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Work to Do

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

According to the Metro Monitor Dashboard from the Brookings Institution, from 2010-2015, Syracuse ranked 100/100 in growth, 80/100 in prosperity, and 83/100 in inclusion. To see the data, click here.

Kicking the Rachademics

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Derek Luke, actor

Derek Luke, actor

Actor Derek Luke visited Syracuse University recently for the Kappa Alpha Psi Executive Series and talked about capturing his voice (as a performer). He also discussed the clarity of choices actors, and even business people face with each pending project.

Luke will soon generate a story about Dr. Chris Emdin, aka The Science Genius. Below he talks about how actors, like entrepreneurs, do best when they think outside the box.

Remixed Use

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
The Sumner Hunt Building is an example of Second Empire Style architecture. Southside TNT and Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. held an open house at the newly rehabbed space on Friday.

The Sumner Hunt Building is an example of Second Empire Style architecture. Southside TNT and Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc. held an open house at the newly rehabbed space on Friday.

TC (M+W) B

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Lourdes Zaptaa, ‎Executive Vice President, Division of Minority & Women's Business Development at Empire State Development, spoke at today's MWBE Expo of Central New York. The event was held at the South Side Innovation Center.

Lourdes Zapata, ‎Executive Vice President, Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development at Empire State Development, spoke at yesterday’s MWBE Expo of Central New York. The event was held at the South Side Innovation Center.

New York is slated for plenty of redevelopment, including airports, transportation hubs, tourism/welcome centers, as well as clean energy initiatives, in nearly every part of the state. All these projects are scheduled to be assessed for minority and women business (MWB) goal settings.

Zapata told a room full of either certified or aspiring minority and women business firms to pay attention to these types of projects because “these are where the opportunities are coming in the future.”

Monday M.B.A.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

SIF Scene (notable people, places and events)

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Mike Giannattasio, Kathleen Pulito, Kemari Stewart and Michael Heagerty in Clinton Square

Mike Giannattasio, Kathleen Pulito, Kemari Stewart and Michael Heagerty took a break in Clinton Square after peddling Syracuse’s favorite multicycle (The Little Yellow Fellow) along the Connective Corridor on Wednesday.

Daily Rituals Make A Difference

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Educator Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey (above) gave a short keynote during a recent NAACP meeting. Her work encompasses educating children, engaging staff, and healing trauma for the Syracuse City School District.

To check out more of her research, click here.

Cool Factor

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Syracuse's Mike & Mike maneuvered the Lilttle Yellow Fellow along the Connective Corridor this afternoon. Their partners in peddling were members of the Jamaican bobsled team.

Syracuse’s Mike & Mike maneuvered the Little Yellow Fellow along the Connective Corridor this afternoon. Their partners in peddling were members of the Jamaican bobsled team. The Olympic squad got a great open-air, self-propelled tour of the city that rivaled a cable car tour in San Francisco.

Cultivating the Syracuse Experience

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
NYS Fair (Potential People Magnet)

NYS Fair is our potential people magnet

Is 13 a lucky number?

It was announced that the fair will add another day this year.  If we think outside the box, the fair could be our Sundance, Davos, Superbowl, Final Four, Mackinac Policy Conference, Cannes Festival or SXSW.

Week in Review

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
CENTRO CEO Rick Lee talked about transportation in Syracuse as well as Uber and Lyft at the F.O.C.U.S. Forum.

CENTRO CEO Rick Lee talked about transportation in Syracuse as well as Uber and Lyft at the F.O.C.U.S. Forum. (His comments, as well as those by James D’Agostino are below)