The Veterans’ Entrepreneur Conference Welcomes Ed Hubbard, Col USAF (Ret.)


Contact:  Deanna Wharwood

Phone: (850) 865-1314


Fort Walton Beach, Fl. – Edward Hubbard, Col USAF (Ret) will be attending the Veterans’ Entrepreneur Conference in Ft. Walton Beach, FL on February 14-16, 2014 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center

On July 20, 1966, while flying his 26th mission over North Vietnam, Hubbard and five others were shot down by two surface-to-air missiles. Hubbard was a First Lieutenant at the time. After running through the jungle for a number of hours, he was captured by the Viet Cong and put in a POW camp. There, he stayed in a six-by-six foot cell and lived on less than 300 calories per day. After 2,420 days of being imprisoned, he was finally released on March 4, 1973 along with many others from his camp. This experience changed Hubbard’s outlook on life.

For more information, visit his website at

Attendees who come to the Ft. Walton Beach location will be eligible for door prizes, raffles and gift bags.  Attendees spouses can attend at no extra cost.

Tickets are $197 and include the conference attendance (goodie bags, outline of all presentations with space for personal notes, a social evening/networking event and coffee, water and snacks.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Veterans’ Entrepreneur Conference will be live streamed for those registrants unable to get to Ft. Walton Beach.  So if travel is an issue, but you still want to attend, registration will allow remote access on the live streaming broadcast

The Veterans’ Entrepreneur Conference is sponsored by Celtic Bank.  Celtic Bank has named the 6th largest SBA lender in the country! For more information about Celtic Bank or its portfolio of small business products, please visit: