Fort Knox Federal & Kentucky SBDC host another successful Veteran 2 Entrepreneur workshop

RADCLIFF, KY (August 31, 2018) — Last week, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted the third annual Operation Veteran 2 Entrepreneur workshop. The half-day event was held at the Credit Union’s Main Branch office in Radcliff and was developed to help Fort Knox area veterans cultivate their entrepreneurial skills as they leave military service.

Alejandro Ramirez, Owner & Founder of Universal Spartan, LLC, the 2018 Kentucky Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year, attended this year’s event to share some of his insights. After retiring in 2013 as a U.S. Army combat officer with 22 years of military service, he connected with the Elizabethtown SBDC and participated in the SBA “Boots to Business” program. Mr. Ramirez also recently founded the Kentucky Veteran Business Alliance.

“Fort Knox Federal is committed to improving our members’ financial lives and providing for the unique financial needs of military members,” said Fort Knox Federal President and CEO, Ray Springsteen. “We’re proud to support the needs of those transitioning from active duty service through this ongoing partnership with SBDC.”

The free workshop provided mission critical information to help veterans build and grow their small businesses. This year’s event allowed participants to network and learn from successful Veteran small business owners, meet with valuable small business resource partners and gain management best practices for their businesses.  This year’s featured speakers included Cooperative Business Services (CBS), credit union financial experts, and a virtual presentation from Honor Courage Commitment, Inc.

More information about the business services available to credit union members may be found online at

About Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.6 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2019 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 105,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


Eldon Tilley
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
502.942.0254 ext. 6262

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