SBA Veterans Small Business Committees to Hold Public Meetings June 5, 6

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold quarterly public meetings on June 5 and June 6, respectively. They will take place at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“These quarterly committee meetings provide us with an opportunity to collaborate and identify areas where we can continue to positively impact and support veteran entrepreneurs,” said Larry Stubblefield, SBA associate administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development. “I look forward to working with these veteran leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and colleagues to bring new perspectives to the table.”

Both meetings will be accessible via Skype webinar and/or conference call.

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The IATF will meet from 1-4 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, June 5
· Dial in: 202-765-1264
· Access code: 82779493#
· Skype link: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/csimms/SY58NNZY?sl=1

The ACVBA will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, June 6
· Dial in: 202-765-1264
· Access code: 71491907#
· Skype link: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/csimms/4YYY96F9

“Both Federal Advisory Committee public meetings will address the current state of veteran-owned small business and update the public on progress made regarding pushing forward veteran entrepreneurship and employment. Committee members will receive briefs on access to capital, counseling and training, and government contracting. The SBA encourages public participation and looks forward to hearing from veteran entrepreneur stakeholders,” said SBA Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands District Director Yvette T. Collazo.

In addition to providing progress updates, this quarter’s meetings will also include updates from the National Veterans Transition Services, JPMorgan Chase, SBA All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and SBA’s Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (MREIDL).

Both the June 5 IATF and June 6 ACVBA meetings are public meetings held at SBA headquarters in Eisenhower Conference Room B, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington D.C. 20416. Following each meeting, public meeting transcripts may also be found at www.sba.gov/ovbd under the section heading “Federal Advisory Committees.”

Comments for the record will be limited to five minutes to accommodate as many participants as possible. Written comments should be sent to the above email address by June 1. Special accommodation requests, as well as any questions, should also be directed to SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development at [email protected] or by calling (202) 205-6773.

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 and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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