We are pleased to offer seminars throughout the day on a variety of topics.  

Seminars will be in panel format and will include leaders in their field.

Location: First Arena, Stage






Seminar #1 



Time:  11:15 - 12:00 pm

Emcee: Thomas J. Santulli

Chemung County Executive

Denise K. Ackley, IOM


Corning Chamber of Commerce

Kurt Bartenstein

Regional Business Development Manager

Empower Federal Credit Union

Jennifer Herrick-McGonigal

Executive Director

Elmira Downtown


James Johnson

Executive Director

Steuben County IDA

Kamala Keeley

President and CEO

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

Mike Krusen


Southern Tier Economic Growth

Seminar #3



Time: 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Emcee: Thomas J. Santulli

Chemung County Executive

Manda Lewis

Partner, Certified Financial Planner ®

H & H Financial Group

Michael Printup


Watkins Glen International

Christina Sonsire


Ziff Law Firm

Arie J. van den Blink

President, Chairman, and CEO

The Hilliard Corporation of Elmira, NY

Michael J. Wayne

Senior VP & Director of Marketing

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Seminar #2


Social Media

Time:  12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Emcee: Sarah Hammer

Marketing Communications & Social Media Consultant Economic Opportunity Program, Inc

& Employer Relations Specialist at Elmira College

Tom Brown


Media Barker

James Carl

Digital Media Manager


Jen Ferreira

Digital Content Manager


Sean Lukasik


Creagent Marketing


Krista Matia

Donor & Community Engagement Manager
Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Clare van den Blink

Senior Vice President and CIO

The Hilliard Corporation

Jaclyn Welles

Supervisor, Digital Communications

Corning Incorporated

Seminar #4



Time:  3:00 - 3:45 pm

Emcee: Andrea Ogunwumi

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Opportunity Program, Inc 

Karen Cromer

Executive Director

The Clemens Center

Beth Duane

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Corning Museum of Glass

Jeanne Eschbach

Executive Director of Workforce Education and Academic Pathways

Corning Community College

Stephen M. Hughes

President and CEO

United Way of Southern Tier

Michele Johnson

Chief Executive Director


Karen R. Makowski

Vice President

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, Inc

Andrea Ogunwumi

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Opportunity Program, Inc

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