Objective Rally Point Monthly Veteran Networking Breakfast on July 28th
You are invited to join us for our monthly Veteran networking breakfast. This networking event is a forum for military Veterans in business and those who support them, or wish to team with them, to meet and connect. For those unfamiliar with ORP, I encourage you to read this article and visit our website.
Although the focus of ORP is on the connections made between and with Veterans, we do have a presentation each month. This month we have a panel from the Small Business Administration (SBA) speaking about resources available to Veteran business owners. The panel will include Craig Heilman, Director of Veteran’s Programs in the SBA Office of Veterans Business Development. Mr. Heilman, a retired Navy Officer, brings a wealth of experience in Veteran entrepreneurship. Also on the panel will be Ken Dodds, Director of Government Contracting for the SBA. Mr. Dodds was formerly a senior attorney with the SBA and currently is responsible for SBA programs and policies related to government procurement at the SBA. Lastly, the panel will include a regular ORP attendee, Charles McCaffrey. Charles is also a retired Navy officer. After leaving the Navy Charles joined Community Business Partnership where he served in multiple leadership roles until taking his recent job as Director of the Veterans Outreach Center (VBOC). The VBOC is an SBA funded initiative to support Veteran business owners.
There are a plethora of resources available to Veterans both in starting their businesses and in assistance in finding ways to grow larger, more successful companies. Our panel will discuss many of those programs and resources to include counseling, training, access to capital and contracting opportunities at the SBA. Don’t miss this very valuable morning. Whether you are a start-up or you have been in business for decades, there are resources to help you become more successful and more profitable in business.
Most importantly, don’t pass up this opportunity to network with other Veterans focused on success in business. If you are a company looking for a VOSB or SDVOSB to team with there is no better place to find qualified Veteran owned businesses than at DC-ORP.
When: July 28, 2015
Time: 7:15 am until 9:15 am
Where: Army-Navy Country Club
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Cost to attend this event is $35. Full breakfast provided.
Limited seating available–register today