Fri April 17, 2015

Start Up NY drawing mixed reviews

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 9:54 am

The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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Mon April 13, 2015

WNY vintners crying foul over Canada's duty

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 9:48 am

Wine producers on this side of the border say they're losing a significant amount of business, because Canada makes it too expensive for their citizens to buy New York State wines while visiting and then bring it home.

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Tue April 7, 2015

Minority business chamber of commerce launches in central New York

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:26 am

Central New York’s business and economic development agency is starting a new chamber of commerce for minority-run companies.

According to CenterState CEO, the black and Latino communities in New York have $170 billion in buying power. That’s why, it says, it’s forming the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance, the only one in the region.

The news was announced at CenterState’s annual meeting. Edward Cuello will lead the new Upstate MEA. He says its mission will be to harness the minority community’s business and buying power.

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Mon March 23, 2015

Forestry Industry heads to Albany for its lobby day

Credit Credit AB Tetra Pak / flickr


Forestland owners and industry representatives will be in the halls of the capitol today, pushing for changes to taxation and regulation in New York.

Eric Carlson is the president of theEmpire State Foresters Association. He says one issue up for discussion this year is the 40-year-old property tax incentive program for forests, known as the 480-a Forest Tax Law.

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Fri March 20, 2015

Purifying Maple: This week on New York NOW

Tapped maple tree at Madava Farms in Dutchess County
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

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Maple syrup and pancakes go hand in hand on the average breakfast table. People slather their pancakes with butter and then just pour the syrup on top but here at Madava Farms in rural Dutchess County, the people at Crown Maple are hoping to change the way we think about this all natural sweetener while providing the purest product possible.

Madava Farms COO, Tyge Rugenstein,

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