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Sept. 27, 2000
OSWEGO -- Old-line manufacturers existing and thriving in the ever-changing high-tech marketplace will be the topic for Mick Fleming, president of the Manufacturing Association of Central New York, when he speaks at the Sheldon Roundtable Public Issue Forum on Oct. 18 at Oswego State.
Fleming will speak on "Marrying the Old and New Economies for Growth" in The Forum in the Hewitt Union on campus at the roundtable scheduled from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The roundtable will feature a continental breakfast for $7.50. Reservations are required.
Fleming heads MACNY, an 87-year-old organization that embraces makers of old-line, traditional durable goods and companies creating the technologies of tomorrow. Those companies are integrating high-tech equipment and processes into their plants, keeping them competitive in global markets and positioning them for growth.
MACNY's member companies, like other manufacturers, are driving technological change through research and development and helping forge the "new economy" here in Central New York
Fleming has been the president of MACNY since 1997, coming to Syracuse after spending 15 years with the Business Council of New York State. He directs a 10-person staff, which provides information, training and advocacy support to more than 300 member companies.
Over the course of his career, Fleming has been involved in teaching, coaching, publishing, marketing and lobbying.
"We are pleased to have Mr. Fleming as our featured speaker at the October Sheldon Roundtable Public Issues Forum. His perspectives on how traditional manufacturing companies cannot only survive, but flourish in the new high-tech marketplace are important to everyone involved in positioning their business and industry to remain viable in tomorrow's marketplace," said Carolyn Rush, deputy to the Oswego State president.
Future Sheldon Roundtable Public Issues Forum topics will include "Community Visioning for Workforce Development," "Are You Ready for the New World of Telecommunication?" and "Health Care Systems: Past, Present and Future."
For more information about "Marrying the Old and New Economies for Growth," future programs or to register, contact the Center for Business and Community Programs, 100 Sheldon Hall, Oswego, New York, 13126, or call 341-4139.
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