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  • Onondaga County hotel occupancy rate dips in February, STR reports

    by Journal Staff


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hotels in Onondaga County were less full in February compared to a year ago, according to a new report.

    The hotel occupancy rate (rooms sold as a percentage of rooms available) in the county declined 4.3 percent to 46.4 percent in February from 48.5 percent in the year-ago month, according to STR, a Tennessee–based hotel market data and analytics company.

     

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  • Boeheim, Wildhack discuss contract extension, Hopkins departure at news conference

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim said assistant coach Mike Hopkins came to him “in tears” on Saturday afternoon and told him he had an “unbelievable opportunity” with a chance to coach the Washington Huskies.

    “I was so happy because he was happy. That was my only thought,” said Boeheim. “Mike Hopkins is like a son to me.”

    Both Boeheim and John Wildhack, Syracuse director of athletics, discussed the departure and what’s next for Syracuse basketball in a Monday afternoon press conference at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center on Syracuse’s south campus.

     

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  • People news: Marriott Syracuse Downtown names Becque director of sales and marketing

    by Journal Staff


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the former Hotel Syracuse, announced that it has named Scott Becque as its new director of sales and marketing.

    Becque is a “proven sales leader” with more than two decades of experience leading hotel sales and marketing efforts through acquisitions, renovations, and rebranding efforts, the Marriott said. 

     

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  • Syracuse head coach-designate Hopkins accepts top job at Washington

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    SEATTLE — Mike Hopkins, head coach-designate of the Syracuse University men’s basketball program, will become the next head coach at the University of Washington (UW).

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  • Syracuse Chiefs 2017 schedule stacked with promotions

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Chiefs recently announced an active promotions schedule for the 2017 season.

    The first promotion is set for the minor-league baseball team’s opener on April 6 with General Manager Jason Smorol guaranteeing that the temperature will be at least 53 degrees, or fans can exchange their ticket stub for a ticket to any game in April or May.

    This season’s promotions also include 20 post-game fireworks displays, including what the Chiefs are calling “the biggest fireworks show to ever to be held at NBT Bank Stadium” on July 4th. 

     

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  • Syracuse-UNC Greensboro NIT basketball game moved to Wednesday night

    by Adam Rombel


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University announced this afternoon that the NIT first round men’s basketball game between Syracuse and UNC Greensboro (UNCG) scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed to Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

    The winter snowstorm pounding the Northeast, especially Central New York, forced the rescheduling of the game.

     

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  • Syracuse women’s basketball team earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse University women’s basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as an 8 seed in the Bridgeport region.

    The team will play the 9th seeded Iowa State Cyclones Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.

    Should the Orange women prevail in their first-round game, they would advance to face the winner of the matchup between the top-seeded Connecticut (UConn) Huskies and the 16th seeded Albany Great Danes.

    The second-round game is scheduled for Monday.

     

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  • Conde Toy Shops-A Store that Provided Much More Than Fun

    by Thomas Hunter

    For several years prior to becoming a toy store owner, Harry L. Conde was president of the Syracuse Automobile Taxi Cab Company, reputed to be the first taxi cab company in Syracuse. Conde’s company also sold early 20th-century vehicles, including the Brush and the Thomas. Conde was Syracuse’s exclusive sales agent for the Thomas automobile, made in Buffalo from 1900 to 1919. 



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  • Drago Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gets going in Manlius

    by Journal Staff


    MANLIUS, N.Y. — Drago Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu recently opened in a 2,200-square-foot space it leases at the Limestone Commons Shopping Center at 240 West Seneca St. in the village of Manlius.

    Drago Brazilian says it is a Jiu-Jitsu training academy for people of all ages to learn the “dynamic art” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense skills. On its website, the academy adds that it’s a “family oriented facility that emphasizes martial arts training as a means to add balance to your life.”

     

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  • Carrols reports Q4 profit of nearly $30 million

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST), the world’s largest Burger King franchisee, reported net income of $29.5 million, or 65 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, up from $7 million, or 16 cents, in the prior-year period.

    The profit increase “largely” reflected a $30.4 million “reversal of the valuation allowance previously established against net deferred income-tax assets,” the Syracuse–based company said in its earnings report.

     

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