June 6-7, 2023
100 Lou Ambers Drive
Herkimer, NY 13350
New York State’s food, agriculture, and manufacturing ecosystem are coming together for a Mohawk Valley event that’s something to crow about.
Vitality in the Valley is where NYS companies in all three industries will connect with each other, and with resources that can help them grow.
As an exhibitor at this amazing event, you will:
- Meet potential buyers and suppliers
- Talk to business and technical resources
- Hear from industry experts
- Learn about new technologies
- Find potential distribution channels
- Discover funding opportunities
- Network with peers at a pre-event reception
Non-exhibitors are welcome to register as attendees. Sponsorship opportunities that let you showcase your organization are available.
Exhibitor Setup Begins
Registration & Breakfast
Welcome, Sponsor Addresses
- Everton H. Henriques – FuzeHub (MC)
- Bill McDonald – Herkimer College
- Tim Thomas – MVCC
David Casullo, CEO Rock City Development, LLC
- Workforce Development Panel
- Industry Funding Panel
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Find out what’s being done to upskill workers in the region and beyond. You’ll hear about micro-credentials from SUNY Central plus workforce development programs, including grants. You’ll also hear from a manufacturer that’s successfully addressing workforce development.
- Miriam Dushane, PHR, SHRM-CP, Alaant Workforce Solutions
- Cynthia Proctor, SUNY System
- Franca Armstrong, SUNY Apprenticeship Program
- Mark Cushman, Giotto Enterprises
- Dan Cullen, WDI
Find out about funding sources for New York State Manufacturers and Innovators. Whether you’re facing foreign competition, looking for capital investment, or seeking grant opportunities, our panelists will provide you with insights and information you can use to grow your business.
- Steve Melito, FuzeHub
- Patty Rechberger, FuzeHub
- Tim Fitzgerald, Mohawk Valley EDGE
- Ken Rother, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
- Marcia Mitchell, NY Ventures
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Riverhawk Company, L.P.
Riverhawk Company, based in New Hartford, NY, specializes in providing innovative engineering solutions for various industries. With a strong focus on precision and reliability, Riverhawk designs and manufactures a wide range of products, including couplings, hydraulic tensioners, and torque measurement systems. These cutting-edge solutions help optimize machinery performance, improve safety, and enhance operational efficiency. Riverhawk's dedicated team of engineers and technicians collaborates closely with clients to understand their unique needs and develop tailored solutions. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Riverhawk Company continues to be a trusted partner for businesses seeking advanced engineering solutions.
In 1929, a determined group of citizens in Utica, New York pioneered advocacy in employment with a mission to assist the blind in achieving their highest level of independence. Now known as the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the mission is still relevant today.
CABVI’s emphasis on creating employment is supported by Central Industries and CABVI Services providing careers in manufacturing, kitting, packaging, sewing, fluid filling, warehousing, pick pack, call centers, and customer service. The proceeds from these enterprises help to support CABVI’s Vision Health and Wellness Center which answers the needs of ten counties in Central New York.
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Rochester Institute of Technology, and the university’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a statewide reach. NYSP2I also works with the state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)to help disseminate data and strategy. NYSP2I’s goal is to make the state more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment and the economy through pollution prevention.
DikinDurt Distillery LLC
C & H Plastics
C & H Plastics is a custom plastic injection molding company that has been servicing its customers with high quality plastic parts for over 50 years. We can deliver on your requirements from start to finish utilizing our experienced design team, tooling shop, and our twenty high precision injection molding presses. We maximize production by running 24 hours per day, five to six days per week. We also offer secondary operations including but not limited to assembly, gluing, hot stamping, sonic welding and painting. C & H Plastics also specializes in color matching. Using our X-Rite spectrophotometer we can match your color and produce consistent, high-quality parts.
Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc
CNY Clear ERC
CNY Clear ERC is a family business that helps other companies and business owners receive what they truly deserve with ERC (Employee Retention Credit).
Our CNY team is headed up by Gabriel and Emily, two siblings, and their father Lee that have the same goal: to help businesses succeed.
With their combined knowledge and experience, the team at CNY Clear ERC are determined to guide businesses through the challenging but beneficial program that is ERC - let our experts do the work for you. We will complete a full evaluation for your company completely free with no contract!
Advanced Institute for Manufacturing ("AIM")
AIM is a Mohawk Valley resource that can deliver statewide expertise through the NY MEP Network. Our mission is to provide small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the Mohawk Valley Region with training and technology development services that will lead to new product development; cost reductions; increased profits; retainment and create jobs; and workforce development.
NY Ventures, Empire State Development
New York Ventures seeks to provide greater access to venture capital for industries, regions and individuals, including women and underrepresented entrepreneurs. Our goal is to build a robust startup ecosystem across NY state, leveraging public and private sector assets.
The state has devoted $100M –with an additional $35 million in SSBCI funding–to a direct investment venture capital fund that is actively deploying capital. NY Ventures also manages the $30 million Pre-seed / Seed Matching Fund Program to support high growth start-up companies at the earliest stages of development and the $102 million Emerging and Regional Partner Program Fund to support the growth and establishment of diverse and emerging fund managers.