April 23, 2007

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Annual Living Wage in Tompkins County Rises
According to the Alternatives Federal Credit Living Wage Study released Friday, the wage necessary to live in Ithaca has increased by more than 7 percent since 2004. A living wage is considered $20,450 a year, or $9.43 an hour, for a 40-hour work week. This wage represents an annual increase of $1,348.08 since 2004. Forty-one of the 2,321 employers in Tompkins Country are certified as living wage employers, according to the Ithaca Journal.

New Executive Director to Head State Street Theatre
Last week, Historic Ithaca announced that Daniel Smalls ’92 will serve as the next executive director of the State Theatre in downtown Ithaca. Matt Joslyn, former executive director, will leave the theater on May 15. Smalls has experience in management from his time spent directing his family’s mechanical contracting business and his work as a consultant.