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Join Us For A Special Florida Matters Town Hall On Veteran Entrepreneurs

Florida Matters is hosting a special panel discussion about veteran entrepreneurs in front of a live audience in St. Petersburg and we want you to join us.

The conversation will follow a video screening of a series WUSF produced on veteran business owners, part of the Veterans Coming Home project.

Join us Tuesday October 9 from 7-9 p.m. at USF St. Petersburg's Student Center. 

Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham will moderate the discussion. It will be taped and edited for an upcoming broadcast of Florida Matters on WUSF 89.7.

Our panelists include:

Valerie Ellis: Co-Founder of Action Zone and CEO of Luminary Global

Jack Grisé: Co-Founder and Veteran's Advocate at Mechatronics Academy and Certified Mentor at PASCO-Hernando SCORE

Col. (R) Russ Barnes: CEO and Senior Business Advisor to Entrepreneurs and Executives at Systro Consulting

You can find more information about the event and register to attend on our official event page.

Funding for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.