Agenda

Wednesday,  June 8, 2022

8:30-10:30 am - NYSTA Board of Directors Meeting                                                                                      

12:00 Noon – Registration/ Lunch (Golfers)                                                          Saranac Lake Waterfront Lodge

                                                                                                 

1:00 pm – John Seguine Memorial Golf Tournament Shot-gun start         White Face Club & Resort - Sponsored by: Calix

 Beverages at the Golf Course Sponsored By: NYSTA’s Associate Members

6:30 - 7:30 pm Reception - Sponsored By: Latitude

7:30 - 9:00 pm – Annual Awards Dinner - Sponsored by T-Mobile Accessibility

Thursday, June 9, 2022

7:00 – 8:15 AM – Breakfast                                                                                                                                    

8:30 AM - General Business Session                                                                                                                   

NYSTA Chairman’s Report

Jim McCarthy, Oneida County Rural Telephone Co.

NYSTA President’s Report

 Craig Miller, NYSTA

NYSTA Treasurer’s Report

Mark Evans, State Telephone Co.

Inspectors of Election Report

                                                                                Deidre MacNerland and Eric Kreckel, Chazy and Westport Telephone Company  

Committee Recognition

Craig Miller, NYSTA

Jim McCarthy, Oneida County Rural Telephone Co.

ITPA Scholarship Awards,

Leslie Irwin, Newport Telephone

9:15 am- Mike Romano, Senior Vice President of Regulatory, NTCA


10:00 Break with the Associate Members -View Tabletop Displays 

Sponsored By X3i

Enjoy a nice coffee break, stop and take a look at the table top displays or chat with one of our Associate members!

10:30 am – Broadband Roundtable

                      Moderator:        Craig Miller, NYSTA

                      Panelists:             Michael Romano, NTCA

                                                 Steve Aquario, Association of Counties (invited)

                                                   Scott Rasmussun, NYS Connect All Program 

Noon - Lunch

1:00 pm –Mike Pratt, President & CEO, Olympic Regional Development Authority

1:30 pm - Olympic Speaker TBD

3:00: pm Table Top Display Visitation and Coffee Break                                                                              

3:30 pm – Member Engagement Beer Tasting with Associate Members

6:00-7:00 pm - Annual Banquet Reception                                                                                                        

7:00 pm NYSTA Annual Banquet - Sponsored By Verizon


Friday, June 10, 2022

7:00-8:15 am - Breakfast                                                                                                                                         

8:30 am  Marketing Roundtable– Its not just bill inserts anymore!

Moderator:         Deidre Forcier, Chazy & Westport/Westelcom

Panelists:           John Fazio, Marketing Manager, Oneida County Rural/Northland

                         Bob Vandelinder,    Empire Telephone Corp.

   Victoria Marking, Champlain Tel

   Kristy Kennedy, North Country Chamber                                                                                                                                                                          

10:00-10:15 Break 

Coffee Breaks Sponsored by

10:15 am -  Workforce Development The workforce is a different Place these days.  Gone are the days when your employee stayed with the company for his/her entire career!  How you can train and retain employees for long enough to see a return on investment.

Moderator:         Glen Faulkner

Participants        Sylvie Nelson, Executive Director, North Country Workforce Development Board and North Country Workforce Partnership, Inc.

                         Jim Becker, President Middleburgh Tel/INOC

                         Michele M. Friedman, Director of Career & Technical Education, CV-TEC Division of Champlain Valley Educational Services

11:45 - Closing Remarks & Door Prize Drawing

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