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Former Tops Friendly Market site in Geneva being worked on for possible development

Old Tops site in Geneva being readied for new businesss
The closing of the former Tops Friendly Markets store in the plaza on Hamilton Street last fall was a disappointing development in a city with limited grocery options. However, the former store’s space is now being cleared for new development, although it’s unclear just what that might include. A company is working inside the former store as part of the... more

What’s next for Port 100 after funding cut from Geneva’s 2020 budget?

Port 100 funding cut from 2020 budget in Geneva
A number of people were surprised when Port 100 lost it’s funding through the city of Geneva, as Council adopted the 2020 budget. Maureen Ballatori manages the Port 100 space, and presented to City Council during the budget process – making the case for continued financial support. “We were seeking $17,000 for 2020 to keep Port 100 open and vastly... more

Schedules slashed for employees at Target after wage hike

Target wage increase leads to schedule cuts
Some target employees say they have seen their hours cut because of a recent wage increase. In the past few years, target announced that they are raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Recently, employees are complaining because they say that Target has cut their hours in recent years. This leads to more complexity when it comes to health... more

Beverage containers from restaurants would need to be 75% recyclable under NYS bill

Bill would require recyclable materials for ‘to go’ containers at restaurants
Single-use beverage containers manufactured or sold at the wholesale or retail level in New York should be composed of at least 75 percent recycle materials by the middle of the next decade, according to a bill introduced this week by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy. The bill would phase in the requirement over the next six years and is meant to reduce... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

How to Pass Six Sigma Exams with Exam Dumps to Pave Way for a Brighter Future

How to Pass Six Sigma Exams with Exam Dumps to Pave Way for a Brighter Future
Management roles are both perplexing and fulfilling, hence the need for a quality method to keep them pertinent in their specific field. That’s where Six Sigma processes enter into the scene. This reliable method aids in reducing errors in business products and services. With such aim, Six Sigma processes help improve business compliance and success. And because of its value... more

‘BUILD LOCAL, HIRE LOCAL’: Gillibrand supports bill for infrastructure, local unions

‘BUILD LOCAL, HIRE LOCAL’: Gillibrand supports bill for infrastructure, local unions
The goal is local for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Infrastructure also offers a major opportunity to revitalize manufacturing jobs across the country, but using American-made products,” Gillibrand said Thursday to a crowd in Menands. Gillibrand returned home to the Capital Region to help further a bill called the “Build Local, Hire Local Act.” “When you revitalize infrastructure, you want to make... more

Auburn McDonald’s set to re-open after construction

Auburn McDonald’s set to re-open after construction
After closing down this May for a complete teardown and rebuild, the Genesee Street McDonald’s restaurant in Auburn is reopening Friday Oct. 11. The new structure is a complete redesign of interior and exterior of the restaurant, and includes a number of new features designed to enhance the customer experience, owner Courtney Feehan said. Read more from the Citizen more

Hornell receives $10 million for downtown revitalization

Hornell receives $10 million for downtown revitalization
New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that the City of Hornell has received a $10 million state grant to promote the revitalization of downtown Hornell. “With this funding Hornell has a great opportunity to enhance its downtown area and secure better quality of life for the residents, along with a more robust economic future for the region,” Governor Andrew... more

Ribbon-cutting event planned for new Auburn VA clinic

Ribbon-cutting event planned for new Auburn VA clinic
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for a recently opened veterans outpatient clinic in Auburn. The event will be held Friday at the clinic, which is located at 47 E. Genesee St. and opened in August, according to a news release from the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Syracuse center and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gave the contract... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

Wegmans faces class action lawsuit over ice cream

Wegmans faces class action lawsuit over ice cream
Wegmans has been slapped with a class action lawsuit. The suit was filed by two customers in federal court on Friday. They accuse the supermarket chain of misleading consumers by labeling products as vanilla ice cream when the ice cream does not contain real vanilla but non-vanilla “natural flavoring” instead. “The front label statements of ‘vanilla ice cream’ are understood by consumers... more

Walgreens will stop selling e-cigarettes in US

Walgreens will stop selling e-cigarettes in US
Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment. The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after hundreds of people have fallen ill and at least... more

Could Bitcoin be about to steal PayPal’s throne?

Could Bitcoin be about to steal PayPal’s throne?
The beginning of every industry is known for minor steps at the initiate level. At present, who doesn’t know about PayPal and the services it offers? It started in 1998 in California with a small setup. Now it acts as an international currency and ease payments over 200 countries. PayPal is known for managing electronic money and e-commerce transactions. It... more

Grant money needed to continue Auburn Schine Theater transformation

Auburn Schine Theater owner awaiting grant money to resume work
The Auburn Schine Theater has been quiet for more than a year, but the owner of the historic downtown theater hopes to resume work on it soon. Michael Licata, vice president of theater owner Bowers Development, said Friday that the contract for the project’s $1 million Restore NY Communities Initiative grant has been tabled for the November meeting of the Empire State... more
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