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Our Primary Focus for 2018 will not change - VETS (Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Seminars) and Veterans' Health.

VETS During SBA Week 2018
Our Veteran Owned & MWBE Funding Workshop will take place Thursday, November 8, 2018 at VFW Post 9323 in Lake Station, Indiana 46405.

Doors open at 0700 for sign-in, badge retrieval, coffee, danish and handshakes.  We begin promptly at 0800 and anticipate concluding by 1100 hours.  All times are Central Standard Time.

A copy of the Agenda Outline can be down loaded here.  We intend to adhere to the Agenda scheduled times as closely as possible.  //cross your fingers for us//
We will be streaming the event live on youtube and we will be uploading the speakers' Powerpoint Presentations so viewers can follow along by viewing window in window.  Watching the live presentation and following the PP as he/she speaks.

Youtube link here (don't forget to like us snd subscribe).

Steve Burke, the Veteran Success Story
Peter Smith, Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Jessica Schneider, Business Banker, Centier Bank
Lorri Feldt, Regional Director, Indiana Small Business Development Center

Veterans Health
Although enrolling in the VA Health Care System is the first step any veteran must take,  and we will continue to encourgae veterans to visit a VAMC to enroll, we will be exerting the majority of our effort in 2018 to publicize the need for veterans to seek help for Post Traumatic Stress.  We agree with former President George W. Bush and have opted to drop the D of disorder.

Veterans with the invisible woulnds of war, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTS, are often very reluctant to step forward and seek help.

Real help for Post Traumatic Stress is available through the Veterans Administration and its more than 300 VetCenters nationally.  Help can also be sought at the VA PTSD Program Centers.

Post Traumatic Stress can be totally defeated for many who seek treatment.  Many others who  follow through on treatment will reduce the syptoms to the point that they no longer can be diagnosed as having PTS(D).

Here are two short testimonial videos, one from Psychologist Thad Strom, PhD, who treats PTS patients and the other from a soldier who got treatment for PTS.