PITTSFIELD -- Facebook's Small Business Boost will hold a free workshop in Pittsfield on Friday to show local businesses how to optimize their presence on the world's largest social network.

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will kick off the event, which takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is also hosting the event. Representatives from Facebook will be in attendance.

Attendees will hear first hand from local businesses and nonprofits that have found success through Facebook.

Information: Berkshire Chamber, (413) 499-4000; www.berkshirechamber.com.