PHOENIX, AZ – 29 Sep, 2017 – HEROZONA, an event that honors veterans is a one-week long event of festivities to take place during National Veterans Week November 12-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. The festivities will begin November 4-12, 2017 at the Phoenix Metropolitan arena, including Phoenix Convention Center, Steele Indian School Park & more! NaVOBA is the National Veteran Owned Businesses Association. NaVOBA’s upcoming conference will be held on Thursday, November 9th and Friday November 10th.

The festivities that coincides with HeroZona will be a multi-day networking experience projected to improve America’s support of veterans, through corporate matchmaking, networking, entrepreneurial connections, hiring, development and more. NaVOBA will present the “Vetreprenuer Of the Year” Award and will also feature seminars, and various entertainment offerings including the Veterans Day Parade, Free Salute to Service Festival, ASU football game, NASCAR & The NBA Game that will honor disabled veteran businesses. 

HeroZona will be taking place in the Arizona cities of Tempe, Phoenix and Avondale. While the NaVOBA conference will call the Phoenix Convention Center South Building home Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10. Both organizations in tandem will bring together the best of services, information and support to Vets and especially Veteran business owners.

The Checkered Flag Run Foundation, NaVOBA, Nielsen, Arizona Department of Veteran Services, Golden Rule Live, R-Entertainment and The City of Phoenix recently launched Herozona (http://www.herozona.com) during  the annual Celebrate Arizona Brunch in Washington, DC on September 23, 2017, during the Congressional Black Caucus. The Inaugural Herozona will honor U.S. Arizona Senator – John McCain for The Herozona Lifetime Service Award 2017.

Celebrate Arizona Brunch sponsors included:  Honoring Arizona Veterans, The Art Hamilton Group, Arizona Black Rodeo, Checkered Flag Run Foundation and AP& Associates, LLC. 

Special guest attendees for the Herozona brunch included: Alan AP Powell- founder of Herozona, Roland S. Martin, Dr. Benjamin F. Jr. President of NNPA, Ron Busby President/CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc  Cloves CCampbell, Jr. Executive Director AZ Commission of African American Affairs, Lorne Edwards – VP of Sales & Services for Visit Phoenix,  City of Phoenix District 8 Council Woman – Kate Gallego, Derryl Benton –  Executive VP of Business Development at HMSHost, Noble, Southwest Airlines, Statefarm, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, ASU, SRP and the Arizona Community Foundation.

Checkered Flag Run Foundation and NaVOBA’s mission is to create opportunities for all of America’s veteran-owned businesses. The group refers to these business owners as Vetrepreneurs. The NaVOBA conference happening during National Veterans week in Phoenix offers an outdoor music festival with live music and entertainment taking place at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix directly after the 21st Annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, the third largest in the US. 

Learn more by visiting  www.herozona.com

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