Phone: 865-660-4231
E-Mail: info@jointvba.org

Vendor Day Launched

New Tennessee Veteran’s Business Association Holds Vendor Day and Job Fair January 25th Nov. 19, 2010 Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee veterans have the skills and work ethic to succeed in the civilian workforce. Now vets – especially those with an entrepreneurial bent – have the newly formed Tennessee Veteran’s Business Association (TVBA) to help them network and identify business opportunities.

As its first official function, The TVBA will hold a Veteran Owned Business Vendor Day and Veteran Preferred Job Fair on Tuesday, January

25th in Knoxville. The event will take place at Rothchild’s

Conference Center in West Knoxville. Doors open at 8 a.m. for networking, with the Job fair beginning at 10 a.m. There is

no admission charge. The event goes until 4 p.m. There will be an opening reception with keynote speakers on Monday the 24th beginning at 5 p.m., also at Rothchild’s. Details and registration are available at the Tennessee Veteran’s Business Association website, www.jointvba.org. or you can e-mailinfo@jointvba.org or call 865-332-4476

The goal of TVBA, according to Jonathan William, the group’s president, is to “gives vets a chance to become valuable contributors to the free market, democratic system they have defended.”

Williams says the response to the new organization and to the Jan.

25th event has been extremely positive.

“Initially, patriotism and gratitude toward veterans attracts lots of interest,” he said. “But what keeps folks interested is value of the services and products our members provide. Above all, what matters most is what we have to offer. You find training, discipline, character and expertise among this group. TVBA’s members bring a great deal to the table.”

Sponsors for the Veteran Owned Business Vendor Day and Veteran Preferred Job Fair include The Knoxville Chamber Partners, Xcel Engineering, Merle FM, The Veteran Next Door Radio Program, VR Habilis, Harrison Construction, ES&H Inc, LB Services, Power Equipment Company, High Resolutions Inc, Diverse Green, and Regions Bank

Williams expects a strong turnout.

“The Jan. 25th Vendor and Job Fair has something for the entire business community — whether you have a veteran-owned business or might want to partner with one,” he said. “Also, area universities, colleges and community colleges will be there to discuss training opportunities.” “We also expect to attract a strong pool of job candidates for potential employment opportunities.”

For more information and to register go to jointvba.org or call Williams at 865-332-4476.