Date: April 19, 2011
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
CenterPoint at GSU Sponsors Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
University Park, Illinois, April 19, 2011 - CenterPoint at Governors State University is hosting its semiannual, award-winning Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Wednesday, May 18. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is offered at no cost to veterans. Families and business partners of those serving in the military may attend for only $25. The event is co-sponsored by Phoenix Business Solutions, Accion Chicago, Governors State University, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Designed by military veterans, the full-day event is the only one of its kind to be held in the Chicago Southland and offers support to the families and business partners of our service men and women currently on active duty.
The day features presentations and seminars from industry professionals, opportunities for free one-on-one counseling, breakfast with a panel of ex-military business owners who share their entrepreneurial journey, and access to CenterPoint’s numerous entrepreneurial services and resources. Break-out workshops will focus on a variety of topics including frugal and effective marketing, SBA business financing options and the Patriot Express Loan, doing business with government agencies, cash flow management, and business planning.
“The Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp offers the perfect combination of resources tailored specifically to address the needs of military personnel,” said CenterPoint director Hilary Burkinshaw. “Veterans will have the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurial experts, other military veterans, and one another during this exceptionally informative event.”
Seating is limited to 100 participants and pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, contact CenterPoint at Governors State University at (708) 534-4929 or visit www.centerpointgsu.com.