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Social Impact Business Bootcamp a success, next Google My Business

The value of social innovation and being a responsible and conscious business was the focus the recently completed the Social Impact Business Bootcamp, sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP). “I always knew that I wanted to use the business to help women in other countries, but now I have a plan to follow, and I have a better method for achieving that goal,” said a participant. Successfully completing the rigorous 4-week business training were veteran ...

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First statewide American Legion career fair a model for success

The American Legion, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) partnered to present a statewide, virtual career fair on September 15, 2020. The event turned out bigger than expected, featuring more than 220 companies and attracting approximately 780 job seekers.

“It was recognized at American Legion national level and has become model for American Legions in other states. Other states are now contacting our American Legion about how we produced and promoted the event,” said Jim Martin, TVC Veterans ...

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The VA 2020 Virtual Economic Investment Initiative features the Texas Veterans Commission

The VA 2020 Virtual Economic Investment Initiative (EII) for San Antonio will be held on September 24th and 25th. The event is produced by the VA Office of Transition and Economic Development to connect large veteran and transitioning military populations of specific geographic regions with benefits, services, and employment opportunities. The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is participating in the EII including TVC Chairwoman Laura Koerner being a panelist at the event’s town hall session. Additionally, TVC representatives will be on ...

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Chairwoman Koerner meets with Joint Base San Antonio Transition Alliance

The Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Transition Alliance is a network of organizations that assist the transition of service members from active duty. Representing the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) at the JBSA Transition Alliance’s meeting on August 18, 2020 was TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner. At the meeting, Koerner noted the highly competitive job market and encouraged that veterans should be connected with TVC Employment Services to hone job searching skills and to connect with employers. Additionally, ...

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VA to award more than $400 million in grants to relieve veteran homelessness

In August, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Oct. 1, 2020.

In Texas, around 10 organizations are slated to receive these grants. These organizations range from Starcare in Lubbock to Career And Recovery Resources Inc. in Houston and the ...

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From Sleep Apnea to 100% disability rating, Claims gets veteran benefits earned

In July, a San Antonio veteran worked with Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Margaret Jowers on filing his obstructive sleep apnea as a secondary claim to already service connected PTSD.

In August, the veteran called Jowers to tell her the VA rating notification granted not only the obstructive sleep apnea as secondary claim to his service connected PTSD, they made him 100% Permanent and Total (P&T).

Jowers accomplished this working remotely within the health precautions required by the COVID-19 ...

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Caldwell County Veterans Service Officer expands services with Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant

Caldwell’s Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Dr. Al Dos Santos is offering more services to veterans with the help of a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) grant awarded in July.

“With the award of a (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant, this office can now provide assistance with housing expenditures such as rent, utilities, transportation, food and legal documentation,” said Santos. “The main areas we work in in Caldwell is food and transportation. We have several that need transportation to clinics.”

This compliments ...

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Veteran-Owned Business verification coming soon

Get ready to show your Veteran-Owned Business status. The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program plans to launch a Veteran-Owned Business (VOB) recognition this fall. The program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.

“Forming a business with an idea is the easy part. ...

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The Texas Veterans Commission Joins the Texas Veterans Network

Texas is now the first state in the United States to offer veterans an interconnected network of services to help them transition into the civilian workforce after their service in the military.The Texas Veterans Commission is proud to be a part of the newly formed Texas Veterans Network. This is a network of organizations working together to bring much needed services to veterans and their families.
The partnership’s goal is for all federal, state, local government and nonprofit agencies ...

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Claims helps a WWII combat veteran’s disability rating & secures needed documents

Assisting a WWII combat veteran in the Rio Grand Valley with his disability rating and helping a Bryan-College Station veteran in urgent need of VA documentation are ways the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims put their teamwork and resourcefulness to work in July. Further, Texas Senator Jose Menedez congratulated and thanked the Claims Southwest District for their service to thousands of veterans in the San Antonio area.

The WWII veteran from the Rio Grande Valley, age 102 and decorated with a ...

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