11/15/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra
45 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
Joe Padlo, President of Veterans Elite Services; Justine Justice, Executive Director of Operation New Uniform; Richard Tryon, Lt. General, USMC (Ret), Board Member, Wounded Warrior Project
Price: $30.00 per ticket ($30.00 for Non-Members)
Day of Event Price: $30.00 per ticket
Event Description
Joe Padlo, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp (USMC) and multiple combat tours will be the keynote speaker at the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Ponte Vedra Beach (PVB) Division Salute to Veterans event on November 15, at the Hilton Garden Inn Ponte Vedra Beach.

The event that will feature Padlo, who was named a Veteran of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, will also include, Justine Justice, executive director of Operation New Uniform; Richard Tryon, Lt. General, USMC (Ret) who is the senior fellow in international leadership at Hicks Honors College at the University of North Florida and a board member of the Wounded Warrior Project and representatives from K-9’s for Warriors.

According to PVB Division Director Toni Boudreaux the aim of the event is to make a salute to our Country’s veterans while acknowledging the important impact they are making in our business community as well.

About the Keynote Speaker Joe Padlo
Padlo founded U.S. Military Maintenance, a cleaning and maintenance services company, with a mission to employ veterans at a living wage. In 2016, Padlo’s team won’s Business Breakthrough competition and today the newly renamed organization, Veterans Elite Services, employs 18 former military service men and women.

Padlo also founded Tidy Text, currently in BETA, a technology platform that provides communication and accountability for janitorial and maintenance services. Tidy Text was recently honored at the BizTech Awards. 

The 10-year Marine is also a volunteer leader with the local chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, a national not-for-profit seeking to bring veterans and civilians together through physical fitness and social activities.  

A Salute to Veterans will be the theme of the regularly scheduled Chamber at Noon event in November. Beginning at 11:30 am and ending at 1 pm, admission for non-members is $35 ($30 for Chamber members) and lunch is included.

Chamber at Noon sponsor

Chamber at Noon sponsor

General Information

Chamber At Noon is held on the third Wednesday of the month. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration. Members have the opportunity to network before enjoying lunch.The Chamber at Noon includes an educational component relevant to business professionals in the Ponte Vedra area.