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Local businesses mark anniversaries in 2023

Posted 3/6/23

See what local companies are celebrating anniversaries in 2023.

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Local businesses mark anniversaries in 2023


These local companies are celebrating anniversaries in 2023.

-Anjolen Inc., a cybersecurity company located at 287 Genesee St., Utica, has 25 employees. Anjolen is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in March. Anjolen provides clients with expertise in cybersecurity, cybersecurity compliance, and cyber forensics services. Its clients stretch over many verticals including the financial, health care, manufacturing, education, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

Owners: Leonard Popyack and Anthony Martino

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 833-265-6536,

- Bonacio Construction, Inc. has been in business for 35 years and is privately owned and operated. It is a full-service construction company that focuses on residential and commercial construction, equine construction, historic restoration, and architectural and structural metals. Located in Saratoga Springs, the business has grown to include the Capital Region, the Adirondacks, and Rome.

Owner: Sonny Bonacio

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 518-584-9007,,

- Capitol Theatre, 222 W. Dominick St., Rome, is celebrating 95 years in 2023. The theater, a non-profit organization with operations overseen by the Capitol Civic Center board of trustees, opened on Monday, Dec. 10, 1928. The theater will be hosting a series of history-related events throughout the year, cumulating with the 95th anniversary show on Sunday, Dec. 10. Since 2014 the theater has also operated a two-screen multiplex in the building next door, showing current-run independent movies. 

Administrative office hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) showtimes, 3:45 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:45 and 4 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday


- Cianfrocco’s Subs & Wings, Inc., 235 E. Dominick St., Rome, recently celebrated it’s 50th anniversary on Feb. 12.

Owner: Ann Cianfrocco

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Contact:, 315-336-1972

- Gary’s Restaurant, located at 6367 Lakeshore Road S. in Verona Beach, has been owned by Dianna Peschel since July 7, 2008. The restaurant is open year-round, serving homemade family favorites for lunch and dinner.

Winter hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday,and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Contact: 315-762-5516,

- Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), 131 Genesee St., Utica,an independent living center, which means it provide resources to help people with disabilities live independent lives through peer support, advocacy, training, and other services provided in a peer-to-peer delivery mode, is celebrating 40 years in business. At RCIL, services are tailored to the individual, and it offers real solutions to social, personal, and governmental barriers. RCIL has local offices at 11 Genesee St., Utica, 1607 Genesee St., Utica and 401 E. German St., Herkimer. Zvia McCormick is the CEO.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 315-797-4642, 315-866-7245

- Rome Cemetery on Jervis Avenue was dedicated on Aug. 7, 1853 — 170 years of serving as the final resting place of many of Rome’s citizens, including soldiers from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War IIW1, WW2, Korean War, and Vietnam. In addition, Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance and his family are buried at Rome Cemetery. In 2022 Rome Cemetery was named to the National Registry of Historic Places.

- Utica First Insurance Company, 5981 Airport Road in Oriskany, originally founded by local Utica businessmen in November 1903 as Utica First Insurance Company of Oneida County, NY, was formally changed to Utica First Insurance Company in 1993.

Utica First is an AM Best “A” rated regional insurance company with a strong history of solid growth, profitability, and superior service, writing property & casualty insurance across much of the Northeast as well as Florida. Scott A. Shatraw serves as president and CEO.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 800-456-4556


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