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Annual Manufacturing Conference

October 21, 2021 8:30 am — 12:00 pm

Fee: Complimentary

Out of concern for the health and safety of our conference attendees, speakers and staff, we are hosting our Annual Manufacturing Conference in a virtual format.

Dannible & McKee’s Manufacturing Conference is specifically designed to provide valuable insight and best practices to help manufacturers succeed. This year’s conference will feature presentations on the latest industry trends and economic outlook, concepts and techniques for effective budgeting and planning, best practices for attracting and retaining employees and tax issues impacting the manufacturing industry. CPE credit will be offered.


Featured Presentations

New York State Manufacturing: Outlook and Opportunities for the Future
MACNY President & CEO, Randy Wolken, will present the view of the current outlook of manufacturing in New York State and highlight the opportunities for growth, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
– Randy Wolken, President & CEO, Manufacturers Association of Central New York

State Tax Issues Impacting Manufactures
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone over the last 18 months, it has affected state budgets especially hard. As a result, states are becoming increasingly aggressive in going after manufacturing companies for income and franchise tax, as well as sales and use tax. Is your company protected? In this session, we will examine state nexus rules, filing requirements and how those rules have been changed by COVID-19. We will also look at strategies to make sure your company isn’t running afoul of these rules. Finally, we will look at the recently passed New York State Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) election and what it means for your pass-through entity.
– Mickel Pompeii, CPA, CDA, Tax Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP
– Alex J. Nitka, CPA, Tax Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP

Effective Planning During Uncertain Times
Proper budgeting and planning are critical tools in helping manufacturers to remain competitive, and the importance of planning is magnified during uncertain times such as the ongoing pandemic. However, many manufacturers do not have a formal budgeting or strategic planning process. In this session, we will discuss concepts and techniques that will make the budgeting process more efficient and analyze how effective budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning can help manufacturers respond to market changes and continue to achieve their long-term goals.
– Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CDA, Audit Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP
– Benjamin A. Sumner, CPA, Audit Partner, Dannible & McKee, LLP

Keys to Attracting and Retaining Talented Employees
Reflecting the new realities of today, employers need to be agile in order to adapt to changing business and workforce needs. In this presentation, we will discuss the labor market challenges employers are experiencing and provide insight on what you can do to ensure you attract and retain top talent.
– Jason Banuski, PHR, President, HR One Consulting


CPE Credit

Dannible & McKee, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

This is an intermediate level, live presentation and the learning objectives will be shown in the conference agenda. The prerequisite is basic business knowledge and no advanced preparation is required.


2021 Manufacturing Conference Registration Form

To register for the Manufacturing Conference, please complete the form below.

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