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Military spouse: community asset and valued employee

Military spouse: community asset and valued employee

Military spouses are assets to businesses and communities across Wisconsin. Their burden and sacrifice are often overlooked but are nevertheless essential to our military and national defense. Employers have an important role to play in supporting these military families and allowing their service member to focus on their mission — protecting and defending the United States.
Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Expand Work Opportunities for Student Veterans

Baldwin Helps Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Expand Work Opportunities for Student Veterans

The bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act seeks to make three important changes to the existing WOTC that will incentivize businesses to hire more student veterans, ultimately helping to move their careers forward.
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber operating accelerator for military entrepreneurs at Ward 4

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber operating accelerator for military entrepreneurs at Ward 4

Looking to fill spots for 2019's Command Post cohort.  Through Command Post, veteran entrepreneurs receive one year of free membership to Ward 4, mentorship, business coaching, access to educational programming, and can attend exclusive networking and educational events hosted by the Veterans Chamber of Commerce at no cost. 
"Ready to Work" Table of Experts on military veteran employment

"Ready to Work" Table of Experts on military veteran employment

"Military veterans typically enter the workforce later than most, but when they arrive, they’re ready to go and ready to lead. The challenge for th...
WISCONSIN DESIGNATED AS FIRST NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE COMPONENT MILITARY SPOUSE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE IN  NATION

WISCONSIN DESIGNATED AS FIRST NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE COMPONENT MILITARY SPOUSE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE IN NATION

The Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) program is focused on combating the economic impact military spouse's unemployment and underemployment have on 21st century military families by facilitating collaboration between local and national employers, educational institutions and community resources. The program is a collaboration with multiple state agencies including the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  

State of Wisconsin seeks to help military spouses get jobs

The event focused on its "military spouse economic empowerment zones" program, designed to help military spouses find employment.
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber and Ward4 launch veteran entrepreneurship program

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber and Ward4 launch veteran entrepreneurship program

"Newton said Command Post will work in cooperation with existing resources like Bunker Labs and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Veteran Entrepreneurship program. Command Post is meant to serve veterans that are at the point of launching a business."
Places to find veteran support in Wisconsin

Places to find veteran support in Wisconsin

Madison Magazine compiled a list of resources available to veterans across a variety of needs/industries.
Wi Veterans Chamber on Wi Eye – Newsmakers With Steve Walters

Wi Veterans Chamber on Wi Eye – Newsmakers With Steve Walters

Catch our Executive Director and two of the fabulous leaders of our Madison branch on WI Eye – Newsmakers with Steve Walters. They discuss the WI V...
Businesses serving the Milwaukee area are veteran owned and proud of it

Businesses serving the Milwaukee area are veteran owned and proud of it

"When the Milwaukee Business Journal added this list to its 2017 editorial calendar we didn't know what kind of response it would generate. So with help from suggestions by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce we gathered names and asked the questions."
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber Announces Partnership With Streetshares

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber Announces Partnership With Streetshares

We are excited to partner with StreetShares to  offer veteran entrepreneurs and business owners the resources they need to be successful,” said Sau...