VETERANS NORTHEAST OUTREACH CENTER HONORED BY CHAMBER WITH BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARD

 

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Haverhill, MA – In an effort to recognize outstanding achievement in the Greater Haverhill community, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce formally identifies a “Business of the Month” approximately every four weeks. This award is given to a Chamber member that is a proven leader in their business or industry and excels in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and professional relationships.

The Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, a keystone veterans program, has been in continuous operation since 1985.  Established in Lawrence, the Center started as a storefront operation, staffed largely by volunteers, to provide support and advocacy to Vietnam Veterans.  Through the years, the focus of the Center has expanded to accommodate over 36,000 veterans in our region who are eligible for care.  The Center provides a continuum of care to Veterans and their families, from the very basic food and shelter needs to advocacy, information, referral, career, and education services.

The Center also sponsors a number of outreach initiatives to senior citizens, young people and families of veterans.  The center is funded, in part, through contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private donations.

The mission of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is to provide the highest quality of services to assist, support, and advocate for all veterans and their families in Essex and Middlesex Counties

Award winners are recognized in area newspapers highlighting their distinction as Business of the Month, receive a complimentary guest ticket to the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s exclusive “Annual Business Awards Breakfast” and are automatically entered into the running for the Annual Business of the Year award. That honor will be announced during the annual breakfast in February 2018.

Nominations for Business of the Month can be submitted at any time. Forms are available by calling the chamber office at 978-373-5663 or by email at info@haverhillchamber.com. There is no fee for nominations or applications. Companies may be nominated by any member business. This is a benefit available exclusively to Chamber members.

 

About the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization composed of nearly 500 area businesses, and we are growing by the day.  The Chamber creates and fosters a prosperous business environment and support the growth and profitability of their members, providing the resources, advocacy, information, networking and marketing opportunities for members’ success.

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From L to R –Julian Jaramillo, Jillian Harmon, John Ratka, John Guerin for the Chamber, Randy Carter, Jason Gilbert, Donna Re.

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