GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) announced today that McGregor Vineyard, located in Dundee, NY is May’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.
McGregor Vineyard is one of the oldest vinifera grape growers with the first vineyards planted in 1971. The winery was founded in 1980 by Bob and Marge McGregor who are considered true pioneers of vinifera wines in the Finger Lakes. John McGregor, son of Bob and Marge McGregor is the second generation running the vineyard and winery.
A member of the FL WIB since 2014 John McGregor has been active on the board’s Youth Committee and has participated in various activities such as the Employer Panel discussion for high-school counselors focused on careers in the Agro-Tourism industry. Most recently John served on the planning committee that coordinated the first annual career exploration event in agriculture entitled “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” Career Day! The event took place in April and saw 200 local high school students from 13 local school districts. McGregor Vineyard also participated in the event with a booth talking about grape growing and wine making in the Finger Lakes.
“We are fortunate to have a partner like John who actively participates in the development of the emerging workforce in our area” says Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB.
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.
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.
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!!!
NEWARK-WAYNE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System) in Newark, NY!!
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Newark-Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH), an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, is March’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts in building strong community partnerships while contributing to the local economy.
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is a 120-bed community hospital that is located in the Finger Lakes region in Wayne County, NY. NWCH offers a full range of medical services and is committed to providing unsurpassed quality and exceptional service for its patients and their families.
To assist in developing a talented workforce NWCH has accessed the recruiting services through Finger Lakes Works Business Services. Along with posting openings with the New York State Department of labor’s Job Bank, the agency has taken advantage of open recruitments at the career center in Lyons. Additionally, they have participated in numerous job fairs and career expos.
Michelle Fortune, Manager, HR Business Partner Operations with Rochester Regional Health has been a FLWIB board member since 2012 and a member of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes since 2013. The Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes, part of the FLWIB, is a consortium of regional healthcare providers whose focus is the development and retention of a high quality workforce. Through the Healthcare Alliance, NWCH has been an annual sponsor “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”, an annual career exploration event serving hundreds of high school students in the area each spring.
“Newark-Wayne Community Hospital 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 within their organization” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB. “We are glad to have such a strong community partner and look forward to our continued success.”
For the past two years Bill Kaminski has written the column: “Get-a-Job” for the Finger Lakes Times. Bill has worked in the recruiting profession with Occidental Petroleum, Cornell University, The Guthrie Clinic, NY Chiropractic College and Seneca Cayuga ARC. He is an adjunct faculty member for Keuka College and owns a management training consulting business, Stone Associates Training. As a consultant Bill teaches managers how to recruit, hire and retain great employees.
Bill believes getting the right people in the right jobs is the secret to success. “When we are not doing what we’re truly good at… we’re not living up to our greatest performance capabilities. And therefore, neither are our organizations.” Marcus Buckingham
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Keuka College is February’s “Community Partner of the Month” recognizing the school’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to address workforce issues impacting the region.
Keuka College was founded in 1890 and is located on the shore of Keuka Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. Keuka College is a private, undergraduate and graduate, residential college that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on campus and through its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program and international programs in China and Vietnam.
Keuka College has been an active partner with the FLWIB throughout the years collaborating on various initiatives while working together through Board and Consortium related activities. For the last four years Keuka has participated in the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” healthcare career day for local high school students. They have also provided supervision and direction to participants in the Youth Work Experience program coordinated through Finger Lakes Works-Yates County. Additionally, Keuka College has been helpful in lending their expertise on the various committees involved with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong community partner” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. “The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together in to provide local employers with a strong workforce.”
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.
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.”
“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!
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