INVEST IN VETS 5-STAR PROGRAM

WHAT IS INVEST IN VETS 5-STAR PROGRAM?

For over four years, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce (WVCC) has provided educational assistance to veteran business owners, one-on-one coaching and mentorship to veteran entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, networking programs for veteran business owners and professionals, and promotional programming to advertise veteran-owned businesses to consumers across the state.

The Invest in Vets 5-Star Program is designed to help companies of any size to have the proper resources, training and procedures in place to take care of their military, veteran and/or spouse employees. This covers all areas of leadership within the business and requires all levels to be involved.  

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM

Standing by our mission, we created Invest in Vets to help educate and provide the right tools and resources to businesses who support our mission. We understand that change can be overwhelming, but with us by your side, we can accomplish this together.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, veteran employees are the third most in-demand talent source, behind only women and those with post-secondary education.

65% of employers say they would hire a veteran over an equally qualified non-veteran, but only 7% of human resources executives at Fortune 500 companies are satisfied with the veteran hiring initiatives within their organization. More significantly, 80% of organizations do not have veteran-specific hiring programs.

GAIN YOUR STARS

Join the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in becoming a leader in the Wisconsin veterans business community.

This program is not a quick check-the-box and will require some internal changes, but we are here to help. We understand that these changes take time and you should highlight the changes you are making and show your pride to Investing in Vets.

The best way to get started is to have a conversation. You might be surprised with the readiness your business will have already.

To “earn their stars,” businesses will have to adopt veteran, veteran family, and veteran-spouse supporting policies and procedures in the areas of hiring, internal support, continuing education, and community involvement.

VALUE  

Receive marketing benefits and show your leadership and internal company growth.

Members will be presented with an official Invest in Vets 5-Star Certified digital badge to put on the company’s digital and/or print outlets, and also receive recognition on the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber website and various social media channels.

Additionally, businesses will be featured on the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce 5-Star Employer Directory.

Invest in Vets logo and promotional materials created by Clay Feller of Feller Design.


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