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SBDC Presents VetPRENEUR Forum

PLATTSBURGH, NY (Feb. 6, 2008) - On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon, the North Country Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with New York State Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), American Military Retirees Association and VFW Post #125 will be offering a forum designed for veterans of all ages and their spouses.

This forum will provide information to veterans and spouses of veterans who are considering starting a business or are already in business. Business Advisor Alicia Sirk will present an overview of how veterans can start businesses in New York state. In addition, representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will give an overview of the Patriot Express Loan, and a representative from the NYBDC will present information about their veterans' loan program. The program will conclude with a review of local veterans' resources.

The forum will be held at VFW #125 at 116 Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh and will includes breakfast. Though there is no fee for this program, registration is strongly encouraged. Contact Peg Bergeron at the American Military Retirees Association, 518-563-9479 or by email, [email protected] . Please reference vet forum in the subject line of any emails. For more information, call the SBDC at 518-564-2042.


The North Country SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, works one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing, and expanding entrepreneurs. The staff has provided services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and northern Washington counties for more than 22 years. The North Country SBDC is part of a statewide program funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York. Visit the North Country SBDC online at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/SBDC or www.BizEssentials.org .

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