Business http://wrvo.org en Novelis defends itself in court against allegations of influencing union vote http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-defends-itself-court-against-allegations-influencing-union-vote <p></p><p>Novelis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. is in federal court in Syracuse to defend itself against charges by the National Labor Relations Board. The case stems from allegations by the United Steelworkers Union that the Oswego aluminum company interfered with a vote by its workers to unionize.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59217 at http://wrvo.org Novelis defends itself in court against allegations of influencing union vote Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/starwood-announces-second-hotel-coming-syracuses-inner-harbor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Starwood group is now building two hotels in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Word of the second hotel came at the groundbreaking of the first.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58707 at http://wrvo.org Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor 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 City seizes Hotel Syracuse through eminent domain http://wrvo.org/post/city-seizes-hotel-syracuse-through-eminent-domain <p></p><p>The City of Syracuse has used legal channels to take control of the Hotel Syracuse after several efforts to redevelop the historic downtown lodging site have failed.</p><p>Syracuse and its economic development arm, the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, transferred title of the property to the site's developer, Ed Riley.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:56:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58326 at http://wrvo.org City seizes Hotel Syracuse through eminent domain Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-puts-out-call-downtown-syracuse-supermarket <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the number of people living downtown continues to grow, so does the need for a grocery store in the neighborhood. Sen. Charles </span>Schumer, D-N.Y.,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he can help lure one to the central business district.</span></p><p>Schumer says the heads of major chains will listen to him. He's reaching out to a number of chains, like Tops and Whole Foods, to try to convince them to locate downtown.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:27:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58298 at http://wrvo.org Schumer puts out the call for a downtown Syracuse supermarket Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/restaurants-consider-forming-association-combat-destiny-usa-tax-breaks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Independent restaurants in central New York are hoping to fight what they call an uneven playing field when it comes to Destiny USA. Many restaurants say they’ve lost business since the mega-mall expanded a few years ago with the help of a tax deal with the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58000 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks 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 Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/public-can-soon-comment-solvay-amphitheater-project-along-onondaga-lake <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer, environmental questions will be heard surrounding the construction of a new amphitheater on the old </span>Solvay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> waste beds along </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake. A draft environmental impact statement surrounding the project will soon be up for review.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:53:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57197 at http://wrvo.org Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-demands-fda-be-more-clear-cheese-making-guidelines <p>Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is among those asking the Food and Drug Administration to clarify its guidelines on the use of wooden boards to age artisanal cheeses. He says cheese makers have been using wooden boards or panels to age their cheeses for centuries, and that changing the rules would put American producers at a disadvantage.<br /> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57183 at http://wrvo.org Schumer demands FDA be more clear with cheese making guidelines 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 Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns http://wrvo.org/post/erie-canal-opens-190th-season-commercial-shipping-returns <p></p><p>The Erie Canal and New York's smaller waterways are open for their&nbsp;190th&nbsp;consecutive season connecting New York Harbor with the Great Lakes and other points west and north.</p><p>The 524 miles of waterways drove the rise of upstate New York's cities two centuries ago.&nbsp;<a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/barge-traffic-increases-along-erie-canal-thanks-canada" target="_blank">Now, the canal</a>&nbsp;is mostly a tourism and recreation path.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:14:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55426 at http://wrvo.org Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns '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 Study says low-income employment harms employee health http://wrvo.org/post/study-says-low-income-employment-harms-employee-health <p></p><p>They’re the people you probably come in contact with every day: the custodians, the restaurant workers, the landscape employees who make an average of fewer than ten dollars an hour. But what is it like to be&nbsp; a low-income worker in Syracuse and how does it impact their health? One agency asked these questions to 275 local workers. While the answers weren’t surprising, they provide a basis for future initiatives.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:04:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55005 at http://wrvo.org Study says low-income employment harms employee health 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 Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid http://wrvo.org/post/tioga-downs-announces-expansion-push-casino-bid <p></p><p>Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier horse racing and gaming club, has announced plans to expand by purchasing the Tioga Country Club. It’s just the latest push to strengthen their bid for a full casino license from the state.</p><p>Tioga Downs will only purchase the club if it receives the full casino gaming license from the state. Developers at Tioga Downs are hoping the planned expansion will strengthen their application for a casino license.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:04:17 +0000 Matt Martin 54567 at http://wrvo.org Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid 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 U.S. Export-Import Bank president promotes benefits of selling products overseas http://wrvo.org/post/us-export-import-bank-president-promotes-benefits-selling-products-overseas <p></p><p>New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the first member of Congress to offer the U.S. Export-Import Bank the opportunity to visit small businesses in her state. The result was a meeting last week at Filtertech in Manlius with the bank's president.<br /><br />Filtertech designs and manufactures industrial size liquid filtration systems. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:58:54 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54234 at http://wrvo.org U.S. Export-Import Bank president promotes benefits of selling products overseas State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries http://wrvo.org/post/states-beer-wine-and-distillery-summit-now-includes-cideries <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:52:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53985 at http://wrvo.org State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries 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 Port of Oswego poised for economic growth http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-poised-economic-growth <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:16:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53628 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego poised for economic growth 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 Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-puts-eastman-business-park-market <p></p><p>The Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester is officially up for sale, Kodak announced Tuesday.</p><p>Company spokesman Chris Veronda says it’s the right time to hand development of the industrial and technology park over to a new entity.</p><p>"Kodak believes the site can best continue its transformation under the ownership of a firm that’s focused on its redevelopment. And, at the same time, the sale of EBP will allow Kodak to focus on its customers in the commercial imaging business."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:35:03 +0000 Kate O'Connell 53303 at http://wrvo.org Kodak puts Eastman Business Park on the market 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 On-the-job injuries higher for public sector http://wrvo.org/post/job-injuries-higher-public-sector <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows New York state and local government employees experienced a much higher rate of injury and illness than workers in any other industry during 2012.</p><p>It may not be something you’ve ever considered, but a lot of the time, there’s an inherent risk associated with jobs in the public sector.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:58:39 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51322 at http://wrvo.org On-the-job injuries higher for public sector Miner says tax break for Destiny USA hotel would be a "mistake" http://wrvo.org/post/miner-says-tax-break-destiny-usa-hotel-would-be-mistake <p>S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">yracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says giving the Destiny USA entertainment and shopping center a tax break to build a hotel would be “a mistake,” but the mayor actually has little say over those incentives.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:51:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51299 at http://wrvo.org Miner says tax break for Destiny USA hotel would be a "mistake"