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  • New York manufacturing index dips in March

    by Eric Reinhardt


    The Empire State Manufacturing Survey general business-conditions index fell two points 16.4 in March.

    The index had climbed 12 points in February to its highest level in more than two years.

     

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  • Vacco named CEO of Confidential Planning

    by Journal Staff


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Confidential Planning, an independent Syracuse–based financial-services firm, announced it has promoted Dario J. Vacco to CEO, effective March 1.

    Confidential Planning is wholly owned by Pinnacle Holding Co., LLC — parent company of Pinnacle Investments, LLC. 

     

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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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  • Report: Most CNY region unemployment rates decline in January

    by Eric Reinhardt


    Unemployment rates in the Syracuse, Utica–Rome, Binghamton, and Ithaca regions fell in January compared to a year ago, while the jobless rate in the Watertown–Fort Drum metro area rose slightly.

    The figures are part of the latest New York State Department of Labor data released Tuesday.

     

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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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  • Greater Utica Chamber to hold March 15 grand opening for new Landmarc Building office

    by Journal Staff

     

    UTICA, N.Y. — The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce announced it will hold a ribbon cutting/ grand opening event Wednesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. at its new offices at the Landmarc Building at 520 Seneca St. in Utica.

    The chamber moved there nearly a year ago, from its previous home at 22 Genesee St.

    The move to 520 Seneca St. is a return to the chamber’s roots when it used to be located there before it was called the Landmarc Building, the organization said.

     

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  • Price Rite is hiring to fill nearly 100 positions at upcoming South Ave. store in Syracuse

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Price Rite continues its efforts to hire employees for its store at 611 South Ave., which it plans to open in April.
    The supermarket chain is working to hire nearly 100 employees for the 35,000-square-foot location, the company said in a news release.
    The positions include cashiers, stocking clerks, produce, deli, and meat department staff and supervisors. 


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  • Cornell seeks to offer new environment and sustainability major

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University is looking to offer a new major in environment and sustainability in the fall of 2018.

    Students would take their course work through Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

    The school’s Faculty Senate has approved the new major, and approval by the New York State Education Department is “pending,” the school said in a news release posted on its website. 

     

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  • Liberty Resources formally opens Pathways Wellness Center

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ONEIDA, N.Y. — Liberty Resources on Wednesday formally opened Pathways Wellness Center in Oneida.

    The center, located at 148 Main St. in Oneida, will be available “based on community need” for adults 18 years or older who are struggling with a mental-health condition, Liberty Resources said in a news release. 


     

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