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Veterans Win at Business set for Nov. 6


The 7th Annual “Veterans Win at Business” event will be Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 8-10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City.

The event is geared toward veterans who own a small business or who are thinking about starting a business. All veterans, including reservists, National Guard members and military spouses are welcome.

Veterans will hear about strategies for starting and growing their businesses as well as strategies for government contracting at the local, state and federal levels, including contracting with Barksdale Air Force Base and Global Strike Command. Small business financing, including the Patriot Express loan and other veteran loan products also will be discussed. Veteran-owned businesses also will share their success stories.

Hosting this event will be the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at LSU Shreveport, U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, Northwest Louisiana Government Procurement Center, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Bossier Chamber of Commerce, Barksdale Air Force Base 2nd Contracting Squadron, Global Strike Command and the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sponsors are: Medal of Honor sponsor, Barksdale Federal Credit Union. Silver Star sponsors are Capital One and Louisiana Disabled American Veterans. Bronze Star sponsors are Louisiana Economic Development, Citizens National Bank, Chase Bank and Remington College.

The cost to attend is $15, which includes a full breakfast, special materials and a gift for each veteran. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 1. To register, call 318-677-2530 or register online at www.nwlagpc.org.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.