Monthly Archives: November 2015

Spotlight On…

On October 24th, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 840 dedicated their new training facility to Lawrence N. Davis. Larry, previously the IBEW Business Manager, was a founding member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and dedicated to the school-to-career initiative. Mike Davis, Larry’s son and current Business Manager for IBEW 840, currently serves on the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and is Chair of the “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Career Exploration Day event.  Both of these men are very dedicated to their profession and to building a pipeline of workers.  We are proud to have them as part of our team!

Pictured (left to right) Senator Mike Nozzolio, Larry Davis, Assemblyman Brian Kolb and Mike Davis.

Pictured (left to right) Senator Mike Nozzolio, Larry Davis, Assemblyman Brian Kolb and Mike Davis.

November’s Community Partner of the Month is…

WAYNE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY!!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Wayne County Industrial Development Agency (WCIDA) is November’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the agency’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address economic and workforce issues impacting the region.

The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is a one stop resource that provides site assistance and financial and tax incentives to accelerate companies in Wayne County. Through continuous outreach, inter-governmental partnerships and financial assistance, WCIDA initiatives have lowered the cost of doing business in Wayne County and the State of New York.  They accomplish this by promoting growth in targeted industry “clusters” and addressing individual needs of Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Service, Optics, Equipment Manufacturing and a growing Tourism Industry, Integrating the IDA with the Wayne County Economic Development and Planning Department in 2013 has expanded the scope of accessible expertise. ED/planning director Robert McNary became CEO of the WCIDA in early 2014, completing the process.

Peg Churchill, Executive Director of the Wayne County IDA, is pictured with Robert McNary, CEO of the Wayne County IDA, receiving the award.

Peg Churchill, Executive Director of the Wayne County IDA, is pictured with Robert McNary, CEO of the Wayne County IDA, receiving the award.

A member of the FLWIB since 2005, WCIDA executive director, Peg Churchill has worked closely with the Wayne County Workforce Development office and has been a strong advocate for the services provided, often referring companies in need of workforce development programs.

Additionally WCIDA is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise, a group of manufacturers focused on the development of a strong workforce in Advanced Manufacturing. WCIDA is also a longtime sponsor of the Wayne County Job Fair scheduled this year for November 19th at Palmyra VFW.

“The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is great example of the economic and workforce development partnership that is needed in today’s economy.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work together to develop and sustain a high-quality workforce in the region.”