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February 26, 2014

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Business Etiquette series returns at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association is continuing its annual Business Etiquette series, with each workshop set for 6 to 7 p.m. on campus.

Thursday, Feb. 27, Jerry Kelly, an adjunct lecturer in the college’s management and international business and information systems, will present electronic etiquette in the Amnesty Room. 

John Parmelee, lecturer in hotel, restaurant and tourism management, will speak about professional business etiquette on Wednesday, March 5, in the Alumni Conference Room.

Finally, Dr. James Csipak, professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, will end the series with a workshop on office manners and emotional intelligence on Wednesday, March 12, in the Alumni Conference Room.

This professional business development program is sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh President’s Office, College Auxiliary Services, the Alumni Association and the Fitness Center. 

Refreshments will be served at each session.

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New York gas prices continue to increase

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. 

Prices on Sunday were 30.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 7.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 12.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 32.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“The rate of increase in the national average has accelerated over the last week, and the worst is likely yet to come,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“Oil prices continue to move higher as refineries continue their maintenance season, leading to a double whammy at the gas station.

“In addition, in another month we’ll also start seeing refineries producing more expensive, cleaner-burning summer gasoline, and that will likely keep upward pressure on retail gasoline prices.

“Just a handful of stations across the nation are seeing a price under $3 a gallon, and a few weeks from today, motorists along the West Coast with perhaps a few other states will be wishing for those current $3 prices.”

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