Chamber Honored For Connecting Businesses & Veterans

Published Monday, June 29, 2015

Augusta, GA - The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is committed to the success of the CSRA’s military community, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently honored that commitment by presenting the chamber with the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) three-star Chamber of Valor award, the highest ranking available.

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative that helps veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. HOH accomplishes this goal by partnering with a large network of grassroots organizations throughout the country including the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Valor Program acknowledges the enormous contributions of state and local chambers, industry associations and business development organizations that support the HOH mission. Qualifications for receiving this distinguished award include:

  • Engaging members and local businesses in committing to hire veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses
  • Helping local employers develop and apply best practices for recruitment and retention.
  • Working with Hiring Our Heroes to plan and promote HOH hiring fairs and transition summits in local communities.

The Augusta Metro Chamber routinely helps organize, promote and assist with recruiting events targeted for military members. These events include the recent Fort Gordon Transition Summit as well as the upcoming Fort Gordon-CSRA Community Expo.

“We are very honored to receive this award and the opportunity to partner with an organization like the US Chamber Foundation. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of service members and their families”, says Sue Parr, President/CEO of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Media Contact:

Kathryn Freemon

Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce