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imageeMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is excited to announce that the organization has finalized its developmental plans to launch what it calls “The Urban Leadership Lab™" in Durham this coming September.  The initiative, described as a "social incubator," seeks to align capable young men of color with access to the kinds of networking opportunities, jobs-training curricula, small business coaching, high-tech industrial resources, social development programs, and positive intellectual reinforcement that will help to best-equip our youth with the tools necessary to assist in the successful development and advancement of their career interests.

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On behalf of eMerging Entrepreneurs, I’m excited to announce the inaugural convening of our "Champions" Speaker Series and Leadership Symposium, which will be held January 31st, 2014 at the Loews Madison Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.  The symposium is the first in a series of private 1-day conferences aimed at bringing together some of the nation’s top influencers, leaders, service advocates, researchers, key legislators, medical specialists, and resources within the public & private sectors to develop and strategically enact programs designed to combat the socio-economic & health disparities that exists within the military community.  The first convening will focus specifically on exploring the connections between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and veterans socio-economic issues; through which we hope to make meaningful strides in identifying solutions and resources that will aid in lowering suicides, unemployment, and homelessness.

Visit: www.ChampionsConference2014.com for more information.

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eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is proud to announce that it’s Chairman and Executive Director, T.J. Breeden, has been selected to receive the North Carolina division of the Small Business Administration’s 2013 “Veteran Entrepreneurship Advocate of the Year” award, in recognition of the organization’s efforts to advance veteran’s small business development and entrepreneurship across the state.  The award comes as part of the NC-district of SBA’s “Small Business Week” awards program; after a competitive 4-month evaluation of several qualified nominees from across the region whose programs are geared toward assisting with the expansion of entrepreneurialism within North Carolina’s veterans, reservists, transitioning service-members, and military spousal community. 

“I’m honored to have been chosen for the 2013 “Veteran Entrepreneurship Advocate of the Year” award, and am extremely excited about how it will impact our organization’s ability to serve North Carolina’s veterans community, ” says T.J. Breeden.  “This recognition only strengthens our commitment to furthering our mission in providing our veterans with access to the types of career resources that will accelerate their successful transition into entrepreneurial endeavors.  I’d like to thank the SBA for their continued leadership in this effort as we press forward in service of those who have given so much in defense of our country.”