Forward Observer: Thinking of Starting or Improving Your Own Business?

March 17, 2018

LVMAC Poster Art 2005There are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the Small Business Administration, an amazing 99.7 percent of all the employers.  Small businesses employ over 56 million people in this country, about 57 percent of all the employment in the private sector.  Think about that.  They certainly are an important component to ensuring a thriving economy.  Throughout our history, small businesses have helped to secure the “American Dream.” Importantly, they rely heavily on workers for their success, not on some “robotic arm.”

In that vein of thinking, Pennsylvania is gradually getting around to the addressing the issues of generating veterans businesses in the Commonwealth. Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC Tidbit: Boots to Business Makes a Comeback

February 28, 2018

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As of 28 February 2018

 


LVMAC News: New Employment Website

February 23, 2018

At the 21 February 2018 Council meeting — and among a gamut of topics including its Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating servicemembers, grants for homelessness efforts, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Mr. David Cummiskey, Assistant Director in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), introduced the Veterans.gov website.  Although we are convinced personalized, pro-active point-of-service can not be overlooked or replaced, this website is a welcomed addition for beginning the transition to civilian employment or, for older veterans, re-employment.  It needs more marketing. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Rodale Institute Speaks to Council About Its Veterans Programs

August 25, 2017

On 16 August 2017, Lyndsey Antanitis from the Rodale Institute spoke to the Council on its relatively new veterans farming initiative. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

July 7, 2017

Click here for the articles on veterans:   Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

Rodale Institute, a member organization, is a good organization to check out for its programs if you are interested in farming, especially organic farming.  They have tailored their efforts to help veterans (read the article on the Veteran Farmer Training Program) and are allied with other initiatives that benefit veterans.

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As of 7 July 2017

 

 

 

 


LVMAC Tidbit — Finally, a Lehigh Valley Boots to Business Workshop

April 18, 2017

Date:  June 2nd, 2017
Location:  CareerLink 555 Union Blvd. Allentown, PA
Time: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Register at: https://sbavets.force.com

For questions, contact: Shannon Degiglio, (610) 382-3082, shannon.degiglio@sba.gov

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LVMAC Tidbit — What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton

November 10, 2016

From time to time, an article on honoring our veterans appears during the Veterans Day period which is noteworthy by its difference.  When one wishes to honor our veterans, demonstrating the capacity for caring through deeds far exceeds those expressed in words and ceremony.  The quieter way has more meaning.  As this article relates, the desire to assist our military veterans in their transition back (and often forth) into civilian life benefits all.  Sincerely written, this article by the Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of the Hilton Worldwide, provides useful pointers to both veterans and those wishing to help them.

Click on What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton | Chris Nassetta | Pulse | LinkedIn

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As of 10 November 2016


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