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

Small Business Support for America’s Veterans

After supporting the American dream of freedom and prosperity through military service, millions of veterans choose to be their own boss and start a small business. It’s a good match, because soldiers’ skills are similar to those of successful entrepreneurs: their...

Veteran Job Fair: March 23rd

RecruitMilitary is holding a job fair for Pittsburgh's veterans at Heinz Field's Hyundai West Club Lounge. Featured exhibitors include Highmark Health, Brink's, Inc., Bechtel Plant Machinery, CBS Radio Pittsburgh, Cintas, Duquesne Light, and more.

US Navy Concert Band Performance – March 13th

The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.  As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has...

Museum Comes Alive – April 13th

JOIN US ON THURSDAY APRIL 13TH! Experience the sights, sounds, and sips of the ages as we take you back in time through history at our spring Museum Comes Alive happy hour event: Cocktails & Camaraderie! Vintage cocktails popular during the eras of the Civil War,...

Leadership Pittsburgh CLCV IV Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth cohort of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.'s six-month Community Leadership Course for Veterans (CLCV) that starts in late April 2017. CLCV is aimed at leveraging the skills and experience of veterans by exposing them to...

Military Veteran Franchise Lending Program Launched

New Providence, New Jersey – In support of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Veteran’s week, ReadyCap Lending, a leading non-bank small business lender, is proud to announce an exclusive military veteran franchise SBA lending program.  Called the Military...

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 call...

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 and services...

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 or...

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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