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Whether it is a discount or work opportunity, these Westchester County businesses give back to those who served for Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is a time for reflection and gratitude for the countless residents of Westchester County who served their country. It’s also an opportunity for local businesses to create initiatives that integrate even more vets into the workforce. These Westchester-based companies are going the extra mile for Veterans Day this year:
In honor of Veterans Day, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is offering discounts to Mlife Veteran cardholders from November 8 through 12, including 20% off at The Big Kitchen food court with valid proof of military service. On top of the perks, MGM Resorts is a year-round supporter of veterans and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, which aims to hire one million U.S. military veterans and spouses. If you happen to find yourself in Nevada for Veterans Day, MGM Resorts sets the bar even higher. Each year, to honors U.S. service members, the company hosts Salute to the Troops at The Mirage MGM property in Las Vegas, which provides veterans an extended weekend of rest and relaxation, entertainment, and sightseeing.
Iona College’s Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was selected by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to support their Community Navigator Pilot Program, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The $5 million grant will support veteran and military spouse businesses with entrepreneurship education, small business technical assistance, loan preparation, access to capital and capital readiness, corporate and federal contracting and networking. Iona College received over $350,000 in funding and will work with the IVMF in support of the veteran entrepreneurship community both locally and nationally.
PepsiCo will be holding its sixth annual “Rolling Remembrance” relay event this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase. The relay helps raise awareness of and funds for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. A total of 36 PepsiCo drivers – who are also military veterans themselves – are participating in a cross-country relay that began on October 5 and finishes on Veterans Day. The guest of honor of this convoy is an American flag that was first flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
While the Seattle-based coffee behemoth is not a local business, there are over two dozen of the brand’s cafés in Westchester County. Veterans can stop by any of those and receive a free 12-ounce coffee for free on Thursday, November 11.
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