Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On the Move: Center for Family Life adds staff, appoints CEO

The Utica OD reported The Center for Family Life and Recovery announced the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Cassandra Sheets. Sheets brings with her a rich portfolio of experience in nonprofit and community work in the Central New York area. She was formerly the executive director of the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism/Addictions, a consultant and accomplished trainer and director of the Oneida County Communities That Care Coalition.

The center also recently announced several other additions to the staff.

* Jeremy Callahan joined the staff in March as the impact program coordinator at the Herkimer office. As coordinator, Jeremy helps to provide individual and group supportive counseling for families of at-risk youth.

* Stephanie Hughes also joined the staff in March as the clinical program assistant at the Columbia Street office in Utica. As a clinical and administrative support specialist, she helps with clerical work, file maintenance and greeting clients.

* Lauren Poccia joined the staff in January as a Young Scholars Program counselor. As a counselor, she provides support and counseling for at-risk youth in a school-based development program in partnership with Utica College. She works with the program at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica.

* Jillian Zegarelli joined the staff in January. The Oneida County Prevention Council, a program of the Center for Family Life and Recovery, announced her as the new prevention program specialist at the Court Street office in Utica. Zegarelli is working with the Second Step Program and Life Skills Training Program in area schools.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Utica JSEC - Wage Theft Prevention Act Seminar - 05-11-11

Andrew Bobrek of Bond Schoeneck & King presents – The Wage Theft Prevention Act
This seminar will address the recently signed Wage Theft Prevention Act which imposes new notification and recordkeeping requirements on employers, significantly expands the Department of Labor’s enforcement powers and increases employers’ potential liability for violations of the Labor Law. Please join us with your questions!
The Blue Flag Room Union Station 1 Railroad Street Utica, NY 13501
Thursday, May 11th 7:30 a.m. - Registration 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Andrew Bobrek
$15.00* Payable in advance or at door
Reservations must be made no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, May 6th by calling (315) 793-5306, by faxing your name and company name to (315) 793-2216, or by e-mail to: Payment in advance may be mailed to the attention of Jennifer Gilbert, c/o Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502. Please make checks payable to the Utica JSEC.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. (MVLA) Membership Meeting

Who: The Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. (MVLA)
What: Junta General de Miembros/ General Membership Meeting ~ 2011
Where: Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St., Music Room, Utica, NY
When: Sabado, 23 de Abril / Saturday, April 23, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We encourage your attendance and participation. Please feel free to bring a friend or family member along. Our meetings are informational, full of energy, ideas, and most importantly very beneficial to the Latino community. We are having an open community forum with guest speaker, Assemblyman Felix Ortix, Assembly District 51 (Brooklyn). Assemblyman Ortiz has been in office since 1994. Contact Information: Mohawk Valley Latino Association, Inc. 309 Genesee Street (Park Ave. Entrance) 3rd Floor, Utica, NY (315)738-1083 ext. 121 or 147

RSVP by: Friday, April 22, 2011 MVLA, Inc.

Mission Statement: To improve the standard of living for all residents of the Mohawk Valley through various services that will educate, empower, achieve awareness among Different cultures, help shape young minds, and demonstrate the great opportunities available within the Mohawk Valley. --

Mohawk Valley Latino, Inc.
309 Genesee Street, 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
315/738-1083, X121 or 147
MVLA in facebook Motivation * Vision * Latin Pride * Attitude Motivacion * Vision * Orgullo Latino * Actitud

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

LATINA WISE in Syracuse..!

The CNY Latino Media Consortium is presenting a new event dedicated to the
“Latina Woman”, as part of the famous women conference WISE, Tuesday April
12, 2011, in the Hotel Holiday Inn Convention Center, in Liverpool, NY. This
Hispanic event is title "WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LATINA..?",
and it will take place at 12 noon; the WISE conference is all day and begins
at 8:30 AM.

This is the 9th year the WISE brings one of the biggest business conference,
networking and famous event in New York State, and maybe the most powerful
conference for women..! This year, thanks to the sponsorship of CNY Latino,
and of the partial collaboration of other business, the WISE conference is
going to bring a session dedicated to Latina Woman, where we will discuss
aspects and issues related to "WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL
LATINA..?", with the participation of four (4) panelist. This panel is made
of four experienced and successful Latinas in their personal and
professional life’s. They will share their expertise, formulas and obstacles
in front of a diverse audience.

Register as soon as possible because space is limited and we need a head
count for lunches.
Use the registration form inside this brochure to register, or go also
online (for additional information) to the website,
or call Marisol Hernandez at (315) 558-4203 or e-mail her at

If you know of anyone else who will benefit from attending this event for
the Latina Woman, please forward this information to her (or to him - men
are also welcome), or let us know who else you think should receive this

NOTE: The event for Latina woman will be presented in "English" - possible
assistance for translation may be offer.

WISE LATINA en Syracuse..!

El Consorcio de Media CNY Latino está presentando un evento dedicado a la
"Mujer Latina", dentro de la famosa conferencia de mujer WISE, el Martes 12
de Abril del 2011, en el Hotel Holiday Inn Convention Center, en Liverpool,
NY. Este evento Hispano se llama "QUE NECESITA UNA LATINA PARA TENER
ÉXITO..?", y se va a llevar a cabo a las 12 del mediodía; la conferencia de
WISE es todo el día, y empieza a las 8:30 AM.

Este es el noveno año que WISE trae una de las conferencias de negocios y de
networking mas grande y famosas en el estado de New York, y quizás la más
predominante para Mujeres..! Este año, gracias al patrocinio de CNY Latino,
y de la colaboración parcial de otras empresas, la conferencia de WISE va a
tener una sesión dedicada a las mujeres Latinas, en donde se va a discutir
aspectos y temas relacionados a "QUE NECESITA UNA LATINA PARA TENER
ÉXITO..?", con la participación de cuatro (4) panelistas. Estas panelistas
consisten de cuatro mujeres con experiencias y éxitos en sus vidas
profesionales y personales, que van a compartir sus experiencias, formulas,
y obstáculos, enfrente a un público diverso.

Regístrese tan pronto le sea posible, pues espacios son limitados y almuerzo
será servido.
Use el formulario dentro de este folleto para registrase, o también (y para
mas información) vaya al website, o llame a Marisol
Hernandez al (315) 558-4203 o al e-mail

Si sabe de alguien mas que pueda beneficiarse de este evento para la Mujer
Latina, por favor, pase esta información a ella (o a el - hombres también
serán bienvenidos), o déjenos dicho quien es.

NOTA: el evento para la mujer Latina va a ser presentado en "Ingles" -
posible ayuda en traducción quizás se va a proveer
Mohawk Valley Latino, Inc.
309 Genesee Street, 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
315/738-1083, X121 or 147
MVLA in facebook
Motivation * Vision * Latin Pride * Attitude
Motivacion * Vision * Orgullo Latino * Actitud