Open House

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Veteran Business Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: William (Bill) Elmore

Veteran entrepreneur change agent with a successful history of initiating, creating & managing local & national programs for veterans, service members & their families, including as Co-Creator of the not-for-profit One Stop Veterans Service Center(s) in St. Louis Missouri, Co-Creator of the VA Vet Center program nationwide, co-founder of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, creator/owner of DFA, a small business providing research and access to military records holdings of the National Archives & Records Administration. In 1997, as a volunteer, he initiated what became “The Veterans Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Act of 1999” & was then selected to serve as the first Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development (AAVBD) in government history. Successes as AAVBD include creating the SDVOSB and VOSB government procurement goal programs that total about $30,000,000,000 each year in government contracting for veteran-owned small businesses, creating the V-WISE program, the Harvard award-winning program designed specifically for women veterans and service member spouse entrepreneurs, he redesigned and expanded the Veteran Business Outreach Center program to 20+ locations, he designed & initiated special financing programs for veterans in the SBA 7a and 504 loan programs, he created the DOD Transition Assistance Program-Boots 2 Business introduction program and he initiated numerous other self-employment outreach, engagement, counseling & training programs for veterans and their families. Elmore remains available for public presentations to share an accurate understanding of our history of economic self-help that today approximates $1.5 trillion dollars annually in the American economy, and he is available for program visioning, design, consultation, & mentoring for the new, compelling, and just beginning to emerge self-employment wave that should predominate in our next American economy.

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