CEN schedules a variety of meetings and programs each year for its members. Any associate of a CEN member company may attend a CEN program or meeting. Many are informational and topic-oriented, and are open to all CEN members. A few meetings are solely for our manufacturing members. These Manufacturers Only Forums feature solutions and best practices, and provide an opportunity to share experience and knowledge with other CEN manufacturers.

Our largest event, and the one that we take the most pride in, is CEN’s Golf Day. This event raises money to fund our CEN Manufacturing Scholarships, which are awarded to several area high school and college students who are either currently enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a major which will lead to employment with a manufacturer. Each recipient of the CEN Manufacturing Scholarship is awarded a 1 year, $1,000 scholarship, to be used towards college expenses.

As an affiliate of the Center for Economic Growth (GEG), a private, business development organization serving New York’s Capital Region and Tech Valley, CEG programs are also available to CEN members.