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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Trombley Tire & Auto

PENN YAN — In 1958, Richard Trombley was managing the Goodyear store in Geneva when he was hired away by Ralph Martin, a Rushville-area tire dealer with a shop in Penn Yan.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Restaurant, brewery planned for Canandaigua lakefront development
Posted: July 30, 2015

CANANDAIGUA — Restaurateurs Joshua and Jenna Miles had long kept an eye on the planned redevelopment of the city’s lakefront.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
FIRST CAME FLOODS, NEXT COMES FOOD: Route 14 Italian eatery opening Thursday
Posted: July 29, 2015

GENEVA — In recent weeks, Jenna and Tommy Kuhns have stockpiled everything they need to open their new WestSide Italian Eatery: tables, chairs, food, dishes, glasses, sandbags.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
SEEING THE LIGHT: Biden, Cuomo announce major photonics initiative
Posted: July 28, 2015

Rochester has grabbed the headlines, but Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes region will grab a substantial part of the photonics initiative announced Monday, Rep. Tom Reed says.

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Monday 07/27/2015
TOUCH O' THE IRISH: Brewery to celebrate opening with ‘summer St. Patrick’s Day’
Posted: July 27, 2015

GENEVA — Appropriately enough, GAEL Brewing Co.’s grand opening Sunday will feature a cake marking the birthday of the Irish cousin of one of the owners.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Jan Regan Photography
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 10:17 am

GENEVA — Growing up in Syracuse, Jan Regan and her brother built their own darkroom to process film and produce photographic prints.

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A checklist for your 60s
Posted: July 23, 2015

Outside of your 20s, your 60s may be one of the decades in which you face the most significant lifestyle and financial changes — so it’s normal to have mixed emotions about money and retirement. You’ve either reached the traditional retirement age or are almost there and may be excited and hopeful about what’s to come. At the same time, you may be anxious about your ability to fund the retirement of your dreams. The key is to keep a close eye on your finances and adjust your plans as needed.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Finger Lakes Pretzel Factory & Bakery opens in Seneca Falls
Posted: July 21, 2015

SENECA FALLS — When they visited Cayuga Lake while dating several years back, Laura and Paul Bentz fell in love with each other and the Finger Lakes region at the same time.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Inky Hot Mess makes its mark on Castle St.
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 2:03 pm

GENEVA — Years back, Shyra Murphy attended a gathering of crafters called a crop. Things got messy.

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Thursday 07/16/2015
Finger Lakes Pretzel Factory & Bakery opening in Seneca Falls
Posted: July 16, 2015

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 to celebrate the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Pretzel Factory & Bakery in Seneca Falls.

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Ryan Chiropractic and Wellness
Posted: July 16, 2015

WATERLOO — Dr. Chris Ryan had one programming request for the television in the reception area at his new chiropractic office.

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Monday 07/13/2015
Little Caesars looks to open in Waterloo
Posted: July 13, 2015

WATERLOO — Little Caesars Pizza hopes to open in this Seneca County community, but two crucial things are needed for that to happen: a franchisee and a location.

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Thursday 07/09/2015
Peebles to unveil its expansion
Posted: July 09, 2015

GENEVA — Peebles will unveil its newly expanded store at 333 Hamilton St on July 16.

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Vance Metal marking anniversary with marketing upgrades
Posted: July 09, 2015

GENEVA — Vance Metal, the Geneva-based large-capacity metal fabricator and weld shop, is celebrating 135 years of business with the launch of several new marketing initiatives, including a new logo, videos and new website.

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Roseland’s Wake Park now open
Posted: July 09, 2015

CANANDAIGUA — Roseland Wake Park, the first cable wake park in the Northeast, has opened.  

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Keeping an eye on interest rates
Posted: July 09, 2015

(Ed. note: Today we are unveiling a new regular column about personal finances written by the experts at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and provided by local Ameriprise Financial Advisor Holley Smaldone-Cragg of Geneva. The column will appear every other Thursday.)

