Monthly Archives: May 2016

May Business of the Month is…

MCGREGOR VINEYARD OF DUNDEE, NY!!

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.

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Karen Springmeier (right), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to John McGregor of McGregor Vineyard.

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.

Spotlight On…

Dr. Sam Samanta

Dr. Sam Samanta,  Finger Lakes Community College professor of physics and founder of the Instrumentation and Control Technologies program at FLCC’s Victor Campus.

Dr. Sam Samanta with FLWIB's Executive Director, Karen Springmeier, at our April 19th Finger Lakes Job Fair at FLCC.

Dr. Sam Samanta with FLWIB’s Executive Director, Karen Springmeier, at our April 19th Finger Lakes Job Fair at FLCC.

The below article from the Daily Messenger features Samanta and all of the great things he does for the industry and FLCC!

http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20160427/neighborhood-heroes-sam-samanta-scholar-mentor-unicorn-maker