The 7th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo, hereinafter referred to as the National Veteran Conference, at least on this blog, is, as of this writing, 20 days away. This certainly will not be my first time attending the National Veteran Conference, but I must confess, I am as excited as a “kid in a candy store.” You might be asking yourself why I’m so excited about this year’s National Veteran Conference and that would be a fair question to ask.
I would have to start answering your question this way; First, it is coming South, to an area and to a people that are very proud and very resilient – that also need the economic stimulus it will surely bring. As we all know, the entire Gulf Coast was hard hit by the BP Oil Spill Disaster and the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina still reverberate throughout parts of the city. Second, let’s just say it like it is. The costs associated with this experience will be much more reasonable than in Vegas. That fact alone will attract Veterans that couldn’t afford to attend the conference in Vegas. Third, the city and the people are incredible! I’m a proud native Texan, but I also love New Orleans! Each time I’ve visited the city I’ve enjoyed it and the people too! If this is your first time to visit New Orleans, you’re in for a special treat – Southern Style!
I haven’t said a single word about the National Veteran Conference itself. We’re still outside the Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial Convention Center. I haven’t talked about the powerful lineup of speakers, trainers and topics scheduled for the week. Get ready for the bar to be raised. Get ready to be wowed. The old 1st Cav is coming to town!
See you on the high ground!