August 2011

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.

Top Entrepreneur to Watch: Halfaker and Associates’ CEO featured in Worth Magazine

Washington, DC —Dawn Halfaker’s success is turning heads in the business world. Worth Magazine, an American wealth management magazine circulated to over 110,000 high net-worth individuals, recently listed Dawn on their list of 20 Entrepreneurs to Watch.