Employees from Rome US Sovena, one of the largest olive oil companies in the world, participates in Great American Cleanup annual Rome Clean and Green on 23 April. As a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, Rome Clean and Green joins other affiliates across the country to clean up our neighborhoods, parks, trails and waterways.
A team of nine Sovena employees and loved ones started at the company’s headquarters in Rome and then began picking up trash along Olive Grove Street, Brooks Road, and the surrounding area. In just two hours, they had filled an 8-foot tailgate with garbage.
“On a global scale, it is important for Sovena to contribute to Earth Day as we strive to create a positive impact on society by actively feeding the future of our planet.” Sovena USA Marketing Manager Jonathan Baston said. “At a local level, we want to do our part to keep Rome and our environment clean, and to be a good example to others.”
Baston also said the company hopes to expand this event in the years to come.
“We definitely plan to do this again next year, armed with more of the logistics knowledge and experience we’ve learned, so we can make it bigger and better,” said Baston.
For more information about Sovena, visit SovenaGroup.com.
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Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, from Clinton has joined that House of Representatives National Correctional Commission as a liaison for the American Psychological Association. A licensed clinical psychologist and correctional mental health expert with nearly 30 years of experience, Barboza has dedicated her career to supporting incarcerated individuals and the staff who care for them. He is the founder and head of Barboza Consulting LLC, advising the correctional system on behavioral and mental health services. He also conducts comprehensive analysis of services and programs, provides expert testimony and offers training on self-injury reduction, suicide prevention, stress/fatigue, and other topics. Previously, he was vice president of mental health with Centurion Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of correctional health and mental health care, where he monitored the care and treatment provided to mentally ill individuals in several state correctional systems and county prisons. big. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Tufts University. He also holds a certification in Wholebeing Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute.
Mohawk Valley Community College Career Development Center and Department of Hospitality will be the host Hospitality Career Exhibition from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 11 in the Dining and Community Room on the Rome Campus featuring regional entrepreneurs from across the industry. This exhibition is open to the public.
The exhibition will feature entrepreneurs including:
- Ocean Blue Restaurant & Bar Oyster
- Oneida National Enterprises – Turning Stone Resort/Casino
- Sterling Renaissance Festival
- Vernon Downs
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Mediterranean Lafa by Zeina’s
- Maine Tourism Association
- Mohawk Valley Park (Babe’s, Comets, etc.)
- Tailor and Chef
This exhibition will connect students and job seekers with potential employers to discuss career opportunities, benefits and job requirements. Job seekers are advised to dress professionally and bring a copy of their resume. For more information, call the Career Development Center at 315-731-5847.
Giotto . Company will hold “On-The-Spot” recruitment event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at its corporate headquarters at 161 Clear Road in Oriskany. The event was co-hosted with First Choice Staffing of Whitesboro. Representatives from each affiliated company under the umbrella of the Giotto organization will be on hand to interview interested applicants with various manufacturing and open office positions. The company offers competitive wages, excellent benefits packages, and paid on-the-job training. Full-time, part-time, flexible hours, summer and internship opportunities are available. Giotto Enterprises consists of seven companies, which in total employ about 400 people in the greater Utica-Roma region. Founded in 1985, Fiber Instrument Sales is the flagship company of the Giotto organization. Fiber Instrument Sales is a world leader and manufacturer of components used in the fiber optic/telecommunication industry.
Herkimer & Oneida Counties Women’s Fund, Inc. are now accepting applications for their 2022 grant cycle. Grant applications must be received by email or postmark no later than September 23. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., Attn: Grants Committee, 2 Williams Street, Clinton, NY 13323. The Women’s Fund invites funding requests that will assist women and /or girls in Herkimer and Oneida counties. To be eligible for funding consideration, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, submit a complete application, and the funding request must be for a program or project that benefits women and girls. The Women’s Fund supports programs in local communities that fulfill its mission to empower women and inspire girls while promoting leadership and building self-esteem. Gender and geographic location are the only limits to those who can benefit. The majority of grants awarded range from $1,000 to $20,000. The Women’s Fund funding priorities include creating opportunities for economic, educational and personal growth for women and girls of all ages and promoting the advancement and full participation of women and girls in society. For more information, call 315-725-6758 or visit womensfundhoc.org and click on the Grant Guide for more details.
Utica Monday Night in partnership with Mohawk Valley Community College and ThINcubator invites new artists and creatives who are interested in setting up an arts-related business to enroll in the innovative and free refining program. Artist Refining Program is an intensive eight-week summer course offering the basics of starting a business, including an entrepreneurship curriculum, guest speakers and weekly submissions from participants, who will leave the program with a strong set of skills and knowledge to develop and monetize their creative materials. business. Courses cover building business models, legal and financial considerations, marketing, logistics, and trending state-of-the-art technology. Local artists and professionals will provide one-on-one instruction and training sessions. The eight-week summer session for emerging artists begins May 25. Sessions for established artists are planned for the fall. An application and a short video explaining program details can be accessed online at thincubator.co/artist-refinery.