BestCompaniesAZ event connects veterans with award-winning companies

Business News | 25 Feb |

BestCompaniesAZ, a local company specializing in workplace culture and employer branding, announced that it is hosting a free business-networking event March 7 for military members, veterans and their families. With the mission to connect Arizona veterans with award-winning companies, the event will feature military-friendly employers, such as Charles Schwab, Axon and Vanguard.

Modeled after “TED Talks,” the event will feature five inspiring presentations, called “Vet Talks,” from different military professionals who have transitioned into civilian life with some of Arizona’s top companies, including USAA and Freedom Financial Network. Designed to inspire military members, the “Vet Talks” will provide career advice through personal anecdotes, career advancement tips and employment guidance.

“BestCompaniesAZ is passionate about providing a platform for our military members to connect and grow in their career paths,” said Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ. “We are honored to give veterans and their families the unique opportunity to engage with like-minded business professionals and award-winning companies. This event will connect top talent with top Arizona employers.”

Event attendees can discuss employment opportunities with more than 30 Arizona companies that are currently hiring and recognized for their veteran-committed company culture, such as GoDaddy.

“GoDaddy was founded by a veteran and has a continuing commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses,” said Heather Dopson, community builder at GoDaddy. “We are proud of the work we are doing to create a military-friendly environment, especially our employee resource group, called GoDaddy Vets. GoDaddy Vets’ goal is to create a sense of camaraderie and support for our employees with military experience while building a community with vets and supporters alike.”

Several veteran resource groups and military-focused community organizations will also be on-site at the event, including Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veteran Center and Arizona Department of Veteran Services to assist and network with event attendees and Valley veterans.

This is the fifth annual Veteran Business Networking and Career Event hosted by BestCompaniesAZ in partnership with Arizona State University, Birdies for the Brave® and Career Connectors.

The Vet Talks Veteran Business Networking and Career Event will be held March 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the University of Phoenix (4035 S Riverpoint Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85040). The event is free and open to the military, veteran community and their families. To RSVP for the event, click here.

Companies interested in participating in the event can apply now through Feb. 28, 2019. To learn more about corporate participation and submissions, please contact BestCompaniesAZ at or call 480-545-5151.

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