business http://wrvo.org en Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-hopes-federal-funds-will-help-local-brewpub-expand <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://empirebrew.com/" target="_blank">Empire Brewing Company</a> in Syracuse is planning an expansion that will let the brewpub create a new kind of farm-to-bottle brewing model. </span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:43:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58885 at http://wrvo.org Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand Starting the Discussion http://wrvo.org/post/starting-discussion <p> Crystal describes building relationships with people in the news media for your business or organization.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Crystal Smith 58523 at http://wrvo.org Starting the Discussion Your Audiences Don't Know What You Don't Tell Them http://wrvo.org/post/your-audiences-dont-know-what-you-dont-tell-them <p> Crystal shares her thoughts on communication and lack thereof in business, and how it can help you to rise above a tough situations with your audience.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Crystal Smith 58522 at http://wrvo.org Your Audiences Don't Know What You Don't Tell Them Managing Expectations http://wrvo.org/post/managing-expectations <p> Crystal talks about the importance of honesty and follow-through in business while maintaining reasonable expectations for yourself.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Crystal Smith 58521 at http://wrvo.org Managing Expectations Real Community Relations http://wrvo.org/post/real-community-relations <p> Crystal talks about the loyalty we have to businesses and where others can begin on that same path.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Crystal Smith 58520 at http://wrvo.org Real Community Relations The Real Meaning of Independence http://wrvo.org/post/real-meaning-independence <p> Crystal Smith shares her thoughts on independence in business, where success involves more than just yourself.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Crystal Smith 58519 at http://wrvo.org The Real Meaning of Independence Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-wins-usda-contract-put-greek-yogurt-lunch-trays <p>Chobani Greek yogurt will be on more school lunch trays across the country as part of a new school lunch program.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded the central New York yogurt powerhouse a contract to expand a pilot program adding Greek-style yogurt to school lunches.</p><p>Chobani will now be able to put its yogurt in cafeterias for a month in seven states when the new school year starts up in August. Those states include New York, California and Illinois.</p><p>It comes after a successful three month pilot program this past school year in fewer states.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:32:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57594 at http://wrvo.org Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays Haitian connection integral to upstate couple's business model http://wrvo.org/post/haitian-connection-integral-upstate-couples-business-model <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many new startup companies end up running their new business out of their homes, and that's the case for </span>Stephane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jean-Baptiste and </span>Yve-Car<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Momperousse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who live and work in Ithaca, New York.</span></p><p>Their <a href="http://www.kreyolessence.com/" target="_blank">sustaining business model</a> relies heavily on their relationship with the land and people of Haiti.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Innovation Trail 57577 at http://wrvo.org Haitian connection integral to upstate couple's business model Byrne Dairy's new yogurt plant opens in Cortland County http://wrvo.org/post/byrne-dairys-new-yogurt-plant-opens-cortland-county <p></p><p>Byrne Dairy has entered the booming yogurt business in upstate New York as its new yogurt production facility goes online this week in Cortland County.</p><p>The central New York dairy icon moves from a milk and ice cream company to one producing both tradition and Greek-style yogurt, as well as sour cream and cheese.</p><p>Yogurt, namely Greek yogurt, has been a boon for the dairy industry in upstate New York in recent years, led by Chobani and followed by others.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57407 at http://wrvo.org Byrne Dairy's new yogurt plant opens in Cortland County Group argues lack of high speed Internet hurts business in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/group-argues-lack-high-speed-internet-hurts-business-central-new-york <p>State, local and federal elected officials have created a new coalition meant to bridge the digital divide in central New York, as they say a lack of quality high speed Internet has become an economic development issue in Syracuse.<br /><br />About two years ago, Bob Slivinski of Encompass Technologies&nbsp; and Syracuse Innovations Group decided they wanted to move their office out of East Syracuse. But when they looked at offices in the city of Syracuse, the lack of fiber optic Internet stopped them cold.<br /> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:13:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55897 at http://wrvo.org Chobani now a registered company in Delaware; says its not leaving http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-now-registered-company-delaware-says-its-not-leaving <p></p><p>New York-based yogurt company Chobani has registered its company in Delaware. Chobani says it’s not going anywhere, but it’s increased rumors the company is going public.