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Veteran-friendly businesses sought

April 21, 2013

On March 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Spike TV’s Hire A Veteran Campaign launched the Small Business Tournament of Veteran Champions to find the most veteran-friendly small business in America.

To be eligible, businesses must have 500 or fewer employees and an annual revenue of less than $20 million. They also must commit to hire as part of the National Chamber Foundation and Capital One’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, which has a goal of engaging the business community to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.

To sign up, go to www.hiring500000heroes.com. The team at Hiring Our Heroes will work with businesses to help them fulfill their commitment.

The winning business will receive a 30-second public service announcement produced by and aired on Spike TV to highlight its commitment to veteran-friendly practices. The winner also will receive two tickets, round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards in June, where their business will be recognized.

Applications will be accepted online at www.vetchampstourney.com through Friday.

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