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Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • March 6, 2015
Our friends at Cooperative Federal have enlisted That’s What’s UP to cater their Annual Meeting and Dinner this Sunday. That’s What’s Up is a member business of the credit union and one of our UP Start entrepreneurs who specializes in comfort food with a twist. We can’t wait to try all of these dishes:
Ya Man Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken w/ Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Spanish Vegetable Paella (Vegan)
Roasted Cabbage w/ Carrots (Vegan)
Join the Facebook event for more details. If you’re a member, make sure you RSVP for the meeting by March 5th by calling (315) 473-0214 or completing the form HERE. Not a member? Learn more about about Coop Fed and their community development mission on their website.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • March 2, 2015
We had a great time last week at the Thursday Morning Roundtable! Frank Lazarski (President of the United Way of Central New York), Meg O’Connell (Executive Director of The Allyn Foundation), and our Director, Dominic Robinson, presented on the Work Train Collaborative: Investing in Skills Training for Low-Income Syracuse Residents.
“There are hungry people in every part of this community for work … We cannot sustain our future if we can’t figure out how to engage them.”
To listen to the entire TMR discussion, click HERE.
The African & Caribbean Central Market’s new location (703 N. Salina Street) makes space for all of the vibrant fabrics, produce, and packaged products that line Roselinda Abbey’s shelves. Find more pictures HERE.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 25, 2015
Forces for Change: Local Civil Rights Activists is on display in the windows of ArtRage Gallery. This photography display is part of ArtRage’s spotlight on the Civil Rights movement featuring the exhibit, Selma to Montgomery March at 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron, and race.place.being, a collaboration of Syracuse Stage, ArtRage Gallery, and SUNY Oswego.
To learn more, visit ArtRage’s website. Forces for Change will be on display until the end of March.
SyracuseFirst and CenterState CEO invite businesses and entrepreneurs to a workshop this Thursday: Yelp for Businesse Owners. Yelp is a website that allows prospective customers to search for reviews and information about various food and retail businesses, services, and organizations in our community. The content for the site is made up of business profiles and accompanying reviews and ratingd. By setting up a free Yelp account, businesses can add information and photos to these profiles and directly interact with reviewers/customers.
During the Yelp for Businesses event, Jared Brickman, Yelp Syracuse Community Ambassador, will offer an overview of the free Yelp for Business Owners toolset and answer your questions about using the platform as a marketing tool.
The cost is $10 for SyracuseFirst and CenterState CEO members and $20 for non-members. Seating is limited. To register, click HERE. Contact Karen DeJoseph (315-470-1997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Yelp and this event, join the Facebook event HERE.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 20, 2015
On cold days like today, we’re thankful that Salt City Coffee delivers their bags of beans for free in Syracuse. For now, the closest we’ll get to 70 degrees and sunny is Salt City’s Fair Trade beans from Peru.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 18, 2015
Earlier this month, the owners of Laci’s Tapas Bar participated on a panel to discuss “Creative Philanthropy: Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Social Responsibility” for the Thursday Morning Roundtable (TMR). Both Laura and Cindy spoke about their efforts in the Hawley-Green neighborhood and joined Matt Godard of Café Kubal, Jim Barr of SADA Charity Preview, and Nancy Marshall of InKind to explore social responsibility as a whole. One of our favorite moments was a story from Cindy who talked about her mother giving in quiet ways:
“When she would read the paper–religiously every day–and if there was something in there about a family that was struggling or someone that died that she knew, she’d put a five dollar bill in an envelope and send it without a return address–just send it to them. And $5 may not have been a lot to them, but it was a lot for my mother. And it was really odd. I asked her one day, ‘Why do you do that? Why do you send that to those people you don’t even know and they’re just in the newspaper?’ She said, ‘Well, you never know when you might need $5.’”
To listen to the full discussion, click HERE.
Written by Mary Beth Schwartzwalder • February 17, 2015
Chef, traveler, and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain, visited our Northside neighborhood this winter to get an inside look at the Pastime Athletic Club. Bourdain was in town filming for a new online series, Raw Craft, that explores the work of committed individuals at the forefront of the American craft movement. For this particular episode, Bourdain met up with his subject and Pastime’s member, Frank Shattuck, at the Club. The episode will air later this year, but here’s a trailer for the series that gives you a sneak peek into Frank’s story as well as Bourdain’s visit to Pastime’s.
Check out the Raw Craft YouTube channel HERE. You may even see another Syracuse entity in Episode One: Borough Furnace.