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SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Public Meetings Dec. 4 and 5

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  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 Dec. 4 and 5 respectively at the American Legion Headquarters, 1608 K St., NW, Large Conference Room, Washington, D.C. 20006.  The meetings will also be accessible via teleconference and webinar.

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"During these quarterly committee meetings, we have the opportunity to connect with interagency partners, veterans service organizations, and veteran small business owners who are committed to empowering the veteran small business community," said Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development. "We are looking forward to robust discussions on how we can collaborate to support veteran entrepreneurs by expanding the resources available to them."  

The IATF will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT) 

The ACVBA will meet on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)

Both public meetings will address the current state of veteran-owned small businesses and inform the public on progress made toward advancing veteran entrepreneurship and employment opportunities.

The IATF meeting will include updates from SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development and Government Contracting and Business Development, as well as committee member updates from General Services Administration, Departments of Defense, Labor, Treasury and Veterans Affairs, the Office of Management and Budget, Student Veterans of America, and the North Carolina Military Business Center.

The ACVBA meeting will include updates from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and SBA's Government Contracting and Business Development office. 

Following each meeting, transcripts may also be found at www.sba.gov/ovbd under the section heading, "Federal Advisory Committees."

For security purposes, attendees are asked to RSVP by sending an email to veteransbusiness@sba.gov by Nov. 30, and indicating the name of the event, "Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs" and/or "Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development."

Comments for the record will be limited to five minutes to accommodate as many participants as possible. Written comments, special accommodation requests, and questions should be sent to SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development by Nov. 30 to veteransbusiness@sba.gov , or by calling (202) 205-6773.

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