The San Antonio Chamber has been honored by Hiring Our Heroes and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with the three-star Chamber of Valor award. The Chamber of Valor award acknowledges the contributions of local chambers, industry associations, and business development organizations that join the Hiring Our Heroes mission of finding meaningful employment for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
“When it comes to supporting not just veterans and military families, but the local businesses hiring them, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is setting a standard for others to follow,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “The San Antonio Chamber has critically engaged and educated its membership on hiring talented veterans and military spouses throughout the state, and their community is stronger for it.”
Eligible chambers and business organizations may apply for the Chamber of Valor designation or be selected based upon previous accomplishments. Honorees then receive a one-star, two-star, or three-star level designation. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is a three-star Chamber of Valor award recipient noted for routinely organizing, promoting, and assisting with recruiting events targeted toward veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
“We are truly honored to be recognized with the most prestigious Chamber of Valor award. Since San Antonio is Military City USA, it is our privilege and duty to support our veterans, service members and military spouses in any way possible,” said Richard Perez, President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. “The San Antonio Chamber has always enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the military, and we appreciate all of the contributions the military makes to our great city.”