It is looking so bright and beautiful outside. People are cheerful. It must be SPRING! It seems that the sunshine gives us all renewed energy. Many members of the W.C.Business Council are joining our committees. We are so pleased to have so many new ideas.
Don’t forget our Legislative Breakfast on the 10 th of May. Come and hear how Wayne County Schools, BOCES. FLCC, businesses and the W.C. Business Council are working together to address the lack of a work force.
Collaboration with area Chambers of Commerce and the communities that don’t have a current Chamber is one of our goals for 2019. We are looking for a project that all can work together on and get value from. If you have any thoughts or ideas, please give the office a call.
See you on May 10 th !!
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2018– 2018 WCBC Officers
Jarrod Crawford 585-734-8970
Lyons National Bank
David Calhoun 315-331-7741
Jennifer Preston 800-724-9282 ext. 4401
Reliant Community Federal Credit Union
Board of Directors
Darrin Brentnall 585-419-0670 ext. 41963
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Susie Earl 315-331-1462
Newark Central School District
Warren Halladay 585-259-9956
Diana Lagenor 315-573-6271
Jona Wright 315-597-3076
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Stacey Wicksall 315-986-9681
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The Wayne County Business Council provides leadership, networking, and support for businesses serving Wayne County.
2019 – 2020 Goals
Wayne County Business Council
- · Explore and develop a collaborative relationship with Greater Roches-ter Chamber of Commerce.
- · Bridge the gap between local chambers and the Business Council by promoting events and businesses that are sponsored by the local cham-bers.
- · Provide networking opportunities for the business community to
increase knowledge of what Wayne County offers.
- · Work with educators to develop and promote program(s) in our county that encourage and engage our youth to become more knowledgeable about future opportunities available to them at all levels of employ-ment.
- · Promote & support the organization’s Mission by increasing public awareness and membership.
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These past few weeks, after a frustrating state budget process, I decided to do something positive, something that reminded me that not everything is doom and gloom for Wayne County’s economic climate.
I took the time to visit some small businesses here that are thriving, expanding and growing our local economy. There are a lot of success stories, if you look around for them.
I stopped by Empire Drip on Route 104 in Williamson, where owners Kathy and Liz Madison are operating in their new location. This mother-daughter team offers a comprehensive line of drip irrigation products for vegetables, fruit and berry growers, nurseries and greenhouses throughout western New York. Talk about taking advantage of a ready market – these women are catering to agriculture, the region’s major industry.
Down the road at Haun Welding Supply in Ontario, I met with branch manager Anthony Herbst. He showed me the very successful operation that, in addition to being a full service welding and cutting supply shop, also fills medical oxygen tanks. I stopped by Haun to help them through a legislative issue and while there, I saw a very busy, well-tuned operation.
And in Sodus, Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. is preparing to open a 1,000-square-foot tasting room on the south end of the bay on Ridge Road. Staff is being lined up and owners Derric and Kristen Slocum are hoping to be open by Memorial Day. Although no beer will be produced there, Lunkenheimer will have its beer available both on draft and in cans. I stopped by their home base in Weedsport, Cayuga County and found out that they also have plans to expand there.
I took a ride with Paul and Sandi Saracen from the Ontario-Midland Railroad along the tracks and learned about the role the railroad is playing in the expansion of a number of businesses on the Route104 corridor. The railroad is an integral part of the future growth of these companies and their marketing and transporta-tion components.
I also had a recent sit-down with representatives from Newark-Wayne Community Hospital to hear an update on some future capital projects. While not a small business, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is a vibrant asset to our community as well as being one of the county’s largest employers either directly or indirectly. Many local companies, from medical suppliers to transportation providers and maintenance services have their livelihoods linked to the hospital.
While I am working hard to change policies that can negatively affect the local economic climate, there are many businesses that are doing extremely well here. I hope to visit more of them in the upcoming months.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this column or any state issue, please contact me. My office can be reached by mail at 10 Leach Road, Lyons, NY 14489, by email at email@example.com or by calling 315-946-5166. You can also like my Facebook page, Brian Manktelow NY State Assembly 130th district.
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Connect Workers, Companies to Grow Our Economy
Anyone who thinks there are no jobs being created in Upstate New York is missing out on the vibrant manufacturing industry we have here in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. In Wayne County alone, there are companies such as Optimax Systems, IEC Electronics, Baldwin Rich-ardson Foods, and several others that are growing and thriving. We need to do more to spur job growth by cutting taxes and red tape. That’s what I am fighting for in Albany.
