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Aug 23, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel DestinyEmbassy Suites hotel rolls out campaign inviting North Dakota residents to help celebrate its first birthday

North Dakota is the only state not to visit the onsite Embassy Suites hotel at Destiny USA since opening in September of 2017; guests from 49 states, 2 territories and 12 countries have visited the hotel to date

Syracuse, NY (August 23, 2018) - What do you want for your birthday?The Embassy Suites hotel at Destiny USA wants a visit from North Dakota. Just shy of its one-year anniversary, the hotel located onsite at New York’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment travel destination in Syracuse, Destiny USA, has seen guests visit from 49 states and 12 countries (and 2 territories). The only state without representation? North Dakota.

Ganondagan logoFull day of learning, foraging, harvesting, preparing and eating under the expertise of Native Chef Arlie Doxtator, Indigenous Food Advocate Angela Ferguson and many others

Victor, NY— Ganondagan’s first-ever day of culturally immersive, community culinary experience has been announced for Saturday, September 8, from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm. Participants in the “Indigenous Food Gathering and Tastings” event will experience the authentic roots, culture, and healthy traditions of the Hodinöhsö:ni’ people.

Syracuse - Do Your ThingSyracuse (August 21, 2018) -- Onondaga County visitors spent approximately $865 million locally in 2017, according to a Tourism Economics report released by New York State. The report highlights tourism trends throughout the state and each of its regions, including the 14-county Finger Lakes vacation region. 

“The numbers show that our local tourism industry is stable,” said Visit Syracuse President Danny Liedka. “We are focused on doing our part to help these numbers climb, and to show that Onondaga County is a first class destination.”…

Boat builder Rich Bush rows the dory he made at last year's Great New York State Fair on the pond at the FairSyracuse, N.Y. – The Great New York State Fair visitor who submits the best name for the dory built at the Fair last year will win it. 

Those who submit Name-That-Boat entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego, NY.

The Fair runs from August 22 through Labor Day September 3, 2018.

NHP logo 2Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce an exhibit from artist Carol Flueckiger.  Beginning on September 1, 2018, visitors to the park will be able to view “The Solitude of Selfie,” a portfolio of mixed media drawings that visually revises “Solitude of Self,” one of the most well-known speeches delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

Working for suffrage throughout her life, Stanton believed “The Solitude of Self” to be one of her greatest achievements. …

2018 Amazing Maize MazeMacedon, N.Y. - Smile! The theme for the 2018 Amazing Maize Maze celebrates not only the 25th anniversary of Long Acre Farms but the 130th anniversary of the Kodak Camera.  During it’s summer preview weekend on August 25th and 26th guests will be asked to smile and capture a memory when they exit maze.

10 FitchAuburn, NY (August 13, 2018) –  10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2018. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. …

GlassBarge Launch - Brooklyn, N.Y., Courtesy of the Corning Museum of GlassGlassBarge will make six stops across the region from August 17-September 22

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Region is welcoming GlassBarge to the area on Aug. 17, 2018. The barge was created by the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) to celebrate the bicentennial of the historic Erie Canal and 150th anniversary of the relocation of the Brooklyn Flint Company (known today as Corning Incorporated) to Corning, N.Y. The barge will travel across the Finger Lakes, making six stops along the way, before reaching its final destination at Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen, N.Y. on Sept. 16, 2018. The last leg of the trip will then be made by land, concluding with a homecoming celebration at CMoG on Sept. 22, 2018.

Tibbitts Point Lighthouse at Cape Vincent, photo courtesy of Scott Day and Cape Vincent Chamber of CommerceAlso: Boat Building Demonstrations, Name That Boat Contest, Boat Launch

Syracuse, N.Y. – More than 70 lighthouses across New York State still exist as working beacons, museums of America's maritime history, a hostel or overnight stay. All the lights will be featured in a new exhibit at the August 22-September 3 Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY.

ESD LogoSouthern Tier SoaringStoried Chain Cuts Ribbon on $20 Million, 82,000 Square-Foot, Five-Story, 125-Room Hotel in Downtown Corning

Investment Complements “Southern Tier Soaring” - The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that the Hilton Garden Inn in the City of Corning, Steuben County is now officially open for business. Company and elected officials cut the ribbon on the $20 million, 82,000 square-foot, five-story, 125-room hotel. The state-of-the-art hotel also features a restaurant, meeting room, indoor pool and fitness center. The project involved the demolition of an old hotel and bakery to make room for the new facility.