Special Report

Jan 30, 2023

Stability in commercial real estate during times of change

The past three years have certainly demonstrated that we must all be financially prepared for unexpected changes to stay on course with our goals — and to stay ahead of potential issues.

Jan 26, 2023

Viewpoint: It’s time to call out ageism for the sake of our wellbeing

“Everything you know about aging is wrong. It’s not your fault. Everything you’ve been taught about aging is wrong.” I imagine some of you read those words and said, “Huh?” Then thought, “Well no. I know better. Being old is bad. Being not old is good.” The words in the first paragraph are from the […]

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Jan 25, 2023

Viewpoint: Caregiving can cause emotional, physical stress

Caring for someone with dementia can bring so much joy to both the caregiver and their loved one, but it also may bring on undue stress.

Jan 24, 2023

Senior communities anticipate wants and needs when adding services

As adults in their 60s to 90s adjust to new living arrangements, organizations must anticipate and react to what seniors want and need.

Residents and staff with robotic Tai Chi instructor at Jewish Senior Life
Jan 23, 2023

Seniors becoming more tech savvy than ever

A robotic Tai Chi instructor is one of several innovative technologies being used in senior care in the region, with a focus on active aging.

Jan 19, 2023

Robust compliance, security planning nonnegotiable for licensed cannabis businesses

This year promises to be a landmark year for adult-use cannabis in New York.

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Jan 18, 2023

Plan now while legal cannabis licenses still on hold in Finger Lakes region

A reading of the proposed regulations is extremely valuable for those in or looking to be in the cannabis space.

Jan 17, 2023

Cannabis organizations should outsource accounting in 2023

Cannabis business operators must oversee several critical operational and regulatory needs to run a successful business. A few of these many responsibilities include managing personnel, security, inventory, and marketing. Additionally, they must navigate running a successful business in an industry impacted by notoriously high tax rates and complex license requirements, requiri[...]

Jan 13, 2023

How financial institutions can address & avoid cybersecurity risks

No organization is safe from the threats of a cyberattack, including banks and credit unions, and the risk of cyber incidents is only heightening.

Jan 12, 2023

The future of banking & automation is here, now

Banking and automation. If that combination conjures up thoughts of a Jetson-like robot working a bank transaction window in the future, think again. Not only has automation already arrived in banking, but it’s being used in ways you may not even realize to help the industry help you both digitally and humanly. From using bots […]

Jan 11, 2023

Area banks committed to maintaining status quo despite economic turbulence

As the nation begins 2023 with record high inflation and other indicators of an uncertain economic environment, local financial institutions continue to balance risk management and growth opportunities with care, confidence, and a close eye on their customers.

Jan 10, 2023

Automation: benefits beyond the obvious

Today, the demand for smart automation spans nearly every business sector. Organizations are challenged to make the most of every resource—capital, material, and human—every minute of operation. Many leaders find that equipment financing not only enables them to expand, pivot, and innovate their business models, but to do so with increased profitability, speed to market, an[...]