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SBA New England Regional Office – November 1 2022

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 11:00am

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TOMORROW: Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Veteran Small Business Outreach Center of New England as we celebrate the strength and resilience of the veteran and military small business community on a virtual small business roundtable featuring successful veteran entrepreneurs from throughout New England.

During this webinar you will hear from veteran entrepreneurs about how military service prepared them for life as small business owners and what resources they used to make their journeys successful.

Even if you aren’t a veteran, join us to hear from these inspiring small business owners!

Our veteran-owned business panel includes:


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SBA’s 2022 Connecticut Veteran Owned Business of the Year

William Pastyrnak ~ Counterweight Brewing Company ~ Cheshire

Williams Pastyrnak, a US Airforce veteran, worked at a major insurance company for three decades. After retirement, he worked with his son to start Counterweight Brewing Company.  The company’s products are sold throughout New England and they expanded into a new facility in 2022.  


New Hampshire

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SBA’s 2022 New Hampshire and New England Veteran Owned Business of the Year

AJ Jarnagin ~ EXPANSIA ~ Nashua

As a United State Air Force (USAF) service-disabled veteran, AJ has been a military and defense advocate focused on connecting the right people, technology, rapid deployment, and delivery strategies to support the acquisitions for space and cyber capabilities for our nation’s defense. 

Rhode Island

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SBA’s 2022 Rhode Island Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year

Mark Torok ~ Anchor Physical Therapy ~ Wakefield

Mark began his healthcare career as a US Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsman and served for six years prior to enrolling in the University of Rhode Island.  After a decade practicing as an orthopedic  physical therapist in an integrated MD/PT clinic, he started Anchor Physical Therapy. Anchor PT specializes in orthopedic interventions, sports rehabilitation and post-surgical physical therapy. 


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SBA’s 2022 Vermont Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year

Brian Kippen ~ KAD Models & Prototypes ~

Brian Kippen, a service disabled veteran, launched KAD Models & Prototypes in 2011. KAD uses the latest in CNC technology to design and build product samples for companies to be used all over the world — and even out of this world. KAD has made prototype parts for everything from satellites orbiting Earth to buoys drifting in the ocean. KAD’s variety of computer numerical control robots can precisely cut a variety of materials, including, aluminum, steel, copper, silicone and titanium, into practically any shape.