VBOC, ELite, SBA and SBDC Partner to Present the Vet. Small Business Expo – 2/8/12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2012

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) partner to present the Veteran Small Business Expo.

The One-Day Program is designed to Provide Education, Inspiration and Support to the Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Los Angeles, CA The Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), ELITE Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network will hold the first Veteran Small Business Expo event on Wednesday, February 8 on the Long Beach City College Campus. This special intensive one-day program will bring together veteran business owners for a day of training. The day’s agenda also includes workshops on government contracting, supplier diversity, lender roundtable and a keynote presentation by Larry Broughton, Former U.S. Army Green Beret and CEO of Broughton Hospitality.

“We are honored to host the Veteran’s Small Business Expo at Long Beach City College,” said LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “As a Veteran myself, I understand the challenges that our soldiers face when they return to the workforce.  We need to ensure that our brave men and women have jobs and are supported.”

“Victor Parker, Director of the SBA’s Los Angeles District Office, also expressed some encouraging words for the Veterans who would be attending. “With so many men and women transitioning from uniform back into civilian life, it is important that the SBA and our Resource Partners let them know that entrepreneurship is a viable and exciting option to consider after the military. The ‘Veteran Small Business Expo’ serves to do just that,” Mr. Parker stated.

Event details:
Date:           Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Location:     Long Beach City College- Building T-1200,  4901 Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808
Time:          9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost:           $10.00 for attendees (includes lunch and refreshments)

Pre-Registration is required. Please register online at www.vboc-ca.org.

This event is also made possible by Southern California Edison, California Public Utility Commission, Metropolitan Water District, ELITE Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and U.S. Small Business Administration. We also count on the generous support of Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.