Council of Industry selects AJ Ross to spearhead Marketing Communications Program
CHESTER (March 16) - Allan Ross, president and founder of A.J. Ross Creative Media, is pleased to announce that his firm has been named Agency of Record for The Council of Industry.
Based in Newburgh, NY, The Council of Industry has been the premier manufacturer’s association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. A privately funded, not-for-profit organization, the Council’s mission is to promote the success of its member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the growth of the entire Hudson Valley manufacturing community.
The Council provides its members with the tools they need to succeed, including training programs, workforce development, networking, survey data, events, and more. In addition, it helps manufacturers attract qualified applicants for positions at all organizational levels.
“Over the next year AJ Ross looks forward to working with The Council of Industry to promote the Apprentice Program and Applicant Tracker System,” says agency president Ross. “These tools enable Hudson Valley manufacturers to match open job positions with potential employees.”
Harold King, executive vice president of The Council of Industry, notes, “We are looking forward to working with AJ Ross on this important initiative. They are a very creative firm with deep roots in the Hudson Valley and a clear understanding of the importance of the manufacturing sector and economic development. We know they can help us with solutions to this difficult workforce challenge.“
AJ Ross will work with the Council of Industry to develop the necessary marketing materials to create a dynamic campaign across a variety of mediums, with the goal of creating awareness and driving traffic to the Council’s website and programs. The agency has a proven track record of producing impactful marketing communications efforts for other manufacturers and industrial companies including Motion Labs, Lab Synergy, Spence Engineering, Fontaine Lumber, and NicePak.
Ross sums up, “Working as a team, we will showcase The Council of Industry as the manufacturing workforce powerhouse it is, bringing significant benefits to our entire community.”
L-R: Mayor Decker, Councilwoman Maria Mann, Gus Debree, Warner Tshopp, Bobbi Height
Port Jervis Bowl is City’s Business of the Month
PORT JERVIS (March 9) - The Port Jervis Mayor’s Office announced that our Business of the Month for March 2018 is Port Jervis Bowl at 17 West Main St. in Port Jervis, NY.
Owned by Warner Tshopp, this is a modern bowling alley which offers COSMIC Bowling every Friday & Saturday from 8pm to midnight. Also kids bowl free two games 3pm to 5pm during the months of June, July & August when they sign up at KidsBowlFree.com.
POUGHKEEPSIE (February 28) - Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation recognizes the many contributions made by engineers during national Engineers Week, held Feb. 18 – 24, 2018. The National Society of Professional Engineers first launched Engineering Week in 1951, “dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.”
Central Hudson helped recognize Engineers Week by sponsoring and attending the local E-Week dinner and program presented by Mid-Hudson Technical Societies, this year held in New Windsor on February 27. More than 20 Central Hudson employees attended to learn about important projects, network with fellow engineers and provide encouragement to future engineers.
“Engineers develop and design the technology and infrastructure we rely upon every day,” said Paul Haering, Senior Vice President of Engineering and System Operations at Central Hudson. “Our own teams of engineers lay out and specify the electric and gas delivery systems that serve our region. They work hand-in-hand with our field crews and other employees to construct and implement critical infrastructure projects on behalf of our customers.”
Today, engineers at Central Hudson are working to modernize the local energy grid, designing upgrades to improve efficiency and resilience of the energy delivery systems and enabling greater adoption of distributed renewable resources of energy. “Our engineers are a part of a larger team of Central Hudson employees, implementing improvements to the way we serve our customers,” said Haering. “We appreciate all engineers for their abilities and dedication and encourage students to consider engineering as a worthwhile and fulfilling career.”
To provide guidance to students interested in engineering, Central Hudson employees serve as mentors to Poughkeepsie High School students participating in the E-TECH academy (Engineering, Technology, Early College High School). The initiative is a partnership between the Central Hudson, the Poughkeepsie City School District and Dutchess Community College, and provides these students with an integrated sequence of high school and college course work, mentorship by engineering professionals, workplace experience and potential internships, culminating in both a high school diploma and a college associate degree in the field of engineering.
Central Hudson also offers a comprehensive internship program for college students, with many opportunities in engineering as well as other fields. “Our interns often find careers with Central Hudson, as they find this allows them to engage in important work and make meaningful contributions,” said Haering.
Local zero energy office building recognized by the New Building Institute
NEW PALTZ (February 23) - 231 Main St., New Paltz, a green office building that is home to seven businesses, has a monthly electricity bill of $35.01. The LEED Platinum Certified and Zero Energy Verified facility augments the benefits of creating a high-performance building.
This building, designed by Alfandre Architecture PC, and built by EcoBuilders, Inc., was recently added to the “Zero Energy Verified” list in the 2018 edition of “New Buildings Institute: Getting to Zero” publication. The designing firm, Alfandre Architecture, is owned by High Falls resident Rick Alfandre whom specializes in high-performance, energy-efficient, green building and sustainable design.
The addition of Alfandre Architecture’s building to the New Buildings Institute list establishes 231 Main St. as one of seventeen buildings in the State of New York to have achieved this verification and only one of sixty-seven in North America. Zero Energy Verified projects, on average, use “60% less energy” than equivalent commercial buildings.
To learn more about Alfandre Architecture, visit www.alfandre.com. For more information about the New Buildings Institute visit www.nbi.org
Central Hudson receives Good Neighbor Award
POUGHKEEPSIE (February 5) - Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. was honored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce this weekend with the Good Neighbor Award.
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