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By Fred Miller U of A System Division of Agriculture Oct. 26, 2018
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center is hosting an Arkansas
Veterans Business Forum Nov. 8 as part of National Veterans Small Business Week.
APAC is an economic development program of Community and Economic Development, a unit
of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension
Melanie Berman, APAC program manager, said the forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. in the education wing auditorium of the Cooperative Extension Service State Office,
2301 S. University Avenue in Little Rock.
The forum will be an opportunity for entrepreneurial veterans to meet representatives
of the Small Business Administration, Arkansas Small Business Technology Developmen
Center, Little Rock Air Force Base, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Department
of Veterans Affairs.
Attendees will also hear from a representative of CSP Management (http://www.cspmgt.com), a successful APAC client, about the company’s startup experiences and the benefits
of successfully acquiring government contracts, Berman said.
Colonel (retired) Anita Deason, current staff advisor for military and veterans’ issues
from Senator Boozman’s office will speak on the unique benefits the veteran community
brings to small business ownership.
Berman said the forum is free to attend and online registration is encouraged: http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_register.php?id=23B5352963
Contact APAC for more information about the forum or help with registration: firstname.lastname@example.org,
501-671-2390. Visit the APAC website to learn more about resources, staff, training
opportunities and news: uaex.uada.edu/apac.
About the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center
APAC is the recognized source of knowledge and assistance for Arkansas companies seeking
to compete and perform successfully as vendors to public agencies and for agencies
to achieve their diversity goals.APAC serves Arkansas businesses in all 75 counties
at no charge from its office in Little Rock and a satellite office at Northwest Arkansas
Community College in Bentonville. The County Extension staff chairs in each county
help to connect the program to the local communities.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Fred MillerU of A Division of AgricultureArkansas Agricultural Experiment Station(479) email@example.com