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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

……that jazz great Mark Murphy was born in Syracuse in 1932 and grew up in Central New York as part of a musical family. He developed his own jazz style with scatting and improvisations on the poetry of Jack Kerouac and others using songs that were not always part of the standard jazz repertory.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

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Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 @ 11:19 am by Curt
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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

…that democracy began right on the shores of Onondaga Lake? The Peacemaker came to the shores of Onondaga Lake over a thousand years ago, bringing together the five powerful nations of the Haudenosaunee. They uprooted a white pine tree and threw their weapons of war into the hole. After replanting the tree, the Peacemaker place an eagle on the top to warn the Haudenosaunee of any dangers to this great peace. This tree is known as the Tree of Peace and is a symbol of this union.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Check out our EXPANDED ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/home.php?cat=249) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bag & more! If you’re looking for Syracuse items, we got ‘em right on the website (items available for purchase on-line only). Check it out TODAY!!!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! Our Surprise Me Pass is also conveniently available on-line on our website featuring discounts at over 250 area restaurants, attractions, services, etc.

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Posted: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 10:01 am by Curt
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Skaneateles Suites Corporate Apartments

Skaneateles Suites (www.SkaneatelesSuites.com) has ideal accommodations for business travel, extended stay, temporary assignments and relocation. Skaneateles Suites corporate housing provides furnished apartments perfect for a short term stay or long term housing. Skaneateles Suites apartments are serviced Hotel Rooms, apartments, condos and single family houses. Skaneateles Suites properties offer luxury apartments available in studio, one bedroom, 2 bedroom, or three bedroom or more. Skaneateles Suites Corporate Housing provides furnished apartments perfect for a short term stay or long term housing. Whether you are looking for a fully furnished serviced apartment or an executive suite Skaneateles Suites Corporate Housing has the perfect temporary housing for you. Call 315-685-7568.

Unlike ordinary hotel rooms, Skaneateles Suites apartments have an inviting, home-like feel, and a lot more space to relax and unwind, making them perfect for extended stay business travelers, relocating employees, entertainment industry clients, and others seeking a spacious and cost-saving alternative to traditional hotels. Everything is included in a Skaneateles Suites furnished rental, from fully furnished to home electronics to all utilities. Partnered with first-class service and amenities, Skaneateles Suites maintains its earned reputation as the “Collection of Places to Stay “.

All our locations are No Smoking, all offer free parking, internet, wifi, cable TV and climate control. All are completely furnished with kitchen wares and outdoor living. All include bed and bath linen as well as housekeeping. Many have amenities like Jacuzzi tubs and washer dryer laundry. Pet Friendly units are available.

About Skaneateles Suites

Founded in 1999, Skaneateles Suites (www.SkaneatelesSuites.com) is a collection of places to stay in the Syracuse and Auburn areas of Central New York, offering corporate housing, temporary housing, and serviced apartments. The company has locations throughout Onondaga and Cayuga counties in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. Skaneateles Suites also operates the Boutique Hotel.

You do not need an apartment finder for your corporate relocation requests. Our website and relocation specialists will assist you with any short term or temporary housing questions. Whether you are looking for a studio apartment, 1 bedroom apartment, 2 bedroom apartment, 3 bedroom apartment, corporate apartment, furnished apartments, unfurnished apartments, luxury apartment, or serviced apartment, Skaneateles Suites can meet your needs. Skaneateles Suites can help your corporate travel department find temporary housing or corporate housing for your company’s corporate relocation or as a hotel alternative at a government per diem rate (TDY rates, dod per diem rates). Skaneateles Suites can also assist those hard to find temporary stay needs with a pet friendly apartment or dog friendly apartment.

Need some help? Not finding what you’re looking for?
Call Curt at the reservation desk

Skaneateles Suites
12 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
1-315-685-7568

Location to Airport and industry, attractions:
In the picturesque Finger Lakes Region of New York State the Skaneateles Suites is your ideal hotel choice when visiting Auburn, Aurora, Skaneateles, and nearby Syracuse, New York.

