Les Swartz, the owner of Federal Safety Equipment in Candor and an active member and familiar face at Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce events, has picked up another prestigious award. Les was named the 2009 Small Business Person of the Year for the SBA’s Syracuse District – which is no small distinction, given that the district comprises 34 counties in upstate New York. Les, a disabled veteran, has grown his business into a six member team generating annual revenues in excess of $1.5 million. The Binghamton SBDC nominated Federal Safety Equipment as the SBA’s Veteran Business of the Year in 2008.
Retirement Essentials, Inc., a local Third Party Pension Administration firm, is pleased to announce that as of August 1st, their office has moved to the South Hill Business Campus at 950 Danby Road, Suite 140. Retirement Essentials will be celebrating its 20th year in business in March, 2010.
Warren Real Estate of Ithaca was named the 2009 Family Partner of the Year by Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca. Each year Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca celebrates the extraordinary philanthropy of our local businesses by recognizing among their colleagues a business that has distinguished itself in this elite group. Family & Children’s Service has benefited from Warren Real Estate’s consistent generosity and support for over a decade.
Eric Lindstrom, a long-time Ithaca-based media executive with nearly two decades of experience, has joined 93.5 WVBR-FM Ithaca as its General Sales Manager. Lindstrom most recently acted as Vice President and Art Director at Communiqué Design & Marketing, Inc., one of Ithaca's most respected advertising agencies, and was often responsible for writing, editing, producing and recording radio advertising for some of the area's largest organizations. Lindstrom has also produced printed collateral as well as video projects for companies in the northeast. “Eric brings a tremendous amount to the table in the way of marketing, promotional and sales experience, and I look forward to working with such a creative and well-connected individual,” said Dan Powers, President and General Manager of WVBR-FM “We're very excited to have him on board."