updated 12/29/2010 10:16:48 AM ET 2010-12-29T15:16:48

ADVISORY, Dec. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), which recently launched the Buy Veteran movement and national database at www.BuyVeteran.com to conveniently connect Americans with the veteran-owned businesses in their communities, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

BuyVeteran.com encourages Americans to thank the men and women who have served in the military by using the business directory to find a veteran-owned business in their home town. There are currently 3 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States.

In honor of the occasion, Chris Hale, President of NaVOBA, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square and ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET     

Contacts:

BP Media Relations, LLC for NaVOBA:
Barbara Pflughaupt
(212) 707-8181
Barbara@bpmediarelations.com

Judee Cohen
(917) 721-0663
JudithDeeCohen@gmail.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Facebook and Twitter:

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA):

NaVOBA's Mission is simple — to create opportunities for all of America's veteran-owned businesses. More than 3 million men and women who have defended our nation's freedoms by serving in America's armed forces have made the choice to start their own small businesses after their military service. We call them vetrepreneurs.

Whether they are looking to start a pizza shop on Main Street, open a franchise, sell to large corporations, or contract with local, state or even federal government agencies, NaVOBA is here to help. Our advocates fight every day to ensure that America's vetrepreneurs attain the opportunities they've earned.

Vetrepreneur magazine is the only national publication in the country dedicated exclusively to covering the veteran-owned business movement. As the watchdog of the government, advocate to corporate America and journal connecting the community of vetrepreneurs across the nation, NaVOBA and Vetrepreneur is the voice of the veteran business movement.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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