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Climbing Bines Craft Ale Co.
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 5:00 pm

TORREY — In 2007, what is today one of the Finger Lakes’ most popular farm breweries took root — literally — when Chris Hansen, Brian Karweck and some friends planted eight rhizomes in their vegetable garden.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Seneca County IDA to finalize Lago PILOT
Posted: July 08, 2015

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has finalized the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement it offered the Lago Resort & Casino project in February, and its board of directors is set to approve the PILOT at its meeting Thursday.

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Monday 07/06/2015
Depot has new, animal-oriented tenant
Posted: July 06, 2015

ROMULUS — A company that makes high-performance animal bedding has opened a facility at the former Seneca Army Depot.

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Partnership gets big boost: Rochester company donates equipment to program
Posted: July 06, 2015

SENECA FALLS — The partnership between ITT Goulds Pumps and Finger Lakes Community College has received a major boost — in the form of an $82,500 piece of equipment from a Rochester company.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Geneva Glass Center
Posted: July 02, 2015

GENEVA — Few would argue that glass was a great invention. It protects people from the elements and allows a clear view of the outside world.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Longtime Cayuga Lake eatery changes hands
Posted: June 30, 2015

SENECA FALLS — As boaters, tourists and locals make their way to the Deerhead Inn this summer, they may notice a few changes at the longtime eatery.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Marlock Electric
Posted: June 25, 2015

NEWARK — Mark Lockwood’s father, Walt, worked as a general contractor. As a youngster, Mark recalls always taking an interest in the electrical side of his dad’s business.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Anthony Road Wine Co.
Posted: June 18, 2015

TORREY — In recent years, more and more people from the New York City area have visited Anthony Road Wine Co. and stepped onto its back deck, which overlooks Seneca Lake.

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Thursday 06/11/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Geneva Foreign & Sports
Posted: June 11, 2015

GENEVA — More than 40 years ago, Dan FitzGerald turned a childhood passion into what has become one of the most venerable businesses in Geneva, if not the region.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Microenterprise awards $175k in grant funding
Posted: June 10, 2015

GENEVA — Five existing businesses and six new enterprises will share $175,000 in grant funding from the city’s Microenterprise Assistance Program.

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
New restaurant asks city for help
Posted: June 09, 2015

GENEVA — The owner of a new restaurant planned for Linden Street is asking the city Revolving Loan Fund Committee for help.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
Fox Run plans to go solar
Posted: June 04, 2015

BENTON — The area’s latest solar installation will produce enough energy to power 1,500 light bulbs, 23 homes or one winery.

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Wood-Tex Products
Posted: June 04, 2015

TORREY — For a brief time when he was about 20, Ben Lapp considered finding a career away from his family’s business.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
Appeal argued in Tyre casino case
Posted: May 31, 2015

