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MACNY to hold September virtual event in place of its annual dinner

By Eric Reinhardt (


DeWITT, N.Y. — MACNY, the Manufacturers Association, is planning a two-week long virtual event in September in place of its annual dinner, which is usually held in May.

Due to the coronavirus-pandemic restrictions, MACNY had originally rescheduled the May annual dinner to Sept. 23, but has now opted for the virtual event.

The organization sees the virtual event as a way to “break down geographical barriers and engage MACNY and community members throughout the entire State of New York,” per a Tuesday news release.

Throughout the weeks of Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, MACNY plans to release a series of videos featuring its Innovator of the Year Award recipient; Wall of Fame inductees; and updates from Randy Wolken, president and CEO of MACNY, on the “past, present, and future” of manufacturing in the state.

MACNY in early March had announced that it has selected Daniel Brown of SRC, Inc. as the 2020 Innovator of the Year. The organization has yet to announce this year’s Wall of Fame inductees, Marisa Norcross, communications manager, tells CNYBJ in an email.

In addition to the video series, MACNY plans to host live virtual events via Zoom to offer viewers a “greater look” at the current state of manufacturing, the future of manufacturing, and discussions with this year’s award recipients.

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