Chamber launches programs to honor, assist veterans in business

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program to honor and support veterans who own and work at Jenks businesses.

“Saluting Veterans in Business” will include a listing of veteran owned businesses as well as veterans employed at companies located in the Jenks community. The Chamber will also create a list of resources for veterans looking to start or grow a business.

According to the SBA, veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses employ 5.8 million people across the country. In Oklahoma, more than 36,000 firms are veteran-owned.

According to a study by the SBA, more than 2.5 million businesses are majority-owned by veterans and those firms have receipts of more than $1.14 trillion. The payroll of veteran-owned firms nationwide is more than $195 billion, according to the study.

Jenks’ Veteran-Powered Businesses

Veteran-Owned Businesses

Todd Palmer
Owner, Rustic Gate Creamery

Veteran Employed:
Jason F. Sauer

This page will be continually updated with veterans and veteran-owned businesses as well as additional resources for those how have served.