Boots to Business

Check out a new financial aid guide for veterans


The website recently published a student financial aid guide for military veterans, which includes a list of scholarships offered to vets and their family members and an interactive map tool to help veterans find schools that participate in the Yellow Ribbon benefit program.

“As your discharge date approaches, there’s a lot to get your head around. Where do you want to live? How would you like to earn a living? What are your goals? For over half of military veterans, the answer involves some form of higher education. Fortunately, your status opens the way to many forms of financial aid and other resources uniquely available to veterans. Read on to learn about various educational and career benefits and get tips on how to get them.”

Check out the guide here:


Recently Published Guide to Veteran Education Benefits recently published their 2016 Guide to Veteran Education Benefits. Many veterans are not aware of all the grants, scholarships, and education resources that are available to them; so, decided to create a user-friendly guide that includes features like a GI Bill calculator, grants and scholarship directories, and interviews with the top universities that have programs designed specifically to support veteran higher education. They hope that this guide will not only answer common questions, but make it easier for veterans to leverage the educational benefits they have earned.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:


The Chamber Thanks You, Veterans!


Thanks to all of the veterans and active military in the Chamber community; we appreciate your sacrifice and service!

Check out this guide to advanced degrees for military veterans

After their service, military members return home with a wealth of new, highly-valuable skills. By pairing these skills with an advanced degree, veterans can set themselves up for very productive, fulfilling, and successful civilian lives. created an expert-driven guide to master’s degrees for veterans and active military, to help veterans better understand masters degrees and graduate school financing options.

Key elements of the guide include:

  • How military skills apply to various masters degrees
  • Financial aid options — GI bills, scholarships, grants
  • An overview of the grad school admission process and online opportunities

Please take a look at the guide here:


Free Resource Guide for Veterans

As the number of active duty military personnel falls, so too does the number of veterans looking for careers as civilians. So created this guidebook to help the men and women of the United States military better understand the various career resources at their disposal. Key elements of the guide include:

 – Job search tools for veterans
– Unique job search challenges faced by veterans
– Various vocational rehabilitation programs for vets

You can find the guide here:


Comcast Launches Home Base Video Production

It is with great pride that Comcast announces the launch of a collaborative video production in support of America’s heroes with partners HOME BASE and New England Cable News (necn).  Hosted by necn Evening Anchor Mike Nikitas, this production features the extraordinary work of HOME BASE, which provides world-class care to help men and women heal from the Invisible Wounds of War such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.  Featured experts; including Brigadier General Jack Hammond, Lieutenant Laura Lakin and Dr. Margaret Harvey speak to how to connect with the program and the hope it offers for our nation’s heroes and their families.

Now available at the link below ( and at XFINITY On Demand in the Get Local > Military & Veterans Folder, we encourage you to forward this information and share the video with your networks in order that all former and current servicemen and women, and their families, may know that HOME BASE is here to help.

New England’s Soldier Innovation Day, Friday!

NDIA New England’s Soldier Innovation Day:
Natick Soldier Systems Center

Friday, June 12th
7:15am – 11:30am

Join the NDIA New England to learn more about U.S. Army science and technology initiatives developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. This half‐day industry session begins with a welcome from UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan and features esteemed speakers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC) and U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM). Each speaker will provide an organizational
overview, discuss their science and technology challenge areas, and discuss potential business opportunities for industry. There will be time before and after the presentations for questions and networking. Come learn how you can work with key leaders in the US Army Research & Development community.

Event Details:
Date & Time:    Friday, June 12, 2015 7:15 am – 11:30 am
Location:          UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center – 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852
Pricing:             NDIA Member: $100, NDIA Non‐Members $150
Registration:     To register please visit the NDIA NE Website at