About the Initiative
Operation Connect is a Chamber program that gives back to those who served our country. Our mission is to connect transitioning service members to business leaders, owners, and influential people in the community.
Veterans are future captains of industry, leaders, and model citizens in our North San Diego community. They will enrich our local economy for years to come and are a community asset deserving of investment.
Key Program Components
- Complimentary, professional development training
- Connection to business leaders through free admission to monthly Regional Connect networking events
- Mentoring from a Chamber Member
Everything begins with the Operation Connect Workshop, held at the Chamber from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Light breakfast and lunch are included. Download a flyer.
- Fri., December 9
- Apply now to receive future dates
Questions? Email Fletcher Damon
Bill Loeber, Operation Connect Curriculum Director and Military Transition Council Vice-Chair, provides additional resources for Operation Connect participants below:
- Sample Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions
- The Gotcha-Seven: Seven "Trick" Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
- The Super-Six: Six Critical Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
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Mentor a Veteran
Chamber Members experience profound gratification in assisting transitioning military personnel by being a Mentor in Operation Connect. Mentors volunteer by meeting their mentees at Regional Connect business networking events and showing them how to expand their professional network. They also serve as a resource and connector to other local businesses and leaders.
Regional Connect is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and are free for Members with preregistration.
Upcoming Training Sessions
Training is mandatory to become a Mentor. You only need attend one, one-hour session. Click on a date for information and registration
Trainings are held at the Chamber, 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92127
Operation Connect is made possible by the following organizations: