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Veteran Business Leaders of the Appalachian Highlands - Veteran-Owned Business Luncheon

Tue 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Come join the Veteran Owned Business Round Table on Tuesday, November 9 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT. This event, sponsored by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, TCMAC, KOSBE, TSBDC and the Tennessee PTAC, brings existing businesses, led by Veterans of the Armed Services together to network, share resources and to address problems their businesses are facing during the COVID recovery. Recommended dress code is business casual.

Everyone who has fought to protect the American dream should have a fair shot at living it through careful planning, hard work and a healthy dose of luck. For those who have strived, struggled and even bled for each other in uniform, come break bread together in continued service to the Veteran community and to the next generation of transitioning Veterans.


Event Emcee - Ed Sheffey, Rowan Tree Care (veteran-owned)

11:00 AM | Check-in and Lunch provided by Main Street Pizza Company (veteran-owned)

11:30 AM | Stephanie Hernandez, Kingsport Chamber - "Getting Connected"

11:45 AM | Sam Jones, Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council - "What is TC-MAC?"

12:00 PM | Madison Smith, KOSBE TSBDC – "Get Your Local Business on Google Search & Maps"

12:15 PM | Mark Bays, TSBDC & ETSU - “Introducing STRIVE"

12:30 PM | Jutta Bangs, PTAC - "PTAC Overview" (video)

12:45 PM | Valentina Gonzalez, Beyond Engagement - "Social Media Strategies for Veterans"

1:00 PM | All Attending Veteran-Owned Businesses - “Successes and Challenges"

1:30 PM | All Attendees - Open Networking

2:00 PM | Adjourned

Co-Sponsor(s): Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Kingsport Chamber; TSBDC, East Tennessee State University, TCMAC, Tennessee PTAC

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Madison Smith -; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 423-392-8811


Kingsport Center for Higher Education
KCHE Main Bldg | Intersection of Market St and Clay St
Classroom #131
300 W Market St, Kingsport, TN 37660