NaVOBA Launches Survey to Find 2013 Vetrepreneurs of the Year ®

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The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and Co., today opened its survey to find the 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran business owners. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/VOY2013

NaVOBA

The National Veteran Owned Business Assocation

“My military training plays a huge part of who I am and the way I run my business, so this recognition is very special to me,”said 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Frank Bonanno of Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group and a U.S. Army veteran

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and Co., today opened its survey to find the 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran business owners. The survey can be accessed at http://www.navoba.com/VOY2013 .

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 or another veteran-owned business 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 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year® will grace the cover of the June 2013 issue of Vetrepreneur magazine. The judging criteria include an assessment of financial performance, company growth, leadership, profitability, integrity and values.

Deadline for submission is March 29, 2013. The survey can be accessed at : http://www.navoba.com/VOY2013.

“I’m truly honored to have earned this award,” said 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Frank Bonanno of Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group and a U.S. Army veteran. “My military training plays a huge part of who I am and the way I run my business, so this recognition is very special to me.”

The belief that military training is world-class preparation for running a business is reinforced by the fact that approximately one in ten U.S. businesses are owned by a veteran, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration 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.

Contact: BP Media Relations for NaVOBA
Barbara Pflughaupt – 212-707-8181
Judee Cohen – 917-721-0663

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