Dear WI Veterans Chamber members, sponsors, and supporters,
It has been four years since we began this journey and established the only business association in Wisconsin dedicated to serving military veterans and their families. What started at a small, informal gathering not far from here has grown and expanded to what you see today- a vibrant community of current service members and supporters, veterans and civilians, entrepreneurs and business leaders, committed to the empowerment and success of every military veteran and their families.
It is truly remarkable to see what we have built together in such a short time, and the progress we have made in the last year. Nearly 300 businesses and nonprofit organizations are members of our organization, with 90% of them renewing their membership every year. 25 sponsors have invested in our organization and shown their commitment to empowering veterans and their families. We held more than 50 events, attended by thousands of veterans, service members, family members, and supporters. We have worked with local, regional, and statewide media outlets to celebrate veterans and how we contribute to our economy, our workplaces, and our communities. And we have developed nearly thirty original, innovative programs dedicated to empowering veterans to use the talent and skills we learned while serving in the military to become leaders and role models after we leave the military.
This has been an incredible year for Wisconsin’s veteran business community. We have hit record numbers of attendance and have expanded our reach throughout the state. We expanded and hired new staff members. We have a team of seven hardworking and dedicated staff members who live and support the mission of the organization and ensure the success of each Chamber member.