Cat Café Opens in Syracuse
Alisha Reynolds first visited a cat café while in Norfolk, Virginia. “I’ve had so many missed opportunities; I wanted to do something for myself,” she says.

Cat Café Opens in Syracuse

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant For people seeking both a cat fix and caffeine fix, Alisha Reynolds recently opened Pawsativitea CNY in the CNY Regional Market. Reynolds has worked on opening…

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Left at the Altar
A wedding party of Gino and Selma Ruggio last year at Bayshore on the shore of Lake Ontario. This is one the few events that took place at the popular venue, run by Broadwell Hospitality Group. Approximately 80% of the weddings BHG had on the books this year were postponed and 5% were canceled. Photo of Marianne Natoli-Horning.

Left at the Altar

CNY wedding industry trying to make up for canceled, postponed 2020 weddings By Payne Horning A nightmare scenario for anyone involved in a wedding — from the wedding party to…

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Presidential Hopes

New president needs to address COVID-19, help New York state and small business, say LeMoyne professor, business people By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I would say that particularly from the perspective…

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Meet the Next Generation

Family businesses make up to from 80% to 90% of all incorporated businesses in the United States, according to the Family Business Center, Madden School of Business, Le Moyne College,…

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Michael C. Backus
Michael C. Backus

Michael C. Backus

Son of successful publisher, former county clerk makes transition into private sector as second in command at Oswego Health By Lou Sorendo At 29, Michael C. Backus was elected to…

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Striving for Greater Diversity
Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D., is a scholar-artist and is the creator of Behind the Woman, a WCNY television production that shares personal stories from diverse women leaders to empower other woman to pursue their goals and dreams. She has traveled and lived in Spain, England and Costa Rica while pursuing her graduate education. She currently lives in Syracuse and is the mother of a fifteen year-old son, Nile. She is Center State CEO’s first vice president of racial equality and social impact.

Striving for Greater Diversity

CenterState CEO first VP of racial equality and social impact discusses her new role By Lou Sorendo Juhanna Rogers, Ph.D., was recently named vice president of racial equity and social…

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