Bob Rakstang, director of Governors State University’s CenterPoint Illinois Small Business Development Center, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Illinois 2012 Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year.
Rakstang is the guiding force behind GSU CenterPoint’s highly successful Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp program, which has offered training in entrepreneurial skills to more than 620 veterans in the last four years. He was honored as an advocate for veteran-owned businesses at the SBA’s annual awards luncheon on June 14, at the Union League Club in Chicago.
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