Company news: WCNY announces promotions of three longtime employees

WCNY announced the following staff promotions:

Haley Dubnoff, of Fayetteville, was promoted to senior director, marketing, communications and creative services. Dubnoff joined WCNY in 2013 and previously held communications and public relations positions at the United Way of Central New York and Loretto. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Douglas Moreau, of Sauquoit, was promoted to senior director, TV production in Syracuse. He joined WCNY in 2006 and previously was a producer/director at WTVI, Charlotte’s public television station, and a director at the Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg, Fla. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the State University College at Cortland.

Tanner Pechin, of Brewerton, was promoted to senior studio supervisor. He joined WCNY in 2014 and previously was

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Volition Capital Launches Strategic Advisory Board; Underscores Commitment to Accelerate Portfolio Company Success

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We’re fortunate to have assembled such a remarkable group of battle-tested founders and executives and look forward to collaborating as we enter a new growth phase for our firm and portfolio companies.

Volition Capital, a leading technology and consumer growth equity firm, today announced the launch of its first Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) that will provide focused guidance to the firm and its portfolio companies regarding strategic direction, investments, executive hiring and development, due-diligence, network and operational strategy, among other areas.

To support a growing portfolio and firm, Volition engaged a new set of visionary business leaders as part of an ongoing commitment to provide founders with the tools, resources and partnership required to navigate hypergrowth and achieve scale. The SAB consists of a team of seasoned founders and executives from some of today’s most successful and innovative software, Internet, and

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Florida company pays penalty for work visa violation

A New Smyrna Beach beekeeper and honey maker got hit with a $6,357 civil penalty, the U.S. Department of Labor announced, after violating H-2A visa program rules.

S&S Apiaries also owes three H-2A workers $4,130 in back pay, $1,376.67 per worker.

Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigators found that S&S, founded by owner Jesse Azam and registered in Florida since 2010, “failed to pay employees for any hours they worked beyond 50 in a workweek.”

Labor said that 50-hour workweek was stated as 38 hours in S&S’s petition for the H-2A program, which allows a company to bring in guest workers for seasonal or temporary work if their attempt to find U.S. workers didn’t fill the jobs.

S&S also didn’t give H-2A workers a copy of their contract nor did it display, as required, an H-2A poster that explains H-2A workers’ rights. Labor has these posters available, at no

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Suzanne Somers Reflects on Getting Fired From ‘Three’s Company’ and Making Peace With John Ritter (Exclusive)

Suzanne Somers is opening up about her incredible career and how she’s been able to get back up again — better than ever — after a few setbacks.

The 74-year-old actress spoke to ET’s Kevin Frazier as part of ET’s Iconic Leading Ladies of the ’90s week — which also features interviews with Jane Seymour, Melissa Joan Hart, Tisha Campbell and Patricia Richardson — and candidly talked about everything from her and husband Alan Hamel’s recent scary fall down the stairs which resulted in her breaking her neck and fracturing her spine, to famously getting fired from Three’s Company after asking for a raise.

In October, Somers revealed that she had neck surgery after falling down the stairs at her home. She described the scary incident to ET.

“It’s not Alan’s fault, but I had fractured my hip, and I’m standing on the top of our bedroom stairs

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