January Business of the Month is…

Xylem Inc. of Seneca Falls, NY!!

GENEVA, New York – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) is January’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

Xylem is one of three companies that was spun out of ITT in 2011. It is a leading provider of global water technology enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. There are now 150 jobs at the 2881 E. Bayard St. Ext. shared services facility in Seneca Falls.

Tracy Miller (Compliance Analyst, Xylem), Maria DelloStritto (GFSS Compliance Manager, Xylem), Karen Springmeier (Executive Director, FLWIB, Inc.), and Lydia Patti Ruffini (HR Business Partner, Xylem).
Tracy Miller (Compliance Analyst, Xylem), Maria DelloStritto (GFSS Compliance Manager, Xylem), Karen Springmeier (Executive Director, FLWIB, Inc.), and Lydia Patti Ruffini (HR Business Partner, Xylem).

To assist with recruiting efforts, Xylem has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services Team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank.  Other recruiting services that have been accessed include application collection, screening and referrals as well as on-site interviewing at the career center in Waterloo.  Xylem has also accessed the On the Job training program as a way to find and train new hires.  Xylem is also a sponsor of Finger Lakes Works With their hands, an annual career exploration event allowing hundreds of local high school students to explore careers in skilled trades and advanced manufacturing.

“We are very fortunate to have a business partner like Xylem who recognize the need to develop a strong workforce and works with us to make it happen.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continuing to address their employment needs as we work with area businesses in the region.”

5th Annual Healthcare Career Day on March 22nd!!!

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“Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”

Career Exploration Day for 9th and 10th grade students in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties interested in learning more about current and emerging careers in Human Service and Healthcare fields.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Finger Lakes Community College

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FLCC Canandaigua Campus 3325 Marvin Sands Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424

If you’re a parent/guardian wondering if your school has signed up, you can contact our office at 315-789-3131 or contact your school!

For more information and to sign up as a school, exhibitor, presenter or sponsor visit:



Spotlight On…

IDI Billing Solutions’ VP of Human Resources, Deborah Culeton, is a long-time member of our board. Deb and her staff have been in business for 20 years this month! Congratulations and we thank you for your contribution to the Finger Lakes Region. 


IDI Celebrates 20 Years in Support of Leading Communication Service Providers

IDI Billing Solutions continues to innovate and serve wireless, wireline and IP providers.

VICTOR, N.Y. (January 19, 2016) — IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing and Order Management solutions for Communication Service Providers, is pleased to announce it has reached a significant milestone this week – the company’s 20-year anniversary.

IDI has a long history of innovation including being the first to deploy a rating, billing and customer care system on the desktop. The company broke new ground with the launch of an online bill payment and presentment product, implemented the industry’s first .NET-architected solutions, and earned a patent for AdvancePay service. IDI continues to invest in its benchmark product CostGuard® offering Care, Orders, Workflow, Trouble Tickets, Document Storage and a Subscriber Portal all on the latest web based technologies.

“We have a lot to celebrate and many accomplishments throughout our company’s history. I’m very proud that our core values and mission have stood the test of time.” said Don Culeton, founder, president and CEO of IDI. “As we embark on another year I really want to thank our many great employees, customers, partners and suppliers for helping us remain an esteemed leader in our industry.”

About IDI Billing Solutions

IDI Billing Solutions is a leading Billing and OSS service provider for the communications industry. IDI’s Billing as a ServiceSM includes the award-winning CostGuard application, expert back-office and professional services, and a highly secure SaaS-hosted platform. IDI’s Billing as a Service gives communication providers the tools necessary to quickly monetize their services and automate operations related to selling, activating, and billing customers.  IDI has won numerous awards and maintains multiple Gold Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Program. To learn more about IDI, please visit us at www.idibilling.com or call 1.888.924.4110.


January 20, 2016 Board Meeting

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. invites the public to attend the January 2016 Full Board Meeting.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Time: 8:30am

Holiday Inn – Waterloo/Seneca Falls

2468 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165


Please RSVP with your attendance to the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board by January 18th.


For more information please call, 315-789-3131.

Optimax Featured in STEM Video

Check out the first 6 minutes of this video to see what one of our loyal partners, Optimax SI, does and how their products makes it all the way into outer space! The video features CEO Rick Plympton, who is a member of our Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Watch past the 6 minute mark to see even more cool and interesting science!