The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has a long-standing relationship with the military in our region. The most recent event was the Springfield BridgeWalk held Sept. 1. The community, including the military command and troops from Fort Belvoir, American Legion Post 176, VFW Post 7327, business owners and citizens used the event to reaffirm the partnership.
The Chamber's veterans committee emphasizes the importance of supporting veteran entrepreneurs. Committee volunteers promote programs such as the Chamber’s Honor Roll, community service award for active-duty personnel, job fairs and seminars that share valuable information.
The veterans committee has accomplished a great deal since its inception. As its out-going committee chair I would like to thank the committee volunteers. I am now pleased to introduce Charles McCaffrey of Business Community Partnership, who has taken the reigns of this committee. If you have a passion to work for the benefit of veterans please contact Charles at email@example.com.
Dick Lucier is owner of Diversified Benefits Agency. He has served as chair of the veterans committee since 2012.