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Thank you del Lago Resort and Casino!

Executive Director, Karen A. Springmeier, speaks at the press conference.

Executive Director, Karen A. Springmeier, speaks at the press conference.

Jeff Babinski, del Lago Resort & Casino Executive Vice President and General Manager, speaks at the press conference.

Jeff Babinski, del Lago Resort & Casino Executive Vice President and General Manager, speaks at the press conference.

Mike Davis, Chair of the "Finger Lakes Works...with their hands!" Event, Finger Lakes Building Trades President, & Business Manager for IBEW Local 840.

Mike Davis, Chair of the “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Event, Finger Lakes Building Trades President, & Business Manager for IBEW Local 840.

Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Babinski, Ms. Springmeier, and Mr. Davis with the check.

Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Babinski, Ms. Springmeier, and Mr. Davis with the check.

Karen Springmeier poses with the check and three FLWIB Members, (l-r) Mike Davis, Scott Bischoping (WFL BOCES), and Michael Rusinko (Lyons National Bank).

Karen Springmeier poses with the check and three FLWIB Members, (l-r) Mike Davis, Scott Bischoping (WFL BOCES), and Michael Rusinko (Lyons National Bank).

Local Unions have recognized that they must enhance workforce diversity through increased employment of minorities and women, and del Lago Resort & Casino has stepped up to the plate to significantly help. The Tyre resort and casino will announce that it is investing $100,000 to support the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. The funding is the largest one-time donation the organization has received and will help develop and fill the pipeline of skilled trades and advanced manufacturing workforce targeting young women and minorities.

Thank you to del Lago and the Wilmot’s for believing in what we do and supporting these great initiatives!

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Dave Phillips, Talent Manager, and Dina Stuck, HR Director, hold GW Lisk's 5% Pledge Certificate.

Dave Phillips, Talent Manager, and Dina Stuck, HR Director, hold GW Lisk’s 5% Pledge Certificate.

FAME 5% Pledge – Sign up today!

Building the Pipeline for our Regional Advanced Manufacturing Sector

To succeed, manufacturers need a skilled workforce, strong business model, leadership and a thriving community. In the Rochester region, poverty and unemployment are increasing. It has become a challenge to find qualified workers. Now is the time to unite and pledge to expand our workforce and long-term prosperity as business leaders in the community.

Make the 5% Pledge!

We are asking you to pledge 5% of your current workforce to the future. That means that for every 100 employees in your organization, you will strive to provide five temporary positions for interns, high school students, and/or the long-term unemployed as a method of exposing them to the manufacturing culture through experience. In turn, these workers will gain valuable skills and experience to guide them as they become the workforce of tomorrow.

All information was taken from the FAME website. Visit the link below for more information:

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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

 

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Bill Kaminski

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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

http://www.fltimes.com/lifestyle/get_a_job/

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IDI Billing Solutions’ VP of Human Resources, Deborah Culeton, is a long-time member of our board. Deb and her staff have been in business for 20 years this month! Congratulations and we thank you for your contribution to the Finger Lakes Region. 

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IDI Celebrates 20 Years in Support of Leading Communication Service Providers

IDI Billing Solutions continues to innovate and serve wireless, wireline and IP providers.

VICTOR, N.Y. (January 19, 2016) — IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing and Order Management solutions for Communication Service Providers, is pleased to announce it has reached a significant milestone this week – the company’s 20-year anniversary.

IDI has a long history of innovation including being the first to deploy a rating, billing and customer care system on the desktop. The company broke new ground with the launch of an online bill payment and presentment product, implemented the industry’s first .NET-architected solutions, and earned a patent for AdvancePay service. IDI continues to invest in its benchmark product CostGuard® offering Care, Orders, Workflow, Trouble Tickets, Document Storage and a Subscriber Portal all on the latest web based technologies.

“We have a lot to celebrate and many accomplishments throughout our company’s history. I’m very proud that our core values and mission have stood the test of time.” said Don Culeton, founder, president and CEO of IDI. “As we embark on another year I really want to thank our many great employees, customers, partners and suppliers for helping us remain an esteemed leader in our industry.”

About IDI Billing Solutions

IDI Billing Solutions is a leading Billing and OSS service provider for the communications industry. IDI’s Billing as a ServiceSM includes the award-winning CostGuard application, expert back-office and professional services, and a highly secure SaaS-hosted platform. IDI’s Billing as a Service gives communication providers the tools necessary to quickly monetize their services and automate operations related to selling, activating, and billing customers.  IDI has won numerous awards and maintains multiple Gold Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Program. To learn more about IDI, please visit us at www.idibilling.com or call 1.888.924.4110.

 

Optimax Featured in STEM Video

Check out the first 6 minutes of this video to see what one of our loyal partners, Optimax SI, does and how their products makes it all the way into outer space! The video features CEO Rick Plympton, who is a member of our Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Watch past the 6 minute mark to see even more cool and interesting science!

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Congratulations to three of our Career Centers for receiving the “Veterans’ Program Incentive Office Award for Program Year 2014”!!

New York State Department of Labor presented this award to Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County in Waterloo, Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County in Lyons, and the Finger Lakes Works Career Center in Geneva for demonstrating priority of services of veterans during the program year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The staff provided an initial assessment to a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans, and had a lower percentage of unemployed veterans than non-veterans exiting from services without a successful outcome. Congratulations to all staff members on a job well done!!

(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works - Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works - Seneca County.

(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County.

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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.

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Codie Arno and Derek Mehlenbacher are two WIA Youth Program participants from Seneca County Workforce Development who have just successfully completed the FLCC Advanced Manufacturing Machinist training at ITT/Goulds Pumps. Both of these young men have accepted employment as full-time, Goulds Pumps employees! Congratulations and good luck!

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Pictured above is Cody Arno.

 

 

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Pictured above is Derek Mehlenbacher. Derek was the PY’14 WIA Youth Success Story from Seneca County. To learn more about his story, click here.