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New York Photonics Networking Last Night

May 10, 2017

Over 80 people were in attendance at the New York Photonics networking session last night at Bergmann Associates‘ beautiful new office space in downtown Rochester.

Theme of the evening: The Vision Thing

We enjoyed a great evening in Tower280, a visionary space in a transformed Midtown Tower (Kudos to Morgan Properties, Buckingham Properties and Bergmann designers).

We heard about Light & Sound Interactive, the visionary conference coming to Rochester in September 2017; a conference designed to transform the Rochester economy into a hub for VR / AR Multimedia technology development and manufacturing. And it will coincide with New York Photonics annual meeting and golf tournament!

We saw, and heard about Bergmann Associates / Eastman Business Park’s vision of the Lake Avenue / Ridge Road / Maplewood Drive Corridor, anchored by the ON Semiconductor and AIM Photonics presence, as a flexible Work / Play / Live sector in City North.

We really enjoy spending time with our friends and colleagues, Innovators all, who embrace the future, and are passionate about our city, our region, and our industry.

Thank you, Bergmann Associates for the tours, for the VR demonstrations, for the wine and food, and for your commitment to Rochester and our center city!

See you next time!

Manufacturing Renaissance in Greater Rochester — Greater Rochester Quality Council

March 1, 2017

What will it take to create a manufacturing renaissance in the Greater Rochester area?

According to Willy Shih, it involves strengthening the link between manufacturing and innovation, developing advanced manufacturing operations and the supporting structure, educating and preparing the workforce at all levels, and government support for key initiatives.

The Speaker: Dr. Willy Shihshih
Dr. Willy Shih is Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and has 28 years of leadership experience in product development and manufacturing with companies such as IBM, Silicon Graphics and Eastman Kodak. He is a leading voice on industrial competitiveness and has co-authored the recent book Producing Prosperity – Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance.

Panelists
Dr. Shih will be joined by panelists Dr. Grace Wang, President of the SUNY Research Foundation; Ed White, Corporate Outreach Executive for AIM Photonics; Dr. Terry Taber, Chief Technical Officer of Eastman Kodak; Dr. Denis Cormier, Director of RIT’s AMPrint Center; Boris Gragera, CEO of NEST iON; Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services, Monroe Community College; and panel moderator, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy.

Event Date:

  •  Event Date: 3/20/2017
  •  Event Start: 05:15 PM
  •  Event End: 08:00 PM

>>Registration and more information is here<<

Optimax Leaders Will Share Entrepreneurial Insights At Event

February 24, 2017

RocGrowth Candids—a bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina.

The optics manufacturing firm employs 280 people.

The event, which takes place on Wednesday, March 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at 20 Windsor St., is to feature an open interview with Plympton and Mandina, and a question-and-answer session with the duo.

The event is free and open to the public, however, it is limited to the first 100 people to RSVP.

Those interested can register here.

RocGrowth Candids requests a $5 donation to the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre.

OSA Rochester Section / Entrepreneurship in Optics and Photonics: A Panel Discussion

February 24, 2017

OSA Rochester Section

Tuesday, March 7 at 7 PM

Laboratory for Laser Energetics – East Lobby
240 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623

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The focus is on questions from the audience, which will start after each speaker gives a short introduction on their experience with entrepreneurship.

 

AIM Photonics Manufacturing IPSR Spring 2017 Meeting

February 24, 2017

AIM Photonics IPSR Spring Meeting>>AGENDA HERE<<

18th Annual Photonics Clambake During Frontiers in Optics 2016

September 13, 2016

Frontiers in Optics 2016 is quickly approaching and so is the annual PHOTONICS CLAMBAKE!

The Photonics Clambake is a melting pot of optics & photonics professionals who gather to enjoy one of the industry’s premier networking events while relaxing with refreshing beverages, great food and lots of clams. The turnout for the last clambake was a record 540 people.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester
Cost: $80 per person

What Your Ticket Includes:
Four dozen steamed clams plus dinner buffet including: BBQ chicken, pasta, salt potatoes, corn on the cob and salad.
Three hours of open bar to include wine beer and liquor.

 Reservations & Payment:
All payments are to be made in advance no later than WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

No payments will be accepted at the door

>>Registration Form Here<<

Golf with New York Photonics in September!

August 22, 2016