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A Soldier's Campaign

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A Soldier's Campaign

Few titles in American culture earn such wide reverence as that of “veteran.” John Krotec, an enlisted man in the Army himself, knows that from life experience, but also from market research. The founder of GreenZone Hero commissioned a consumer survey in December and found that 97 percent of Americans said they would rather do business with companies that publicly supported veterans. “It was eye-opening,” the Sarasota entrepreneur says. “And it reaffirms we are creating a national movement.”

Krotec launched GreenZone Hero last year as a way to create a network of businesses that include the support of veterans in their business models, be it through special discounts or hiring programs. Those enlisted in the campaign get vinyl medals that can be displayed in storefront windows, lobby walls or other marketing material, from the green “Offers Discounts” to the purple “Hires Disabled Veterans” ribbons.

Since the online launch, Krotec has signed up more than 150 businesses in 14 different states, from Sarasota-based companies such as Benderson Development to national brands like Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q.  And the program continues to expand into more specialized services as well. GreenZone last year held its first Blood, Sweat and Craft Beers campaign to recognize craft breweries that back servicemen and women. This year, Krotec hopes to find a brewery in all 50 states that will brew a special GreenZone Hero beverage on a single day.

Krotec’s newest campaign celebrated Gold Star families—those who lost a family member in combat. From the launch of GreenZone, Krotec quietly offered free listings to businesses owned by Gold Star families and now, he wants to launch a wide celebration of these business people’s personal sacrifice. “This whole thing started out basically as a niche marketing campaign,” Krotec says, “but now it’s so much more.”


Veteran Friendly Vineyards and Wineries

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Veteran Friendly Walk-In Clinics

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Veteran Friendly Outfitters

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Veteran Friendly Radio Shows

Veteran Friendly Radio Shows Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Radio Show Hosts that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Radio Show and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies.  Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Microbreweries

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Veteran Friendly Theme Parks

Veteran Friendly Theme Parks Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Theme Parks that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Theme Park and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies.  Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly Financial Advisors

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GreenZone Hero Is All About Making America Stronger

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GreenZone Hero Enlists the First Veteran-Friendly Golf Course in America

News Release             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: John Krotec Jkrotec59@gmail.com Tel: 941.400.7333   GreenZone Hero Enlists the First Veteran-Friendly Golf Course in America The collaboration honors Tatum Ridge Golf Links and the Adaptive Golf Association   Sarasota, Fla. –GreenZone Hero enlists Tatum Ridge Golf Links... More »


Veteran Friendly Website Designers

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Veteran Friendly Photographers

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Veteran Friendly Duct Cleaning Businesses

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Veteran Friendly Holistic Healing Businesses

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Veteran Friendly Car Washes

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Veteran Friendly Groceries

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Military Friendly Pest Control

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Military Friendly Opticians

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Veteran Friendly RV Communities and Parks

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Veteran Friendly Tea Rooms

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Veteran Friendly Contractors

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Veteran Friendly Skydiving

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Military Friendly Pet Grooming

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Veteran Friendly Professional Speakers

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Military Friendly Real Estate Agents

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Military Friendly Bookstores

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Military Friendly Yoga

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Military Friendly Moving Companies

Military Friendly Moving Companies Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Moving Company Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Moving Company Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers... More »


Military Mortgage Companies

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Veteran Friendly Barbecue Restaurants

Veteran Friendly Barbecue Restaurants Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Barbecue Restaurants that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Barbecue Restaurant and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Veteran Friendly Yoga Retreats

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Veteran Friendly Employment Agencies

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Veteran Friendly Caterers

Veteran Friendly Caterers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Caterers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Catering Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Veteran Friendly SCUBA Companies

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Veteran Friendly Jewelers

Veteran Friendly Jewelers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Veteran Friendly Jewelers that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Veteran Friendly Jewelry business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies. Basically,... More »


Military Friendly Ski Shops

Military Friendly Ski Shops Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Ski Shop Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Ski Shop Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government agencies... More »


Military Friendly Campgrounds

Military Friendly Campgrounds Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Campground Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Campground Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


Military Friendly Auto Dealers

Military Friendly Auto Dealers Join the GreenZone Hero community throughout the United States of Military Friendly Auto Dealer Businesses that are listed in the only Veteran Friendly Online Community. By listing your Military Friendly Auto Dealer Business and posting your company’s profile, your business is potentially seen by the more than 21 million veterans, millions of consumers and government... More »


The GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" "Cutting-Edge" List is Growing!

These Sarasota, Bradenton, North Port, Florida GreenZone Hero businesses are on the "cutting edge" in helping those who served in our Armed Forces: Palmer Ranch Holdings Syprett Meshad Resnick Lieb Dumbaugh Jones Krotec & Westheimer, PA Gecko’s Grill & Pub MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center Four Pillars Counseling/Social Connection Jessup’s Major Appliance Centers Benderson Development BMW... More »


GreenZone Hero is looking for 200 "Veteran-Friendly" Founding Member Businesses!

GreenZone Hero is looking for 200 visionary companies to enlist in our "veteran-friendly" directory as a Founding Member!  These visionary Founding Members will receive the same renewal rate forever.  Now is the time to join our directory!  One day you will be able to tell your business associates that you were HERE "at the beginning."  GreenZone Hero has a goal to reward every "Veteran-Friendly" American... More »


Four Pillars and GreenZone Hero collaborate to support Veterans in the community

NewsBrief for Natural Awakenings: Four Pillars offers life coaching services to veterans. Four Pillars Coaching understands the support needed and issues many veterans have after their service to our country. Many veterans deal with post traumatic stress and need resources to cope with it. GreenZone Hero business directory is promoting Four Pillars as a veteran-friendly business offering veterans... More »


Several Well Known Businesses Join The Directory Early as "CHARTER MEMBERS"

The interest in the GreenZone "Veteran-Friendly" business directory has been brisk.  Businesses can see the value in advertising what they do to help our veterans.  We have added already added several businesses to many of the categories.  Many well known Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice businesses have enlisted early in the business directory.  "Charter Members" include Hap's Cycles, Liquor Locker,... More »


Hello USA-The GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business Web Directory Has Launched!

The GreenZone Hero "Veteran-Friendly" Business Directly soft-launched on Monday, February 29th, 2016.  A media and social network campaign will be created over the next few months which will culminate in a press release meeting with corporate employees on June 14th, Flag Day.  Search Engine Optimization, social media, and sales activities are being conducted to optimize and populate the website for... More »


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Safe Businesses For Veterans

A Green Zone is a safe place in a combat zone, a GreenZone Hero is a "safe" place for veterans and their families and friends to do business.

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