Half a century in the books
Chamber recognizes Green & Seifter for 50 years of business
By Willie Kiernan
Ayn Rand came out with a book 50 years ago called "Atlas Shrugged," a story about individual excellence and how creative individuals with undeviating purpose and rationality can achieve joy and fulfillment. It's not a story about Cazenovian Ed Green, but it could have been.
On Wednesday Nov. 21, the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce presented an award to Green & Seifter, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC, located on the ninth floor of One Lincoln Center, for recognition of its 50th anniversary.
"It seems like about a day," said Green.
If excellence is the goal, then Green has scored many goals. By being true to his own vision, he has elevated the successes of those around him. By taking care of business, he has taken care of the community and perhaps a not insignificant part of the world.
"We try to merge clients' plans and dreams into reality," Green said. "It's all about people. We have a legacy of personnel who want to succeed and a legacy of fine clients, many go back to that original date."
There were about 20 people on hand for the brief ceremony, including several partners and chamber members and chamber president Darlene Kerr.
"As ambassadors, we like to celebrate growth, milestones and development," said chamber member Michelle Evanson of ITT Technical Institute. "We're here for the recognition of 50 years."
Since the launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union and the beginning of the space age, a lot has changed in 50 years. The telephone was in one room in the house and it was connected by a wire. The TV set had rabbit ears and only a few channels. You could get milk delivered and watch a movie from your car. You didn't need insurance or a lawyer and the doctor was usually a family friend you paid with cash.