</p><p>Chobani's headquarters is in Norwich, in Chenango County and it's factory is in New Berlin. But for tax purposes, the company is now a resident of Delaware.</p><p>Many corporations call Delaware their home on paper, because the state has more lenient corporate policies than others.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55772 at http://wrvo.org Chobani now a registered company in Delaware; says its not leaving 'Busting at the seams,' Syracuse Co-op eyes downtown expansion http://wrvo.org/post/busting-seams-syracuse-co-op-eyes-downtown-expansion <p></p><p>Downtown Syracuse could gain a grocery store in the near future, thanks to a market from a different part of town.</p><p>The Syracuse Real Food Co-op has been a fixture of the University area neighborhood for four decades. And business has been good.</p><p>"We do way higher, like four-times, the industry standard for sales-per-square feet. We are literally busting at the seams," said Syracuse Real Food Co-Op General Manager Jeremy DeChario.</p><p>Their small space makes growing any more nearly impossible, he said, but the grocery store has set its sights on downtown.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:47:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55380 at http://wrvo.org 'Busting at the seams,' Syracuse Co-op eyes downtown expansion Plowz smartphone app gets a summertime makeover http://wrvo.org/post/plowz-smartphone-app-gets-summertime-makeover <p></p><p>A Syracuse start-up is building on the success of a smartphone app that helped people get someone to plow their driveway. Now <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-app-makes-plowing-driveway-breeze">the PLOWZ app</a> is being joined by MOWZ.<br /><br />Wills Mahoney admits it was a good winter to start a snow plow app. More than 40,000 people downloaded the PLOWZ app, and thousands used it to call a plow, not only in central New York, but into the Midwest.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:36:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54997 at http://wrvo.org Plowz smartphone app gets a summertime makeover Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/ice-st-lawrence-seaway-delays-shipping-season-port-oswego <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:28:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54458 at http://wrvo.org Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego Consumer watchdog says some auto insurers discriminate http://wrvo.org/post/consumer-watchdog-says-some-auto-insurers-discriminate <p></p><p>A public watchdog group is charging that several large auto insurance companies discriminate against minority and low-income customers.</p><p>The New York Public Interest Research Group, or NYPIRG, says it analyzed the billing practices of the five largest auto insurers in New York by getting quotes based on different customer profiles.</p><p>"Auto insurance rates should be based on how you drive, not who you are," said NYPIRG consumer advocate Andy Morrison.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:42:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53737 at http://wrvo.org Consumer watchdog says some auto insurers discriminate Winter dealt a blow to some North Country businesses http://wrvo.org/post/winter-dealt-blow-some-north-country-businesses <p></p><p>The relentless snow that pounded part of the North Country this past winter kept kids out of school and people home. That also meant a hit for some businesses in the region.</p><p>Lori Wells co-owns Café Mira, a restaurant in Adams, south of Watertown. The eatery employs about a dozen people and is only open four days a week. So when Wells and her partner, Lisa Reed, had to make the call three times this winter to not open, that was a hit to their business.</p><p>They hadn’t had to close at all in the four years they’ve been owners, Wells said.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:56:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53564 at http://wrvo.org Economic prospects for veterans looking up http://wrvo.org/post/economic-prospects-veterans-looking <div><p></p><p>Military veterans bring a unique skill set when starting their own businesses, but they also face many of the same challenges as non-veteran entrepreneurs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are more than 900,000 vets in New York state and the unemployment rate among those who served in the last decade is consistently higher than state and national levels.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:38:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53046 at http://wrvo.org Economic prospects for veterans looking up $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table http://wrvo.org/post/12-billion-offer-remington-arms-table <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a $1.2 billion offer on the table to purchase gun maker Remington Arms, and even though Remington's owner has been looking for a buyer, it reportedly isn't taking this one seriously.</span></p><p>Remington Arms is one of the nation's oldest and largest gun makers in the country. Its factory has been located in the small Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, N.Y. for two centuries. It employs about 1,300 people and reportedly earned about $1.2 billion in revenue to 2013.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52646 at http://wrvo.org $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table Assembly presents budget resolution http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-presents-budget-resolution <p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:42:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52608 at http://wrvo.org Assembly presents budget resolution State report shows thousands of regulations impede New York businesses http://wrvo.org/post/state-report-shows-thousands-regulations-impede-new-york-businesses <p></p><p>While tax breaks are the cornerstone of some of the programs in New York state meant to boost business, there are other areas where the state can become an impediment to anyone wanting to do business. A state report released recently points the finger at a bureaucracy that gets in the way.