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

New Coworking Space Available

Technology and healthtech companies, find your perfect workspace at the Riverside Center for Innovation’s newest addition, our renovated, open-space coworking area. Exposed brick walls and high ceilings throughout. Enjoy a lunchtime stroll along the river, or...

Pittsburgh All Veterans Career Fair

A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more…

United States Army Field Band Concert

Please join the United States Army Field Band for an inspiring night of music! While the concert is free, tickets are required, and you can visit the official website of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for more information.

Extra hurdles don’t slow Pittsburgh’s minority entrepreneurs

Starting a business for Tamiah Bridgett began with getting some white guys to understand African-American hair — no small thing, she quickly learned. The 38-year-old woman founded Diversame a year ago, a company that is marketing a blow dryer specifically designed for...

Entrepreneurship as a second career

Whether you’re enlisted as a Reserve, Active-Duty or transitioning out of the military, it’s never too early to consider your options in the private sector. Many service members have full-fledged second careers after leaving the military, and perhaps surprisingly,...

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

Want to do business with the federal government? Register in SAM

This webinar is brought to you by the North Central and JARI Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the SBA Pittsburgh District Office. The focus is SAM – the System for Award Management. If you want to do business with the federal government, contracting...

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...

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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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