The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
was honored by Hiring Our Heroes with
the Chamber of Valor award.
The mission of Hiring Our Heroes is finding
meaningful employment for veterans, transitioning
service members and military spouses.
The announcement was made by the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The Chamber of Valor acknowledges the
contributions of local chambers, industry
associations, and business development organizations
that join the Hiring Our Heroes
“We would never be able to do the work we
do without the tremendous support of local
chambers and the Saratoga County Chamber
of Commerce is setting a standard for other
chambers to follow,” said Eric Eversole, executive
director of Hiring Our Heroes and vice president at the U.S. Chamber. “The Saratoga
County Chamber has been instrumental in
educating and influencing employers about
the great value veterans and military spouses
bring to the workforce.”
Chamber of Valor award recipients submitted
applications to the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Foundation to be considered for
the award. Applications were scored by U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Foundation staff and
honorees were awarded at the one-, two-, and
three-star levels. The Saratoga County Chamber
of Commerce is a three-star Chamber of
Valor award recipient.
Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011
as a nationwide initiative. To date, more than
1,500 companies have hired over 25,000 veterans
and military spouses as a result of more
than 810 hiring fairs.