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April 2017 Veteran Small Business Award Finalists
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April 2017 Veteran Small Business Award Finalists

The Veteran Small Business Award continues! We have 10 great veteran business owners with very unique companies from 3D printing, recruiting services to children’s technology enrichment programs. Take a quick peak at the finalists below and remember to cast your vote on the StreetShares Foundation voting page. Vote now and help three veteran business owners get grant funding.

Raymond Benne, Veteran, Owner of Red Raven Meadery

Red Raven Meadery is a manufacturer of mead drinks, a wine-like drink made from honey. Raymond has been making mead for more than 25 years and recently completed the Vet2CEO program.

Warren Foster, Army Veteran, Founder/Managing Director of Science Playhouse

Science Playhouse is “the smart way to play.” It’s the first science and technology enrichment program for middle school aged kids and younger. Kids have a chance to learn about science, programming, robotics and more in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Maria Mayes, Army Veteran, Founder/Managing Partner of Morgan Veteran Recruiting Group

Morgan Veteran Recruiting Group is a premier recruiting service specializing in placing military talent in highly skilled supply chain management and technical positions. MVRG focuses on several industries including retail, defense, food and beverage, manufacturing and more.

Eddy Mejia, Army Veteran, Founder/CEO of ShoeBoxOne

ShoeBoxOne is a shoe storage solution for shoes collectors, enthusiasts and resellers. ShoeBoxOne protects shoes in a glass case with a plastic frame and temperature settings while displaying the shoes in a visually appealing way, with LED lights and complementary colors.


Charles Reed, Veteran, Founder of 2nd City CPR & Safety Training

2nd City CPR & Safety Training teaches CPR to schools, churches, healthcare providers, daycares and more. Charles focuses on providing high-quality training to under-served communities in the Chicago, Illinois area.  

Lawrence Richards, Air Force Veteran, Owner/Operator of Reflections of Service

Reflections of Service creates woodworking gifts and memorabilia using old-world craftsmanship and modern technology. Products include ready-to-order items and customized work.

Matthew Ross, Veteran, CEO of Powder Keg Club

Powder Keg Club is a direct-to-consumer supplement provider. They provide a subscription box service that makes it easy for supplement consumers to get their products and to focus on being physically fit and maintaining personal wellness.

Kendra Simpkins, Army Veteran, Owner/Clinical Practitioner at Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy 

Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy provides a psychotherapeutic approach to resolving emotional and behavior difficulties. It’s an invaluable way for veteran suffering trauma to receive immediate and lasting relief.

Samantha Snabes, Air Force Veteran, Co-Founder of re:3D Inc

Re:3D is allowing anyone, anywhere, anytime access to 3D printing. Gigabot, their flagship product, is the world’s largest, affordable, industrial-grade 3D printer. With an open-source, re:3D is building a environmentally sustainable 3D models.

Rudy McEntire, Veteran, Owner of EarJellies

EarJellies™ manufactures an innovative new line of hearing protection products out of viscoelastic silicone. EarJellies™ earplugs are key to preventing hearing loss with much greater comfort than foam.

Vote for your Favorite Veteran Small Business

Learn more about the finalists above in their own words and videos. Just enter your name and email address to vote. Good luck!

Vote for your favorite veteran small business.

Topics: Funding Your Business, Veteran Small Business

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