War Writing and Butterflies: A Keynote by Ryan Smithson, VBC Annual Breakfast

  • November 1, 2023 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

    232 Broadway
    Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Ticket Price $25.00 This event is now over
Description

The Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce invites you to its annual breakfast. This morning of connection and camaraderie will feature a keynote by veteran, author, and artist Ryan Smithson.  

 

Ryan Smithson was an engineer in the Army Reserve and served in Iraq from 2004-2005. He fortified military posts, repaired roads, and convoyed supplies across northern and western Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning, and for therapeutic reasons, he wrote his memoir, “Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI” (HarperCollins, 2009). Having earned his MA in English from SUNY Albany, he currently works in State Government Sales for T-Mobile and has two school-age children. During the pandemic, he began creating art with real butterfly wings and continues to find the creative process transformative.  

 

This annual event is a fantastic opportunity for networking, while also supporting the Veterans Business Council.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Register today! 

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 1, 2023 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Venue Details

Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County Chamber

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