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May 2017 Newsletter

The focus of the May 2017 Newsletter is Military Affairs.

In Utah, we are fortunate to have first-class installations, military organizations, and community support groups that all contribute to our national security responsibilities. Furthermore, any of these organizations have contributed articles, events, accomplishments, points of contact and calendar items.

No Doubt you will find this issue interesting and informative. As veterans, we all started wearing the uniform, and we are proud of those that continue to serve from our state. Deployments remain a constant for both our active and reserve component service members, and we will never forget those sacrifices as well as those who went before.

Also, in this issue are items of recurring interest to veterans across the state include news on employment fairs, VA Choice Program update, VA benefits, and community events. Finally, thank you for reading and your continuing engagement and support of veterans and military in Utah.



Moreover, to view this months newsletter click here: Veterans Voice May 2017.

You can also view it in our publications page. Here

Thank you for allowing us to serve.

3rd Annual Veterans Business Conference May 12, 2017

3rd Annual Veterans Business Conference coming soon!

Connecting Veteran Entrepreneurs and Business Owners with the Resources They Need To Be Successful In the Marketplace



Join the Utah Veteran Owned Business Partnership partners to learn about the keys to becoming a successful Veteran-Owned business, local and national resources, and connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners.

Opening Keynote: Tony Horton

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books "Bring It, Crush It!" and his latest motivational book, "The Big Picture" 11 Laws that will change your life.

Luncheon Keynote "A Veteran Effect" Presented by Juliette Tennert David Eccles School of Business and Director, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah

**For more info on the tentative agenda and schedule or If you are interested in attending/sponsoring the event please click on this link to register/RSVP:

  www.slchamber.com/veterans


or Click this link to download the flyer:  Utah Veterans Business Conference Flyer

March 2017 Newsletter

The Employment Newsletter

The March Newsletter contains articles on Veteran employment and is the focus of this month. Utah is doing very well, in fact, our employment rate continues to be one of the best in the country! March also means the end of the legislative general session. Again this year, veterans and military are held in high regard by the legislature. Inside you will see a list of veteran and military related bills that were passed this year. Don't forget to check out our upcoming events, there are some things coming up in the next few months that we are very excited about. I hope you all enjoy this quarters issue. View this months issue here: Veterans Voice March 2017.

You can also view it in our publications page. Here

Thank you for allowing us to serve.

Utah Golf Foundation – Veterans on Course Program 2017

Here’s the 2017 Veterans on Course schedule:
      1.   Rose Park GC – Thursday, April 13th
      2.   Fore Lakes GC (Par-3 Course) – Thursday, May 11th
      3.   Soldier Hollow GC – Saturday, August 12th
      4.   River Oaks GC – Thursday, September 14th
      5.   Davis Park GC – Thursday, September 28th
      6.   Fore Lakes GC (Executive Course) – Thursday, October 5th
      7.   Sunbrook GC – Thursday, October 26th
      8.   SunRiver GC – Thursday, November 9th
      9.   Entrada – Tuesday, November 14th
The Rose Park event is completely full, and the other events will open for registration at utahgolffoundation.org one month prior to the event date. The only one event that isn’t 100% set at this point is SunRiver in November. I’m still waiting to hear back from them. Other than that, the first eight are a go.

January 2017 Year in Review Newsletter

Just in! The January issue of the Utah Veterans Voice! First off, Happy New Year everyone! We wish you a terrific 2017. In this issue of "The Voice", you will find our regular items such as calendar of events, Outreach schedule, In the News, contact information and others, but we also thought it would be good to look back at 2016, a Year in Review if you will, and remember many of the things that happened throughout the year. As always the Utah Veterans Voice has messages from our major partners: The Department of Veteran Affairs (healthcare and benefits), Utah National Guard, and other great partners in Utah. We hope you enjoy this informational edition of the newsletter and can see through the stats and data the great things that are happening in Utah for Veterans. The January 2017 edition of The Utah Veterans Voice can be found on the Resources and Publications page on our website (https://veterans.utah.gov/). To view the newsletter and other materials published by the Utah Department of Veterans and Military affairs, Click Here. It is our honor to serve Utah's veteran and military community. Thank you.

Hiring Utah’s Heroes March 23, 2017

Title: Hiring Utah’s Heroes Job Fair Date: Thursday, March. 23rd Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy, UT Website: facebook.com/utah.dws Price/tickets: FREE Description: Join us for a job and resource fair for Utah’s veterans, National Guard and Reserve Service members, active duty military members and families. Find a job or a get a better job with companies that support our nation's military. Employers include Zions Bank, Merit Medical, LANDESK Software, Intermountain Healthcare, Hill Air Force Base, Vivint Smart Home, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Grand America Hotels and Resorts and more. Before the fair, visit your local Workforce Services office to brush up on your interviewing skills and get help with your resume. Job Seekers Click Here To Register Employers and Service Providers Click Here To Register View The Flyer Here

Boots to Business Reboot January 2017

Looking to be an Entrepreneur? Thought about starting your own business? Boots to Business Reboot is a two part training program that provides participants and overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources. Our next Reboot will be Wednesday Nov 2nd, and Thursday Nov 3rd, 8:30am - 4:30pm For more info View our flyer If interested in enrolling please go to: Our Registration Page

Come to Snowbird December 17th!

This is a great opportunity for veterans in our area. Wasatch Adaptive Sports (wasatchadaptivesports.org) is a program which assists disabled veterans learn how to use adaptive ski equipment. Lessons are at no cost to the veteran and on the 17th half day lift tickets are free. Other events will be taking place that day as well, it should be a fun filled day and is a tribute to Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families. Highly Decorated Save the Date 2016 Click here for a clearer version of flyer

Veterans Voice November 2016

The November issue of the Utah Veterans Voice newsletter is now online and ready to view.  This edition has a special quote from Governor Gary Herbert regarding Veterans Day.  The articles are about Women Veterans and Women's Health, our Utah Homeless Stand Down, Veterans Transportation options, and many more.  The Utah Veterans Voice has messages from our major partners:  The Department of Veteran Affairs (Women and Chronic Pain), Hill Air Force Base, and other great partners in Utah.  We hope you enjoy the November 2016 edition of the newsletter, and during the month of November we encourage all to get out and celebrate, on 11 November, those great men and women who have served and continue to serve this great country in which we live in. The November 2016 edition of The Utah Veterans Voice can be found on the Resources and Publications page on our website (https://veterans.utah.gov/veteransvoicearchive/). To view the newsletter and other materials published by the Utah Department of Veterans and Military affairs, Click Here.   It is our high honor to serve those who have and continue to serve. Thank you.