About Us

This program was developed with the direct benefit of Veterans, First Responders, & Their family members in mind.


The following are the programs main objectives:

      1. Provide savings to Veterans and First Responders in Maryland through the “Veteran Member Discount Card” and “First Responder Member Discount Card” in conjunction with local businesses.
      2. In addition, provide savings to Veteran’s and First Responder’s Family Members in Maryland through the “Veteran Family Member Discount Card” and “First Responder Family Member Discount Card”
      3. Create a database of the Maryland Veterans, First Responders + their families to better assist in communication of Veteran or First Responders events and initiatives.
      4. Endorse and promote local businesses that are supporting our Veterans and First Responders with additional recognition for participating Veteran Owned Businesses.
      5. Direct support to local Veteran and First Responder groups and initiatives as delineated in the Business Criteria section.

The Veteran & First Responder Friendly Businesses of Maryland
Founders & Committee Members

Bob Chew
USNA Class ’82

E. A. Hall
LtCol, USMC (Ret)

Lou Schott
Col, USMCR (Ret)  

Bob Chew
Col. Lou Schott
Ronna Corman-Chew
Col. Ed Hall