An inaugural leadership conference was hosted by Leadership Cattaraugus and Leadership Allegany on August 8, 2013, at St. Bonaventure University. Both organizations wanted to continue to provide leadership training for their alumni, and were looking into what type of venue to develop to bring this about. Jesse Gugino, Administrator of Leadership Cattaraugus spoke with Pam Witter, Chairperson for Leadership Allegany, about a conference. A leadership conference was one of Leadership Allegany's strategic initiatives for this year.
On July 19, 2012, Odeney Carty spoke about Congruence to the students of Leadership Allegany at their monthly Curriculum Session. Carty, a 2011 graduate of Leadership Allegany, serves as the Associate Director of the Allegany Business Center, owner of rTechCustom Web Design, and holds a masterâ€™s degree in Leadership. Carty explained that congruence is when a personâ€™s feelings, thoughts, and views guide both inside and outside worlds into harmony. He spoke about how to deal with an imbalance in yourself or others in the workplace. Carty explained the key concepts of congruence.
On September 6th, Leadership Allegany students toured Sunny Cove Farm in Alfred Station for Agriculture Day. Sunny Cove is an organic dairy farm run by long-time owner Jerry Snyder. The Snyders previously offered non-organic milk but receive twice the price for their organic product. The tour included the milk house, barn, and organic food store. During the tour, Snyder shared his farming story. As a young boy, Snyder did not want to farm, but now says "I love what I do." Helping run the farm has taught Snyder's children to be thinkers and entrepreneurs.
Welcome to the March 2012 edition of "The Networker," Leadership Allegany's newsletter. "The Networker" provides regular alumni news, program updates, and feature stories about our current class' experiences. "The Networker" is distributed electronically to Leadership Allegany students, alumni, speakers, teachers, sponsors and community members. To be added to our distribution list, e-mail us or call 585.567.9558.
On Thursday, January 5, the Leadership Allegany class of 2012 gathered in Wellsville for their Human Services industry day. Leadership Allegany students Ryan Cool (Technology Administrator at Houghton College), Trina LaFleur (Human Resources Manager at ACCORD Corporation), and Darlene Wells (SWNY Allegany County District Director for the American Red Cross) planned and coordinated the morning. Speakers represented a wide cross-section of organizations and departments which address the needs of people in Allegany County.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011 Leadership Allegany students attended an economic development session in Alfred, NY. The first panel of the morning included speakers Curt Crandall, Chair of the Allegany County Board of Legislators, Fred Sinclair, Allegany County Legislator and Chair of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, and John Foels, Executive Director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency. Panelists explained the purpose of the Western New York Economic Development Council, recently appointed by the New York State governor.
Students of Leadership Allegany, Class of 2012, have volunteered their time to assist with the "BuyLocal initiative" which is sponsored and managed by the Allegany Business Center. The "Buylocal Allegany County" Business Directory and the online "Taste of Allegany County" websites will serve as marketing resources for local businesses. In addition to an online business listing local businesses can also showcase their products in the Taste of Allegany sample boxes.
Leadership Allegany is proud to present the inaugural edition of The Networker, Leadership Allegany's quarterly newsletter. The Networker provides regular alumni news, program updates, and feature stories about our current class' experiences. The Networker is distributed electronically to Leadership Allegany students, alumni, speakers, teachers, sponsors and community members. To be added to our distribution list, e-mail us or call 585.567.9558.