When Lisa Conway graduated from college, she didn't expect to succeed her father as owner of Pioneer Warehouse & Distribution. Ray Dionne and the late Jack Thomas founded the company in 1976. Conway's father, Tom Belge, bought the company from them in 2002. Conway was living in Georgia and had started a career with Wells Fargo. The bank transferred her back to Syracuse. In 2009, she was offered another promotion that would take her away from Syracuse again.
Janie Goddard is president of JADAK, a North Syracuse company that designs and manufactures devices that "see." JADAK's devices include barcode scanning, machine vision, and RFID (radio-frequency identification). They are sold to large manufacturers around the world. In turn, those manufacturers embed JADAK's devices in final products that they sell to end users. Many of the products are in health-care fields.
Kelsey Moody was a medical student at Upstate Medical University when he landed a $540,000 research grant and set up his own pharmaceutical research company. "After we had cleared our first million dollars in funding for the company, I had to choose: Did I want to finish my medical doctorate or did I want to gamble on the company? I chose the company, and it's continued to take off since then. I think I made the right choice."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".