April Business of the Month is…

SPRING HOPE DAIRY AND WILLOW BEND FARM!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (FL WIB) announced today that Spring Hope Dairy and Willow Bend Farm, LLC located in Clifton Springs, NY is April’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Spring Hope Dairy produces high-quality milk for the Upstate Niagara Milk Co-op. They are committed to and care for their cows, land, employees and community.  Founded in 1957 by George B. Mueller with just one cow, the farm now has about 3,000 cows. About 1,200 head are still at Mueller’s home dairy, along with 2,300 to 2,400 youngstock. They farm about 5,000 acres, most of which is used to grow forages.

Karen Springmeier (right), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to John Mueller, Owner of Willow Bend Farms at the first annual “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” Career Exploration Event on April 25th.
Karen Springmeier (right), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to John Mueller, Owner of Willow Bend Farms at the first annual “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” Career Exploration Event on April 25th.

Spring Hope Dairy Co-Owner, John Mueller has been a member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board since October 2008 and currently serves as the board’s Vice Chair.  In 2014 John became the Chair of the FLWIB Performance and Evaluation Committee. This year Spring Hope Dairy was one of the stops on the board’s first Agriculture Youth Career Exploration event entitled “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” held earlier this month.  The event is intended for area high school students and includes visits to Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Finger Lakes Community College’s Viticulture Center.  The Business of the Month Certificate was presented during this year’s event.

“John recognizes the value of developing the emerging workforce and works closely with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a high standard of workforce development for the area. He also provided great insight and leadership in developing the ag career event,” says Karen Springmeier, Executive Director.

APRIL 19TH – THE FLX JOB FAIR!!!

FLYER 2016

This event brings a TON of local businesses in the Finger Lakes and HUNDREDS of area job seekers!!

We offer not only a job fair, but workshops as well! This year we will have a workshop from 11:30-12:15 for job seekers about networking at a job fair and promoting yourself and your skills.

From 12:30-1:15 job seekers can learn all of the insider secrets about business recruiting and what employers look for in an employee from Bill Kaminski, FL Times columnist and a brilliant management training and workforce consultant.

Employers from all industries are looking to hire! Come prepared and ready to interview.

We are offering FREE professional head-shots for your online profiles or to put with your resume. Dress for success and have an opportunity to win a prize!!!

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