Special Guest Host:
Carlos E. Figari, Director of SOCAL Veterans Business Outreach Center

Guest: Cheryl Brown

GUEST BIO: Since June of 2007, Cheryl Brown has been a business advisor with the North San Diego SBDC as a Subject Matter Expert in Government Procurement, Human Resources, Social Media Marketing, Sales, and Technology Commercialization. She has counseled almost 2,000 small businesses in San Diego County resulting in over $100 million awarded contracts to small businesses with local, state, and federal agencies.

As a small business owner herself, she brings a practical application approach to counseling focusing on moving small businesses forward every step of the way to achieve their goals. Mrs. Brown has been awarded the 2012 ASBDC State Star for the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network, the 2010 SBA Women in Business Champion, as well as certificates of recognition from Assemblymembers, Senators, Members of Congress, and San Diego County Supervisors for her success and dedication to the small business community.

Special Guest: Mike Bilodeau of IO Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.

IO Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. (IOEI) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in providing full service, customer focused, environmental services in a wide array of programs. They work with US Army Corps of Engineers, United States Marine Corps, the Federal Aviation Administration, California State Parks, and the list goes on and on.

IO Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. is also the recipient of the 2014 Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration San Diego District Office.

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