We help veterans start and grow their businesses.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce helps veterans start and grow their businesses, and provides them with contracting and networking opportunities from the community.

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“Our nation, country and county owes our veterans a great debt of gratitude. Their selflessness, commitment and dedication has ensured our freedoms, for today and generations to come. The Southwestern PA Veterans Chamber of Commerce recognizes those sacrifices as well as the needs the today’s veterans have in become successful entrepreneurs and business people. With its unique focus, it can provide the support systems that veterans need to exercise their own freedoms in developing their business and careers.”

Rich Fitzgerald

County Executive

Veteran News

Trasa Fall Showcase and End User Show

See more than 100 tables of vendors featuring thousands of promotional product ideas at Heinz Field. See the flyer of this event for more information.

Veterans Eligible for Free Training in Cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Virtual Training Environment (Fed VTE) offers free online, on-demand cyber security training to government employees and Veterans. DHS also offers a Veterans Cybersecurity Training and Education Guide to help...

BizFIT Informational Session

You are invited to attend one of our three outreach sessions to learn more about the BizFIT program. If you cannot attend any of the sessions, you may still register at riversidecenterforinnovation.com/bizfit. Participants will be placed into one of three tiers, each...

Are you a veteran looking for a job? Looking to hire veterans?

The Veterans Employment Center™ (VEC) connects Veterans and their families with meaningful employment and career-development opportunities. Map your military skills, build a civilian résumé, search career opportunities, and discover organizations that can assist you...

Ask The Expert

How do I register a business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?

PA Biz Online is a comprehensive website that provides entrepreneurs one-stop access to business information. Entrepreneurs can find out how to start a business, learn how PA can help them grow, find the necessary forms and electronically register a business with the...

Where can I get help exporting my products overseas?

The University of Duquesne Small Business Development Center has a team of professionals that help with international business issues, environmental management assistance and specialized consulting services for technology firms. To learn more about the award-winning...

Are there events to help small business owners?

Yes, there are many events in the Pittsburgh region. The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence has events, consulting services and cutting edge business knowledge programs designed to help veterans. You can visit their website or...

Where can a veteran get help if he is completely new to business?

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a service that can provide valuable assistance to veterans who need help starting a business. A special section on SCORE’s website offers “Veteran Fast Launch” which is a combined package of free software...

Where can I learn more about franchising?

Franchise opportunities are an option for some entrepreneurs and may be a safer bet than just starting up a new business. Be careful and try to get as much information about the pros and cons of franchising. A good place to start is www.frannet.com. This website has...

Business Opportunities

Two New Solicitations from ALCOSAN

The following are two solicitations from ALCOSAN for furnishing and delivering lime and elevator maintenance services. If you have any interest, please contact them at the information provided on the documents. Furnishing and Delivering Lime Elevator Maintenance...

New group of solicitations: August 27

Please see the group of solicitations listed below. Athletic Supplies and Uniforms Baseball Dugouts Foodservice Incinerator Sand Plum Heritage Trail PurchaseUltrasonicFlowMeters Sludge Grinding Equipment Snow Plowing and Salting Waterline Replacement...

New group of solicitations: August 4

Please see the group of solicitations listed below. Bill Print and Presentment Services Legal Services Repair Ford Vehicles Substance Use Treatment and Support Website Redesign Development and Implementation West View Road Site...

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You can also view opportunities in the city at the Pittsburgh’s Beacon.

Benefits of joining the SPVCC

Members of the SPVCC gain access to networking events, business opportunities, and many services tailored specifically to veteran business. Learn more about the benefits of joining our Chamber by clicking the button below. Learn More

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