From all of the manufacturers across our region that I have visited during my time as your State Senator, I hear the same concern over and over – they have job openings to fill in their facilities but lack the skilled, qualified workers needed to fill them. I hear a similar concern from our educational institutions– they want to train their students in manufacturing and other trades but lack the resources and equipment to make these programs a success.
Last year, I secured a $68,000 grant for FLCC and its Advanced Manufacturing Machinist pro-gram. This important funding allowed FLCC to purchase a Haas Toolroom CNC mill and Haas Toolroom CNC lathe. Both pieces of equipment will allow the program to better educate and train its students and prepare them for jobs as entry-level machinists at local companies. In the long run, this equipment and this program will strengthen our local economy and boost our manufacturing industry by making sure our local companies have the resources and people they need to keep growing and thriving.
Wayne County is particularly known for its fruit farms and related businesses. It also has a strong manufacturing industry in a region with the potential to become a manufacturing leader in our state. For that to happen, we must support and connect our workers and our companies.
Senator Helming represents the 54 th Senate District, which consists of Seneca and Wayne Counties, parts of Cayuga and Ontario Counties, and the towns of Lansing and Webster. For more information, please visit Senator Helming’swebsite, or follow @SenatorHelming on Fa-cebook or Twitter.
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John M. Katko
Wayne County farms and small businesses have been hard at work since the start of the new year, producing goods and services that drive our local economy. I am proud to support this important work in Washington by advocating for pro-growth policies that strengthen our region and spark further development on Main Street. It is my pleasure to share some of my recent actions on these important issues with you.
Farms throughout our region have been facing severe economic conditions for years. With this in mind, I was proud to vote in support of the 2018 Farm Bill, which will provide needed support and relief to farmers in Wayne County and across Central New York. A critical component of this legislation is the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, which improves insurance coverage for dairy farmers by making it more reflective of their operating costs. Unfortu-nately, many dairy farmers across our region are still waiting for the implementation of the new DMC program, which is why I recently joined my colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asking that he prioritize efforts to make these critical services available to our nation’s farmers. I will continue to monitor the roll out of this and other important Farm Bill programs and ensure Wayne County farmers have a strong voice inWashington.
With many families and businesses in Wayne County still recovering from damage caused by catastrophic flooding in 2017, I have also been working to ensure immediate action is taken at the federal level to address the serious threat that sustained high water levels pose to our coastal communities. In addition to requesting congressional appropriators sup-port funding for a study on coastal resiliency across the Great Lakes, I recently helped to secure funding through theArmy Corps of Engineers for repairs to the damaged east break wall in Sodus Point. Moving forward on projects to improve the resiliency of our coasts is critical to the economic health of our region, and I am proud to be leading con-gressional efforts to address high water levels on Lake Ontario.
Finally, I have also been actively working to support federal initiatives that assist local entrepreneurs and spark devel-opment on Main Street. I recently signed onto a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee in support of $135 million for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). SBDCs provide critical training and assistance to small business owners, helping entrepreneurs to compete in the 21 st century economy. In addition to supporting these important programs, I will continue working to reduce burdensome and unnecessary regulations at the federal level and ensure Wayne County’s job creators can reach their full potential.
As Congress continues to debate important issues surrounding trade, taxes, and the federal budget, I will work to en-sure the interests of Wayne County are heard. It is an honor to be your Congressional representative and I am commit-ted to advocating for policy solutions that reflect our district’s priorities and improve the lives of families throughout Central New York.
Rep. John Katko
Syracuse, NY District Office
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7th Floor Suite 711
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 423-5657
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7376 State Route 31
Lyons, NY 14489 Please call 315-253-4068 to make an appointment.
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Wayne Finger Lakes
P-TECH SCHOOL TOUR
On March 22 nd , about 17 representatives of Wayne County Business and Industry gathered at the P-Tech School in Midlakes Middle School for a tour. (Wayne Finger Lakes Pathways in Technology Early College High School)
Students led the tour of the class rooms and provided up to date information on each class. Then we all gathered for student presentations.
We were all excited and impressed by the presentations. Not only were the presentations informational but the stu-dents were excited and knowledgeable about their projects. Some of us might have learned a thing or two!
