Survey to Find the 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year Opens

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The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Co., officially opened its survey to find the 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/VOY12.

NaVOBA

The National Veteran Owned Business Assocation

“I am humbled by the honor and amazed at the visibility this award has provided me over the last year,” said 2011 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Josh Collins. “I could have never achieved my success without the lessons learned from my band of brothers."

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Co., officially opened its survey to find the 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/VOY12.

To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be a U.S. military veteran business owner who actively runs the company.. Vetrepreneur of the Year® candidates are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves for the award.

The Vetrepreneur of the Year® demonstrates the finest attributes crucial in leading a flourishing business; sustained business growth and success, and an extensive aspiration to cultivate veteran entrepreneurship.

The 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year® will grace the cover of the June 2012 issue of Vetrepreneur magazine. The judging criteria include an assessment of financial performance, company growth, leadership, profitability, integrity and values.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 13, 2012. The survey can be accessed at : http://www.navoba.com/VOY12.

“I am humbled by the honor and amazed at the visibility this award has provided me over the last year,” said 2011 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Josh Collins. “I could have never achieved my success without the lessons learned from my band of brothers, and moreover without my business partners who continue to serve.”

The notion that military training is world-class preparation for running a business is reinforced by the fact that one out of every seven veterans in the U.S. owns a business, according to Census data. That rate of business ownership among veterans is twice the rate of non-veterans.

About The National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

For more information visit us on the web at http://www.navoba.com, or follow us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @navoba.

For further information, or to arrange interviews contact:
BP Media Relations for NaVOBA
Barbara Pflughaupt – 212-707-8181
Judee Cohen – 917-721-0663

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