ALBANY, N.Y. (May 21, 2003) -- Lt. Col. Howard Wildove,
the University at Albanyís Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) Veteranís Business Advisor, has been named the Veteran
Small Business Advocate of the Year 2003 by the Small Business
Wildove, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran,
joined the Universityís center as a Veteranís Business
Advisor in 2000. Since then, 525 veterans have obtained
business assistance, accessed $7,747,766 in capital, and helped create or save
466 jobs. Wildove has counseled many disabled veterans as well as veteran inmates
at the Mt. McGregor and the Coxsackie Correctional Facilities.
following the Sept. 11 tragedy, Wildove traveled to New
York City to work with distressed small businesses. Other
include 23 years
of military service, where he flew over 6,300 hours, including 42 combat
missions over Vietnam.
The Small Business Development Center
at the University at Albany offers no cost one-to-one counseling,
assistance to start-up and existing businesses
strategic business plans, identification of appropriate sources of funding,
market research, management information and financial analysis. Since its
in 1984, the SBDC has worked directly with 12,404 businesses, helping them
more than $17 million in the areaís economy.