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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CAMP is the Center for Advanced Materials Processing at Clarkson University. The CAMP faculty work with New York State companies as well as national and international companies who are interested in understanding and utilizing state-of-the-art advanced, tailor-designed materials and processes to improve their products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower costs, and/or establish new or novel products.
The mission of CAMP is:
to facilitate the formation of alliances between Clarkson faculty and industry, corporations and government entities in New York State, and to assist them in applying science, engineering and technology development to improve their products, maintain their competitive edge, and foster economic dev
Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
The CCMR advances, explores, and exploits the science
and engineering of advanced materials through the
study of materials at the nanoscale. The CCMR’s
facilities enable materials synthesis and preparation,
analysis, testing and characterization. Access to Cornell
materials science experts is available through the
grant-based Industrial Partnerships Program. Industrial
projects can receive matching funds to support projects,
instrument usage and student internships.
Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center
Giotto Enterprises is headquartered in Oriskany, NY and is the umbrella organization for seven companies all located in the greater Mohawk Valley who are involved in the manufacturing of components used in the fiber optic, telecom, datacom, broadcast, automotive, pump, compressor, and firearm industries. The “flagship” company of Giotto Enterprises is Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc. In total, the organization has some 430 employees.
S3IP Center of Excellence, Binghamton University
A New York State Center of Excellence supporting NY manufacturers with advice on design and manufacturing of electronics and other manufactured items. Our Analytical and Diagnostic Lab analyzes materials, surfaces, and interfaces, dissects manufactured items for failure analysis and verification of design, and performs reliability testing of products. We can prototype manufacture of electronic assemblies, including flexible electronics, print conductors on 3D conformal surfaces, and can prototype and assess performance of Li-ion batteries.
Institute for Rural VItality
Square One Coating Systems
Provides metal finishing services, including electroplating( zinc, silver, copper, and nickel), conversion coatings( Chem film, passivation, Zinc and Manganese phosphates) electroless nickel, anodizing, CARC paint , and a variety of finishes. In business 12 + years, with a management staff with over 125 years combined experience.
Square One has also worked with the SUNY system to help small business develop their technologies to be ready for market. A full service metal finishing shop
OrbitalFire is an award-winning, next-generation provider of simple, effective, and affordable cybersecurity services for small businesses in manufacturing and other industries. Thousands of small business customers trust us to manage compliance, protect critical assets, and actively develop long-term cybersecurity strategies.
FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.
FuzeHub’s programs champion the New York State manufacturing and technology community and provide targeted resources to accelerate manufacturing competitiveness and technology commercialization.