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FAVOB Space Coast Networking and SBA Recognition Event

  • 05/10/2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 801 E Strawbridge Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901


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The Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses is proud to announce that our members have been recognized by the Small Business Administration.

  • The 2022 South Florida District and State of Florida Veteran Business Owner of the Year is Mr. Mack Sasser, Owner, 11 Series Energy (Melbourne, FL). Mack is a founding member of FAVOB Space Coast and was instrumental in establishing the chapter.
  • The South Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year is Mr. Stuart “Stu” Smith (Cape Canaveral, Florida). Stu is the Chief Executive Officer of FAVOB and is leading the organization to be the recognized voice for Florida’s 187,000 veteran owned businesses and to position Florida as the “state of choice” for veterans to own and operate a business.
  • SBA South Florida Small Business Owner of the Year: Rodger Pridgeon,  Corporate Air, Inc. - Vero Beach

Come celebrate with us, Tuesday May 10th beginning at 530P at the Hotel Melby.

Our sponsor, Leidos welcomes you to the event. Appetizers will be served with a cash bar.

Leidos makes the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science. Leidos is the global leader in the development and application of technology to solve our customers’ most demanding challenges.

Distinguished speakers include:

Mayor Rob Medina, City of Palm Bay, will open the event

Mayor Wes Morrison, City of Cape Canaveral, speaker

Michael Waldrop, Founder of FAVOB, speaker

Invited guests include industry and community leaders.

FAVOB members can register at (link to the event registration) and others can register at Eventbrite (link)


Sponsored By:


Creating opportunities for Veteran Business Owners to THRIVE.


Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803

Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447



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