MSCC Local chapters connect you where you live. If you are in the Fort Stewart, Georgia area, check out our chapter and meet others within the community.
MSCC Local at Fort Stewart
MSCC Local in the Fort Stewart area is located in a region of the state where militar families are craving connection. Military spouses formed a chapter to provide much needed networking and resources within this community. Join this chapter to meet other military spouse business owners and to plug into the thriving local community. Follow our local Facebook group here.
Fort Stewart Chapter Lead: In 2014, Britnee founded the SD Gunner Fund, a nonprofit organization, with a mission to provide service and therapy dogs to veterans, first responders, and children with disabilities. In 2005 Britnee’s husband, Hamilton, was hit by an IED while serving in Iraq and suffered many traumatic injuries including Complete Nerve Damage and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Britnee founded SD Gunner Fund to help make service dogs more accessible to others in need after their own family’s struggle to get her husband a mobility service dog covered by insurance. In 2010,
Britnee’s husband retired from the United States Army and she became his full-time caregiver and advocate. She also formed Britnee Kinard, LLC where she consults with companies and speaks to organizations nationwide to educate and inspire, showing how critical courage is to live a life of impact and purpose while also raising awareness about military caregivers. In addition to speaking engagements, Britnee also offers programs to companies and organizations that feature education, training and resources on service dog laws, ADA service dog regulations, and HUD/FHA service dog and emotional support animals laws.
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Drive Economic Prosperity
When you donate to the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce, you are directly bolstering our economy through positively impacting military spouse business owners. Typically, a Chamber of Commerce is funded by membership fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars per member.
Support the Homefront
Military spouses hold down the fort while the service member secures our freedom. When troops worry about paying the bills, it impacts battle readiness, retention of military talent, and our national security. Military spouses who maintain careers through entrepreneurship financially contribute to the household and directly impact the well being of our service members.
Remove the Barrier
Our military spouses already sacrifice enough in support of the military lifestyle, including lost income from high levels of unemployment and underemployment. We want to remove all financial barriers for milspouses. Your gift helps military spouses access tools and resources for free to confidently start and grow their businessess.
We are proudly the voice of military spouse owned businesses all over the globe. Our team and members are subject matter experts on unique issues faced by military spouses to advise on policy and legislation for military spouse owned enterprises.
The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and your gift means we can better serve military spouse owned businesses.
Why Support Military Spouses?
Lost Income Compounds Over Time
Military spouses faced a staggering 24% unemployment rate prior to the global pandemic. When military spouses are employed, they earn on average $12,000 less per year than their civilian counterparts despite having higher levels of college education. Your gift will remove a financial barrier to military spouses who want to pursue entrepreneurship as a sustainable career path.
Many Milspouses Thrive in Entrepreneurship
When military spouses enter the world of entrepreneurship, it provides income, flexibility, and a career that moves with them all over the world. In a 2020 survey with over 2,000 respondents conducted by The Rosie Network, over 50% of military spouse business owners report earning six-figure+ incomes.