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Finger Lakes Features: Dr. Nye to Co-Chair SUNY Veteran and Military Action Council

Finger Lakes Community College President and Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board member, Dr. Robert Nye, has been chosen to Co-Chair the newly created SUNY Veteran and Military Action Council (VMAC).

Dr. Nye, a retired Army Colonel, and VMAC will make SUNY the most inclusive system for military-connected individuals in the nation.  You can read more about the leadership of VMAC and their goals in the SUNY Press Release.

Join us in our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nye and VMAC for their dedication to enriching the lives of veterans and their families.

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Finger Lakes Features: Mill Creek Café, Honeoye, NY

Congratulations to Mill Creek Café, located in Honeoye, New York, who decided to close their restaurant the day before Thanksgiving so they could prepare 200 Thanksgiving meals to give away to anyone who wants them.

From their Facebook page, “…In case you missed the memo, it’s a crazy world out there. The holidays are going to be unlike any other this year. A sense of normal is what we need more than ever… ironic! After talking to some of our customers we see how close to home this is really hitting. We want to try and be a positive force in this sea of chaos. We decided not to open for business as usual next Wednesday.  Instead, we will be doing 200 Thanksgiving dinners (that will max out our capacity) for you, our neighbors, our friends, our families.  These meals are free to anyone who wants them or needs them or just loves turkey, like we do. If you care to donate to help off set the costs, that would be killer, if not, no worries.  Any money collected beyond the cost of goods to do this will be donated to the Honeoye food pantry to help them during the holidays.  Dinners will be packed in microwave safe containers so they can be enjoyed right away or reheated on turkey day.  Get 1 get 10, bring them to someone who will appreciate it.  Just trying to spread some love. Let us know what we can do for who! Please let someone you think will appreciate this know.  Pickup will start at 4 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving!  If Venmo is easy that is amazing our Venmo is mill creek cafe @adam-frick-7 I think…”.

Good to see another Finger Lakes business step up to the plate and support their local community!  For more info: https://www.facebook.com/MillCreekCafeNY/

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Genesee Brewery Adding More Than 50 New Union Positions and Management Jobs

Applications are available online now for skilled and unskilled labor, and office work!

Rochester, NY – The Genesee Brewery recently announced immediate plans to add more than 50 new union and management positions in Rochester, New York. The Brewery’s Talent team is hiring individuals for a variety of manufacturing and office jobs. Some have already been hired.

“There are many great opportunities for skilled, unskilled and office workers. Most of the jobs fall within our five labor unions, that offer great pay and excellent benefits,” said Mary Beth Popp, vice president of corporate communications. “We’re urging people to apply online. We will set up interviews and make offers before the new year so that we are well-staffed going into our busy spring and summer selling season.”

Positions include plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, packaging operators, packaging mechanics, forklift drivers, sanitarians, apprentices in utilities and packaging supervisors. For a full list of open positions and to apply, go to: www.fifcousa.com/careers *Some listings are for multiple positions.

New Positions Tied to Investment and Growth

FIFCO USA paved the way for the Genesee Brewery’s stabilization and future with its $50 million investment to modernize the brewery in 2018. This update created a state-of-the-art facility within the historic brewery, that allowed the Genesee brewing team to make their classic and delicious beer to last fresher longer. Since 2018, the brewery has seen several other significant investments. The Genesee Brewery received a new sleek can line, draft center and other small improvements to help sustain and create a platform to grow the business. In addition, FIFCO USA also focused the commercial business to a few strategic priorities to help the company build momentum. That work has helped to accelerate the growth of Seagram’s Escapes, as well as Genesee Specialty brands.

“In 2018, we sought the opportunity to invest in the brewery and the business long-term. We took some natural attrition when we modernized the brewery and we continued to invest in our best opportunities,” said Popp. “Our strategy is slowly working and we’re making progress. We are looking to hire positions to meet the demand in the marketplace.”

Visit www.fifcousa.com/careers to apply to open positions and learn more about the Genesee Brewery.

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