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Mastrovito Hyundai Commits $100,000 to the Utica Children’s Museum

      Mastrovito Hyundai has committed a multi-year gift of $100,000 to the all new Utica Children’s Museum, which will be located in ICAN’s Family Resource Center at 106 Memorial Parkway in Utica.   Mastrovito’s $100,000 gift sponsors the Let’s Play Pond area of the museum in the Seasons Exhibit. The donation contributes to…

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Opposing the redefining of temporary total disability

Approved June 27, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OPPOSING THE REDEFINING OF TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY WHEREAS,  the New York Legislature passed Assembly Bill A1118 and Senate Bill S768 at the close of the 2022 legislative session regarding Workers’ Compensation Law;  and WHEREAS,  this legislation redefines a temporary total disability as “the…

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Opposing the Good Cause Eviction Legislation

Approved May 31, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OPPOSING THE GOOD CAUSE EVICTION LEGISLATION WHEREAS,  the New York Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill S-2762 and Assembly Bill A-766, which would permit an employee to file an “employee lien” against an employer for alleged violations of New York Labor Law pertaining…

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Opposing the Creation of Employee Liens Over Wage Disputes

Approved May 31, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OPPOSING THE CREATION OF EMPLOYEE LIENS OVER WAGE DISPUTES WHEREAS,  the New York Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill S-2762 and Assembly Bill A-766, which would permit an employee to file an “employee lien” against an employer for alleged violations of New York…

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Utica School Community Story

Diversity In Learning: Pride in the Utica School District By Tennille Knoop I grew up an Air Force brat. Born in Caribou, Maine, I stayed attached to my mother’s side as we relocated to Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, and Missouri. Life on base was interesting, as we were surrounded by like-minded families from all walks of…

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Face-To-Face Friday

Who was monkeying around before charging up for the weekend? We were! Our Chamber staff has decided to get out of the office and visit our members a bit more. Last Friday, we stopped by the Utica Zoo and then at New York Power Authority’s Energy Zone. The Utica Zoo is doing some spring cleaning…

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25th Annual Miracle Drawing Kicks Off – Tickets on Sale Now

      Funds benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Mohawk Valley Health System   UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2 and PJ Green, announce the start of the 25th annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals…

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MVHS Offers Referral and Sign-On Bonuses for New Hires

Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announced an expansion of its sign-on bonus program for new employees along with an enhanced referral program for current employees to help with recruitment. Now, more positions are eligible for a sign-on bonus with up to $1,000 paid out over the course of a year of employment, in addition to…

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MVHS Offers Breastfeeding Café and Free Classes, Support for Mothers

        The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services offers free monthly breastfeeding classes for expectant parents who have chosen or are considering breastfeeding. Common breastfeeding concerns will be addressed and breastfeeding education and resource information will be provided. Fathers are encouraged to attend. Classes are held at the St. Luke’s…

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Baird Employees Recognized With New Titles

            Three employees in the Baird Utica Branch have recently received new titles:   Scott George is now a Managing Director.  Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CFP® Professional, and a Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM™.  He has been with Baird since 2005.   Zack Maxwell is now a Senior Vice President. Zack…

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Supporting the Use of Federal Funds to Pay Down Unemployment Debt

Approved March 30, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SUPPORT OF THE USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO PAY DOWN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WHEREAS,  nearly 2 million New Yorkers were receiving unemployment insurance benefits during the height of the Covid panemic;  and WHEREAS,  the State of New York borrowed $11.9 billion from the…

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