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Check out this update on former SCSD head Dr. Sharon Contreras as she leans in and brings her administrative magic to the Guilford County Schools (NC). We didn’t realize that the Guilford system was also a Say Yes to Education community. Keep an eye on this up and coming education leader, who made history as the first woman and first Latino superintendent in Syracuse.
We hope High Point University and Nino Qubein will host Contreras for their Lessons in Leadership series in the near future.
The tour, which was part of SUNY ESF’s Center for Community Design Research Visioning Voices Community Speaker Series, highlighted neighborhood properties such as People’s AME Zion Church, the South Side Innovation Center Dunk & Bright, the South Side Communications Center, the Mary Nelson Youth Center as well as a handful of projects in progress (Shawn Casey Building, Aspen Heights and Salina Crossing). Dunk & Bright has been a family business for nearly 100 years and the location on South Salina Street is 90,000 square feet.
Some ways to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, according to Carl Schramm, Syracuse University Professor and Lemoyne College grad, are as follows:
- Make economies grow
- Restore local banks (funding)
- Have less government involvement and reduce regulatory burdens
More start-ups equals more jobs, and at their best entrepreneurs are synthesizers, he said.
The Syracuse-native and former head of the Kauffman Foundation started Global Entrepreneur Week back in 2007. As part of his remarks on Monday, he also talked about our legacy of innovation here in the Salt City. Syracuse , now known for eds and meds, was once fertile ground for start up enterprises. In the days of the Erie Canal, he said, New York State was like Silicon Valley. Together pioneering ventures such as Sanderson Bros. Steel and LC Smith Typewriters helped solidify our region’s national reputation back in the day.
One business leader in the audience hinted that manufacturing may be poised for a healthy resurgence in these parts.
Schramm wouldn’t directly answer if Syracuse was a fast city or a failing city, but to read his commentary on our recent situation, click here.
The ideas and dialogue from the Global Entrepreneurship Week at Syracuse University continues thru Nov. 18.
Rothschild, who owned a medical supply business along East Genesee Street, also runs The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum. The Museum is the largest privately-owned collection of United States patent models in the world, containing over 4000 patent models and related documents.
Below check out the audio clip of University Hill Corporation President David Mankiewicz give a short history of some of the hits and misses from the neighborhood’s development since 1990.