Recent Accomplishments 
 
 

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

Hosted an Economic Development Forum with presentations from M.V. EDGE, Empire State Development, City of Utica, City of Rome, Herkimer County IDA, Mohawk Valley Economic Development District

Hosted the 17th Annual 9/11 Community Prayer Breakfast, Brian McQueen was speaker (300 guests)

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, Eastern Air Defense Sector, Utica Auditorium,The New Griffiss International Airport, The Masonic Medical Research Institute, Oneida County 911 Center, Oneida County Law Enforcement Building

Organized Career, College & Life Ready program at 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 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 12th 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  area colleges and institutions of higher education

Updated and re-launched the College Discount Program which helps students feel connected to our community. 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

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

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

Honored community leaders who exemplify the life of Joseph R.Carucci and his commitment to community

Welcomed new sponsors and supporters to the Genesis Group Partners for Progress initiative

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

Together, we are taking action, achieving results and making a difference!

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!