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SC Chamber And SC DVA Launch Veterans’ Professional Advancement Program

April 7, 2021 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

SC Chamber And SC DVA Launch Veterans’ Professional Advancement Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (SC Chamber) launched a new initiative in partnership with the South Carolina
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (SC DVA) aimed at providing a place within the business community for veterans to connect with resources, events, and
tools to grow their careers and businesses.

The new initiative, called the Veterans’ Professional Advancement Series, will feature quarterly webinars and meetings, an annual event, and the opportunity
for veterans to connect with SC Chamber members and leaders.

The first webinars will be held on April 15th and April 22nd with the Small Business Administration and Bank of America respectively and will focus
on creating a business plan and securing funding for a business. Future webinars will include topics such as educational opportunities for veterans,
workforce issues, marketing a veteran-owned business, and more.

“South Carolina, at its core, is pro-business and pro-military,” said SC Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bob Morgan. “We hope this initiative will create
a bridge between South Carolina’s veterans’ community and business community. I believe this crucial connection will continue to make South Carolina
the best place in the nation to live, work, and do business for all.”

“We are excited to work with the SC Chamber on this initiative to support Veterans’ success,” said General William Grimsley, Secretary of the SC DVA.
“Just like the training and education they received while in uniform, opportunities like this provide the basis to advance their post-military
careers and continue leading by personal examples.”

To learn more about this new initiative, please contact Sarah Cohen at sarah.cohen@scchamber.net or
706-339-8304.

About the SC Chamber: The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the State’s Champion for Business, with a vision to make South Carolina the best place in the nation to live, work, and do business. A statewide organization that promotes pro-job and business policies at the state and federal level, it brings together businesses across the state with coordinated strategies, trainings, committees, and events. With a unified voice, we can make the biggest impact. Our member insights shape the policies we write, and the agenda we promote at the State House. You can learn more at
www.scchamber.net

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