Working to move our region forward!

The Genesis Group is a group of community volunteers that unite individuals and organizations dedicated to adaptive leadership to meet new challenges and to create positive impact in the Mohawk Valley region.

The Genesis Group will be a trusted voice that advocates and partners with dedicated individuals and organizations to seek opportunities to achieve the positive transformation of the Mohawk Valley region.

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Just a few of our community events in the Mohawk Valley

Annual Legislative Breakfast

Annual Legislative Breakfast

Independence Day Celebrations

Gems of Distinction

Herkimer County Career Day

Honoring Young Professionals

Celebrating Regional Healthcare

Genesis Group Community Forum Series Introducing..."Our View"

Raymond J. Durso, Jr., Executive Director

As part of our Community Forum Series, The Genesis Group is pleased to offer "Our View" , a new initiative that focuses on pertinent issues and opportunities impacting our community.

Before the pandemic, our region was thriving with a vibrant economy and many exciting new projects.
New challenges have arrived. Now, we must stay focused on the tasks at hand and think forward as
we adjust to the "New Normal." We must stay positive and support each other. Right now we are asked
to stand apart to better protect one another's health, but for the past 20 years the Genesis Group has
reminded us that we can do so much more when we stand together.

Genesis is providing “adaptive leadership” and is moving our region forward. Genesis has leadership skills
for changing times. We are focused on the community's agenda and have established projects in areas of
Data Analytics, Education, Healthcare, Technology, Agri-Business, Public Safety, Insurance, Banking and
Finance and so much more. With the continued support of area Business/Community Leaders and Volunteers,

The Genesis Group will continue to:

Organize community events that will create transformational impacts in the community,

Commemorate and acknowledge community achievements and accomplishments of individuals and organizations,

Focus the community’s awareness on new challenges, pertinent issues and opportunities created by a changing environment,

Facilitate and advocate effective collaborations between individuals and organizations to foster adaptive growth and

transformational community development,

Strengthen our organization’s capacity and flexibility to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community,

Be the reliable and consistent voice of the community in recognizing and preserving the best of what we have to offer, and to prepare for new challenges and to capitalize on opportunities.

I, Ray Durso, look forward to sharing a positive and informative perspective on both the issues and opportunities that are helping to make a difference in the community.

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Genesis Group Develops Data Analytics Task Force
Inspired by the vision of a brighter future for our community, the Genesis Group last month launched the Mohawk Valley Data Analytics Task Force, a group focused on helping existing enterprises and new ventures here use Information Age techniques to grow and prosper. Just what exactly is data analytics and why is it important to act? 

Click here to learn more...

Genesis Group and First Source Recognize Teachers

The Genesis Group and First Source Federal Credit Union are asking people to submit 
a photo (colored head shot) and a brief write-up (one paragraph) about any teacher....
from pre-school thru graduate school.....that you know of in the Mohawk Valley region 
who meets this criteria and is performing in an exemplary manner.

We will display their photo and write-up in the following publications:

  • The Genesis Group Weekly Emails and Face Book page
  • First Source Federal Credit Union Face Book Page
  • and in the local media

*Email photos/write-ups to Genesis Executive Director Ray Durso, Jr.

Click here to view already recognized teachers... 

The Genesis Group
100 Seymour Road • Utica, NY 13502

The Genesis Group is a civic organization that unites Business and Community Leaders working to
advance regional economic, social and cultural interests, and to foster unity and cooperation
in the Mohawk Valley region.
With a population of more than 300,000 residents, and several billion dollar industries,
the Mohawk Valley Region is a great place for recreation, to work and live!