Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
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Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce announces second annual Milwaukee Veterans Week

Veterans recognized at events across the city of Milwaukee

By - Nov 1st, 2017 10:32 am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – In recognition of Veterans Day, the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is inviting Milwaukeeans for a week-long series of events celebrating and honoring our veterans and service members with Milwaukee Veterans Week.

There will be four featured events between Saturday, November 4th and November 11th highlighting the contributions veterans make to our community, educating the public about issues important to veterans, and bringing our community together to celebrate and honor the service of our military veterans.. Additionally, Milwaukee Veterans Week promotes veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses, highlights community organizations serving veterans and military families, and offers networking opportunities for veterans and nonveterans to connect with each other.

Featured events include:

Veteran Business Breakfast
Monday, November 6 2017 (8am-10am)
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sponsored by PNC Bank

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Local First Milwaukee present the Veteran Business Breakfast, an event celebrating the contributions veterans make to our local economy. Hear from a panel of local veteran entrepreneurs and business owners, and learn about resources available to support veteran entrepreneurs. This event is open to the public for $10 each, or free to members of Local First Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

Veterans Night at Boswell Book Company
Tuesday, November 7 (7pm-9pm)
Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

David Chrisinger is an author, speaker, and award-winning teacher who believes everyone has a story that needs to be told. For the last three years, he has taught a writing seminar for student veterans at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He wrote an instructor’s manual for his class that is now available for adoption by each of the 26 universities in the University of Wisconsin system. In 2016, he edited a collection of his students’ essays, SEE ME FOR WHO I AM, that is helping to bridge the perception gap dividing his students from the American people they fought to protect. David has also spent the past two years speaking to universities, community colleges, and veteran non-profit organizations around the country about his work with student veterans and the importance of storytelling in the transition from the military back into civilian life. In addition, David developed and teaches three-day writing workshops for Team RWB, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their communities through social and physical activity, and five-day writing seminars for The War Horse, the only non-profit news outlet and community dedicated to providing insight into America’s longest-running wars. This event is free and open to the public.

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce 2nd Anniversary Muster
Thursday, November 9 (530pm-8pm)
Central Standard Craft Distillery
613 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Sponsored by #Central Standard Craft Distillery#, Concordia University Wisconsin, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Celebrate the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd anniversary! Join us for networking, live music, and a limited-edition bottle release of #Central Standard Craft Distillery# Vodka as we celebrate all of the progress we that has been made over the last two years and lay out our vision for 2018. This event is open to the public for $10, or free to members of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce or the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

Milwaukee Admirals Salute to Our Military Night
Saturday, November 11 (6pm-9pm)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
400 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

All veterans and active military personnel, along with their immediate family members, receive a free ticket to see the Admirals take on Rockford Ice Hogs at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Admirals will wear special camouflage jerseys which will be sold after the game via an online auction. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to local nonprofits benefiting veterans and their families. To register for the event, please visit hts://goo.gl/3YY3Le.

For more information about any of these events please call (920) 288-2646 or visit www.mkeveteransweek.org.

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce serves veterans and military families by providing resources to support veteran owned and veteran friendly businesses across Wisconsin. The organization is the voice of Wisconsin’s veteran business community, dedicated to improving the business climate for military veterans and their allies.

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