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Finger Lakes Features – FLWIB Vice-Chair Public Sector, Michael Manikowski

Mr. Manikowski is the Executive Director of the Ontario County Office of Economic Development and also serves as the Executive Director of the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency and the Ontario County Economic Development Corporation. He is also a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Axcess Ontario, the public-benefit corporation that oversees the management of Ontario County’s 200-plus-mile fiber optic ring.  Additionally, Mr. Manikowski serves the FLWIB as Vice-Chair Public Sector, Economic Development Committee Chair and Governance and Membership Chair.

Mr. Manikowski has more than 45 years of experience in economic development.  For over 30 years, he has been the guiding force behind the technology-led economic development strategic plan for Ontario County and earned the Robert T. Dormer Economic Developer of the Year Award from the New York State Economic Development Council in recognition of his ongoing leadership and commitment to tech-led economic development.

He is also a member of the following organizations:

  • NYSEDC Board of Directors
  • Excell Partners Board of Directors
  • Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Board of Directors
  • Director for the Foreign Trade Zone 289 (FTZ 289) for Ontario, Yates, Seneca, and Wayne Counties.
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New Episode of Workforce Webcast on YT!

A new episode of Workforce Webcast is available on our YouTube channel – LinkedIn 101!

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Finger Lakes Features: Vice-Chair Private Sector, Lori Parish

Ms. Parish is AVP/Corporate Secretary for Generations Bank and has served the company for over 16 years.  She joined the Bank in 2004 as Executive Assistant.  She has completed service as Generations Marketing Director and Human Resources Associate and, in December 2011, accepted an appointment to the Corporate Secretary position.  Ms. Parish also administers the employee retirement plans for the company and has over 30 years’ experience in various human resource and management administrative roles. 

She joined FLWIB in 2014 and currently serves as Vice-Chair Private Sector, Youth Committee Chair and as a member of the Executive Committee.

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Meeting of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (FLWIB) will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. via a Zoom Videoconference.  This meeting is open to the public, and individuals interested in attending should email for more information.

Meeting minutes will be posted online at for the public to review electronically.  Questions and comments may be directed to the above address.

For more information please call, 315-789-3131 ext 101.

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