2021 Fall Conference

Presented in partnership with the New York State Economic Development Council

October 27 & 28, 2021

Welcome to a quick link resource guide including slides and contact information from the conference sessions.

Brian Williams 

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Rensselaer County Department of Employment & Training

Patrick J. Kelly

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St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency

Melinda Mack

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NYATEP

Ryan Silva

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NYSEDC

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Frankie Clogston

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International Economic Development Council

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Adele Ferranti

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NYSERDA

Katie Newcombe

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Center for Economic Growth

Penny Hill

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Hudson Valley Community College

Ryan Wallace

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Solar Home Factory

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Caelyn Prylo

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SUNY Adirondack

Chris Suozzi

Genessee County Economic Development Center

Liza Ochsendorf

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Warren County Career Center

Phil Rugile

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Institute for Workforce Advancement

Shelby Schneider

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NYSEDC

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Adrian Hale

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Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Daniel J. Lloyd

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Minority Millenials

Diana Caba

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Hispanic Federation

Evelyn Ortiz

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NYATEP

Sharon Sewell-Fairman

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Workforce Professionals Training Institute

LB Hannahs

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Tangible Development

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Ale Mendoza

Optimax

Robin King

Careersource

Ryan Hundt

Michigan Works

Lynn Freid

Moderator

Finger Lakes Works!

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Best Practices for Executing Virtual Services and Social Media Engagement


Do you know what percentage of your job seekers actively use social media? Do you know what are the top social media websites used by jobseekers? Do you have a robust online engagement strategy? Join us for tips and tools that are being used across the country to execute virtual services. Also, hear how Workforce Solutions Capital Area in Austin, Texas has implemented a strong (and low-cost) social media campaign on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to engage their region with workforce system resources.

Al Marzullo

IBEW Local 43

Chris
Montgomery

Syracuse Build

Dominic Robinson

CenterState CEO

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David O'Brien

Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association

Senator James Sanders Jr.

New York State Senator

Tremaine S. Wright

Chair of Cannabis Control Board, NYS Governor’s Office

Melinda Mack

Moderator

NYATEP

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Allison Quigney

Public Works Partners

Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham

Hostos Community College

Rachel Tarr

Access Supports for Living

Dominique Cherubin-Dijon

Access Supports for Living

 

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Thursday, October 28

9:00AM-9:30AM 

WELCOME

Abby Marquand

New Profit

Amanda Cage

National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Brandon Martin

Robin Hood

Susan Dundon

Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Shelby Kohn

Moderator

Maycomb Capital

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Jessica Woodson

Bonura Hospitality

Leola Edelin

Renaissance Hotel, Albany

Sekou Siby

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United & ROCATION

Patrick Kaler

Moderator

Visit Buffalo Niagara

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Lois Johnson

Workforce Development Institute

Miriam Dushane

Alaant Workforce Solutions

Stacy Woodruff

Workforce Development Program

Christopher White

Moderator

New York State Department of Labor

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Francisco Aguilar

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Lily Badimah

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Samara Karasyk

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

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Alene Hokenstad

1199 SEIU Training & Employment Funds

Samir Fayyaz

1199 SEIU Training & Employment Funds

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Kimberly Cohen

Upwardly Global

Karen Oaks

Stony Brook University

Alissa Levin

Moderator

Kingsborough Community College

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Elizabeth Harris

City of Albany Dept. of Youth & Workforce Services

Patrick LaFortune

Albany MAPP

Mike Lyons

Greater Capital Region Building & Construction Trades Council

Tor Loney

Albany Public Library

Cricket Thomas-O'Dell

Moderator

Workforce Development Institute

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Denise Zieske

SUNY Workforce Development 

Jennifer Miller

Community College Support & NYS Student Support Center

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Alana Cantillo

New York Immigration Coalition

Vanessa Agudelo

New York Immigration Coalition

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Adam Flint

NEST

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Andi Philips

Maycomb Capital

Andrea Vaghy

WTPI

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Akilah Jones

New York State Department of Labor

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Event Concludes

Thank you for joining us this year! Please be sure to keep an eye out for our satisfaction survey. Your feedback helps us serve you better.