PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This Veterans Day week, Nov. 8-14, the non-profit organization, Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) is encouraging the region to thank veterans by supporting veteran-owned businesses.
Standing by its three-fold mission to assist veterans, National Guard and reservists to find work, educate local employers on how to hire veterans and offer veteran professional leadership and entrepreneurship programs, GPVN is further developing the region for veteran success through a partnership with Berwyn-based JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, the only U.S. franchise business devoted solely to proving business ownership opportunities exclusively to military veterans and their families.
“Like many organizations founded in military roots, JDog exudes values of respect, integrity and trust in each job while delivering exceptional service. Who wouldn’t want to purchase that level of quality?” said GPVN Founder Alex Archawski. “During Veterans Day week, and all year long, GPVN is recommending the greater Philadelphia area buy goods and services from veteran-owned businesses in order to give our regional veteran entrepreneurs the best chance for success.”
Through the distribution of more than 200 JDog lawn signs throughout various Pennsylvania counties, GPVN will spread its mission to promote veteran-owned companies even further. JDog is only one example of many Philadelphia-area veteran-owned businesses that provide goods and services to the general public while upholding premium military values.
This promotion prefaces GPVN’s upcoming Veteran Shark Tank event to be held Dec. 7, 2015. Similar to the ABC network’s popular television show “Shark Tank,” aspiring entrepreneurs, who are military veterans, pitch their business plan to an audience and panel of sharks. The winning pitch will receive a monetary prize and business services, while all applicants receive free business coaching. As a participant in last year’s Veteran Shark Tank, CEO and Founder of JDog, Jerry Flanagan believes that hosting events like these will attract awareness to veteran issues and business ideas, as well as investor support.
“I am inspired by the continuous support given to veterans by GPVN,” said Flanagan, an Army veteran and Founder of JDog. “From events and mentorships to employer education and career service training, the organization goes above and beyond to educate our region on how to best thank and support our country’s veterans.”
About Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) is the architect of the bridge that veterans, employers, business and civic leaders, higher education and government entities build together, to make Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware top destinations for veterans seeking employment, leadership development and entrepreneurship opportunities. A reflection of GPVN’s tag line, “Our Tools, Your Mission,” the veteran service organization continues to succeed and grow due to the passion and commitment of over 1,500 people involved as volunteers, mentors, committees, board & advisory board and ongoing support of local businesses and community leaders. For additional information, visit http://gpvn.org.
About JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a national company that awards franchises exclusively to military veterans and veteran family members – people who understand the notion of service to our country, hard work, and dedication. The company is committed to offering its proven operating model to veterans and military family members, enabling them to realize the American dream of business ownership. JDog is actively looking for qualified franchisees to join the JDog movement nationwide. For more information on JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, please visit www.jdog.com.