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Seneca Federal: Not an average mortgage originator

“Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association is not an average mortgage originator but it IS an average community bank,” said Katrina Russo, president-CEO of Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association.

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Home improvements eligible for tax breaks or rebates

Homeowners often look to make improvements to their homes to improve aesthetics, save money or make their homes more energy efficient. What they may not know is that certain home improvements may qualify them for manufacturer or energy supplier rebates and even federal tax credits that can help a person save even more.

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Tradition, set in stone

Busch Products is known for unmatched quality in countertops

Busch Products, a family-owned and operated business with more than 25 years of experience in the countertop industry. Based out of Central New York, Busch Products is equipped to meet the various surfacing needs of the northeast region.

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Jacobsen Rugs: Bigger, better, stronger

Well versed in both matters, Bruce Gianni much prefers the story of a phoenix rising from the ashes to the fate of the dodo bird, metaphorically speaking.

The basics of property taxes

Paying property taxes is a necessary side effect of home ownership. Across the United States, residents are required to pay property taxes based on an assessment of their homes’ value.

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Hill’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.: Better customer service sets them apart

Hill’s Heating and Air Conditioning is fully insured and all work is guaranteed. They feature six fully-stocked service trucks throughout Central New York. In fact, if you have purchased your system from Hills and require an emergency service call chances are 99 percent that they have the repair part on the service truck.

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Timber Banks offers the newest lifestyle in CNY

Timber Banks Golf Club & Marina Community, located just off of River Road in Baldwinsville, is host to the newest lifestyle in Central New York. Owner and developer Gary Pooler had a vision more than 10 years ago about what Timber Banks would become.

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Carter Upholstery all in the family

Nedrow business stresses customer service

In the 1950s Bernie Carter spent time “dabbling” with replacing automobile tops and seat covers for friends and family. Now, more than 60 years later, the upholstery business born from his early efforts is still thriving in Central New York.

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White’s Farm Supply puts the customer first

White’s Farm Supply stands behind its philosophy of putting customers first, and it shows in the books. The family-run business enjoyed a 40 percent growth spurt last year in the agricultural industry.

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GreenHomes America: Helping reduce utility bills

Can you believe another year has passed? Green­Homes America is appreciative of their customers in helping them in their achievement as NYSERDA’s most recognized and awarded weatherization contractor.

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Welcome spring with the 2012 Home & Garden Show

The Home Builders & Remodelers of CNY is encouraging area residents to celebrate spring with its annual Home and Garden Show, one of the largest events of its kind in the Northeast.

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Ahh!…Simple steps to better water

Bob Auchinachie has been affiliated with Kinetico Water Systems for more than a decade, yet he still marvels at the products he sells and installs as part of his H2ahh Water Purification System. And Auchinachie and his family have plenty of experience with all things water: He’s the fourth-generation owner of Auchinachie Plumbing, which started in Binghamton in 1906.

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Wild Bird Center spreads its wings Seneca

Street Emporium to debut this spring

The Wild Bird Center is growing, and the Manlius area will be prettier because of it - and not only from the beautiful birds gracing feeders in residents’ yards.

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L. & J.G. Stickley: A company on the move

Legacy of family business’s success credited to loyal employees, customers, dealers and Stickley’s unparalleled quality

One couple with great aspirations certainly had their work cut out for them when they decided to purchase a struggling furniture company with a sterling reputation.

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One town’s experience: Upswing in home construction in 2011

If Clay follows national trends, the town could see a marked increase in residential new construction starts, as well as housing sales as a whole, in 2012.