September 28, 2022

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Supportive Business Potential

Program launched to provide support to veteran-owned businesses in Pickerington

An initiative intended to provide support and resources to veteran-owned businesses has been launched.

In 2019, the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce started EDGE, which stands for Engage, Discuss, Grow, Educate and is a peer-to-peer support and mentoring program designed to push personal and professional growth by fostering close business relationships among chamber members.

On March 18, the PACC held its first meeting for the Veterans EDGE program, which mirrors the original EDGE program, and is designed to support veteran-owned businesses and businesses that employ veterans. 

“It’s an opportunity for veteran business owners or business owners who employ veterans to get together and talk about our businesses and help each other,” said Danny Dickerson, founding member of the Veterans EDGE program and owner of Rising Eagle Property Services LLC. “It’s an opportunity for veterans in the business community to get together and support each other.”

The Veterans EDGE group has six members, Dickerson said, and meetings are planned 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Operation Meraki, 12933 Stonecreek Drive.