BOSSIER CITY, La. – The Bossier Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local businesses to help encourage service members to consider Bossier Parish Home – now and in the future.
The new initiative is called the Military Community Champions Program. The goal is to promote local businesses, schools, and organizations that are committed to providing support to military-related individuals in our area.
With this in mind, the chamber hopes to encourage service members to stay here when their service in our country ends. The chamber said its companies are committed to supporting veterans and their families over the long term.
“We want our service members, our veterans and our military families to feel comfortable in this community. It’s also important to show our service members who aren’t here right now, but could come here at a later date. time, that his is a friendly military community,” said Kattie Hollay, military relations officer at the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.
“Here at the Cyber Innovation Center, we do not have a retail storefront, but we are very involved in supporting our service members and their families. We are actively involved in hiring, recruiting veterans, we participate in the DOD SkillBridge program, we are an active member of the Military Affairs Council, we also seek military spouses,” said Jeff Beene, who works at the Cyber Innovation Center and is a member of the committee chamber’s military relations.
He continued, “If one of our military spouses walks into a local retail establishment, they see the Military Community Champion sticker on the window and they know right away that, wow, these people are making it official , making their support and the value of the military community very real.”
If you have a local business or are in the military and want to learn more about all the benefits, click this link: Military Community Champions Program.