Emporia, VA — September 19, 2005 — Military veterans who own small businesses will make up the majority of a 15-member Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs established to provide an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Congress, the United States President and other policy makers. Ms. Victoria M. Parham, President and CTO of Virtual Support Services, LLC (VSSCyberOffice.com), was re-appointed to the Committee by SBA Administrator Hector V. Barreto. Ms. Parham had previously served on the first committee established in 2003.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only Federal agency created specifically to assist small business. The SBA’s Advisory Committee for Veterans Business Affairs plays a unique role in advising the SBA about vital issues affecting veteran-owned small businesses throughout our country.
Administrator Barreto remarked “The success of SBA’s programs depends significantly on the contribution of the dedicated business leaders and concerned citizens who serve on our advisory councils.” The mission of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs, as set by Public Law 106-50, and Public Law 108-183, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) Set-aside Program, is to review, coordinate and monitor plans and programs that affect the ability of small businesses owned and controlled by veterans to obtain capital, credit and access to markets.
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