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Who Are You As A Leader?

Who Are You As A Leader? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders are all different – just like people. Leaders must develop their unique leadership approach. It is vitally important...

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Eric Feldstein Joins MACNY as Training Coordinator

MACNY is pleased to welcome Eric Feldstein to the team as the organization’s Training Coordinator. In this role, Eric will provide support to MACNY’s growing training department by coordinating with...

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Work Has Changed

Work Has Changed Randy Wolken, President & CEO In many ways, today's labor market appears similar to what we experienced before the pandemic. The unemployment rate remains low, the share...

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Making or Breaking

Making or Breaking David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week I had the amazing opportunity to spend three days with my colleagues at Maxwell Leadership. I went home with pages...

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Advocating for New York State Manufacturers

Advocating for New York State Manufacturers Randy Wolken, President & CEO On Wednesday of last week, MACNY and our Manufacturers Alliance partners from throughout New York State advocated in Albany...

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Marisa Norcross Promoted to COO

MACNY is pleased to announce the promotion of Marisa Norcross to Chief Operations Officer. Marisa started this new role at the end of 2023. Reporting directly to the President &...

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Women’s History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM

Women's History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM Nira Irby, Workforce Development Specialist, Partners for Education & Business, Inc.   In celebration of Women's History Month,...

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Is A Conflict In Asia Inevitable?

Is A Conflict In Asia Inevitable? Randy Wolken, President & CEO Many believe that it is just a matter of time before China invades Taiwan. For decades, China has made...

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Thermometers and Thermostats Revisited

Thermometers and Thermostats Revisited David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Several years ago, I heard a quote that said, “Leaders need to be thermostats, not thermometers.” The premise behind this quote...

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Manufacturing Matters: March 2024

View this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters.   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: Women's History Month: Amplifying the Voices of Young Women in STEM   Page 3 | President's Message:...

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Manufacturing Advocacy Day In Albany

Manufacturing Advocacy Day In Albany Randy Wolken, President & CEO On Wednesday, February 28th, MACNY and our Manufacturers Alliance partners will travel to Albany to advocate for critical policies to...

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New EPA Air Standard Hurts Manufacturers

New EPA Air Standard Hurts Manufacturers Randy Wolken, President & CEO  The EPA has introduced a significantly stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter by lowering the...

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My Reflections Part 2 – A Reminder of What Matters

My Reflections Part 2 - A Reminder of What Matters David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer As promised, I am returning to my 2023 reflections. As I look back on 2023,...

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Your Cybersecurity Risks Grow

Your Cybersecurity Risks Grow Randy Wolken, President & CEO Manufacturers are increasingly under cyber attack. As we begin a new year, we look back at a growing record for manufacturing...

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Amanda Rice Promoted to Manager of Workforce Operations and Advancement

SYRACUSE, NY – MACNY, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda Rice, MPA, to Manager of Workforce Operations and Advancement. Amanda first...

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Courage is Required

Courage Is Required Randy Wolken, President & CEO Times remain uncertain. The conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, along with heightened tensions in Asia, remain. Although recession fears have receded, we...

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Stop Thoughting So Much

Stop Thoughting So Much David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer This past week I heard a new word that, well, isn’t actually a word, but maybe should be. That word is...

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Manufacturing Matters: February 2024

Click here to view this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters.   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: Beyond Smiles: Local Dental Manufacturers Creating Diversity in Dentistry Since 2018   Page 3 |...

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Michael Frame Promoted to Executive Vice President of MACNY

MACNY is excited to announce that Michael Frame has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Mike started in this new role on January 4, 2024. Reporting directly to the President...

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Global Geopolitical Instability Remains A Large Threat

Global Geopolitical Instability Remains A Large Threat Randy Wolken, President & CEO Many things can impact economic growth. The most significant threat identified by CEOs for 2024 is geopolitical instability....

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