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Harrisburg-based group seeks to assist veterans statewide

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Aug 5, 2013 4:01 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A midstate business owner is behind the newly created Pennsylvania Veteran Chamber of Commerce, which seeks to support those who served their country.

President Robert Brandt says he envisions doing so by helping veteran entrepreneurs start their businesses, and by guiding returning soldiers through their job searches. He says a common misconception is returning vets don't have the skills employers want.

"They're team builders, they're leaders, they're problem solvers -- and we feel that they have that much more ability to get into the workforce," Brandt explains.

Brandt served in the U-S Army from 1989 - 2003. Today, he is the CEO of Focus Dynamics in Dauphin County. Brandt says the PA Veteran Chamber of Commerce will be a statewide organization with its headquarters in Harrisburg. He also wants to establish satellite offices that can assist the roughly one million veterans across the commonwealth.

The organization doesn't want to compete with other chambers of commerce, but is hoping to collaborate with them.

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Comments: 2

  • Robert Brandt img 2013-08-05 10:17

    Great to be on board with such a great organization. Some great things will happen for the community as a whole when this gets off the ground 110%! Thank you WITF for your support!

  • christopher sorge img 2013-09-19 08:21

    It's great to be on board with an amazing group of individuals on both the Executive board and the Advisory board! The resources we have our disposal are tremendous. Thank you WITF for your support!

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