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The Genesis Group has been working hard to fulfill our mission to advance economic, social and cultural interests, and to foster unity and cooperation in the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State. 

Genesis Group Recent Accomplishments

Facilitated HUD Community Needs Assessment for the City of Rome 

Facilitated HUD Community Needs Assessment for the City of Utica 

Facilitated a Shared Services Agreement for – Dolgeville, Little Falls, Herkimer, Ilion and the Village of Frankfort with Herkimer County

Hosted a Summit for Herkimer County and its residents, more than 120 people participated

Facilitated county-wide Assessment & Capstone Report for Herkimer County  

Genesis organized the area's Regional Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show on July 4th 

Assisted the Good News Center with its Flags for Heroes event

Genesis assisted local organizations with Focus Groups & Planning Meetings 

Organized and hosted “STRIVING FOR SUCCESS” ~ Annual Young Professionals Initiative

Organized and hosted Community Forums to Heighten Awareness on Pertinent Issues

Genesis presented the annual “GEMS OF DISTINCTION” and Futuristic Initiative at GEMS Along the Mohawk in Herkimer...showcasing area businesses and organizations who are making an investment in the region

Along with the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley, The Genesis Group hosted a Regional Community Forum with area Elected Officials and 300 guests, focusing on the region's agenda 

Organized Discovery Tours to Griffiss Business & Technology Park, Utica Fire Academy, Sylvan Beach, Johnson Park Center, Utica College, Masonic Research Lab, Varick Street District, Remington Arms, Observer-Dispatch, WUTR TV, WKTV, A & P Master Images, Mohawk Ltd., Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, The Fountainhead Group and The New Griffiss International Airport 

Organized Career, College & Life Ready programs at John F. Kennedy Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and Frankfort-Schuyler School District 

Partnered with the Herkimer County Guidance Association to offer a Career Exploration Program to 1,000 students from 10 schools in Herkimer County with 50 career representatives participating 

Partnered with the Oneida County BOCES and Mohawk Valley Community College to offer a Career Exploration Program to 1,800 students with 70 career representatives participating 

Spoke about history, activities, goals and accomplishments of Genesis at various community organizations including Utica, Rome and Herkimer Rotary Meetings

Held local interviews and did talk show appearances with area Radio, Television and Print Media

Partnered with the Medical Societies of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties, to present the Annual Regional Healthcare Recognition and Healthcare Hall of Distinction

Hosted the Annual Regional Prayer Breakfast for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Military and Emergency Responders. This special event attracts more than 300 people

Hosted a Genesis General Meeting for officials with the NYS Department of Transportation to discuss improvements to the Route 12 arterial

Established a working relationship with Rome Labs and established their involvement with our regional Career Exploration Programs

Presented the 11th Annual Celebration of Education and Education Hall of Distinction, honoring Educators and Programs from pre-school to graduate school. Nearly 500 guests attended.

Organized Taste of the Mohawk Valley at the FX Matt Brewery, an event that showcases local foods and beverages

Convened regular meetings of the Genesis Group College Community Network with representation from 11 area colleges and institutions of higher education

Updated and re-launched the College Discount Program which helps students feel connected to our community. More than 100 local businesses are now offering discounts and incentives to (college) students.

Organized “Sangertown Loves College Students” event where stores in the mall offered discounts to students

Held an introductory conference with officials from Auburn, NY to discuss similar needs and initiatives and to explore opportunities for working together

Held an introductory conference with officials from Binghamton, NY to discuss similar needs and initiatives and to explore opportunities for working together

Assisted the Sidney School District in Sidney, NY in preparing their first-ever Career Day program.

Genesis continues to be an Affiliate Partner of the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley which now includes 23 Chambers of Commerce and Affiliate Partners from 6 counties

Met with Tourism Officials from the Old Forge area and included them in a Genesis General Meeting to highlight local attractions, activities and events that are available in the Central New York area

Attended the Annual Meetings of Oneida County Tourism, Mohawk Valley EDGE and local Chambers of Commerce 

Organized the Genesis Group 16th  Anniversary Dinner with 200 guests attending. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Todd S. Hutton from Utica College. Todd offered comments on the growth of Genesis since the very beginning, Todd was a Founding Member of The Genesis Group

Partner with WKTV and SUNY Poly to present a live 1-hour television forum regarding “Drugs in our Community”

The Genesis Group appreciates the continued support of its Board of Trustees, Committees and Volunteers.

We need your continued support! Please click here to donate to our Annual Appeal. 

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!