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Media Advisory: University of Maryland Celebrates $2M SBA Grant for Veterans Business Outreach Center

SBA Administrator Guzman, Senator Cardin Join UMD President to kick off Veterans Small Business Week


COLLEGE PARK, Md -- The University of Maryland has been awarded a 5-year, $2M grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to launch a new Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center in College Park, Md. The Center will provide resources and support to aspiring veteran entrepreneurs and veteran-owned small businesses, serving as a regional epicenter for training, consulting and technical assistance.

The University of Maryland will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center on Monday, November 1, 2021. From November 1st through November 5th, National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), SBA celebrates veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide. SBA declares it a time to present options for the issues veterans face while sustaining small businesses.


  • The Honorable Isabella Casillas Guzman, SBA Administrator

  • U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of Senate Small Business Committee

  • President Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland

  • Veteran Business Owners and special guests


Monday, November 1, 2021

  • Guest arrival begins at 2:15 p.m.

  • Program begins at 2:30 p.m.

  • Recommend cameras arrive at 2 p.m. to set up before guests fill in


Cybrary 4600 River Rd

College Park, MD 20740


Parking is available. Media must RSVP to by October 29 at 11 a.m. to secure nearby parking; details will be sent following RSVP.


A mult-box will be available for media use. Please bring an XLR cable.


Masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status. KN95 masks are encouraged.


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