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l4Release Date: Nov 28, 2022

Release Number: 22-91


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U.S. Small Business Administration Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees Set to Host Virtual Public Meetings December 7-8


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) announced that the task force will hold their next set of virtual public meetings on December 7 and December 8, respectively, via Microsoft Teams.


“Both the IATF and ACVBA committee meetings serve as opportunities for participants to learn the latest on the state of veteran-owned small businesses and discuss how the SBA can continue to serve the military and veteran community,” said Associate Administrator for the SBA Office of Veterans Business Development, Larry Stubblefield. “This quarter, participants will receive an important update on the SBA’s Veteran Small Business Certification Program.”


WHAT: IATF and ACVBA Virtual Public Meetings

The IATF meeting will include committee member updates from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Treasury, Defense, Labor; U.S. General Services Administration; Office of Management and Budget; North Carolina Business Center; the American Legion; VET-Force; and the National Veteran Small Business Coalition.


The ACVBA meeting will cover briefings from SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development on the SBA’s Veteran Small Business of Financial Assistance, VA, and the Madison Services Group.



IATF Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)


ACVBA Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2022

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)


WHO: Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Veterans Business


Robert Bailey, ACVBA Chairperson, Veteran Small Business Owner

IATF and ACVBA Committee Members

Guest Speakers from Interagency Partners and Veterans Service Organizations



The IATF will meet on Wednesday, December 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST) via this Microsoft Teams link. To join the meeting by phone instead, use 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 978023539#.  


The ACVBA will meet Thursday, December 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) via this Microsoft Teams link. To join by phone instead, dial 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 674127009#. 


Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged to be submitted in advance via email by December 6 to veteransbusiness@sba.gov. For technical support, please visit the Microsoft Teams support page. Meeting presentations and minutes will be available after both meetings at www.sba.gov/ovbd under the “Federal Advisory Committees” section. 




Cosponsorship Authorization #22-47-C. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.  As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster.  It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with a public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.