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Small Business Forum: Arkansas Minority & Service Disabled Veterans (FREE!)

Date: May 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 am

Location: Dawson Cooperative Building #9
City: Arkadelphia

Description: A forum designed for minorities and service-disabled veterans with interest in owning or expanding a small business. Information will be provided about how the ASBTDC and AEDC can work together to assist those individuals. Discussions include the Minority Business Enterprise Certification and Minority Business Loan Mobilization. Lunch is provided.

Small Business Webinars

Join the Arkansas SBTDC for free small business webinars on a wide range of topics. The live sessions are led by ASBTDC staff and subject matter experts.


Starting a Business in Arkansas – May 5 at 1 p.m.
Presenter: Robert Bahn, ASU ASBTDC Business Consultant

Business Planning – May 12 at 11 a.m.
Presenter: Martha Londagin, UAF ASBTDC Training Coordinator

Arkansas Veteran Resource Directory and Map

The Arkansas Veteran Resource Directory provides an easy to use tool for locating veteran focused assistance with benefits, claims, employment, health, small business and much more. Assistance providers may be located by county, by assistance provided, and by zipcode proximity. Directory results include addresses, telephone numbers, local maps, links to assistance provider websites.

An interactive Google Map depicting all assistance providers is also available. Users may zoom in/out, drag, and change type of map displayed.

Tornado Relief 2014

Information and resources on disaster relief and assistance for veterans, families, and friends effected by the April 2014 tornados.


Short term sheltering

The American Red Cross is supporting shelters at the following locations:

    St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1115 College Avenue, Conway closed

    Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road, Conway closed

    Point of Grace Baptist Church, 1070 Markham St, Conway closed

    Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Rd., Little Rock closed

Air Force's secure healthcare messaging, MiCare, now fully implemented

The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide.

The MiCare network also allows beneficiaries to view their healthcare record, make appointments, fill prescriptions, as well as allowing providers to push important preventative care updates to the members.

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