IGNITE gets noticed. Whether it’s for our advocacy, our work in the community, or our members’ success, find news articles about IGNITE and our activities here.

IGNITE’s Monthly Columns in The Citizen

Every last Sunday of the month, IGNITE contributes a column to the Lake Life section of The Citizen.

IGNITE: Holidays are a time to reflect, celebrate (December 2013)
IGNITE: Support the Christmas Elf at Dec. 17 fundraiser (November 2013)
IGNITE: A community needs help from all sides (October 2013)
Get to know your council, Legislature candidates at Oct. 8 IGNITE forum (September 2013)
Want an Owasco River trail? Better Auburn nightlife? IGNITE the Vote (August 2013)
IGNITE: Summer fun, activity is all around in Auburn (July 2013)
IGNITE, Auburn businesses support each other (June2013)
Newest IGNITE steering committee member is betting on Cayuga County (May 2013)
IGNITE gives thanks for eventful, engaging year (November 2012)
You’re Welcome – In Auburn (October 2012)
Young professionals: Find us at the ballot box (September 2012)
Volunteering is rewarding to you and the people you help (August 2012)
Grant to fund installation of new “Welcome to Auburn” sign (July 2012)
IGNITE plans for an event-full summer (June 2012)
What can IGNITE do for you? (May 2012)
It pays to IGNITE (April 2012)
The meaning behind young professionals (November 2011)
Leaders go on to create more leaders (October 2011)
Be a pilot, not a passenger (September 2011)
Strive to make a difference (August 2011)
IGNITE receives grant for voting campaign (July 2011)

IGNITE the Vote 2013

IGNITE featured in Chamber Link
Every first Friday of the month, IGNITE shares event pictures, current activities and upcoming events in the Chamber Link.

IGNITE Inside: Tour at Welch Allyn (September 2012)
Striving to do good (August 2012)
Summer Recap (July 2012)
IGNITE the Summer (June 2012)
It pays to IGNITE (May 2012)
IGNITE grows (December 2011)
Taking care of business(es) (November 2011)
Democracy is government by participation October 2011)
IGNITE 2011 Report Card (January 2012)
IGNITE the WINTER! (February 2012)


Gateway Makeover Project
Auburn Beautification Commission: New project a sign of the times
Grant to fund installation of new ‘Welcome to Auburn’ sign
Hits & Misses

Beautification Commission hopes to make Auburn’s gateways more welcoming
 IGNITE secured grant to help fund new ‘Welcome to Auburn” sign


IGNITE the Winter! In the news
Our View: Hits and Misses (The Citizen)
IGNITE landed grant to kick off Auburn’s first Winter Festival
 (Chamber Link, Page 10)
IGNITE to start winter festival (The Citizen)
IGNITE lands grant to kick off Auburn’s first Winter Festival (iloveny.com)
IGNITE official press release Jan. 9, 2012
Winter festival aims to shake seasonal blues (January 22, 2012)
Winter fun for everyone in downtown Auburn (February 2012)
Cayuga County Chills – Syracuse New Times (February 2012)
Seasonal sensation: Inaugural winter festival coming to downtown Auburn (March 2012)


IGNITE the Vote! 2011 Campaign
The “IGNITE the Vote! 2011” campaign is part of a step-by-step approach to connect, engage and involve Cayuga County ’s young professionals in the community and encourages voting in the upcoming city and county elections. This grant funded project aims to promote civic engagement, spark interest and participation, increase organizational capacity and support Cayuga County’s young professionals in shaping the community’s future.

IGNITE Chair Monika Salvage: Democracy is government by participation
Guy Cosentino: IGNITE forum kicks off election season
The Citizen:
Talking points: Candidates discuss issues at young pros forum
The Citizen: IGNITE to host candidates
Survey results: The top 3 issues for young voters in Auburn and Cayuga County
Election survey:
What young professionals want to know from 2011 candidates
IGNITE September column in The Citizen: Be a pilot, not a passenger

IGNITE August  column in The Citizen: Strive to make a difference
IGNITE July  column in The Citizen: IGNITE receives grant for voting campaign
IGNITE Press Release Grant 


Auburn City Manager Search
IGNITE’s plea before City Council for a more diverse City Manager Search Committee in March resulted in a very qualified IGNITE Steering Committee Member and HR professional being recommended and nominated for the committee. Thereafter, IGNITE conducted a Young Professionals Public Forum to gather input on what was important to them regarding the new city manager and the city of Auburn in general. This was the first step in formulating a Young Professionals Agenda for Auburn and Cayuga County.

Guy Cosentino: Will they just wait their turn? (May 27, 2011)
IGNITE Forum Results (April 2011)
Group adds youthful energy (April 2011)
IGNITE to hold Auburn city manager search forum (April 2011)
Involved with IGNITE — despite and because of family (April 2011)
IGNITE plans session on Auburn city manager search (April 2011)
Councilors: We’re hearing your thoughts on city manager search (April 2011)
IGNITE makes up large amount of attendance at City Manager Forum (April 2011)
“Nearly a fourth of the attendees were members of the young professionals group IGNITE.”
City ignores voices of young professionals (March 2011)
City council picks search committee (March 2011)