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Amanda Rice Joins MACNY as Finance & Contract Administration Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Rice, MPA to MACNY's team as the Finance & Contract Administration Specialist. In this role, Amanda will oversee, coordinate, and manage MACNY’s state and...

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Climate Action Council Testimony

Climate Action Council Testimony Randy Wolken, President & CEO Next Tuesday is the Syracuse Region Climate Action Testimony session. This is just one of many hearings to be held across...

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It Wasn’t All a Loss

It Wasn’t All a Loss David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I wrote about what went wrong in the first quarter of 2022. Today I want to share with...

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What Are The Best Strategies For Enticing Workers Back?

What Are The Best Strategies For Enticing Workers Back? Randy Wolken, President & CEO As the economy continues to recover, workers on the sidelines are considering returning to work. The...

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Not Again!

Not Again! Last week I took some time to reflect on the first quarter of 2022. Wow, the time has gone by quickly. Can you believe one quarter of 2022...

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Forget About Resilience, Focus on Stability

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner Today, as I enjoy the view from a park bench at Webster Pond surrounded by geese and ducks, I’m reflecting on the many times I’ve...

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Why Did Employees Leave – And What Got Them To Return?

Why Did Employees Leave – And What Got Them To Return? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Do you know what caused your employees to leave? And more importantly, do you...

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The “Whatsoevers”

The "Whatsoevers" David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer In 1952 Norman Vincent Peale published The Power of Positive Thinking. The book has been translated into 42 languages and has sold over...

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Central Upstate MFG – Edition 10

We are very excited to bring you the 10th edition of Central Upstate Mfg. magazine! This past year has been full of both challenges and opportunities. As an organization, MACNY...

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Manufacturing Matters: April

Click here to view this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters. INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: You're Invited to our Cybersecurity Summit!   Page 3 | President's Message: Our World has been Changed...

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Change And Labor Shortages Will Continue

Change And Labor Shortages Will Continue Randy Wolken, President & CEO As hard as it is to hear, labor shortages in manufacturing and tech will persist. Labor shortages in all...

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MACNY Apprenticeship Program Announces Graduates and Urges Continued State Funding of Program

MACNY – The Manufacturers Association of Central New York today announced it recently graduated a new group of registered apprentices through the Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP). To date, there...

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You Won’t Leave Home Without It

You Won't Leave Home Without It David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer In today's world, courage is one thing every leader needs. It separates the pretenders from the players. We are...

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Memo in Opposition: Establishing a Carpet Collection Program in New York

MACNY - The Manufacturers Association of Central New York opposes A.9279 (Englebright) / S.5027-B (Kavanagh), which would mandate the creation of an extensive and costly process for the collection and...

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How To Reach Your Goals: Be Consistently Better

By Laura Thorne, MACNY Consulting Partner There are a ton of quotes out there about consistency being the key to success. But is it? I’ve consistently posted on Instagram once...

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Memo of Support: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Reforms

New York manufacturers understand the benevolent intent and purpose of the COVID-19 Paid Leave, and they have provided such leave and flexibility to workers during the pandemic.  Even so, many...

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Memo of Support: S.8463-A (Kaplan) / A.9171 (Joyner) – Establish a state level Work Opportunity Tax Credit

MEMO OF SUPPORT S.8463-A (Kaplan) / A.9171 (Joyner) – Establish a state level Work Opportunity Tax Credit MACNY - The Manufacturers Association of Central New York supports S.8463-A (Kaplan)/ A.9171...

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Russia Has Declared Cyber War On Your Business – What Will You Do?

Russia Has Declared Cyber War On Your Business – What Will You Do? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Immediately after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Russia massively increased its...

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Your Superpower – Part 3

Your Superpower - Part 3 David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever sat through an event when time just flew by while a presenter gave a talk? As she...

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Tax Parity Changes Game for New York Growth

Tax Parity Changes Game for New York Growth Randy Wolken, President & CEO This week the NYS Assembly's One-House Budget Proposal included tax parity for manufacturers in New York State....

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