Buy Local en CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Optimistic <div>Central New York business leaders got an optimistic economic forecast Thursday at the CenterState CEO, but also found out that their own attitudes may be holding the area back. &nbsp;The corporation hosted a breakfast at the OnCenter to release its <a href="">economic forecast</a>, which suggests better times for 2014. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An M&amp;T Bank economist says business growth should be about 2.8%. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:53:17 +0000 Hannah Warren 13209 at CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Optimistic Is Holiday Shopping the Only Time You "Buy Local?" <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The holiday shopping season is now in full swing, but while it’s true a snowy winter wonderland can get consumers in the Christmas shopping spirit, New York State Retail Council Vice President Ted </span>Potrikus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;cautions that the chilly weather can result in some frustrating situations&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for retailers:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Christmas now just a week away, procrastinating consumers are simply running out of time - and even the m Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:27:13 +0000 Hannah Warren & Chris Bolt 12118 at Is Holiday Shopping the Only Time You "Buy Local?" "Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays? <p>Not every holiday shopper wants to compete with everyone else for gifts during annual Black Friday sales at malls.&nbsp; There are plenty of people who are experiencing a leisurely&nbsp;pace this weekend, walking from store to store at Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse.&nbsp; The secret shoppers we spoke with are searching for those special gifts such as Greg (yes, a man who actually shops early)&nbsp;from the city.</p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:05:19 +0000 John Smith 11294 at "Buying Local" in Syracuse for The Holidays?