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Ivanka Trump visits Central New York businesses

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - First Daughter Ivanka Trump was in Central New York on Monday, meeting with area representatives to discuss what her father's new plan means for local businesses and for education.

She stopped by Suit-Kote in Tully with 22nd Congressional Representative Claudia Tenney. 

The roundtable discussion was held at Suit-Kote in Tully.

Suit-Kote CEO Frank Suits Jr. tells WSYR that Trump asked very specific questions about different machinery she saw while she was on tour -- even requesting to see a road paving demonstration and not holding back when it came time to try it out herself. 

Congresswoman Tenney says Trump's visit to Cortland County only reaffirmed what she believes is the right path for small businesses all across Upstate New York.

Already feeling somewhat of a boost from tax reform, Suits says he hopes his long-running family business will become somewhat of an omen for what other Upstate New York businesses are experiencing.

After her roundtable discussion at Suit-Kote, Trump headed north on I-81 to stop by a LaFayette diner-- Old Tymes Cafe.

On Facebook, the establishment posted the following: 

“We all wanted to take a moment and thank Ivanka Trump and her staff for stopping in this morning while passing through town. You and your staff were very sweet and kind to everyone who was in the business today. While some may have different views on the world, we welcome EVERYONE with open arms!” 

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