The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce , Albany County Executive, Daniel P. McCoy, SEFCU, Dept of Veterans Affairs, USPS, Center For Economic Growth, USAF, Albany VA, & MORE! All the leaders in our Military Community to sponsor an event to honor and provide information to our Military community, veterans, military families in the Capital Region. This event will touch all those in our Past, Present and Future military family.
This event will cover it all! Job Opportunities, Education, Recruitment, Business development, Support for Veterans-Military-Families,
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We are thrilled to anounce that Albany County HONOR A LIVING VETERAN award ceremony will be held at this event at 10:30.
10-4 Vendored event
10:30 Honor a Living Veteran Program
10-4 Seminars, sessions and informational meetings (Line up to follow)
Crossgates Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2018 MILITARY AWARENESS EXPO At CROSSGATES MALL A First-Time Event in the Capital Region The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Capitol Region’s annual “Military Awareness Expo.” This event will be the first of its kind in the Albany area, being held at Crossgates Mall, lower level near Lord & Taylor, on November 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Chamber, together with Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, discovered a need to unite resources and services to educate the public on all parts of military life and culture. Organizations supporting the expo will include SEFCU, USPS, JDOG Hauling, and USAF. “We want to hold an event where service members and their families can find information no matter where they are in their military career, whether it be PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE,” says Michelle Viola-Straight, Executive Director to the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. “I have two sons, one is a US Marine and the other a US Air Force, both enrolled years ago. To this day, they [we] have difficulty finding all the information they both needed for their stages in their career, and have it be all in one place. This is a void we have in the Capital Region, as we have organizations and agencies in place, but no place to talk to them all. This is exactly what we are hoping to achieve at the mall!” The Military Awareness Expo is completely free to attend, and will offer 70+ vendors – ALL military related. The information booths will include active recruiters, Veterans transitioning services, a job fair, VA Loans, resources, free legal counsel services, and much more. Workshops, seminars and briefings will be held throughout the event. Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy will kick-off the annual “Honor a Living Veteran” program at this event. This press conference will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. at Crossgates Mall, on the lower level by Lord & Taylor. We are hoping for this to be a monumental event, uniting all those in the area that want to showcase their support for our military of the past, present and future. Stay tuned for more information and for a list of participating vendors.