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TSBDC to host 'Services for Those Who Have Served' event June 17

Community Contributor • Updated May 27, 2016 at 4:36 PM

JOHNSON CITY — Veterans in Northeast Tennessee are invited to a free event to acquaint them with available services, "Services for Those Who Have Served," on Friday, June 17, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University is among the participants at the event, which will highlight ways veterans can immediately access benefits that are available to those who have served in the nation's armed forces.

In addition to remarks by U. S. Congressman Phil Roe of the first Tennessee congressional district, the event includes representatives of federal agencies and service providers. With skills learned in military service, returning soldiers can pursue starting a small business and finding housing or employment.

"Ensuring our service members have a better quality of life for the sacrifices they made is always at the forefront of my mind," Roe said. "That is why I am pleased to host such an important event that will create new opportunities for our veterans. As a veteran, I support action to better the health and well-being of our service members and their families through my work in Congress, and as a member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs."

In addition to TSBDC, representatives will be on hand from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Mississippi State Veterans Business Outreach Center, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, the Johnson City Housing Authority and other veterans support service organizations.

The main speaker will be Bob Seitz of Mississippi State University’s Business Outreach Center, who will deliver information on a program called "Boots to Business."

To pre-register, visit the TSBDC website at www.tsbdc.org or call 423-439-8505.

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