Missouri is proud to launch the next phase of its popular Show-Me Heroes program, the state’s premier workforce development initiative that has already connected more than 4,200 businesses with more than 7,200 highly-skilled, highly-trained military job seekers. Learn more about the benefits of participating in the program.
The Governor’s new Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge invites all chambers of commerce, as well as their members, to take the pledge to actively recruit Veterans and Service Members for available positions. By encouraging your members to participate, your chamber will compete with other chambers across the state to become one of Missouri’s next certified bronze, silver, or even gold Show-Me Heroes Chamber.
“As president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri, I am excited and proud to bring the Show-Me Heroes program to chambers of commerce and businesses throughout the state. From a chamber perspective, this program will be of huge benefit to our member investors who are in desperate need for hiring and developing the right talent in areas such as engineering, IT, finance/accounting, security and executive leadership amongst many others,” said Brent McCoy, President of the CCEM. “Chambers play a key role in connecting our members with the right resources. Right now, finding the right talent is one of the most pressing issues facing the employer community. The Show-Me Heroes program serves as a natural bridge between the employers and those talented men and women that can fill those roles. On behalf of CCEM, we are excited to partner with the Show-Me Heroes program.”
Steps to participate in the Chamber Challenge:
- If you have not taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge yet, click here and fill out your pledge form.
- Download and embed the “Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge” badge to your website as well as use on other collateral of your choosing.
- Click here and let us know your current membership total so that we can let you know when you meet your first Chamber Challenge milestone.
Once we receive your pledge, we will follow up with a promotional email toolkit for you to distribute to your members. We’ll keep track of the pledges and send out regular progress updates and standings. (*If you have already taken the pledge, click here and let us know your current membership total. We will then send you the “Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge” logo along with the toolkit.)
We’re very proud of what our partners have done over the last few years, but we’re just getting started! Awards ceremonies and events will be held and chamber winners will be recognized.
Good luck and thank you for supporting Missouri’s military men and women!