Leadership Niagara tours Confer Plastics

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Bob Confer talks about the history of Confer Plastics

More than 40 members of this year’s Leadership Niagara class toured Confer Plastics on April 2nd as a part of their Manufacturing Day. The participants were able to walk the factory floor and see a variety of products being made. For most, this day was their first look at the inner workings of a manufacturing environment. They also heard from our vice-president Bob Confer who talked about the struggles and joys of running a business.

This was just one stop on their full day of small business & leadership activities. They also heard from Joe McMahon (who gave them a tour of Audubon Machinery and spoke about his brand of leadership), speakers from the 43 North program and leadership educator Tim Widjaja.

Leadership Niagara is a year-long leadership training program for adults who represent a cross section of Niagara County; including business, labor, education, the arts, religion, government, community based organizations, ethnic and minority groups.They meet for daylong sessions held each month addressing diverse, local needs. LN focuses on helping participants to enhance their understanding and recognition of what our community lacks to become a better place to live and work, followed by becoming involved and making it happen. The program provides opportunities for participants to develop their own personal leadership styles and networking opportunities. More information can be found at: http://www.leadershipniagara.com