The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber is hosting Milwaukee Veterans Week from November 4 to 11, featuring a series of events to celebrate and honor the service of Milwaukee’s veterans.

Milwaukee Veterans Week was created to encourage the public to support the local veteran business community, by offering a series of business-focused events throughout the week. In addition, the programing was designed to encourage the community to observe Veterans Day on November 11 by patronizing local veteran-owned businesses.

“Milwaukee Veterans Week has evolved to become this community’s go-to way to recognize and celebrate Veterans Day,” said Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. “As part of that celebration, we are proud to provide a programming schedule that allows the general public to learn how to support and connect with both veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses.”

The 4th Annual Milwaukee Veterans Week is a week-long events program highlighting the contributions veterans make to their local community. It kicks off on November 4, with the Veterans in the Workforce Luncheon at the Harley-Davidson Museum’s famed RUMBLE restaurant. The 11:00 a.m. program will feature guest speaker Bill Davidson, the current director of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

The celebration continues with the Veterans Business Breakfast on November 6 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00 a.m. The breakfast will center on the “rules of engagement” for engaging veteran consumers, employees and business providers featuring Keynote Speaker, Cheyn Crangle, Marine veteran and CEO of the Milwaukee-based social media marketing company, Margle Media.

On November 7, Milwaukee’s Yacht Club will host the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber 4th Anniversary Muster, a quarterly gathering open to all those who are interested in networking, business growth and new partnerships. Plus, to introduce veterans to the art of sailing, members of the Milwaukee Yacht Club will volunteer their time, talents and vessels.

In addition to the week’s events, promotional efforts will highlight local veteran-friendly businesses observing Veterans Day by offering giveaways, discounts or other promotions to veterans and military families. Current promoters include the Milwaukee Bucks, Harley Davidson and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater among others.

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Lee Matz