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By Brenna Fitzgerald

Lev Ekster is good at seeing what’s not there. When the economic recession offered few job opportunities for 2009 law school graduates, Ekster tapped into his entrepreneurial powers and started Cupcake Stop, New York’s first mobile cupcake...

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By Gary Frank

For Beverley Watson-Horsted, 2009 was the year when two dreams came to fruition.

First, she opened a bed and breakfast in the western New York town of Dansville. Second, she published her first book,...

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By Susan Weiner

Zen Buddhists have a saying that translates from Japanese as, “To be aware of opportunity is divine.” While Zen is a path without a defined beginning or end, a glimpse into Nan Kathryn Fuchs’ career reveals that her own life unfolded as a series of what she...

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By Jennifer Campbell

Step into the lively pavilion at the Ithaca Farmers Market and it’s immediately evident that this place is as much a town commons as a food market. When assistant professor of strategic communication Ari Kissiloff redesigned the market’s web presence last year, he set out to capture that community energy.

“The farmers’ market...

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By Gary Frank

As far as she’s concerned, Tara Pastuszek has the perfect career.

“I have no problem getting up for the day knowing I have to cook,” says Pastuszek, a marine chef on the research vessel Point Sur for Moss Landing...

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