CHARLOTTE - T.J. Breeden, Chairman of eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. in Durham, NC has been named the Small Business Administration’s 2013 North Carolina Veteran’s Business Advocate of the Year.
The award recognizes Breeden for his active support to help small businesses, his efforts to increase business and financial opportunities for veterans, his volunteer efforts to strengthen the role of veteran business owners within the community and other accomplishments demonstrating effectiveness in improving the environment for veterans in business.
“I'm honored to receive this recognition and to continue our efforts to support the career interests of our service-members and military families.” said Breeden.
In May 2012, Breeden was recognized as an Champion of Change by the White House for his dedication to service and his continued support for efforts to: end homelessness, boost employment and treat mental health disparities for fellow veterans. The “Champions of Change” project is part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative.
Breeden has launched a series of internet-based tutorials through eMerging Entrepeneurs to assist veterans on a variety and entrepreneurial and life-focused topics, and provides a central online location for active military, veterans and their families to access resources to support small business development and employment efforts.
T.J. had an executive leadership role in the 2012 Momentum Expo, a military-focused Small Business Symposium, hiring fair and college recruitment assembly at Fort Bragg.
eMerging Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization that provides small business training and entrepreneurial development services to military and minority communities. The organization partners with state and federal agencies, local chambers of commerce and military installations.
Contact T.J. Breeden at 919-886-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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