The tour was rounded out with a presentation from Emory Roethel, Principal. Mr. Roethel gave us some back ground on the P-Tech Schools across New York State and how their model will create a robust talent pipeline. Mr. Roethel will join us at this year’s Legislative Breakfast to provide more information. P-Tech students will also speak at the Breakfast. Thank you P-Tech students for such an engaging tour.
Please join us on May 10 th to learn more.
Wayne County Business Council’s
Employment, Education and Training Committee Meeting
On April 20 th at FLCC Wayne County Campus in Newark, our committee and invited guests (from school districts and area manufacturing) met for a brain storming session.
Summer jobs for college kids…let’s get them familiar with the industries and opportuni-ties here in Wayne County; how do we contact them?
Time in the school day to do “future planning”, Middle School level
Financial Literacy…bring in banking people
Thriving Programs, sponsored by Catholic Charities –Jay Roscup has the information
Marijuana, what legalization means in the factory setting
Mentoring using the NYS Model
Cell Phone etiquette and how do we get them to use phones in a positive way
Start a “Young Professionals” group
AP Courses available to all districts online
Videos to be used in schools, talking about their needs
Young Entrepreneur’s Academy
At our next meeting, we will have some videos that were made at some of our local businesses to review. Our plan is to leave each meeting with an action plan to address one of the above topics.
If you are interested in attending these meetings please call the Wayne County Business Council office at 315–597–4468. Leave your name and school district or business and we will contact you with date, time, and place of future meetings. Thank you.
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Want some solid guidance? Or maybe you already have a business and want to brush up on the basics.
The Entrepreneurial Workshop Series, held in conjunction with SCORE (the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors), has already helped several local businesses launch successfully.
Topics covered include:
developing a business plan
library services/business research
budgeting and cash management
There is a $40 fee for the class series, which are partially funded from aid given to the library by former NYS senator Michael Nozzolio. Space is limited and registration is required.
To register and pay, go to the Score of Greater Rochester website:
The Pike Company
Come meet key procurement officials from The Pike Company, their partners and lead-ing sub contractors for potential opportunities on federal, state and local projects.
HOW IT WORKS: Pre–registration is required.
You must also submit a capabilities statement.
Pre-matchmaker training is also available via MCFL PTAC.
Appointments are in 10 minute intervals and set with qualified registrants. Small busi-nesses, minority, women and veteran-owned are particularly encourage to at-tend. There is no fee to attend.
When: Monday, May 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / *appointment registration at 8:30 am
Where: Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Questions: PTAC: Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, 585-753-3017
US SBA: Virginia Smith, 585-263-6700 ext. 106
Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9thgrades in the fall of 2019 can register for STEAM summer camps at the FLCC Campus Centers. Students will focus on FLCC values, challenging them to inquire, persevere, make connections, and practice being vital members of the community.
Victor Campus Center July 8-12 At the FLCC Victor Campus Center, campers will explore different areas of technology and design their own pro-jects. FLCC faculty will present projects in several technological areas, including: engineering, mechanical technolo-gy, instrumentation and control technologies, and architecture.
Newark Campus Center July 15–19 At the FLCC Newark Campus Center, campers will explore STEAM through the exciting field of Computing Sci-ence including hands-on computer coding, endgame design. Campers will work with FLCC faculty to learn aspects of computing science and the art and science of game design.
Geneva Campus Center July 22–26 At the FLCC Geneva Campus Center, campers will explore the connection of STEAM to the community through forensic science. Students will learn how to collect evidence, test the evidence in a lab, and present the evidence to make an accusation. Students will also have an opportunity to meet members of the community that connect to STEAM.
Scholarships available contact STEAM.firstname.lastname@example.org
Finger Lakes Community College STEAM Camps
Organization: Finger Lakes Community College STEAM Camps
Location: 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. Canandaigua, NY, 14424
Contact name: Kellie Gauvn
Email address: Kellie.Gauvin@flcc.edu
Price: Victor Camp Early Bird: $225,Regular: $250
Newark Camp Early Bird $180, Regular: $200
Geneva Camp Early Bird$180, Regular: $200
Ages: 9-12 years Teenagers
For more information visit: https://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/finger–lakes–community–college–steam–camps
EVENT DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 27 10 am – 4 pm
VETERANS MEMORIAL PAVILION– LOCK 30– MACEDON, NY
Spend the day along Lock 30 in Macedon, NY exploring and discovering life along the Erie Canal in the 1800’s through a variety of interactive presentations, hands-on activities and musical performanc-es. Don’t miss the Fiddlers of the Genesee playing music from the era, watching an authentic 19th Century fashion show or learning how to a send a message to someone you love using just the lan-guage of flowers! Food will be available for sale, but there is no fee to attend this inaugural, family friendly event.
