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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Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic
A worker unloads a food truck from the Food Bank of Central New York at a pantry in Mexico during the pandemic.

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

Despite the risk, volunteers helped keep local food pantries open By Ken Sturtz It was the spring of 2020 and the coronavirus was just beginning to shutter offices, schools and…

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