TYRE — Oral arguments were conducted Friday in the Fourth Department Appellate Division Court in Rochester on the appeal of a lower court ruling concerning the proposed Lago Resort & Casino. Lawyers for members of Casino Free Tyre filed an appeal of a decision by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Patrick Falvey. Last year, Falvey rejected the arguments made by Casino Free Tyre members Desiree and James Dawley, Lynn and Robert Barbuto, James and Astrid Nearpass, Todd and Laura Worden and Jonathan and Jane Morelli that the Town Board failed to follow the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) when it approved the Wilmorite Corporation’s proposal to build a $425 million resort casino on Route 414 in the town. They argued that because of SEQRA violations, the casino approvals should be annulled. In a 36-page brief filed with the Appellate Court, lawyers for the group of town residents said the town “rushed the environmental review of one of the largest facilities ever proposed for upstate New York, far larger than the Carrier Dome project.” They charged that Whitetail 414 LLC, an entity of Wilmorite formed for the casino project; the Town Board; and James and Jeanne Leonard, owners of the 85-acre parcel where the casino would be built, with issuing a negative declaration “without providing a written, reasoned elaboration.” “Despite initial acknowledgment of multiple potentially significant adverse environmental impacts, the Town Board reached the incomprehensible conclusion that the project did not have the potential to cause a single adverse environmental impact,” the brief states. The appeal states the respondents violated SEQRA regulations by: • Failing to identify relevant areas of environmental concern. • Failing to take a “hard look” at those areas of environmental concern. • Failing to set forth its determination of significance in a written form, with a reasoned elaboration. “Because the Town Board scored the trifecta of SEQRA violations, the negative declaration should be annulled and, with it, the Lago casino’s approvals,” the brief states. The appeal was argued by Daniel Spitzer of the Buffalo law firm Hodgson Russ LLP. The lawsuit claims that at a May 15, 2014 meeting, the Town Board identified several areas in Part 2 of the Environmental Assessment Form that were likely to result in significant adverse environmental impacts. “This requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement, unless the board determines that a mitigation project changes or other aspects of the project ensure those potential environmental impacts will not be significant,” the appeal states. “Coming to this conclusion requires an analysis, which must be set forth in written form and must be a reasonable elaboration.” Part 3 of the Environmental Assessment Form is said to be an “important tool” to assist agencies in making this determination. But the group said the board failed to complete Part 3 of the form, merely checking one box without offering a reasoned elaboration for its determination. “The absence of an explanation is stunning, given that less than a month earlier, the same board identified 10 areas that may suffer a significant adverse environmental impact from the casino project,” the appeal states. The group said lawyers from Bond, Schoeneck & King, acting as consultants to the board, drafted a Part 3 attachment that provides some elaboration for the negative declaration decision. They said that happened after the board made the negative declaration, and thus is not valid. The appeal argues that the impact of the resort casino on farmland, wildlife and endangered species at the nearby Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, air impacts, noise, lighting, drainage, community character, archeological and cultural significance to Native Americans and aesthetics was never properly addressed by the town in the SEQRA process. In conclusion, lawyers for Casino Free Tyre appellants said the board’s failure is not merely a harmless error. “Rather, the board ignored SEQRA’s most fundamental requirement. This violation may not be excused by relying on oral comments by various board members or an after-the-fact document created by legal counsel that was never put before the board,” it states. Lawyers for the town presented written and oral arguments to refute the appellant’s claims, arguing that the lower court ruling was proper and should be upheld. It is not known when the five-judge appellate court will rule on the appeal. The Lago project is one of three upstate non-Indian casino proposals recommended for a state license by the facilities siting board. A decision on the license award is pending from the state Gaming Commission.

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No changes for patients after FLMA sale
Posted: May 31, 2015

GENEVA — Rochester Regional Health’s acquisition of Finger Lakes Medical Associates marks a significant shift in the local health care landscape, but the practice’s 50,000 patients will still be receiving care from the same doctors in the same locations. “Our hope is that they won’t notice anything initially when they come into the office,” said Dr. Mark Ryan, managing partner at Finger Lakes Medical Associates (FLMA). “In the long run, we hope that this relationship will help us care for our patients here locally.” Ryan and Lew Irvin, FLMA’s chief executive officer, spoke with the Finger Lakes Times Friday, one day after the deal was announced. They said it will help them recruit doctors, keep up with a dynamic health care market and address the rising costs of medical technology. “We saw Rochester Regional Health as the best player to provide us with those resources,” Irvin said. FLMA, which has offices in Geneva and Penn Yan and receives about 100,000 patient visits per year, has worked in one way or another with Rochester Regional and its predecessor since 2003. In recent years, FLMA partnered with the health system to offer its cardiology and OB/GYN services. Irvin said conversations about a purchase occurred throughout that timeframe, but they began to evolve into something more serious over the past two years. The need to recruit new doctors, especially as some of FLMA’s get ready to retire, prompted that evolution, he said. “Bringing in new doctors is challenging,” Ryan said. “There’s not enough primary care doctors out there, and we hope to bring in some additional sub-specialties [such as endocrinology and rheumatology] that we don’t have so that people won’t have to travel.” He said the size and breadth of services offered by Rochester Regional Health also helped make it seem like a good match for FLMA. Rochester Regional includes Rochester General Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic and more than 145 other hospitals, practices, rehab centers and other facilities across western New York. “It’s hard, just like a small supermarket, or I’ll say a small newspaper — it’s hard to stay in the game when you’re a small player,” he explained. “We’ve been in existence for a long time, and we’ve enjoyed it, and I think this is a positive.” Nonetheless, FLMA considered several options, Ryan said He noted that the practice has a good relationship with Geneva General Hospital, which is part of Finger Lakes Health. “We hope that relationship will remain good,” he said. “We’re located right on their campus, and we plan to stay right here.” Ryan will become the Rochester-based health system’s regional medical director for the Finger Lakes. “Essentially, my duties will be the same,” he said. “The desire is for us to continue to function as we’ve been functioning, seeing patients, and hopefully we’ll be able to recruit some additional physicians to join us.” FLMA currently offers cardiology, nephrology, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and urology services. The practice employs 120 people. Irvin said no employment changes are planned at this point. “Our intent is to continue to do things in much the same manner as we have in the past,” he said. The deal with Rochester Regional Health goes into effect Sept. 1.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Tallmadge Tire Service
Posted: May 28, 2015

