MSCC Local chapters connect you where you live. If you are in the Northwestern Illinois area, check out our chapter and meet others within the community.
MSCC Local in NW Illinois
MSCC Local in the near Rock Island Aresnal in NW Illinois area is located in a region of the state that is far from other military installations. 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.
NW Illinois Chapter Lead: Amanda Seigner is an Air Force veteran, active duty military spouse, and seasoned project manager with a diverse background in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors as an employee and community volunteer. She is experienced in total business operations management and leadership, short/long-term goal development, and holistic project management. Amanda has been acknowledged for innate skills in community relationship building between military/veteran and civilian populations, women’s veteran advocacy work, and commitment to charitable causes.
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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.