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Friday, May 08, 2009 22:27 | Albert Renteria (Administrator)

Johnny - Kate - Catherine - Sharron - Albert.jpgI just returned from one of the best workshop I have ever attended at The McCormick Catigny Estate just outside my hometown of Chicago, IL. 

There were eleven other organizations listed below that attended as well.

In the Photo is Johnny from, Kate, Catherine and Sharron that hosted the event and gave an incredible presentation! Thank you!

I will create a web page soon to list all the attending organizations. This workshop is the first of its kind and a paradigm shift on a best practice on bringing like minded organizations in support of our Veteran together to create a unique partnership and perhaps create a coalition that ensures the best service possible to our men and women the preserve the freedoms of a Great Nation.

My next trip is to North Carolina followed by our grand opening at Vancouver Washington. Semper Fi,


  • Friday, May 15, 2009 09:22 | Chris Thayer
    Hello Everyone at SWVBRC,
    I just attended an evening meeting in Orange County for Veterans called the OC Veterans Advisory Council (OCVAC) and it is sponsored by the County of Orange Veterans Service Office in Santa Ana. What an amazing meeting! Every one on the council is a veteran, from the current Iraq & Afghanistan war to the Gulf War, Vietnam War and even World War II. I felt honored and humbled to see the level of service and commitment to our veterans. It was eye-opening to see what great things are happening in my own backyard that I didn’t even know about until this week and I heard about it from Al. I am so glad I will be able to assist our veterans close to home also.

    What I love about this network with Albert Renteria and the Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center is all of us working together to learn what is available and to share that information. I love the center in Fallbrook and it is nice to know that when I meet someone in Orange County I will know a local resource that I can share with them that will be close to where they are living. John Parent, who is the Interim County Veterans Service Officer and Lou, his amazing operations manager, have a wonderful support service operation for the veteran community. I heard about this from Al as John and he served together in the Marine Corps and recently reconnected. This is the beauty of the SWVBRC design, to be a resource and provide the education and awareness to help all of our veterans in all communities. Al spoke at the meeting sharing his ideas of collaboration and they are very interested. I would like to add their phone number as a resource for all which is (714) 567-7450 and their website is

    God Bless to all and thank you all for being a part of the wonderful support to our troops now and for the future. Chris (Christine) Thayer

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