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CNY ARMA: The Central New York Chapter of ARMA International

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The Central New York Chapter of ARMA was formed in 1968. In September 1968 Norman R. Mango of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation sent a letter to William Olmsted of Norwich Pharmacal Company asking him to join in an effort to form a chapter in the Central New York region. The chapter, established through a charter, was then formed in 1969. Its territory covers New York State from the Canadian border in the north to the Pennsylvania border in the south. Seneca Lake was the westerly border stretching to Albany in the east.

Originally CNY ARMA meetings began as evening meetings with a meal and speaker. Today, luncheon meetings are held with opportunities for networking followed by individual speakers, panel discussions, or workshops, with topics discussed ranging from basic records retention to electronic records management and e-business. Presentations have been provided by chapter members, local speakers, and nationally known speakers such as Richard Reese of Iron Mountain, John Montana and Terry Goode, White House Records Manager. Often a field trip is planned to provide tours of such sites as Kodak and George Eastman's home; Corning, Inc. and Corning Glass Museum; the NYS Archives and Iron Mountain. At the close of each year a casual meeting is planned with a presentation on personal or professional development.

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