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BestCompaniesAZ Hosts ‘Vet Talks’ Veteran Business Networking and Career Event on March 7

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Top Arizona Employers Seek to Hire Military Veterans

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, please visit MilitaryAZ.org.

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 dgredler@bestcompaniesaz.com or call 480-545-5151.

About BestCompaniesAZ – Arizona’s Employer Branding Partner

BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands through a variety of digital marketing, events, communication and award programs. For more information, visit BestCompaniesAZ.com.

About Career Connectors

Career Connectors’ mission is to connect professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources. As Arizona’s fastest growing career networking program, the organization hosts no-cost events in Chandler/Gilbert, Phoenix, and North Scottsdale. At each event, Career Connectors showcases hiring companies and offers free services, including educational opportunities, DISC assessments, résumé review, LinkedIn profile help, professional business portraits, networking tips, interview coaching, and one-on-one face time with hiring companies. Founded by Jessica Pierce in 2009, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has served more than 35,000 attendees and worked with over 750 hiring companies. For more information, visit CareerConnectors.org, or call 480-442-5806.

About Birdies for the Brave®

Birdies for the Brave® is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA

TOUR. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military outreach initiatives, including military appreciation activities during PGA TOUR tournaments and a series Birdies for the Brave fundraising events conducted at the TOUR’s TPC clubs nationwide – an effort that has raised millions for military home front groups that are supported by TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded heroes and military families. For more information, please visit birdiesforthebrave.org.


March 7
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Phoenix
1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
(602) 557-2000