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B.C. Dino 'Gronk' finds Home at Koffman Incubator

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Beloved B.C. comic character, Gronk the grinning dinosaur, has found a new home at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI).

KSTI officials, alongside Binghamton Mayor Rich David, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, welcomed the dino' statue Tuesday evening to take up residence at the Incubator's lobby.

Created by local cartoonist Johnny Hart, Gronk is the iconic B.C. cartoon that can be seen all across Broome County.

On loan from Fred Xlander, representatives of KSTI said they are not just celebrating the talents of one local artist with the statue. They hope that everyone who notices Gronk will be inspired by Johnny Hart's ambition of chasing his dreams and reach for their own.

"I hope when people come here and see Gronk sitting in our lobby that they're inspired to start that company they always dreamed of doing, do that project of art, to go that extra effort...because anything can happen in the Southern Tier," said Eric Krohn, Southern Tier Koffman BU Research Foundation.