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ITHACA, NY -- Farther Farms is a food tech startup founded by Vipul Saran and Mike Annunziata that uses innovative technology created at Cornell for a new means of food processing.     

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ITHACA, NY -- Benjamin Peters owner, Peter Parkes has sold his store at 120 E State St. on the Commons to employee Sam Parlett as of Apr 1. Parkes, who bought the men’s clothing store back in 1994, is now retired.

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ITHACA, NY -- After growing up in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico and recently getting her master’s degree at Arizona State University, Herianna Valenzuela moved to Ithaca with her husband. Her brother-in-law lives here, her husband grew up nearby, and when she came to visit two years ago, she fe…

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ITHACA, NY -- The entrepreneurship incubator, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, recently received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to launch a new hardware accelerator that helps clean-energy startups develop their ideas into prototypes. NYSERDA’s …

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ITHACA, NY -- With the opening of Botanist Coffeehouse, Matti Sgrecci accomplished a longtime dream. And all it took was a little help from a friend.

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ITHACA, NY -- After getting into rock climbing while living in Boston, Keith Liao thought bringing the activity to the Ithaca area would be a natural fit. Liao is currently preparing to open Cayuga Climbs, a bouldering only gym with 15-foot walls for climbing.

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ITHACA, NY -- Located in a chic office overlooking the Ithaca Commons, Galvanic is a medical spa run by a mother-daughter duo trying to bring holistic health and beauty to Ithacans.

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Before working as a wine merchant and serving as the owner and president of the Falls Wine Room, Chip Hughes wanted to be a chef. But being skilled at cooking and studying at the Culinary Institute of American only strengthened his love for the intoxicating beverage, he said.

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Co-owners and brothers Harjit and Manjit Singh first started saving up for their business back in 2005. Working for a distillery and a convenience store respectively, they put away money gradually, balancing supporting their families and their dreams for years. Both raising their families in…

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Growing up in Old Forge, New York, Robert Barrett and his four siblings were familiar with Big Moose and Eagle Bay in the Adirondacks.The Barrett children were also familiar with making things work — large and small.

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Thai Basil owners Bonner and Ooy Herren opened up Ooy’s Cafe and Deli in July of 2020 in the old Collegetown Bagels location at 201 N Aurora St. —  facing the pandemic-dampened summer head-on.

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Tioga State Bank’s Robert M. Fisher Nominated as Chairman-elect of Independent Community Bankers of America

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The Ithaca Business Index improved 0.5 percent in December to a level of 178.22 from a revised mark of 177.29 in November. Moderate increases in employment, the labor force, retail sales, and help wanted advertising pushed the index higher. Home sales and average hours worked held back the g…

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A longtime DeWitt Mall staple has changed its location over the last few weeks, as Pastimes Antiques Store has moved down the hallway to a larger space in the main corridor of the Cayuga Street shopping center. 

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Tompkins Trust Company Promotes Brad Totman to Commercial Lending Relationship Manager

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The Ithaca Business Index remained virtually unchanged at a level of 177.3 in November. The number of jobs in Tompkins County fell by 100 to 66,800. Retail sales were down and home sales fell moderately. The size of the labor force and the hours worked inched slightly higher, as did hours wo…

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Following $25 million in renovations, Cayuga Ridge, now called Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has undergone significant updates to its interior with work on the exterior to come in the coming months. Once winter is over, the courtyards will be redone and a new sign will be installed. 

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Twelve years ago, Wendy Skinner wanted to take her seemingly disparate set of skills and meld them with her new passion, sustainability. Over a decade later, she still comes into SewGreen each day, trying to “put on a show,” as she calls it, and preserve the family atmosphere that Ithacans w…

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Since opening earlier this fall, Angelhearts Diner has tried to make a name for itself as one of Ithaca’s several vegan eateries. Angelhearts owner, Kim Engelheart, considered the idea of starting the diner for years, though she moved away from Ithaca for several years, forcing her to put he…