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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District Executive Position, Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America

Position:                              District Executive Position

Position location:                 Rochester, NY

Council Website:       

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.

The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.  Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers.  The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.


  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.


All councils are equal opportunity employers. In addition to offering a competitive salary of ($36,000-$39,000), Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement.  We also offer generous vacation policy and ten holiday observances.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume to   Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link:

Required Policies per Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulation:

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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.