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Who Should I Mentor?

Who Should I Mentor? David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer    For the last eight years, I have been writing my weekly posts regarding leadership and growth, so I am sure you...

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Althea Strife Promoted to Workforce Development Specialist

We are excited to announce the promotion of Althea Strife to Workforce Development Specialist. Althea first joined MACNY in 2020 as an Apprenticeship Coordinator with a strong administrative and accounting...

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AI Is Changing Manufacturing

AI Is Changing Manufacturing Randy Wolken, President & CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) is a major buzzword right now, but what does that mean for the manufacturing industry? AI-enhanced manufacturing is...

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Perceptions and Perspective

Perceptions and Perspective David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer We are bombarded with messages, questions, and information all day long. Determining how to respond or even what to think is becoming...

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Nationally, Most Manufacturers Remain Positive In Their Outlook

Nationally, Most Manufacturers Remain Positive In Their Outlook Randy Wolken, President & CEO The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of its 3rd quarter 2023 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey...

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Celebrating Manufacturing Month on Newsmakers with Andrew Donovan

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Am I a Writer?

Am I a Writer? David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week, I wrote about the space needed in our daily agendas to allow time for processing information and switching gears....

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MACNY and PEB Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with Over 400 Students and Educators at 11 Regional Manufacturing Facilities

October is New York State’s official celebration of Manufacturing Month, which aligns with National Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, annually held on the first Friday of this month....

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Nira Irby Joins MACNY as Workforce Development Specialist

We are pleased to welcome Nira Irby to our expanding team! As a Workforce Development Specialist, Nira will represent MACNY and Partners for Education and Business, Inc. (PEB) as an...

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Manufacturing Days 2023

Manufacturing Days 2023 Randy Wolken, President & CEO As a collective team, MACNY and Partners for Education & Business, Inc. (PEB) focus on achieving three goals throughout the year: Creating...

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Don’t Let the Colors Touch

Don’t Let the Colors Touch David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer It’s Friday evening, and I am sitting at my desk writing my weekly post that should have gone to Marisa...

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Manufacturing Matters: October 2023

Click here to view this month’s issue of Manufacturing Matters   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cover Story: October Manufacturing Month is Geared Up to Inspire, Educate, and Empower   Page 3 |...

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NYS Manufacturing Conditions Improve In September

NYS Manufacturing Conditions Improve In September Randy Wolken, President & CEO Manufacturers have indicated that they are growing. The economic landscape remains challenging, but members are responding. This appears to...

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A Leader

A Leader David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer One of my favorite parts of my job is conducting 360-degree assessments. The information I get about a leader is priceless, and while...

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Your World Continues To Change

Your World Continues To Change Randy Wolken, President & CEO With each passing day, nearly everything continues to change. Our economy, U.S. manufacturing, our communities, our country, and the world....

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Just Keep Moving

Just Keep Moving David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Have you ever found yourself stuck? You don’t know where to go or what to do? A couple of weeks ago, that...

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Fall Launch

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....

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Are you a good PARTNER?

Are you a good PARTNER? David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer While I was at the most recent Maxwell Leadership conference, I heard John challenge each of us to be a...

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Burnout Is A Real Workforce Challenge

Burnout Is A Real Workforce Challenge Randy Wolken, President & CEO I’m willing to guess that you've experienced feelings of burnout recently, or at least at some point in your...

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A Head Start – Part 2

A Head Start – Part 2 David Freund, Chief Leadership Officer Last week, I shared some thoughts on how you can get a head start over your peers and the...

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