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White House recognizes Durham man's service to veterans

Posted May 28, 2012

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— The White House has recognized a Durham man's efforts on behalf of veterans.

T.J. Breeden is chairman and senior small business analyst for eMerging Entrepreneurs Inc., a nonprofit that provides small business training and entrepreneurial developmental services to military and minority communities. The firm’s services range from writing business plans and developing capital strategies to completing eligibility requirements for government contracting and state procurement opportunities.

Breeden helped organize the 2012 Momentum Expo, North Carolina’s first military-focused small business symposium, hiring fair and college recruitment assembly. The free event, scheduled for June 27 at Fort Bragg, will provide service members, veterans and their families with direct access to hiring firms and employers, small business tools and entrepreneurial resources, opportunities to speak with university recruiters and advanced education counselors and information regarding federal and state programs.

He was among 11 people honored last week as Champions of Change, which recognizes people for work they do to serve and strengthen their communities.

"The contributions that our organization attempts to make in support of our veterans cannot bare comparison to the level of sacrifice that our service members, reservists and their families make every day on behalf of our freedom," Breeden said in a statement.

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