Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network Urges Consumers to Buy from Veterans

Local Non-Profit Promotes Veteran-Owned Businesses Through
Partnership with JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This Veterans Day week, Nov. 8-14, the non-profit organization, Greater
Philadelphia Veterans Network
(GPVN) is encouraging the region to
thank veterans by supporting veteran-owned businesses.

Standing by its three-fold mission to assist veterans, National Guard
and reservists to find work, educate local employers on how to hire
veterans and offer veteran professional leadership and entrepreneurship
programs, GPVN is further developing the region for veteran success
through a partnership with Berwyn-based JDog
Junk Removal & Hauling
, the only U.S. franchise business devoted
solely to proving business ownership opportunities exclusively to
military veterans and their families.

“Like many organizations founded in military roots, JDog exudes values
of respect, integrity and trust in each job while delivering exceptional
service. Who wouldn’t want to purchase that level of quality?” said GPVN
Founder Alex Archawski. “During Veterans Day week, and all year long,
GPVN is recommending the greater Philadelphia area buy goods and
services from veteran-owned businesses in order to give our regional
veteran entrepreneurs the best chance for success.”

Through the distribution of more than 200 JDog lawn signs throughout
various Pennsylvania counties, GPVN will spread its mission to promote
veteran-owned companies even further. JDog is only one example of many
Philadelphia-area veteran-owned businesses that provide goods and
services to the general public while upholding premium military values.

This promotion prefaces GPVN’s upcoming Veteran
Shark Tank
event to be held Dec. 7, 2015. Similar to the ABC
network’s popular television show “Shark Tank,” aspiring entrepreneurs,
who are military veterans, pitch their business plan to an audience and
panel of sharks. The winning pitch will receive a monetary prize and
business services, while all applicants receive free business coaching.
As a participant in last year’s Veteran Shark Tank, CEO and Founder of
JDog, Jerry Flanagan believes that hosting events like these will
attract awareness to veteran issues and business ideas, as well as
investor support.

“I am inspired by the continuous support given to veterans by GPVN,”
said Flanagan, an Army veteran and Founder of JDog. “From events and
mentorships to employer education and career service training, the
organization goes above and beyond to educate our region on how to best
thank and support our country’s veterans.”

To schedule a service with your local JDog office visit:
To learn more about GPVN, Veteran Shark Tank or the area’s veteran-owned
businesses visit

About Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) is the architect of the
bridge that veterans, employers, business and civic leaders, higher
education and government entities build together, to make Southeastern
Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware top destinations for
veterans seeking employment, leadership development and entrepreneurship
opportunities. A reflection of GPVN’s tag line, “Our Tools, Your
the veteran service organization continues to succeed and
grow due to the passion and commitment of over 1,500 people involved as
volunteers, mentors, committees, board & advisory board and ongoing
support of local businesses and community leaders. For additional
information, visit

About JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a national company that awards franchises
exclusively to military veterans and veteran family members – people who
understand the notion of service to our country, hard work, and
dedication. The company is committed to offering its proven operating
model to veterans and military family members, enabling them to realize
the American dream of business ownership. JDog is actively looking for
qualified franchisees to join the JDog movement nationwide. For more
information on JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, please visit


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