Fall Launch
Randy Wolken, President & CEO

In Upstate New York, we do love our summers. The weather turns warm, school is out, and we can enjoy more extended daylight. At MACNY, it is the season we use to prepare for our coming year of events and offerings. I will not lie; it is an exciting time for the team at MACNY.

We use the summer to plan and prepare for another great year ahead. We update our training offerings and refresh our council events. This year, we will be providing new offerings, new tours, and new presenters for our professional councils. We also use the summer to spend time envisioning how we can provide even more value to our members. And, it’s the perfect time for you to tell us what you want from us. We listen. We plan. We deliver – as we have for 110 years and counting. It works. We talk with you, and you help us plan our year ahead. This makes every year a new chance to serve you better.

Our team stands ready to help you in countless ways. Now is a good time to check out our websites at www.macny.org and nysapprenticeship.org. Then, call or email any team member and talk with them about what you need. If we can’t provide it, we can help you find someone who can. Each year we serve thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies. So, let’s work together to make sure we are providing what you need and want!

Last year, we used our digital platforms and state-of-the-art presentation rooms to stay connected with our members. We will continue to utilize these platforms for council meetings, training, and webinars so our members can join us from anywhere they are. This adds countless opportunities for you to participate. We have also continued to grow our in-person events. Last year we offered well over 200 different informational, training, and development events. Take a look at our events calendar to see what is coming this fall. We start our fall events with our Annual Kickoff—coming up on Thursday, September 21. If you are not yet registered to attend, click here to do so today.

Throughout the year, we will continue to pursue advocacy efforts to help MACNY member companies address their concerns and needs. We will also continue to offer a robust suite of workforce development offerings, including our popular Registered Apprenticeship program. Partners for Education and Business, Inc. (PEB) will be there to help develop our future workforce. Our business services team is as committed as ever to offering various money-saving programs such as our energy purchasing program and healthcare consortium. As you can see, we’re ready to help you and your business thrive.

With your help, we are rebuilding a vibrant manufacturing and technology sector!