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Saturday, March 21, 2009 13:04 | Roger Reed

Hi I am Roger Reed a new leaner at the Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center. I joined the center after helping out with some video and photo support for Albert Renteria hoping that my small contribution could be used to advance the cause of helping veterans today and to aid in ending veteran homelessness in the very near future.

As a result of my exposure to the center it's staff, supporters and the learners I became convinced that although I was an already Vetrepreneur in place with the Federal Govt and the State of California, I could learn to become more effective not only in my business and profession but in my efforts to help out my fellow veterans that are still struggling and searching for support and assistance.
I start my story only a short 10 years ago when after working at a Veterans Hospital as an intern in Medical Media, I branched off into my own small business and with ongoing professional education, business community networking and building a body of accomplishments and satisfied customers I enjoyed a moderate success and a business that I love.

During the course of my occupational journeys I found that being a Veteran business owner, particularly in San Diego, I was a part of a large community that had so very many things in common not the least of which was our concern for our fellow vets. Working with the VA or non-profit organizations like the ASYMCA and the USO I was exposed to a group of veterans and active-duty troops and dependents, that were so in need of outreach, resource and support that i was amazed we did not hear more about it in the news and in general conversation.

So while I do have many major time commitments to my business and my new wife. I try to help and participate whenever I an able. I know the 14 levels of the SWVBRC learners curriculum are a needed structure to guide our path in this endeavor, I will keep plugging away at it with out cease to meet my goals and to refuse to fail.



  • Saturday, March 21, 2009 10:11 | Frances Lowe
    Thanks for all you do and this is a great start to what I am sure will be a terrific book. I look forward to reading more and you enter each chapter.
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  • Monday, March 23, 2009 08:13 | LeRoy Scheller Jr
    Look forward to reading more of your experiences and what your future holds for you. Welcome aboard.
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  • Wednesday, April 08, 2009 15:58 | Jeffrey Backus
    Mr Reed, Thank you for your service to your country AND to this organization. I know how busy I am with the few things that I have going on in my life; I can't imagine how you manage to fit all of your tasks into a day!!
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  • Monday, April 13, 2009 17:45 | Robert McLeod
    Roger, it was good to meet you at the Center. I really believe that the professional video you contribute greatly enhances the image of the SWVBRC. Keep plugging along and we will see you soon.
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009 17:05 | Richard Cloonan
    Roger. Your commitment to your business and how you started is very inspirational to the learners who want to improve their skills and be productive.
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  • Saturday, August 15, 2009 09:33 | Carol Grice
    Dear Roger,
    You are one extremely busy person but always seem to be able to find time to go the extra mile. You amaze me with your on going dedication to so many modalities. You make the Energizer Bunny look comatose.
    Keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing your ongoing dedication and learn about yet another adventure you have added to your already busy schedule.
    Semper Fi. Carol
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