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Mesa Veterans Program

The Mesa Veterans Program is comprised of professionals seeking to support veterans within the
community. Dedicated to giving back to those who have served our country, this committee provides
workforce development programs, educational resources, and services pertaining to the transition between
military and civilian life.

The MVP actively works to understand the needs of Mesa’s veterans and has developed a scholarship fund
to further aid them and their families. This group also partners with non-profits, businesses, and
representatives from local and state government in order to ensure change is able to occur. Overall, this
committee invites veterans in the Mesa business community along with any other organization eager to
support and employ U.S. veterans.

Veteran Toolkit Application

Hometown Heroes Banner Program

The Mesa Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a tribute created for the community to honor fallen service members, veterans, and active-duty service members of the United States Armed Forces.

Banners are display on streetlights in Downtown Mesa, in May and November. This program is offered by the Mesa Chamber in conjuction with the Mesa Veterans Program.

Click here to view and learn more about our 2023 Hometown Heroes Banner Participants. To learn more about the program and how to apply for the 2024 display, please click here.

When This Committee Meets

This committee meets monthly, on the third Thursday of the month, with an agenda of topics or opportunities to engage the veterans community and businesses with an interest in veterans affairs. See upcoming meetings in the Chamber Event Calendar.

How to Be a Part of the Committee

Contact Mesa Chamber President and CEO, Sally Harrison, at sharrison@mesachamber.org

Follow this Committee on Social

This committee is also active on Facebook and LinkedIn. Give them a follow.

News of Interest to Mesa Veterans Program

The Mesa Pitch for 2023: Submit Your Nomination

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | August 15, 2023

We describe it to people as ‘Shark Tank meets TED talk’. A live event that you can attend (and be a sponsor of), where six entrepreneurs will pitch their new business ideas to five Judges for cash prizes. Submit Your Idea We are looking for great new business ideas. You can make your pitch in…

Mesa Chamber Advocacy Update: EAST VALLEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ALLIANCE URGES VETO OF SB 1246

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | June 15, 2023

Team Mesa Chamber,    Please find attached below a copy of a letter that the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, of which the Mesa Chamber of Commerce is a member, has sent to Governor Katie Hobbs regarding SB 1246. Sally Harrison, IOMPresident and CEOMesa Chamber of Commerce June 14, 2023 The Honorable Katie HobbsGovernorState…

Please Join Your Mesa Chamber: 2023 Hometown Heroes Banner Launch

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | May 23, 2023

NEWS RELEASE May 23, 2023 The Mesa Veterans Program of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2023 edition of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program in Downtown Mesa. Sponsored by CMC Steel and the Mesa Chamber Business in Education Foundation and supported by the City of Mesa Community Services Department and the…

Mesa Veterans Program: September Meeting Minutes

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | September 16, 2022

The Mesa Veterans Program held their September 2022 meeting on Thursday, September 15th. Please find a downloadable PDF of their meeting minutes here. Members and guests are welcome to attend future Mesa Veterans Program meetings by checking the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Calendar for an up to date schedule.

2022 Mesa Pitch: Pitch Us Your Business Idea

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | September 9, 2022

The Mesa Pitch We describe it to people as ‘Shark Tank meets TED talk’. A live event that you can attend (and be a sponsor of), where six entrepreneurs will pitch their new business ideas to five Judges for cash prizes. Submit Your Idea We are looking for great new business ideas. You can make…

Mesa Veterans Program June 2022 Meeting Summary

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | June 22, 2022

Thank you to all who joined us for the Mesa Veteran’s Program Committee this past June 16. The committee opened the meeting by identifying struggles each attendee have faced or have seen within our veteran community. An area of high attention and concern was in transitioning from the military into the workforce. The committee also…

Talent Recruitment Series – Labor Market Update & Mesa Employer Survey

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | May 17, 2022

Learn about the most recent trends in hiring, education and workforce development & what Mesa employers are saying they need to keep hiring! This event is hosted by the City of MesaRSVP for this event is managed through eventbrite.com About this event Hear from Trevor Stokes, CEO of the Partnership for Workforce Innovation, on the…

April Mesa Veterans Program Recap

By bnelson@mesachamber.org | April 26, 2022

The Mesa Veterans Program hosted by Sally Harrison on April 21st with 16 different agencies and represented. The group had a brief presentation from Mesa Veterans Resource Center where we learned about some of the new ideas and expectations for the Vets the Center serves. The staff are creating a relaxed almost USO feel to…