Senior Discounts: Investing in a Worthy Cause
Seniors above 80 have even higher rates of poverty due to greater vulnerability to income risks. This can be attributed to the fact that many have little to no earnings and are more likely to incur increased medical expenses. By offering a senior discount, businesses can give older customers one less financial concern to worry about.Read More
Business is Booming for Plant-Based Foods
Customers seeking alternatives to meat would have been hard pressed to find tempeh and seitan in a typical U.S. grocery store a decade ago, but today, these popular substitutes, as well as the emergence of plant-based proteins that emulate the texture and flavor of meat, are part of a plant-based food boom that is projected to reach $140 billion by 2029.Read More
Is there such a thing as free or low-cost childcare in Ithaca?
As I was exploring the topic for this blog post, I decided to turn to the Facebook group “Mutual Aid Tompkins” to get the local scoop from Ithaca parents and caregivers. This question was the very first response to my post asking about personal experiences with free/low-cost childcare in Ithaca. The semi-sarcastic comment from a local parent gives an honest look into the harsh reality of affordable childcare options in the Ithaca area.Read More