Baltimore, MD, May 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The 2nd Annual Maryland Military and Veteran Women Business Conference will take place on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 from 8AM to 3PM at Morgan State University in the University Student Center. This year's theme is "Expanding Entrepreneurship Opportunities within the Ranks." The conference is designed to connect active duty military personnel, transitioning soldiers, military spouses, veterans and emerging entrepreneurs with information and resources to grow their business successfully. All are welcome to attend.
During the event, attendees will experience a one-day intensive networking opportunity that offers workshops on start-up capital, entrepreneurship basics, growth capital, government contracting and franchising. In addition, resource experts will provide free coaching sessions on a wide range of business topics; and participants will gain valuable insight from dynamic speakers including Erin Andrew, Director of the Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership and Collis T. Crosby, former Intelligence Analyst of the Defense Intelligent Agency, owner/operator of “King’s Domain Enterprise” and Franchise Partner with WOW! 1 Day Painting.
The day will feature a luncheon and awards ceremony that recognizes veterans and organizations that support the military with the Roll Call Awards.
The Roll Call Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to military, veterans and their families. Nominations and self-nominations are currently being accepted for the Roll Call Awards. A completed nomination form and all supporting materials must be submitted by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 5, 201 and can be obtained at www.marylandwomenvets.com. Awards will be presented in the following categories:
· Hero Award – Salutes two veterans, business and/or organization that demonstrate extraordinary commitment and service to veterans that makes a significant, life-changing impact on the community.
· Woman Veteran of the Year – Pays tribute to a woman, veteran business owner who has demonstrated exemplary military service, community service and support for veterans in the community.
· Organization Supporting Women Veteran Entrepreneurs – Celebrates government agencies, non-profits, academic institutions and private industry for expanding opportunities to woman, veteran-owned businesses that go above and beyond the standard.
The conference is sponsored by PNC Bank, DPN Group and Morgan State University’s Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (EDAC). To learn more about the conference or register, visit www.marylandwomenvets.com.