Only a short distance to the historic Seward House (Seward’s Folly), the Willard Memorial Chapel (designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany), and downtown’s Auburn Public Theatre; and only minutes from Bass Pro Shops, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Waterloo Premium Outlets, MacKenzie-Childs, and the popular Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

Skaneateles Suites welcomes the guests of many area businesses, such as: Auburn Memorial Hospital, Nucor, TRW, Welch Allyn, Gould Pumps / ITT Corporation, O-I Owens Illinois, ACF, McQuay International, Tessy Plastics, Honeywell, Genera Electric and D & W Diesel. Syracuse University is only 20 minutes away.

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Posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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Currier Plastics Auburn ny

Currier Plastics Auburn ny

CURRIER PLASTICS INC. RECEIVES THE ASSOCIATION FOR MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE’S 2009 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) recently announced Currier Plastics Inc. as the 2009 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Auburn, N.Y. based custom design, injection and blow molding company is one of eight to receive the award that signifies high levels of excellence have been achieved and sustained during the past year.

In today’s volatile economy, it is necessary for companies to stay competitive in the global marketplace, as well as maintain profitability and stable customers. All award recipients recognized by AME are not only surviving, but are thriving despite the current economic conditions.

“Currier Plastics has not only increased profitability and efficiency, but has encouraged a company-wide strategic framework that maximizes growth and operational excellence,” said Ralph Keller, AME president. “With expert technicians working in their plant, Currier Plastics has been able to decrease accidents and inventory, as well as increase on-time delivery for their customers.”

Currier Plastics’ Auburn plant manufactures its custom products for numerous industries, including packaging, telecommunications, medical and pharmaceuticals. On the Lean journey since 2007, the company has been especially recognized for creating a three-tiered training program focused on talent and leadership development, and posting dramatic improvements in the last three years, including decreased cost of quality and increased profitability. Currier Plastics employs 100 people and provides its products in two countries. In 2008, Currier Plastics posted revenues of approximately $20 million.

“It takes patience and perseverance,” said Alan Gross, vice president of operations. “It’s not easy to change the culture. It takes time and consistency. It takes a lot of support from the top down. That support has come from the ownership group, the president and the executive team consistently over the past four years.”

AME’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards honor companies that demonstrate significant progress in their journeys toward enterprise excellence through continuous improvement over a three-year period.

Release –C4/9 IID
October, 2009
For More Information Contact:
Max Leone, VP Business Development
315-255-1779 or 315-277-1458

Currier Plastics, Inc.
101 Columbus Street

Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1779

Posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 @ 8:13 pm by Curt
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Internationally known Quilter to Exhibit at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center will be exhibiting the work of renowned artist and quilt maker Nancy Crow May 29 – Aug 15, 2010. Nancy Crow is one of the preeminent contemporary quilt makers in the world.

Through her groundbreaking, improvisational approach to quilting, she has had a major impact on the development of contemporary quilting, influencing a generation of quilters. Her mastery of shape, line and color results in one-of-a-kind compositions that are true works of art by any standard.

Her work is in the collections of several major museums including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, and the Museum of American Folk Art, NYC. Her work was featured on the covers of two of Maya Angelou’s books published by Random House, Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994) and Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993).

A solo exhibition of her work was featured at the opening of the International Quilt Study Center at the Univ. of Nebraska in 2008, and she has had recent solo exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art, Howland, OH, the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and the Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. She has several books including the award-winning Nancy Crow, 2006, Breckling Press, Nancy Crow: Improvisational Quilts, 1995, C&T Publishing, Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences, 1990, American Quilters’ Society.

Crow is a founder of the prestigious Quilt National exhibition in Athens, OH, Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, OH and the Art Quilt Network. She teaches workshops throughout the world and at her home in Athens, OH. She will be teaching at the Schweinfurth’s summer conference Quilting by the Lake, in 2010.

The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-art facility located in Auburn, NY. Other quilting programs at the Art Center include the annual juried quilt exhibit, Quilts=Art=Quilts November through the first week in January, and the annual conference Quilting by the Lake, July 16 – 30, 2010 (www.myartcenter.org). To learn more about Nancy Crow visit her website at www.nancycrow.com.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Donna Lamb 315.255.1553 or by e-mail dlamb@schweinfurthartcenter.org.

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 @ 10:21 am by Curt
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