Chirello Advertising Celebrates 25 Years in Business
Before striking out on his own, Steve Chirello worked at PR managar at Syracuse University, Miller Brewing Co., among other places.

Chirello Advertising Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Founded in 1996, the business is still going strong today with additional clients and more products By Steve Yablonski A summer internship sparked a lifelong career. “Believe it or not,…

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Mother-Daughter Team Starts T-Shirt Business to Inspire Women
Models wearing samples of T-shirts marketed by Syracuse-based In Our Words Apparel.

Mother-Daughter Team Starts T-Shirt Business to Inspire Women

Ashley McLeod and her mother, entrepreneur Gwen Webber-McLeod, betting on a new line of T-shirts that they say will inspire women By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If Syracuse resident Ashley McLeod…

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30 Years on the Job: Karen Knapik-Scalzo
Karen Knapik-Scalzo is the person most in the media seek when they’re writing stories about local unemployment, employment trends, salaries or other key labor-related statistics. She has been on the job for 30 years.

30 Years on the Job: Karen Knapik-Scalzo

Associate economist with the NYS Department of Labor, a SUNY Oswego grad, helps the media and the public understand trends in local labor, jobs By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Karen Knapik-Scalzo…

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SUNY Oswego Instructor Re-Launches Goat Dairy
Assistant professor James Weinschreider teaches in the technology department at SUNY Oswego while he maintains a goat farm in Wayne County.

SUNY Oswego Instructor Re-Launches Goat Dairy

Assistant professor and his wife produce specialty cheeses at their re-launched business in Wayne County By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Operating a goat dairy provides interesting conversation fodder for SUNY Oswego…

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Owner of Utica PR Business Selected as Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Francesca Orsomarso, the founder and president of FMN Creative in Utica.

Owner of Utica PR Business Selected as Young Entrepreneur of the Year

By David L. Podos The owner of a boutique public relations company in Utica has recently been honored with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the SBA Upstate…

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Ex Police Officer Turns to Maple Syrup Business to Meet Family’s Needs
Jennifer Powers helps her son, David, work sap off a maple tree in their property.

Ex Police Officer Turns to Maple Syrup Business to Meet Family’s Needs

Happy Jack’s Maple sells at area farmers markets, pop-up shops in other stores, online and at a few grocery stores By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Most people become farmers because they…

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