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SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Vetrepreneur Events Observe National Veterans Small Business Week

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Release Number: 
20181016-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza robert.goza@sba.gov | (610) 382-3084

EASTERN Pa.– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates veteran small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) Nov. 5-9. During NVSBW SBA district offices and resource partners across the U.S. host and participate in local “vetrepreneur events” including Boots to Business and Boots to Business: Reboot, webinars and workshops focused on access to capital, federal procurement, and entrepreneurial development.

SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office celebrates, connects, and empowers service members (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – with veteran entrepreneur events. SBA encourages veteran business owners to share their small business success stories and for local communities to demonstrate appreciation for veterans and small businesses by joining the NVSBW conversation using the #MyVetBiz hashtag and following @SBA_EasternPA on Twitter. The two-fold purpose of these NVSBW events is to applaud the success of veteran entrepreneurs and to increase awareness of SBA’s programs and services for veterans.

“I encourage all active duty, Guard, Reservists, veterans and their family members to take advantage of the many programs we offer through our District Office and resource partners,” said Acting Director Steven Dixel, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District. “We offer programs for veteran entrepreneurs year-round and National Veterans Small Business Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and serve America’s veteran entrepreneurs. Vetrepreneurs are not only veterans who have chosen to serve our nation’s national defense at great personal risk, they have also chosen to serve our communities by building successful businesses that support our nation’s economy and creates jobs in our local community.”

National Veterans Small Business Week Events In SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District:

Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Veterans' Expo and Job Fair, Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601

Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-Noon: Veteran Small Business Loans and Resources Workshop, Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, 604 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

Nov. 8, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Reboot to Business: Starting or Growing A Veteran Owned Business, Wilkes-Barre Connect Center, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

For more information about NVSBW events, visit www.sba.gov/NVSBW. To learn more about additional opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, visit www.sba.gov/vets.

“Each year, SBA assists thousands of veterans, reservists, and National Guard to start and grow their small businesses. Nearly one in every 10 American businesses today is owned by a veteran and veteran-owned businesses employ nearly six million workers, so it’s not just the right thing to do, it’s important for the economy,” said Shannon Degiglio, SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Veterans Business Development Officer.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.