GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that February “Business of the Month” is Yates County History Center  recognizing the Agency’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

The Yates History Center is one of the premier museums in the Finger Lakes. It is three museums in one – the Oliver House Museum, the L. Caroline Underwood Museum, and the Scherer Carriage House all adjacent to one another on Main Street and Chapel Street near downtown Penn Yan. There are extensive resources for genealogical and local history researchers and several displays and exhibits.

The Yates History Center has a long history of partnering with Finger Lakes Works Yates County by volunteering to be a learning rich work placement site for the youth program on an ongoing basis. Over the years approximately 50 youth have been placed there as a part of Finger Lakes Works Youth program including the program’s current, Youth Specialist & Career Counselor Loree Martin. In addition to providing effective mentoring around workforce preparation skills, they also encourage positive social and civic behaviors in the youth who join their team.  As a history/museum assistant, the youth are provided opportunities to learn many aspects of the organization; the physical operations including exhibit maintenance and artifact management.

“The Yates History Center’s commitment to mentoring youth in the workplace exemplifies the kind of dedicated partnership that communities need to help prepare and grow tomorrow’s workforce successfully.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes WIB.

May’s Community Partner of the Month!



The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced that Pat Piles is May’s “Community Partner of the Month” recognizing his efforts to build strong community partnerships along with his continuing contributions to the local economy.

Pat is a highly effective motivational speaker and trainer, who brings over 25 years of corporate and independent business experience in organization and business development, productivity improvement and marketing. Additionally, Pat has expertise in the areas of strategic planning, targeted innovation, high-impact team development and the application of problem solving methodologies from small to medium sized businesses through his Pittsford based company Top Line Performance. He is a Certified Career Advisor and Business Trainer with the latest tools, information and teaching methods.

Over the years Pat has presented numerous workshops and seminars designed to help job-seekers with career transitions.  Pat is also one of the co-founders of Career Navigator, the highly successful program for the unemployed and under-employed. Career Navigator is a five day, boot camp-like training experience in job-searched fundamentals. Over 2,000 participants have experienced Career Navigator.

“We are fortunate to have Pat as a partner in providing high-quality services to our job-seeking customers” says Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB.  “The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together to provide local employers with a strong workforce.”

For more information regarding Top Line Performance, visit or call 585.953.1511.


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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.