• May Is Military Appreciation Month

    In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to allow the nation the opportunity to publicly demonstrate its appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by present and past service members. In addition to Memorial Day, May honors our military with Armed Forces Day, Loyalty Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

    Veterans play an important role in stimulating economic growth in local communities. Veterans own and operate nearly one-tenth of small businesses in the US. These businesses generate more than $1.2 trillion in receipts every year and employ almost 6 million workers.

    A business qualifies as veteran-owned as long as at least 51% is owned and controlled by an individual or individuals in the following groups:
    • Honorably discharged veterans
    • Active Duty Military service members eligible for the military's Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
    • Active Reservists and/or active National Guard Members
    • Current spouse of any veteran, Active Duty service member, Reservist, National Guard member, or the widowed spouse of a service member who died while in service or as a result of a service-connected disability.

    Community Business Finance is thankful to the service men and women who have given so generously to our country, and we are dedicated to helping their businesses in both Texas and Louisiana grow. We have the knowledge and experience to be your lending partner in offering SBA loans to veteran entrepreneurs.

    For more information about SBA loans for veterans contact our offices.

    In Louisiana, call Jeanne Bergeron at 1-800-462-1017, ext. 203, or email her at jeanne@communitybusinessfinance.com.

    In Texas, call Bill Ebersole at 713-457-1650, ext. 201, or email him at bill@communitybusinessfinance.com.


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