupon from one of the businesses in the directory as my way of thanking you for helping the
directory to grow.
When you are referring a Marine, FMF
Corpsmen, a member of their family or a member of a Marine Corps Veterans' Organization to the Scarlet and Gold
Business Directory, then you can download the information you will want them to have right here: Scarlet and Gold
Thank you for visiting my website and