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A victory for common sense

Fairport Lift Bridge
Photo courtesy of Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.

As in most villages, Main Street is crucial to the success of businesses in Fairport. What makes Fairport different from other villages is that to get from one side of Main Street to the other, you have to cross a ...

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Booth champions health at Excellus

Christopher Booth, president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Christopher Booth became president of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in March 2011, and became CEO of both Excellus and Lifetime Healthcare Cos. Inc. less than two years later. In his time leading the Rochester region’s largest health insurer, Booth ...

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Arts crucial to the economy (access required)


It’s self-evident that having strong arts organizations is important to the cultural life of any community, but a new report shows how important the arts are to the economy as well. The data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ...

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May 22 | RYP Community Development: Poverty Simulation (with ACT Rochester) (access required)

This powerful exercise is designed to help community leaders increase their understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by those living in poverty and how current biases, systems, policies, and practices have created barriers. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-simulation-tickets-43900784428. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave.

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May 22 | Inclusive Prosperity Conference (with Conscious Capitalism ROC and Venture Jobs Foundation) (access required)

Featuring local and national thought leaders, entrepreneurs, finance gurus, conscious capitalist trailblazers, community investment experts, and philanthropic pioneers, the Inclusive Prosperity Conference will demonstrate what works, what’s possible, and what we can all do to create a brighter economic future for everyone – right now. Register at inclusiveprosperityroc.org/registration/. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, Holiday Inn Rochester, 70 State St.

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