The New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce assists military and veteran-owned businesses throughout New England, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
In 2017, Lisa Ducharme, retired Air Force veteran, and self-avowed Air Force “brat” with years of professional administrative and volunteer experience with veteran outreach, was asked by Michael Zacchea, Executive Director of the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Director and the UConn Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), if she would be interested in starting a New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and with her answer, the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce was born, in order to serve the needs of the broader New England community.
At 11:01 a.m. on November 11, 2018, the NEVCC was formally launched (having been founded in June of the same year). Through partnerships, corporate collaboration, and social networking, the NEVCC looks forward to continuing to provide broad support to veterans and their families in professional ventures.
Executive Director / Board President
Owner, Your Visual Alternatives
President, Blue Cord Management, LLC
Massachusetts – Military-Connected
Senior Business Advisor, Mass Small Business Development Center (and Entrepreneur)
Vice President, Relationship Manager- Berkshire Bank
Meghan E. Smith
Attorney – Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP
Maine – Veteran
Chaplain at Maine Veterans Homes in Scarbrough and the Assistant Coordinator of Veterans Services at the University of Southern Maine