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Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport got a boost from the state last week when it was awarded a $250,000 to help its promotional push, highlighting its value as an economic and transportation hub for the … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly TRUMANSBURG – Last month the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual awards – earning Entrepreneur of the Year accolades was Atlas Bowl. Opening in March 2015 under the ownership … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce will honor three of its members at its annual dinner and awards ceremony, set to take place this week. The Distinguished Business of the Year award will be … more
By Jennifer Tavares It’s January, a time of fresh beginnings and resolutions to do more, do better, and accomplish great things in 2017. Small business owners and organization leaders will also want to ensure they are compliant with New … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly The aim of Local First Ithaca is to promote the positive economic impact of shopping at independent- and locally owned businesses. One of the organization’s big initiatives is its “The Guide to … more
By E.C. Barrett Tompkins Weekly The new year brought new minimum wage benchmarks for New York’s lowest paid workers. The state minimum wage has increased from $9 per hour to $9.70 got most earners. For the first time in state … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – At long last, Marriott’s planned hotel has opened in downtown Ithaca. The 11-story hotel — dubbed Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons — is located at 120 South Aurora St., on the 8,000 … more
Tompkins Weekly Staff ITHACA – Three new businesses have officially opened – well, for business – on Ithaca’s Commons. Cayuga Coins, Willow and Escape Ithaca were all welcomed to Ithaca by Downtown Ithaca Alliance and city … more
By Eric Banford Tompkins Weekly ITHACA – Ithaca is blessed with a plethora of delectable destinations, from coffee shops to ice cream parlors, from chocolate boutiques to specialty cafes. The latest addition is called “Ithaca No … more
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local – and that’s kind of the same.” – Unknown By Jennifer Tavares I started my holiday shopping during Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend, and I can share that my purchase felt … more
By Rob Montana Tompkins Weekly Black Friday has a little different meaning in Tompkins County – it’s the day that Local First Ithaca’s Local Lover Challenge kicks off. This year is no exception, with the month-long effort … more
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) announced that its fall service, along with typical academic year changes, took effect Sunday, Aug. 21 and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.   Due to bus operator shortages, TCAT … more
By Joe Gladziszewski   After a two-week closure that allowed the runway to be resurfaced, Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport officially reopened July 22 and subsequently celebrated its operational status with a Client Appreciation Week … more
By Sue Smith-Heavenrich   Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WFP-125th District) and 21 other state lawmakers are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose a statewide moratorium on permits for new pipelines, compressor stations, power plants … more
By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   The City of Ithaca continues to chisel out what officials hope will be an enticing tax incentive for developers that also includes benefits to the community.   Read more at … more
By Brian Crandall, Ithaca Voice   It’s safe to say this is under construction. Work has commenced on Conifer LLC’s Cayuga Meadows affordable senior housing project on Ithaca’s West Hill.   Read more at … more
By Brian Crandall, Ithaca Voice   Usually, developers seek out a property to develop. For Pat Kraft and his Dryden South project, it was the other way around.   Read more at more
By Eric Banford   The World Wide Web has indeed grown to encompass the world, and to this point it has been mostly built and owned by corporations. The Internet of Things (IoT) looks to change that by creating a “free and open … more
By Michael Smith, Ithaca Voice   In June, pubic comment regarding the 453-unit Maplewood redevelopment project scoping document went on so long that the Town of Ithaca’s Planning Board did not have time to weigh in.   … more
By Anna Kucher, Ithaca Voice   The Ithaca Night Market debuted on July 7 at Steamboat Landing. Open every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 1, the market is touted by organizers as “summer on the waterfront.”   … more
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