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  • Poll: New York consumers to cut back on holiday spending

    by CNYBJ Staff

    The parking lots at area malls may be a little less crowded with shoppers this holiday season. A new Siena Research Institute poll finds more than half of the people surveyed plan to cut back on their holiday spending this year in comparision to 2007. Citing the economy, declines in the stock market, and the cost of heating their homes, a majority of New York consumers don't plan to spend as much this holiday season.

    That's according to an annual poll of holiday shoppers th

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  • SBA banks encourage businesses to seek loans

    by CNYBJ Staff

    Small-business owners in upstate New York should continue applying for bank loans because the credit is available, said Michael Pappas, a New York City-based regional administrator with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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  • Yogen Fruz coming to upstate cities

    by Traci Gregory

    ROCHESTER - It's Rochester first, then the rest of upstate New York.

    That's the plan George Traikos and his wife and business partner, Katia Traikos, have as the region's master franchisees for Yogen Fruz, a Canada-based chain

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  • M&T to receive $600M from Treasury Department

    by CNYBJ Staff

    BUFFALO - M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) announced Nov. 20 it has applied to participate in the federal government's $700 billion financial rescue program.

    M&T's application has already received preliminary approval. The bank appli

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  • SU launches Web site for farmers

    by CNYBJ Staff

    SYRACUSE - Small New York farms have a new way to get their products into the hands of consumers thanks to a new Web site launched by a center at Syracuse University.

    The Environmental Finance Center launched the site, www.nyfo

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  • CVB chief offers views on tourism for 2009

    by CNYBJ Staff

    SALINA - One issue will dominate the hospitality industry for at least the next year and it's probably no big surprise what it is, according to the president of the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

    "It's all about

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  • Cornell scientists find key to vitamin B1 biosynthesis

    by CNYBJ Staff

    A key enzyme in the biosynthesis of vitamin B1 has somehow evolved the ability to perform a complex series of some 15 to 20 steps, report two Cornell chemists.

    Understanding the function of the enzyme, known as HMP-P synthase,

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  • FAST TRACK 50/Explaining Fast Track 50

    by CNYBJ Staff

    Fast Track 50 is a program designed to recognize the 50 fastest-growing companies in Central New York. The criteria are simple: Be an independent, for-profit, privately or publicly owned company; be headquartered or have a large presence in Central N

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  • FAST TRACK 50/Otis revenue shoots past $50 million

    by CNYBJ Staff

    LYONS FALLS - Otis Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of gun-cleaning systems, expects to close 2008 with revenue topping $50 million. That's up sharply from $20 million in 2006 and $42 million last year.

    "We're excited to be in

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  • FAST TRACK 50/Companies with revenue of more than $10M

    by CNYBJ Staff

    1)Otis Technology, Inc.

    CEO: Doreen Garrett

    Founded: 1985

    Web site: www.otisgun.com

    Employees: 146

    Employees in CNY: 144
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