<br /><br />There are 750,000 regulations on the books in New York state, many of them outdated and never reviewed. And many of them can get in the way of New York's businesses.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:07:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50659 at http://wrvo.org Business Ethics http://wrvo.org/post/business-ethics <p>Michael Meath shares how a tough boss from his past has brought him a sense of discipline and good business ethics to this day, and how a person like this might impact our decisions.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Michael Meath 50889 at http://wrvo.org Business Ethics Burrows Paper Corporation prepares to expand operations in Little Falls http://wrvo.org/post/burrows-paper-corporation-prepares-expand-operations-little-falls <p></p><p>Burrows Paper Corp., a nearly 100 year-old company in the city of Little Falls, is making changes at one of its paper mills to create more jobs and increase revenue.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:03:13 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50508 at http://wrvo.org Upstate CEO's slightly more confident about the economy http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-ceos-slightly-more-confident-about-economy <p></p><p>Confidence among upstate New York business leaders is up slightly, according to a new poll, but worries over health care reform and workforce quality are keeping their confidence low-key.</p><p>Company CEO's <a href="http://thisisadomain.net/" target="_blank">polled by the Siena College Research Institute</a> said they’re just as likely to expand their workforce this year - 28 percent - as they were in 2013 - 27 percent.</p><p>Manufacturing and engineering sectors posted the highest job growth expectations.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:59:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50496 at http://wrvo.org 'Next Great Idea' competition underway again in Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/next-great-idea-competition-underway-again-oswego-county <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:57:12 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50191 at http://wrvo.org 'Next Great Idea' competition underway again in Oswego County This year's economic forecast? Steady as she goes, maybe better http://wrvo.org/post/years-economic-forecast-steady-she-goes-maybe-better <p></p><p>Central New York’s major economic booster group is predicting the region’s economy this year will be more of the same, maybe a little bit better.</p><p>Businesses in central New York are only slightly bullish about economic growth in CenterState CEO’s annual economic survey.</p><p>The pro-business group teams up with M&amp;T Bank to put out the forecast. The bank foresees the economy will grow slightly more than it did last year. The region has seen 17 straight quarters of growth.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:34:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50019 at http://wrvo.org Buyout could mean growth for Watertown employer Stream http://wrvo.org/post/buyout-could-mean-growth-watertown-employer-stream <p></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">There have been a lot of questions in the wake of an announcement that the Stream Global Services Watertown call center will be sold. The company that’s buying it says if anything, the sale should make workers optimistic.</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;"> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:07:18 +0000 Joanna Richards 49934 at http://wrvo.org Buyout could mean growth for Watertown employer Stream Organizations Spending a Lot of Money http://wrvo.org/post/organizations-spending-lot-money <p> In this episode, Michael Meath investigates the correlation between spending and achieving success as an organization invests in branding opportunities.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49702 at http://wrvo.org Organizations Spending a Lot of Money As Executive of an Organization, Who are Your Key Audiences? http://wrvo.org/post/executive-organization-who-are-your-key-audiences <p>In this episode, Michael Meath outlines who the important audience is in an organization - its employees.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49701 at http://wrvo.org As Executive of an Organization, Who are Your Key Audiences? Oswego County luring business, jobs to area http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-luring-business-jobs-area <p></p><p>After losing several big name manufacturing plants in recent decades, Oswego County has been aggressively trying to lure new companies in, filling vacant facilities with new tenants. The most recent announcement was made in Fulton, where <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/fultons-birds-eye-plant-gets-new-life-poultry-processor">a Pakistan-based poultry processor</a> has taken over the former Birds Eye plant.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49573 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County luring business, jobs to area Confidentiality and Trust http://wrvo.org/post/confidentiality-and-trust <p> In this episode, Michael Meath discusses the ramifications of workplace confidentiality, and the best ways to enhance your level of trust within your organization.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49434 at http://wrvo.org Confidentiality and Trust