Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Well Endowed

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

$1,183,922 (2014)


The endowment of Syracuse University increased by 12.3% (source Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/21/2015).

Veggie Tales

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Cooking Demo, Downtown Farmer's Market

Cooking Demo, Downtown Farmer’s Market

Don’t Bust a Gut

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Dan Frigolette of B'ville will go to the ends of the earth to get a joke.

Dan Frigolette of B’ville will go to the ends of the earth to get a joke.

The Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour blew into The Syracuse Funnybone on Thursday and marked the return of comedic native son, Dan Frigolette.  Also on the bill were Rell Battle (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) and newcomer (to Syracuse) Matt Richards.

So far the tour has logged nearly 7,000 miles, landing in 52 cities for 66 shows (including Canada and Alaska). No topic for the Syracuse leg of the tour (which added Travis Blunt) as the comics went in on Bill Cosby, crazy politicians who choose to swim in Onondaga lake, social media etiquette, Ebola virus, re-defining ladies night, and life on the road.

We are hoping Frigolette will soon unleash the behind the scenes video footage, which has to be a cross between “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Rell Battle

Rell Battle

Syracuse's Travis Blunt

Syracuse’s Travis Blunt

Matt Richards served as the host for the evening.

Matt Richards served as the host for the evening.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 1: Sweet Spirits

Friday, July 24th, 2015
Goodway Bakery

We wondered why this couple from Goodway Bakery gave out free samples of their rum cakes.  But truthfully, once you had a taste of the buttery smooth concoction, it was almost impossible not to buy one. That or keep waking by to pick up another sample.  Both the free prize and their overall ebullience made their booth very popular on Friday evening.

For more information on their Goodway Bakery, Rum Cake.

Jazz Fest, Day 2: Food Flair

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Our Favorite Food Truck

Our favorite food truck serves up an alternative to the garbage plate.

Capture the Cuse (XXXII)

Friday, July 10th, 2015
An awning grows in Armory Square

An awning grows atop the Neal & Hyde Building.

Encouraging Growth

Monday, July 6th, 2015

She is known for her comedy (and not gardening), but Yvonne Conte wrote a good piece on Linkedin about the power of pruning.

Booked Up

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

We read this tweet from Syracuse media personality George Kilpatrick. The photographer for Anaya Lee Willabus is SIF Advisory Member Alton Ritter. Way to go Alton. Great work.

Capture the Cuse (XXIX)

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
Walton Street Alley

Walton Street Alley is the location for the Downtown Get Down this summer.

VC Firm

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Cuse Culture Magazine co-founders Victoria Coit and Vanessa Campbell (right) made a presentation during their kick-off event last night.

Here are some of the photographs from the Cuse Culture Magazine launch party, which was held at the Nikao Events Company.

Coit and Campbell with Nikao's Tina and Ken Hills.

Nikao Proprietors Tina and Ken Hills with Coit and Campbell posed in the courtyard of their urbane establishment.

Fashion execs La Shaun Jones and Lakisa Renee (LSK Modeling and Events) take a selfie with local basketball star Mika Adams-Woods.

Fashion execs Lakisa Renee & La Shaun Jones (LSK Modeling and Events) take a selfie with local basketball star Mika Adams-Woods.

Cuse Culture at its best.

Sophisticated ladies at Nikao


Cuse Culture Photographer Vanessa Campbell with E. Smith (aka Smitty).