September 7, 2017 – Albany, N.Y. – After a highly successful debut last year, the Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON) returns to Albany’s Desmond Hotel Nov. 28 and 29, 2017.

Last year’s event brought together public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and New York State agencies for two days of hands-on workshops and networking opportunities. Over 100 Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and more than 130 state agency and authority personnel participated in the inaugural conference and job fair.

This year’s VETCON will feature speakers of national notoriety serving as mentors during seminar sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in valuable hands-on workshops designed specifically for them, in addition to taking part in numerous informational and networking sessions with businesses, organizations and state agency purchasing personnel. Practical workshops will include information about how to certify a veteran-owned business and obtain federal and state contract set asides, proposal and business plan writing, business fundamentals, and matchmaking between entrepreneurial business and government agencies. Funds raised after cost of the conference has been paid for will be donated toward the advancement of veterans’ services.

“No group is more worthy of support than our veterans who are transitioning from service. Our goal of this conference is to utilize local and national business leaders, non-profit organizations, state and federal government to provide veterans with the tools that they need to be successful in their businesses or careers,” said Greg T. Rinckey, Esq., a founding partner with the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC, which is sponsoring and underwriting the event.

For more information, visit or contact Kelsey Knutsen at (518) 218-7100 or .
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The VETCON Alliance is meant to aid veterans facing socio-economic hardships, and promote growth through education, entrepreneurship and employment. In order to achieve this purpose the alliance will provide indispensable resources to veterans at VETCON, and through future endeavors.