CBI to offer ‘Bunker’ program for vets

CBI-Logo-small-JPEGCROSSVILLE – Did you know that Cumberland County has one of the highest concentration of veterans in Tennessee? Forty-nine percent of exiting military from World War II had dreams of starting their own business and many did, known as the G.I. Generation. Twenty-five percent of those exiting the military today have dreams of starting their own business within six years. Many who have exited service over the decades have started their own business or still dream of doing so. The Cumberland Business Incubator wants to help.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, the CBI is calling veterans to a “Bunker Muster” at 3 p.m. at its facility at 2569 Cook Road, Crossville. The Bunker Muster will be a kickoff information session for an entrepreneurship program for vets who want to start their own business, mentored by vets who have already done so. Translating the skills learned while in service to running a business is a key component of program as well as understanding other aspects of active duty and transition to civilian life.

Bunker Muster will be a multi-week program. Registration is required for the Aug. 17 event. For more information, call (931) 456-4910.

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