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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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  • Le Moyne selects Langdon as 2017 commencement speaker

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A long time faculty member who wrote a book on the history of school will be the speaker for Le Moyne College’s 67th undergraduate commencement in May.

    History professor John Langdon, who has taught at the school for nearly a half-century, wrote Against the Sky, the history of Le Moyne, which was published in 1996 on the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding, the school said in a news release.

     

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  • People news: Adirondack North Country Association names new board members

    by Journal Staff


    SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) recently announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors. 
    The nonprofit, regional economic-development organization added Steven Cacchio, president and CEO of Champlain National Bank, and Jennifer Potter Hayes, former executive director of View, an arts center in Old Forge. 


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  • Tompkins Trust appoints new small business, regional commercial-lending managers

    by Journal Staff


    ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Trust Company announced it has re-structured its commercial lending department, promoting Brad Totman to small-business lending manager, and Karen Parkes to Ithaca Region manager.

    Brian Bisaccio will serve as Syracuse Region manager and commercial lending manager for Cayuga, Cortland, and Onondaga counties, while Steve Hoyt continues as senior credit officer.

     

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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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  • NRC approves transfer of FitzPatrick plant from Entergy to Exelon

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SCRIBA, N.Y. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the operating license of the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear-power plant in Scriba in Oswego County from Entergy Nuclear Operations (NYSE: ETR) to Exelon Generation Co. (NYSE: EXC).

    The transfer will become effective March 31 once the NRC amends the license to reflect the plant’s new ownership, the NRC said in a news release issued Friday.

    The agreement to continue operation of the plant saves about 600 jobs.

     

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  • Syracuse apartment rent prices jumped more than 14 percent in the last year

    by Journal Staff


    The median rental price for most apartments in the Syracuse metro area rose more than 14 percent in the past year.

    That’s according to the March 2017 national rent report from Zumper, an apartment-rental listings website.

     

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  • Summit FCU to build new facility, relocate Cortland branch

    by Eric Reinhardt

    CORTLANDVILLE — The Summit Federal Credit Union plans to build a new facility in the town of Cortlandville and relocate its existing branch in the city of Cortland.



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  • CNY Tweets - March 6, 2017

    by Journal Staff

    A handful of recent tweets that came across the @cnybj Twitter feed, offering various business, personal, and personal tips:



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  • New York manufacturing activity jumps in February

    by Eric Reinhardt

    New York manufacturing activity soared last month, led by increases in orders and shipments, according to the latest installment of the Empire State Manufacturing Survey.



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