Hiring veterans is topic of Diversity Luncheon Sept. 14 at Northstone

Aug. 23. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Northstone Country Club. The topic: “Military Veterans Re-entering the Workforce.”

Beth Bledsoe

There are several benefits of hiring veterans, according to Bill Russell, CEO of the chamber. “Veterans are goal-driven and used to developing professional goals for themselves, determining the best action steps to reach those goals and evaluating their success in achieving their objectives,” he said.

They are also focused on their own personal growth and development. “Hiring an employee who is familiar with career development strategies and can immediately participate in any organizational goal setting can add immediate value,” Russell added.

Bill Russell

Beth Bledsoe, chief people officer for MSC Industrial Supply in Davidson, will be the keynote speaker. She joined the MSC Human Resources team in 2015, having previously served in HR leadership roles at Ingersoll Rand.

At the luncheon, the Chamber will also recognize individuals and local business who promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the Lake Norman region as well.


The cost to attend the luncheon is $35 for Lake Norman Chamber Members and $40 for non-members. Chamber members can register online or call the chamber at 704-892-1922. No reservations will be accepted after Sept. 12.


MSC Industrial Supply in Davidson is the presenting sponsor of the event. Supporting sponsors include Business Today / Cornelius Today, Duke Energy, Novant Health, The McIntosh Law Firm, WSIC.


One Response to “Hiring veterans is topic of Diversity Luncheon Sept. 14 at Northstone”

  1. Excellent subject matter for the Diversity luncheon!

    Posted by Gail Williams | August 23, 2023, 1:29 pm

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