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Richmond SCORE Chairman selected as a top Boots to Business Instructor

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Release Number: 
Matthew Nowak |

RICHMOND, Va. ­­– The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office proudly announces Joe Brisby, Richmond SCORE Chapter 12 Chairman, has been selected as one of five Boots to Business’ 2015 Outstanding Boots to Business Instructors.

“It’s an honor to have one of the best Boots to Business instructors in the country serving our transitioning veterans within Virginia,” said SBA Richmond District Director Carl Knoblock. “Joe has been a volunteer instructor since the inception of the program helping to make it one of the best in the country.”

Brisby will receive the award from officials from the Office of Veterans Business Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. November 6, 2015.

“I am honored to receive this recognition. It is about giving back some of my time to people who have given us so much to us,” exclaimed Brisby.

Brisby was selected from a pool nominations submitted by SBA District Offices across the country. His instruction focuses on Module 2: Right Idea? Basics of Opportunity Recognition and Module 3: Markets and Your Competitive Space at both Fort Lee and Quantico. He was nominated because of his attentiveness to veterans by passing on his vast knowledge of the marketing field during his instruction blocks.

Brisby is a native of Omaha, NE. He spent more than 40 years in marketing, product development and corporate life working for and with Fortune 50 and 100 sized companies. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves with the 82nd Field Hospital from 1968 to 1973. He joined Richmond SCORE Chapter 12 in 2011 and has been offering experience and past knowledge to help entrepreneurs while remaining connected and involved in the business world.

The Boots to Business program is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plans

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