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Non-profit helps veteran's dream become reality

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Thanks to a generous grant, an Army veteran is realizing his dream to own a business can come true!

Iraq War Veteran Fred Pollino is spearheading an escalator cleaning business in Palm Beach County.

He says he wouldn't be able to do it without a $40,000 gift from the non-profit organization Pathway to Business Success.

Pollino received business counseling, along with money, to get his idea off the ground. He has aspirations of building the business up to a franchise and expanding with more employees. "To see the progress and this wheel become a big wheel and have momentum and moving on its own is exciting and scary all at once," said Pollino.

The non-profit is looking to help more veterans become entrepreneurs. Another nine-candidates are going through the application process in hopes of receiving a grant (see application).

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