JUNIUS — From wheelbarrows to earthmovers, if it’s got rubber tires, we fix it.

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Blush Floral opens in Newark
Posted: May 28, 2015

NEWARK — Chelsea Bendix realized something a while back, when she was working as a wedding photographer.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
ITT Goulds device IDs potential problems
Posted: May 27, 2015

By DAVID L. SHAW

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Geneva Bicycle Center named 'best bike shop'
Posted: May 26, 2015

By JIM MILLER

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Thursday 05/21/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: East Bluff Harbor Marina
Posted: May 21, 2015

PENN YAN — The tattoo of Keuka Lake on Cheryl Bowers’ left ankle is just a small symbol of her love for the Y-shaped body of water.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
New Tops opens in Lyons
Posted: May 20, 2015

LYONS — Laura Dean often has to run out for groceries on short notice when she’s watching her four grandchildren.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Town seeks state OK for e2e press sale machinery to pay town
Posted: May 17, 2015

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Thursday 05/14/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Bee Tee’s Drive-In
Posted: May 14, 2015

NEWARK — Anne and Frank Bullock remember the Newark of yesteryear — and they want their business, Bee Tee’s Drive-In, to help others relive those memories.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Report shows Ontario County workforce development efforts ‘paying off’
Posted: May 11, 2015

CANANDAIGUA — One sign of economic development in Ontario County is the number of new buildings under construction.

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Sunday 05/10/2015
The Gould Hotel open house offers tours, samples
Posted: May 10, 2015

SENECA FALLS — The Gould Hotel staff will conduct a spring open house Friday, offering local residents and guests a chance to tour newly renovated rooms and enjoy samplings of the new spring menu.

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Keuka Lake Hotel holding groundbreaking ceremony
Posted: May 10, 2015

Penn Yan — Keuka Lake Hotel LLC received final site-plan approval at the Penn Yan Planning Board’s May 4 meeting. Developer Chris Iversen will be celebrating with a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday on the site of the proposed Hampton Inn Penn Yan, to break ground for the project.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Maple Ridge Farm Greenhouse and Nursery
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 5:07 pm

STANLEY — When she opened her second greenhouse, Pauline Martin thought it was big — maybe as big as the family business would ever get.

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Gallery opening in Seneca Falls
Posted: May 07, 2015

SENECA FALLS — A new art gallery, the R Dixon Gallery, is opening at 102 Fall St. in the historic downtown district.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: The Gould Hotel
Posted: April 30, 2015

SENECA FALLS — Two landmarks often associated with this Seneca County community and its rich history are Goulds Pumps and The Gould Hotel.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Second Hand Shop gets a second chance
Posted: April 26, 2015

GENEVA — For decades, the Second Hand Shop made old things new again.

