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VetBiz relocates regional military resource center

VetBiz, formerly the Veterans Business Resource Center, is relocating to adjacent and larger offices in the Curlee Building, 611 N. 10th St. in St. Louis as part of its Forward 15 Celebration.

The nonprofit organization will hold an in-person open house to showcase its new space on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is set to be live streamed for viewing on Facebook and the VetBiz website at

Additional invited dignitaries include Maureen Brinkley, director of the St. Louis District of the Small Business Administration; and Veteran Business Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, William ‘Bill’ Elmore.

VetBiz invites anyone interested in a tour of the newly renovated office space to schedule a time to visit on Monday, May 24. To schedule a tour, visit

“Our move to larger offices will prepare us for our next 15 years of training service members and their families to open or grow their businesses. The expansion is part of our Forward 15 Celebration of our first 15 years in operation and will ensure that the VBRC continues to meet its mission of providing world-class entrepreneurship education and counsel,” Darcella Craven, president (and chief fear conqueror) of VetBiz, said.

The Forward 15 Celebration is a fundraising and sustainability campaign that seeks to keep VetBiz’s business training services free and available to any current or former service member or family members. To learn more, visit or call 314-531-VETS (8387).

About VetBiz

VetBiz, formerly the Veterans Business Resource Center, is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 and is the first such center in the nation. It assists all U.S. military veterans, Guard or Reserve members, active-duty personnel transitioning to civilian life and military families to start businesses or expand existing companies. Services include entrepreneurial training, loan application assistance and individual business counseling. Visit

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