Former CFO Honored for His Commitment to Community Service and the Arts

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Community Service: Feature Story

Community Service: Feature Story

Former CFO Honored for His Commitment to Community Service and the Arts

Former CFO Honored for Commitment to Community

His involvement will live on well into his retirement

During Jim Flaws' first week of retirement from his long-time role as Corning’s chief financial officer, the Corning Valley community recognized his many years of service to the region – extending honors from both the Corning Rotary Club and the ARTS Council of the Southern Tier.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Corning's former vice chairman and CFO was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club. Flaws was recognized for his 42 years of service with the company and his commitment to the community.

Rotary leaders commended Flaws for his leadership roles with the Corning Foundation, United Way, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Rockwell Museum.

"Jim has made such an impact on the Corning community, and today, we say thank you," said Buddy Cutler, president of the Rotary Club of Corning.

"Although much has changed in 42 years, one thing that is unwavering is my commitment to our hometown."

Flaws said that he has always seen the value in making Corning an inviting community.

"I'm looking forward to having more time to devote to personal participation – and continuing to make Corning a great place to live and work," Flaws told the group. "Although much has changed in 42 years, one thing that is unwavering is my commitment to our hometown."

The following night, the ARTS Council of the Southern Tier shined a spotlight on both Jim and his wife, Marcia Weber, for the support they have shown the local arts community. The couple accepted the Roberts Rose Achievement Award at the council's annual ceremony.

"Marcia and I are deeply honored to receive the Roberts Rose Achievement Award from the ARTS Council," Jim said. "We believe that art is a very important part of building a strong and diverse culture for the community."

"We are pleased that we can contribute to many organizations that enrich our hometown."

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