Business http://wrvo.org en 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" Wineries worry about proposed 'at rest' law for distributors http://wrvo.org/post/wineries-worry-about-proposed-rest-law-distributors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christopher&nbsp;</span>Missick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and his wife got into the wine business three years ago when they bought a winery along the west side of Seneca Lake. Last year he decided to break his Villa&nbsp;</span>Bellangelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;wines into the lucrative New York City market.</span></p><p>"We don’t have access to the huge distribution houses down there and we work with, for the most part, really high quality, but small family distributors,"&nbsp;Missick&nbsp;said.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:08:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51265 at http://wrvo.org Wineries worry about proposed 'at rest' law for distributors Destiny USA has new plans to build its own hotel http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-has-new-plans-build-its-own-hotel <p></p><p>The owners of the Destiny USA mega-mall and entertainment center in Syracuse again have plans to build a hotel as part of its complex along Onondaga Lake.</p><p>The mall this week sent a letter to Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. A spokesman for the mayor confirmed they received the letter but had no further comment. The mayor has long opposed the mall's large and lengthy property tax break.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:54:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50992 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA has new plans to build its own hotel Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs http://wrvo.org/post/olympics-bound-chobani-yogurt-stuck-customs <p></p><p>A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt bound for the Olympics is still stuck in customs at a New Jersey airport.</p><p>The upstate New York yogurt maker is a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic team. The yogurt is supposed to feed American athletes competing at the winter games in Sochi, Russia.</p><p>New York Sen. Charles Schumer has <a href="http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record.cfm?id=349392" target="_blank">urged the Russian ambassador</a> to the United States to let the yogurt leave the country.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:00:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50935 at http://wrvo.org Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs Authentic Leadership http://wrvo.org/post/authentic-leadership <p>In this episode, Michael Meath draws comparisons to one of the pasts' great leaders and how his reputation reverberates with him, and business, today.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:15:00 +0000 Michael Meath 50901 at http://wrvo.org Authentic Leadership Thinking Sideways http://wrvo.org/post/thinking-sideways <p>Michael reminds us that although we have repetitive thinking patterns and problem solving skills that work, there can be many benefits to creating an alternative&nbsp; way to see your goals through.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Michael Meath 50900 at http://wrvo.org Thinking Sideways Navigating Through Federal Agencies http://wrvo.org/post/navigating-through-federal-agencies <p>Michael shares some valuable insight on navigating agencies on the federal level, and provides some suggestions on how to be aware of the communicative steps you need to take.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Michael Meath 50890 at http://wrvo.org Navigating Through Federal Agencies 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 '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 How to Respond to Negative Posts on Social Media http://wrvo.org/post/how-respond-negative-posts-social-media <p> In this episode, Michael Meath shares some advice for an organization when negative comments appear on their social media platform.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49885 at http://wrvo.org How to Respond to Negative Posts on Social Media Peeling the Onion...of Government http://wrvo.org/post/peeling-onionof-government <p> In this episode, Michael Meath delves into why knowledge of federal, state and local government can be advantageous and even necessary to operating a successful organization.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49884 at http://wrvo.org Peeling the Onion...of Government Crisis Communications Planning http://wrvo.org/post/crisis-communications-planning <p> In this episode, Michael Meath describes the importance of proactive crisis communication planning.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49878 at http://wrvo.org Crisis Communications Planning Getting to the Table http://wrvo.org/post/getting-table <p> In this episode, Michael Meath discusses how to get to the table with management and decision makers in your organization.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49876 at http://wrvo.org Getting to the Table 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 Imagine You're an Executive of an Organization http://wrvo.org/post/imagine-youre-executive-organization <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 Imagine You're an Executive of an Organization 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 Forget Traditional Strategic Planning - Develop Strategic Intent http://wrvo.org/post/forget-traditional-strategic-planning-develop-strategic-intent <p>In this episode, Michael Meath suggests you put traditional ways of strategic planning aside, and offers suggestions on new ways to move your organization forward.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Michael Meath 49435 at http://wrvo.org Forget Traditional Strategic Planning - Develop Strategic Intent Refugee communities diversify upstate business environment http://wrvo.org/post/refugee-communities-diversify-upstate-business-environment <p>The desire for familiar food, clothing, and other products from home is spurring refugee communities in upstate New York to start their own businesses. In response, a group in Rochester has organized a six-week startup business training course to help the Somali refugee community navigate the process.</p><p>“They can actually create their own little local economy where they can exchange, similar to what they had in Somalia,” says David Dey, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.institute4se.com/" target="_blank">Institute for Social Entrepreneurship</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48996 at http://wrvo.org Refugee communities diversify upstate business environment Syracuse takes "first step" toward seizing old Hotel Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-takes-first-step-toward-seizing-old-hotel-syracuse <p></p><p>Syracuse economic development officials have taken “the first step” toward taking ownership of the old Hotel Syracuse so it can be re-opened, in hopes this will be the last winter it sits dormant.</p><p>The construction that will re-open the shuttered building is still months away, though, as bureaucracy has to work its course first.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:21:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48702 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse takes "first step" toward seizing old Hotel Syracuse Novelis plans to expand again http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-plans-expand-again <p></p><p>Novelis is adding a third automotive aluminum finishing line to its operation in Oswego, with plans to focus most of its future business on supplying aluminum for cars and trucks.<br /><br />According to plant manager Chris Smith, the $120 million investment will increase the plant's total capacity by about 30 percent, to 400,000 metric tons, while adding 90 new jobs to Novelis' workforce.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:03:32 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48701 at http://wrvo.org Novelis plans to expand again SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-will-meet-deadline-keep-tax-break <p></p><p>The developer behind a new bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University will meet its construction deadline and get to keep tax breaks from the city.</p><p>Tom Valenti of the Cameron Group says they’ll break ground this week on the facility, which will be located just off of SU’s campus. They had until Friday to do so or lose the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-oks-30-year-tax-break-university-bookstore" target="_blank">30-year property tax break it won</a> from the city in August 2012.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:23 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48695 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break