NH Veteran-Friendly Business 2021 Applications Available!  All New Hampshire Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Recognition!  Deadline 8/30/21


Concord, NH:   The NH Military Leadership Team, Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services (DMAVS) and NH Employment Security (NHES) are accepting 2021 applications from New Hampshire businesses desiring recognition as a NH Veteran-Friendly Business.  Applications are available on the Dept of Military Affairs & Veterans Services website and will be accepted through August 30, 2021.  https://www.dmavs.nh.gov/veteran-friendly-businesses-0/apply


In order to recognize and celebrate a broad spectrum of ways in which NH businesses honor, fortify, empower and impact Veterans in New Hampshire, the NH Veteran-Friendly Business Recognition Program offers four levels of recognition—Bronze-Honor, Silver-Fortify, Gold-Empower and Platinum-Impact.  The program is designed to provide businesses with a roadmap to increase their support of Veterans and their families while moving up in levels of recognition.  Applications will be accepted on an annual basis with the deadline set each year as August 30th.  Recognition is granted for a 2-year period, then businesses are encouraged to re-apply. 


The NH Veteran-Friendly Business program was launched in 2020 and 19 New Hampshire businesses and organizations were awarded recognition for a 2-year period as a NH Veteran-Friendly Business—these businesses and organizations have made meaningful efforts to honor, fortify, empower and impact Veteran employees, Veteran customers & consumers, and the NH Veteran community. For a list of the 2020 NH Veteran-Friendly Businesses, visit the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services website. 


NH Veteran‐Friendly Businesses:

  • value contributions of Service Members, Veterans & their Families in the workplace and community;
  • support military and veteran families by implementing policies and practices that fortify and empower the families;
  • contribute to a broader statewide effort to match talented & skilled Veterans with positions in NH businesses.


NH Veteran-Friendly Businesses enjoy a variety of benefits including a window decal identifying the business to customers as NH Veteran-Friendly, promotion of the business on the DMAVS website, networking opportunities within the NH Veteran community, assistance with recruiting Veteran talent through services and special recognition at NHES and the opportunity to actively participate in the development and growth of the program.


“We are grateful New Hampshire now has a formalized way to recognize local businesses that value military experience and desire to supplement it with quality services and rewarding jobs, “ said NH Adjutant General David Mikolaities. “We look forward to celebrating businesses in the Granite State that continue to care for and partner with our veterans and their families.” 


New Hampshire businesses participated in the development of the program.  Jason Grower, Dead River Company Regional Director of Operations, Cmdr, U.S. Navy (Ret.) said “We are extraordinarily proud of our participation in New Hampshire’s Veteran-Friendly Recognition Program, and to support New Hampshire’s veteran community. At Dead River Company, we have a long history of recruiting military veterans. Our motto, ‘delivering on a promise,’ resonates with men and women who are mission-driven to serve others, and we believe it also resonates with the customers we are privileged to serve.” He added, “Through this program, we hope to expand our efforts in the Granite State, and we are grateful for this opportunity.”


Two virtual Information Sessions will be held for interested businesses to learn more about the program, the application process and ask questions. July 12, 2021 1PM-2PM and August 12, 2021 3PM-4PM. Nolvadex No registration required.  The virtual link to join these sessions will be publicly available on the NH Veteran-Friendly Business Application page on the DMAVS website:  https://www.dmavs.nh.gov/veteran-friendly-businesses-0/apply


A representative from the Division of Community Based Military Programs at the Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services is also available to speak to professional networks and groups such as Chamber of Commerces, trade associations, Rotary Clubs, etc to promote and answer questions about the program.  Please contact Amy Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 225-1360. 


To learn more about the NH Veteran-Friendly Business program, visit https://www.dmavs.nh.gov/about-us/veteran-friendly-businesses.


More about NH Department of Employment SecurityTo learn more about NH Employment Security and how it supports New Hampshire businesses and Veterans seeking employment, visit https://www.nhes.nh.gov/.


More about the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services:  The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services was established legislatively in New Hampshire in 2019.  The Department is led by Major General David Mikolaities, the NH Adjutant General and Warren Perry, Deputy Adjutant General.  The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services consolidated veterans services from across the state including the Division of Veterans Services, the Division of Community Based Military Programs and the State Veterans Cemetery.  The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services shares a mission triad with the New Hampshire National Guard—fight and win our nation’s wars, secure the homeland, and build enduring partnerships.  To learn more about the NH Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services, visit https://www.dmavs.nh.gov/.