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New rule could affect transit companies
Posted: April 26, 2015

A federal rule change could prevent local transportation companies from doing business in their major markets, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer warned Friday.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Carl’s Pools & Spas
Posted: April 23, 2015

NEWARK — Dan O’Dell is no weatherman, but he’s confident we’ll have a hot summer.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Market conditions cited as reason for Heluva Good closure
Posted: April 21, 2015

SODUS — Robert McNary, director of Wayne County’s Economic Development Department, says local officials cannot offer any help that would prevent Heluva Good Cheese from closing its local plant and store.

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Monday 04/20/2015
$5.2M going toward job-training effort
Posted: April 20, 2015

GENEVA — A $5.2 million federal grant is funding training incentives for businesses and the long-term unemployed across nine counties.

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Heluva Good plant, store closing in Sodus
Posted: April 20, 2015

SODUS — Heluva Good Cheese will close its local plant and country store later this year, costing 50 to 60 people their jobs.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
7 reasons tablets are good for your customers and your restaurant as well
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - In today’s digital age, more people are enjoying more experiences via mobile screens than ever before. Modern technology is changing every aspect of life and the restaurant industry is no different. Digital offerings, such as tablets, play a vital role in the future of the industry, both in increasing in-store efficiencies and improving the overall guest experience. If your restaurant has yet to embrace tablet technology, here are seven reasons the order’s up.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
How to Turn Your Innovative Ideas into a Reality
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 4:30 am

(StatePoint) Have you ever had an innovative idea but was not sure where to turn with it? In a competitive, at-times undemocratic marketplace, brilliant ideas go unheard all the time. And for groups historically underrepresented in the professional world, this can prove even more challenging.

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6 tips for a successful small business
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Since its inception, the United States has always been considered “the land of opportunity” – a place where any individual with the motivation and drive can start a business and succeed. This notion still holds true today as 99 percent of all American companies are small businesses, according to Small Business Administration. But this doesn’t mean being an entrepreneur or running a business is easy.

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Thursday 06/11/2015
4 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Crime
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Network breaches at corporate giants typically make headlines, but nearly half of small and mid-sized businesses have been victims of cybercrime on America’s Main Street. And “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” doesn’t apply. Big companies often survive to fight another day, but many smaller businesses go out of business within six months of an attack.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Total loss vehicles are valuable treasures to some
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Each year auto insurers declare millions of vehicles to be total losses. This typically happens when an insurance company decides that it’s more cost effective to pay the insured for the pre-damage value of the vehicle rather than repair it. Ever wonder what happens to that vehicle after the insurance company writes the check and takes it away? Most of the time the vehicle is sold through an auto auction.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Looking for a job in business? These 5 insights give you an edge
Posted: May 28, 2015

(BPT) - Are you looking for a job in the business sector? It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of college or you’ve chosen to re-career, the competition can be stiff. Recruiters want more than just an impressive resume – they want a candidate with real-world skills that will enable them to succeed.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Business Travelers Get Taste of Ireland at Airline's New Lounge
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 4:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Business travelers may feel like they live in the sky, but one airline is working to make sure they have their feet firmly -- yet comfortably -- planted on the ground.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Expert tips to help small businesses innovate their way to success
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Management expert Gary Hamel once said that innovation is “the only insurance against irrelevance … the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty.” Achieving relevance and building strong customer relationships is key for any business, and that’s especially true for small businesses. Knowing how to achieve innovation, however, can be a challenge, even for small business owners who know their product, service and industry inside and out.

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Friday 05/01/2015
In-Person Meetings Can Drive Government Success
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) At a time when many government agencies are facing tighter budgets, more restrictions, and added scrutiny, leaders in the public and private sectors are asking what can be done to make government more collaborative, innovative and effective. A new poll suggests that the answer lies in in-person meetings.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
A Novel Innovation Hub for Africa
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - On April 13, 2015 Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund announced the launch of five Investment Funds, targeting economic and social development in Sub-Saharan Africa. These will be accompanied by the establishment of a commercial vehicle to set up micro-business incubators for Angolan entrepreneurs.

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