April 9, 2007

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Local Company Awarded for Top Business Idea
E2e Materials, a local company that uses soy protein and natural fibers to make high-durability biodegradable composite materials, was awarded a $100,000 prize for winning EssentialConnections.org’s Emerging Business Competition. E2e was among five finalists in the competition, and its product represents the top emerging business idea in Upstate New York. The company uses its product to create office furniture for Herman Miller Inc. of Michigan and skateboards for Comet Skateboards of San Francisco.

James Stowe to Speak at Human Rights Awards Ceremony
James L. Stowe, president of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, will deliver the keynote speech at Tompkins County Human Rights Commission’s 25th annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony, the Commission will present nine awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have worked to advance human rights within Tompkins County. The awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.