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Blue Receives Veteran Small Business Champion Award
from Tulsa Chamber

TULSA – The Tulsa Metro Chamber recently honored John Blue, northeast regional director for the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center at Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow, with the 2007 Veteran Small Business Champion award.

The Chamber is proud to honor Tulsa’s emerging business successes whose entrepreneurial spirits and personal achievements help create jobs in our community,” said Tulsa Metro Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal.

Blue has worked as a business counselor for 13 years assisting entrepreneurs from across Oklahoma achieve their dreams. With a special interest in assisting minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses, Blue and his staff have led successful conferences, expos and workshops targeting American Indians, women and armed services veterans.

Blue, a graduate of Oklahoma Central State University with a degree in math and a minor in business management, is a member of the Business Assistance Team of Broken Arrow and chairs the Building Resources in Developing and Growing Enterprises Committee for the city of Tulsa Human Right Division.


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