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March 2014

  • Raising Capital Via Crowdfunding: A Step Closer to Reality

    The JOBS Act (short for Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) became law in April 2012. One of the more controversial provisions in the JOBS Act was the creation of a new “crowdfunding” exemption from Read More

  • Michael Rotella: A Shining Example of the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Upstate N.Y.

    As entrepreneurship flourishes in upstate New York, more examples of success are popping up on the landscape. Achievement comes in many forms and is made up of many different ingredients. However, perseverance is a common theme among successful entrepreneurs. They never give up and they find a way to succeed no matter the obstacles. Michael Rotella, an upstate New York entrepreneur, is a great example of the start-up scene and epitomizes the word “perseverance.” We thought Rotella’s story was so intriguing, we asked him to tell it in the first person. Here is his story of entrepreneurial determination and success. Read More

  • Outlining the Priorities for a Final State Budget

    As  New York legislative leaders representing both the Assembly and Senate discuss and debate their goals for the upcoming state spending plan, with an April 1 deadline looming, a number of ideas have Read More

  • Another Day, Another Calamity

    Growing old can have its advantages. One is that you can shrug off the latest calamities — because you have seen so many other calamities over the years — and you know they fizzled. This makes you lo Read More

  • CXtec

    CXtec announces the hiring of Joey Cassalia, Susan Hughes, and Kelly Parker. Cassalia joins CXtec as a sales associate. Prior to joining CXtec, she was employed by Sutherland Global Services. Hughes j Read More

  • Autumn Nowey

    Plan & Print Systems has named Autumn Noweyas director of social media. She will complement her existing responsibilities in the color graphics department with development and implementation of Read More

  • Northwestern Mutual

    Northwestern Mutual has appointed three new financial representatives in its Syracuse–area office. Jonah Coburn, Matthew Govendo, and Caitlin Titus will be associated with Northwestern Mutual in the D Read More

  • Catherine McArdle

    Catherine McArdle was recently promoted to field sales manager at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company. She joined Preferred Mutual in January 2012 as a field agency manager. McArdle, a graduate of St. Read More

  • Brown & Brown Empire State

    Brown & Brown Empire State has added Bradley Sullivan and Pam Dumont to its insurance team. Sullivan will serve as a P&C producer. He holds his life, accident, and health license. Dumont will Read More