Berks County
May 31, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel
1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing

2017 Sponsors

Here you will find a brief description of each of our sponsors, along with a link to their websites.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY

OLP Events is your connection to a specific audience that affords the opportunity to offer information on a personal level in a positive and fun environment! We produce: six 50plus EXPOs geared toward baby boomers, seniors, their families and caregivers; four women’s expos for women of all to relax and rejuvenate; and four Veterans’ Expo and Job Fairs for veterans of all ages and branches of service.

The Veteran' Affairs of Berks County's mission is to administer a comprehensive array of benefit programs and provide assistance services pertaining to claims to the veterans of Berks County and their dependent widows/widowers and orphans in the most expeditious and accountable manner we can. These benefits include those provided by federal, state, and local governments.

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

50plus LIFE is a monthly publication for and about the 50+ community with editions in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties. 50plus LIFE is published by On-Line Publishers, Inc., a marketing company that also produces regional 50plus EXPOs as well as pointed marketing pieces to help bring people and businesses together.

A monthly publication focused on the interests of executives in Central Pennsylvania. BusinessWoman magazine highlights leaders within our community and provides information to advance a successful career and a balanced life.

MARKETING SPONSORS

It is through our variety of services and programs that we can truly empower the veterans in our community. Whether it’s a class, activity or simply helping individuals better understand their medical benefits, our mission remains the same — offering the veterans of Berks County the opportunity to prosper.

The Pennsylvania American Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life; our objective is to serve our community, state and nation. The American Legion also conducts many programs designed to benefit the youth in our communities. Our vision for a strong America consists of Four Pillars of Service: a strong National Security, taking care of veterans, mentoring youth and promoting patriotism.

Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation’s defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for all or our nation’s disabled veterans and their families.


The National Guard Employment Network, in alliance with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN), offers the Pennsylvania National Guard Employment Division career readiness support and placement through a broad network of resources and services to find jobs, training and education opportunities for soldiers and their families.


The PA Veterans of Foreign Wars serves, supports, and advocates for veterans from all eras—World War II to today’s youngest veterans. VFW programs help veterans enjoy life while still in the military, through transition to civilian life, and thereafter. Camaraderie, assistance, continued service, and protecting your interests—“No One Does More for Veterans” than the VFW!

MEDIA SPONSORS

Berks Community Television (BCTV) is a nonprofit community media organization serving Berks County, committed to enhancing the unity and strength of the community. BCTV provides dialogue and educational opportunities, access to information of local, national and international origin, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on air and online at bctv.org.

WIOV known as The Big I 105 is Pennsylvania’s Country Leader plays great Country music from artists such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and more. WIOV is also home to Murph and Casey the long running morning show that has been waking up South Central Pennsylvania for 18 years.

WFYL 1180 AM is a Christian-based, conservative newstalk radio station serving the greater Philadelphia and tri-state areas. Broadcasting live from the Cradle of Liberty area, Valley Forge and King of Prussia, PA, and streaming world-wide at www.1180wfyl.com, WFYL features nationally-syndicated and local hosts and programming.


Sponsored by:
   Berks County Veterans Affairs   National Guard   American Legion   DAV   VFW   BCTV   I105   WFYL

“I liked the amount of employers and quality of job seekers. We met exceptional candidates who are willing and eagerly looking for work. I would recommend the job fair to both small and large business looking to hire. This year we met and hired a candidate from the Veterans expo. This is the third year we have attended the Veterans’ Expo and we will continue attending in the future.” – Tom R., Recruiter, Aaron Enterprises, Inc.

“I enjoyed spending the day at the EXPO. I thought it was very well organized, and had the veterans needs at heart. Thank you for that! I saw a great deal of people and businesses there who are interested in helping veterans. I would be happy to be included again. Anytime there is someone willing to reach to veterans that is a good thing. I was very appreciative of the opportunity to be there and help.” – Phil P., York County Veterans Affairs Office

The event was great for us. There was a lot of traffic and we have already heard back from some of the attendees. You folks did a great job with marketing ... – Kelly L., Keystone College PACC*VISTA

“I felt the event was outstanding (being a veteran myself)! I was able to network with several veterans’ service agencies, as well as with other excellent vendors. Professionally, [Lancaster County Career & Technical Center] was able to get some valuable exposure to a specific audience, generate awareness of the vocational training programs we offer, and mention of possible enrollment opportunities for job seekers.” – Quentin M., Lancaster Country Career and Technology

“The Veteran’s Expo & Job Fair was a good networking and recruiting opportunity for Coin Wrap, Inc. There appeared to be a strong turnout for the job fair, including a variety of qualified job seekers, and the event provided a variety of resources to the veterans in the community. The overall event was professionally orchestrated and our experience was positive.” – Krista D., Coin Wrap, Inc.

“The experience was very positive and it was humbling to have the opportunity to meet so many interesting people with exciting stories to tell … I am very excited to say that we did end up hiring one very strong candidate I met at the fair as an administrative assistant, and she has been doing a fantastic job thus far! I am very happy Cooper-Booth was invited to attend this event and look forward to doing so again next year! Thank you for all of your help and for the great things that you do for our veterans, as well as local businesses." – Rhiannah T., Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.

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