August 2011

Overcoming Obstacles: Halfaker’s CEO explores women entrepreneurship at the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

Reno, NV—The National Veteran Small Business Coalition believes that cryptology is hard, but government contracting doesn’t have to be. Emerging Veteran entrepreneurs hoping to break the code of government contracting recently gathered at this years’ Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS11) in Reno, NV. At the symposium, they had the invaluable opportunity to connect with thriving Veteran business owners to discuss the information needed to acquire government contracts and teaming opportunities.

The 30 Second Pitch: CNN showcases Veteran-owned businesses

Earlier this month, thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs, government representatives and seasoned business professionals gathered at the National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo to help generate business opportunities for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs/SDVOSBs). In the midst of it all, a fantastic opportunity for exposure came from CNN.

Unbreakable Bonds: Dawn Halfaker and Norbie Lara forever linked through war and service

Few people have experienced the bond that forms between people who emerged from a shared near death experience with a renewed will to live. Captain Dawn Halfaker and Staff Sergeant Norberto “Norbie” Lara started their unexpected journey together on June 19, 2004 in Baqubah, Iraq when their combat patrol was hit by a barrage of small-arms fires and RPGs. After a grenade pierced and penetrated the front of their vehicle, sliced off Norbie’s arm, and exploded next to Dawn, their collective struggle began in earnest as they both fought for their lives.