The entire aim of this event is to get people of all ages connected to all sorts of activities, music and items people would have experienced as a normal part of their daily life from 1825 onward. We want the event to be as interactive as possible and have reached out to Genesee Country Museum, the Macedon Garden Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Macedon Historical Society, the Macedon Fife and Drum Corps and the Fiddlers of the Genesee for help in providing activities and entertainment that will allow people to discover and explore the cultural heritage that existed throughout the 1800’s in the ar-ea.
The Genesee Country Museum will offer four hour long events people can choose to attend. There will be an event called, “Nineteenth Century Games”. Participants will learn about and get to experi-ence a variety of games popular during the 1800’s. Games such as: marbles, wheel rolling and the Game of Graces. Children will discover how children from the 1800’s amused themselves after doing chores and school work. A “1800’s Fashion Time Line” will be an hour long, fascinating fashion show for participants to watch and learn about the typical clothing worn by people of all ages during this pe-riod. Another provocative event called, “What is That Historical Object” will invite attendees to view a whole host of typical, every day items and encourage them to hypothesize about the purpose each item served (some will be challenging even for adults to discern). Finally, there will be a presentation called, “How the Erie Canal Transformed the General Store” that will point out the many ways the transportation of people, goods and materials along the canal changed what was available for pur-chase as well as the general atmosphere of the General Store through out the nineteenth century.
The museum’s presentations will be offered at four separate times between 10 am and 4 pm on July 27. In addition to these these presentations, we will offer two musical concerts. The Fiddlers of the Genesee will play a variety of music from the era. The fiddle was a popular instrument of the period because it was easily portable and could be learned without formal instruction. It was far more con-venient for people to own, use and bring to an event than the much bulkier, more expensive and more complex piano! The Fiddlers will also share a “dancing lumberjack” with the audience. This was a wooden, dancing doll used as a form of percussion. As it “danced” on the floor its wooden feet created a rhythmic tap that enhanced the music being played.
At another time in the day, the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will play music relevant to the era, too. This locally renowned group that also participates in events around the world has a repertoire of musical knowledge spanning from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War Era. For the purposes of this event, popular tunes from 1817 through the Civil War Period will be played.
In addition to these programs, we will also work with community volunteers and other organizations to of-fer:
1. Petting Zoo: People would be able to see, pet and feed traditional animals such as: mules, ducks, sheep and chickens. This would be offered through out the day.
2. Switchel: People can learn about a refreshing drink especially enjoyed on a humid summer day after doing hard work and have the chance to taste it for themselves. This would be offered through out the day.
3. Churn Butter: People would be able to see how butter is churned. By putting cream in small, glass jars with lids and asking participants to shake the jar, they will observe how the shaking (equivalent to churn-ing) of the cream causes it to transform into butter. This would be offered through out the day while sup-plies last.
4. English Country Dancing: People will watch and then be able to participate in English Country Danc-ing. This type of dancing was popular during the 1800’s and is considered the forerunner to modern square dancing. The Rochester English Country Dancers dance in period costume. This offering would be limited to one or two hours of the day.
5. The Language of Flowers: The Macedon Garden Club would teach people how to make small bou-quets called “Tussie Mussies” that deliver a message to the person receiving the bouquet if the person is aware of the different personality traits people of the time assigned to flowers. The library will have books on hand that detail the different traits. This will be offered through out the day using locally picked wild-flowers found along the canal.
6. The local Kiwanis Club will provide a concession stand. The food and beverages will be sold and the proceeds will be a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club.
7. Guided trail tours: Lock 30 offers two specialized trails: The Butterfly Trail and The Story Book Trail. Volunteers will be available to guide participants down one or both trails. The Butterfly Trail engag-es people of all ages in nature and helps them to identify butterflies, plants and other natural attributes while walking down the trail.The Story Book Trail features Tasha Tudor’s book, “1 is One.” Using nature inspired illustrations, Tudor’s story book helps to teach pre-school aged children how to count. The pages of the book are posted in intervals all along this special trail for children and adults to enjoy together while spending time walking outside along the canal.