2017 Vetrepreneur Symposium, "Moments That Matter" – 11/3 – Billings, Montana

Next week Big Sky Economic Development will be celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week. On Friday, November 3, from 7:30AM – 11:00AM, you are invited to join us for the 2017 Vetrepreneur Symposium, "Moments that Matter".

Learn more about how Big Sky Economic Development and the Veterans Business Outreach Center(VBOC) are impacting Veteran Entrepreneurs in our six-state region. We will have Montana’s Adjutant General Matthew Quinn as our special guest, along with many veteran providers, our own BSED programs, and successful "vetrepreneurs". Below is the detailed agenda.

Please RSVP at the link provided. Thank you for supporting our VBOC program and our community of veteran businesses.

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2017 Vetrepreneur Symposium Agenda
"Moments that Matter"
Friday, November 3, 2017
Roysdon Hall, 1430 Broadwater Avenue, Billings

7:30 AM Presentation of Colors: American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117

7:35 AM Breakfast Buffet by Veteran Owned Small Business, Yellowstone Kelly’s

7:50 AM Welcome to Roysdon Hall, U.S. Army Reserve Center
– Captain Curry

7:55 AM Introduction of Dignitaries, Steve Arveschoug, BSED Executive Director

* Bruce Knutson for U.S. Senator Tester
* Jenna McKinney for U.S. Senator Daines
* Mike Waters for U.S. Congressman Gianforte
* Liz Ching for Governor Bullock
* John Ostlund, Chair of Yellowstone County Commission
* Tom Hanel, Mayor, City of Billings

8:15 AM Veterans Business Outreach Center Address

* VBOC Region VIII Director, Sara Hudson
VBOC Video Presentation
– Produced by Veteran Small Business Owner Jim Russell, Russell Media

8:35 AM Panel of VBOC’s Veteran Entrepreneurs
Facilitator, Sara Hudson, VBOC Region VIII Director

* Alex Clark, Air Force Veteran, seeking planning assistance for a consulting business
* Jilan Hall-Johnson, Military Spouse (Marine), accessing start-up capital
* Joe Grinsell, Army Veteran, conducting industry and market research
* Brian Clemons, Army Veteran, VBOC Project Manager, small business owner

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker

* Jim Markel, Red Oxx Manufacturing, Inc.

10:00 AM Award Presentation

– John Donovan, Veterans Business Development Officer,
MT Small Business Administration

10:05 AM Ignite! Presentations
Facilitator, Sara Hudson, VBOC Region VIII Director
Presentations by:

* MT Procurement Technical Assistance Center

* Small Business Development Center
* Big Sky Finance
* BillingsWorks
* Veterans Upward Bound

10:30 AM Closing Remarks by Adjutant General Matthew Quinn

Rachel Court <>

Project Support Specialist


(MT, ND, SD, WY, CO, UT)


222 North 32nd Street, Suite 400

Billings, Montana 59101

(406) 794-9915 Phone

(406) 869-8411 Phone

(406) 256-6877 Fax

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