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  • Tioga County will hold a job fair March 8

    by Eric Reinhardt


    OWEGO, N.Y. — Nearly 90 employers will participate as Tioga County holds its annual job fair next Wednesday, March 8 in Owego.

    The event is scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Owego Treadway Conference Center on Route 17C in Owego, Tioga County said in a news release issued Tuesday.

    The 86 participating employers will have open jobs that “they are hoping to fill,” Tioga County said.

     

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  • SBA presents $750,000 check to New York’s Excelsior Growth fund

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ALBANY, N.Y. — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $750,000 to the Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) to benefit startup and existing entrepreneurs in New York.
    Bernard J. Paprocki, executive director of the SBA Syracuse district office, on Feb. 21 presented the check to Pat MacKrell, CEO of the Excelsior Growth Fund, during a visit to Albany, the SBA said in a news release issued Monday.

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  • Excellus reports net income of nearly $100 million in 2016

    by Eric Reinhardt


    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Central New York’s largest health insurer, reported net income of $99.5 million on $6 billion in premium revenue last year.
    The figures were disclosed in an annual financial report that the Rochester–based health insurer filed Wednesday with the New York State Department of Financial Services.

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  • ACC selects Syracuse’s Peterson as women’s basketball player of the year

    by Eric Reinhardt


    Alexis Peterson, senior guard for the Syracuse University women’s basketball team, is the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) women’s player of the year, the league announced Tuesday.
    Peterson is the first player in Syracuse women’s basketball history to earn the conference player of the year honor, Syracuse said in a news release issued Wednesday morning.

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  • Summit Federal Credit Union plans to relocate Cortland branch to new site in Cortlandville

    by Eric Reinhardt


    CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — The Summit Federal Credit Union has announced plans to relocate its Cortland branch to a new building set for construction in the town of Cortlandville.

    The credit union currently operates at 143 Main Street in downtown Cortland. The new location is a few miles away in what the organization describes as a “popular retail area,” in a news release issued Feb. 22.

     

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  • ConMed to pay quarterly dividend of 20 cents in April

    by Journal Staff


    UTICA, N.Y. — ConMed Corp. (NASDAQ: CNMD), a Utica–based surgical-device maker, announced Tuesday that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of 20 cents a share for the latest quarter.

    It is payable on April 5 to all shareholders of record as of March 15, according to a company news release. 


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  • State accepts Southern Tier Technologies into START-UP NY program

    by Eric Reinhardt


    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A Southern Tier startup company is among 43 businesses that New York State has accepted into the START-UP NY program.

    Southern Tier Technologies is a new engineering business in the industrial-electronic industry with a focus on energy efficiency, Empire State Development (ESD) said in a news release.

    The company will invest $258,000 and create 69 new jobs, ESD said.

    SUNY Broome Community College is its academic sponsor.

     

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  • People news: Indium hires Twining as VP of marketing

    by Journal Staff


    CLINTON, N.Y. — Indium Corp. has hired Tim Twining as the company’s new VP of marketing.

    He is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and oversight of Indium’s market strategies.


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  • M&T Bank president and COO, Mark Czarnecki, dies

    by Eric Reinhardt


    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mark Czarnecki, president and COO of M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB), died Sunday “after an extended illness.” He was 61.
    Czarnecki served as president of M&T Bank for the past decade, the banking company said in a news release issued Monday. M&T Bank is the main banking subsidiary of M&T Bank Corp. (M&T). 

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  • Study: Immigrants contributed $1.7 billion to Syracuse GDP in 2014

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Immigrants living in the Syracuse area in 2014 contributed $1.7 billion to the metro area’s gross domestic product (GDP).

    That’s among the findings in a “year-long” study that CenterState CEO and the New American Economy (NAE) released on Feb. 21.

    The report documents the “critical” impact that “new Americans” have on the economies of Syracuse and Buffalo, CenterState CEO said in the report.

     

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