No Mask, No Service

NYS’s mask order has put employees on the frontlines of enforcement By Ken Sturtz The signs are posted everywhere. Supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations. Barber shops, big-box retailers, ice cream stands.…

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COVID-19 Tests Labor Laws

Gray areas exist in terms of how employers are obligated to provide safe working conditions By Lou Sorendo Businesses are taking a variety of approaches to ensure health and safety…

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Surviving 2020
JC Penney’s Oswego location, which has been in operation since 1977, was spared from being shutdown in a recent round of store closures

Surviving 2020

Iconic retailer JC Penney in Oswego survived 1-2 punch of COVID-19, corporate bankruptcy. Store manager reflects on her ordeal By Lou Sorendo Why was the Oswego JC Penney spared from…

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Surge in Real Estate Market
Overview of the village of Liverpool with Onondaga Lake in the background. Photo by Kenneth Sturtz.

Surge in Real Estate Market

After a few slow months, real estate market is hot again, in part thanks to low interest rates, coronavirus pandemic By Ken Sturtz John and Monica Weber decided in February…

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Death of the Handshake?

It may be on hiatus for the pandemic, but experts say rumors of the handshake’s demise are greatly exaggerated By Ken Sturtz The loss of the handshake in social interactions…

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Women in Business

The impact of women-owned businesses on the Central New York region and nation is significant and continues to grow. Across the nation, about 36% of all businesses are women-owned, and…

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James Reed
James Reed started working at Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield in 1996. Most recently, he served as executive vice-president of marketing and sales, and as regional president in the Central New York market.

James Reed

Skaneateles resident just named Excellus’s new president and CEO-elect. He talks about his career, his work-life balance philosophy and why he adopted a mostly plant-based diet By Lou Sorendo True…

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Q&A with Eryl Christiansen

Q&A with Eryl Christiansen

New CEO at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance talks about culture of company, plans for further expansion By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant In July, Fulton-based Eastern Shore Associates Insurance announced the promotion…

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Kyle’s Wigwam
Mozzarella moons at Kyle’s Wigwam in Sandy Pond.

Kyle’s Wigwam

Restaurant on the shores of Sandy Pond in Pulaski offers good food with a view By Christopher Malone Looking to finally take your step out into the world and enjoy…

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