On Saturday, December 10th, from 9am-2pm, U.S. Representatives Yvette D. Clarke, Edolphus Towns, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Michael Grimm, Bob Turner, Gregory Meeks, Nydia Velázquez and Peter King, will host a forum providing veteran-owned small businesses the resources they need to bolster their enterprises. Special guests include the American Legion and the United Veterans War Council, Inc. Panelists represented at the forum will include the Small Business Association (SBA); Department of Defense; the U.S. Department of Treasury; the American Legion; NYS Small Business Development Center; Academia; and the financial sector.
"With the U.S. Military engagement ending in Iraq by the end of this year, it is imperative that the federal government provide all the necessary resources they need to obtain a job. Empowering our veteran-owned small businesses is a positive way we can do this," stated Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.