Berkshire County Organizations to Host Veterans Expo, Nov. 12

A collaborative Veterans Expo will be held 9 a.m. – noon, Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield. The free event is designated for military personnel, veterans and their families, as well as those that serve them.

The event will provide attendees with information on job search strategies, veteran benefits and education, senior veteran benefits, wellness activities, and behavioral health services. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by guest speakers Francisco Urena, Secretary of Veterans’ Services for Massachusetts, who will discuss trending veterans’ issues and Jim Clark, Director of Veterans Services for Pittsfield, who will talk on Veterans Aid and Attendance, survivor benefits, and state and local benefits.

The Veterans Expo is sponsored by the following organizations: The Berkshire Veterans’ Coalition; the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention; Berkshire Community College; Berkshire Health Systems; The Brien Center; Berkshire Works; The City of Pittsfield's Veterans' Services Department; Greylock Federal Credit Union; and The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Berkshire County.

To register call Brenda Carpenter at NAMI Berkshire County at 413. 443.1666, email at; day of registration will start at 8:30 a.m.