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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Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
Since 1978, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) serving New York, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (TAAC) has helped more than 1,500 firms recover from the effects of foreign competition. The center has provided more than $60 million in assistance. If your company has experienced increased foreign competition, a decline in sales or production, and a decline or impending decline in employment, the TAAC may
be able to help you.
Trojan Energy Systems
Trojan Energy Systems was incorporated in August 1991. Today, we employ more than 20 full-time and part-time staff in the sale and service of commercial and industrial boilers.
Our 8,000-square-foot facility is located in Troy, New York. We have more than 6,000 square feet of warehouse, a fully-stocked inventory of parts, general office space, customer parking, and state-of-the-art training room.
With more than 125 years of combined experience, Trojan Energy Systems is prepared to handle any combustion project, from small commercial boiler service work to large industrial boiler installations and annual preventative service contracts. We provide 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year.
Glen Copack offers professional Food and Drug Administration approved food manufacturing and packaging services in the heart of the Finger Lakes. We provide technical assistance, sanitary production areas, a labor force trained to meet food safety standards, and can package and ship products all over the world. We specialize in bottling acidified and low-acidified foods and dry fill food packaging and labeling.
NYS Center of Excellence for Food and Ag
The Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech (CoE) provides business development assistance to startups and existing companies in the agrifood sector to help them grow. CoE industry experts provide business mentoring and make connections to Cornell’s unparalleled research and services, in addition to business-to-business partnerships, sources of economic development funding, capital investments, and supply chain assets. The CoE is part of Cornell AgriTech, a globally recognized research, innovation and development hub that is essential to the continued success of the food and agriculture industries of NYS and beyond through scientific discovery and practical solutions that help growers and businesses thrive.
DeIorio Foods, Inc.
Coarc Manufacturing was established in 1965 to provide employment training
and employment opportunities for disabled adults in Columbia County, NY.
It is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Coarc Inc., part of the statewide association, NYSARC Inc.
We would like to be added to your list of potential suppliers for:
Plastic Injection Molded Parts
Please visit our website at www.coarcmfg.com for additional information.
Thank you for your consideration.
New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products.
University at Buffalo, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships
The New York State Centers at UB - In Materials Informatics, Big Data and Health Sciences, Bioinformatics and Life Sciences support manufacturing industries in the materials, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals industries. The projects we support can range from alternative protein materials to agricultural waste products incorporated in insulation and other materials, as well as in more traditional areas. We are excited to meet the participants in Herkimer and learn how we can support your endeavors across New York State.
Mohawk Valley EDGE
Mohawk Valley EDGE's mission is to strengthen and grow the Mohawk Valley economy. EDGE does so by providing a coordinated economic development program that can assist your business to locate, grow and prosper in Oneida County, in the center of New York State. EDGE is aligned with the six-county Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council region. EDGE helps facilitate both financial and technical assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs, and works to improve the overall community through site development and remediation, workforce alignment, and advocacy.