MSCC Local chapters connect you where you live, in you are in the northwestern region of Florida, check out our chapter and meet others within the community.
MSCC Local in NW Florida
MSCC Local in Northwest Florida is located in a region of the state with many local military installations. Join this chapter to meet other military spouse business owners and to plug into the thriving local community. Follow our local Facebook group here.
Chapter Co-Lead: Pamela is a mom of three boys and a military spouse. Born and raised in Moncton, Canada, Pamela is an entrepreneur, nonprofit founder, skincare developer, magazine and event creator, podcaster, cleft lip warrior, and athlete. Pamela is an ambassador for Smile Train.
Transitioning and pivoting is no feat for Pamela, before marrying her US Air Force pilot, she resided in Kuwait for a decade. As one of the few Canadians who remained in Kuwait after the evacuation amidst operation Iraqi Freedom, Pamela built shelter in home where she would seek refuge with her then one-year-old baby. Pamela has the ability to handle tough situations and uses her strength to empower women.
Pamela began her quest for empowering women in 2018. It has since branched into a global effort to shine a bright light on the extraordinary women of the world!
Nicole Palmer is a Financial Representative with over 16 years of experience helping clients gain and maintain what they value the most – time, family, and a legacy. She has designed effective wealth strategies and provides money management advice for clients in every situation.
Nicole and her Husband both served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, learning to navigating life’s complexities as a service member’s spouse. She started her career in the banking industry where her passion blossomed into a mission. She takes a holistic approach to retirement planning and has a gift for listening and applying that knowledge to address clients needs making Nicole an invaluable consultant of The Wingate Group.
When Nicole is not building Retirement Income Plans, you will find her cuddling grandchildren, reading, completing a puzzle, or making up for lost time with family and friends.
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Your gift keeps on giving.
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.