BestCompaniesAZ will host its eighth Annual Veteran Business Networking and Career Event in conjunction with Career Connectors. This event brings together Arizona’s award-winning, military-friendly companies with veteran business professionals. All United States active duty and reserve military members, military retirees, and their spouses/family members are invited to attend at no charge. Registration is required by visiting

More than 250 veterans and service members are expected to turn out for this free virtual business networking event. Military-friendly employers will be there to interact with all attendees and lead a special “Vet Talks” presentation featuring stories of achievement and career success from veterans and presenting sponsors (Axon, Cox Communication, Freedom Financial Network, GoDaddy and Workiva). Additional hiring companies include CDW, Deloitte, Desert Financial Credit Union, Upgrade, Vanguard, and more.

“Military men and women are often celebrated and recruited for their leadership, team-building, organizational commitment, decision-making skills and advanced technical training skills,” says Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ. “We are bringing together top hiring companies and veteran resource groups to actively connect hundreds of qualified veterans with top-notch career opportunities.”

“Career Connectors is honored to provide and facilitate the interactive virtual platform that allows for high levels of engagement and excitement in knowing the featured employers,” says Jessica Pierce, CEO and founder of Career Connectors. “This event is another example of Arizona’s commitment to helping veterans and military spouses build a great civilian career with one of Arizona’s veteran-committed employers.”

The virtual event is April 12 from 9 a.m.-noon and is open to all military – active, retired and reservists – as well as their spouses and family members. Visit to register and see event details, hiring companies, open positions, and career resources.