HeroZona Foundation plans full week of events for veterans

HeroPreneur is a 3-day experience for veterans  Nov 14-16 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  I spoke with the founder Alan Powell and retired admiral Hal Pittman from the Arizona Corporate Council on Veterans' Careers for our Valley Views program.  Take a few minutes to listen to the interview for the full story, and share this information with any veterans you know.  And look below the interview for a full listing of activities.

  • What is HeroPreneur?
    • HeroPreneur, a three-day experience for America’s veterans, including Arizona’s 640,000 veterans and 2,000 veteran owned companies, will return to Phoenix from November 14 through November 16 at the Phoenix Convention Center to empower veterans through entrepreneurship, education, and careers while celebrating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day.
  • What do Pre-Summit Events include?
    • Pre-summit events include an ASU Salute to Service Football Game, Forgotten Heroes Appreciation Breakfast and the Phoenix Veterans Day parade.
  • Event Highlights:
    • Wednesday, November 14: The Bridge Forum HeroZona U.S. Veteran Edition, 8 to 11 a.m. at Phoenix Convention Center 
      • An exclusive panel of Law Enforcement & Community Luminaries participating in a forum. They will cover topics important to our veteran community, including recruitment and hiring, opportunities in-service, careers, dealing with veterans in crisis and support systems. The forum will be moderated by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director and U.S. Air Force Col. (Ret), Wanda A. Wright.
      • 8 to 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, November 15: HeroPreneur Awards and Luncheon – Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., doors open at 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. 
      • Hosted by CNN Military Analyst and Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.), James A. “Spider” Marks; and Co-Chairman of Arizona Corporate Council on Veterans Careers and Rear Admiral for the U.S. Navy (Ret.), Hal Pittman,  this event will celebrate and honor individuals and organizations that support the veteran community as well as honoring the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day. Last year, U.S. Senator John McCain accepted the Lifetime Service Award at the First Annual Awards Ceremony.
    • Thursday, November 15: Fireside Chat with Daymond John and Aaron Bare
      • The “People’s Shark” on ABC’s The Shark Tank, Multiple New York Times bestselling author and CEO, Daymond John will be participating in a fireside chat with Managing Director for Kittyhawk.io, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Singularity University and Co-Founder of the HeroZona Foundation, Aaron Bare.
      • The pair will be discussing best practices for entrepreneurs and how to craft the perfect pitch. Register at HeroPreneur.com
    • Thursday, November 15: HeroPreneur Business Fair
      • This is an opportunity for veteran owned business and companies to showcase their services and products. This is a great networking opportunity for new businesses. The event will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center West Bldg. Room 300 C/D
    • Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16 : HeroPreneur Veterans Workshops 
      • The veterans workshops will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center West Bldg.
    • Friday, November 16: U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Luncheon 
      • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Vets Medallion Luncheon will take place on Friday, November 16 at the HeroPreneur National Veterans Business Summit in the Phoenix Convention Center. Registration for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch will begin at 12 p.m. and free parking will be available to veterans and their spouses. The U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Awards recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing and retaining the nation’s veterans.

Friday, November 16: Career Fair 

 Meet with employers in an informal setting and learn more about career opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations looking specifically for veterans.  The event will take place in the West Bldg. Room 300 C/D.  The event is free for veterans, ROTC students, active military and theior spouses.

For more information about the HeroZona Foundation visit HeroPreneur.com

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