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URMC video series ad to air during Super Bowl (access required)

Our Calling: Stories from Behind the Masks – a new video series that shares the stories of University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine affiliate employees about how they felt called to work in healthcare – is going prime ...

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Lifetime Assistance names new CEO (access required)

Lifetime Assistance Inc. has named Bryan O’Donovan as the organization’s new CEO.  He will begin employment there March 28 and will resume full CEO duties on April 18.   In his role, O’Donovan will lead the advancement of the organization’s mission ...

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Ragus keeps community’s vision focused as new FPPBC executive director (access required)

The new executive director of the Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community has a sharp focus. “My goal is to keep the community’s vision in the forefront,” said Nancy Ragus, who recently took on the role. Ragus is no ...

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Phillips Lytle LLP is gearing up for growth (access required)

The Phillips Lytle law firm is pursuing a new talent-driven growth plan and strategy that includes adding local attorneys, enhancing its offerings and expanding its geographic reach. Kevin Mulvehill, the firm’s Rochester office leader, is guiding the plans locally. Mulvehill ...

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Local financial advisor ranks high on Forbes list (access required)

Lori Van Dusen, CEO and founder of Rochester-based LVW Advisors, has been ranked seventh in the nation for top women wealth advisors by Forbes.  Van Dusen, who founded the firm in 2011, is also the top woman advisor based outside ...

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UR School of Nursing, Medical Center extend free tuition program for employees (access required)

The University of Rochester School of Nursing, in partnership with nursing practice at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has extended a free tuition program for UR nurses for another two years.   The UR School of Nursing Tuition Grant supplements ...

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Grant to address child care shortages (access required)

New and existing child care businesses in the Finger Lakes region will have an opportunity to access grant funding to help address “child care deserts” – areas in the region with child care shortages.  Child Care Council Inc. is working ...

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Lawley merges with ag-focused firm (access required)

Lawley has merged with The Southcott Agency in Albion, Orleans County, an insurance agency that specializes in farm, agribusiness and crop insurance.   Under the merger, Mike Southcott, owner of The Southcott Agency, along with his wife and two employees, ...

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Staffing issues affect Graham Corp.’s third quarter results (access required)

Graham Corp. posted a third-quarter net loss of $3.7 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, with the Batavia Genesee County-based manufacturer taking a hit on contract labor costs to keep up with orders.   Sales for the quarter were ...

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Organization seeks new executive director as longtime leader retires (access required)

St. Peter’s Kitchen is looking for a new executive director after Patty Lorenzen announced she is retiring after more than 21 years on the job.   Lorenzen will remain as executive director while the organization searches for a new leader, ...

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APC offers sign-on bonuses for new employees (access required)

American Packaging Corp. is offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for open positions.   The company will pay the bonus in two $1,500 increments. The first will be given at the completion of the first 90 days, and then again at ...

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Longtime Ganondagan manager retires (access required)

Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) has retired as site manager of Ganondagan, effective Feb. 1. He was the first site manager for the state historic site, starting in 1985.   “Ganondagan gave me the opportunity to work with creative people ...

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SUNY Brockport announces Betsy Balzano Scholars fund (access required)

The Betsy Balzano Scholars fund has been established to assist incoming first-year students in SUNY Brockport’s School of Education, Health & Human Services defray expenses after Balzano left an estate gift of $619,000 to the Brockport Foundation.  The Betsy Balzano ...

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RochesterWorks receives grant for enhanced employment services (access required)

RochesterWorks has received a $200,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will allow the organization to provide enhanced employment services for adults in recovery for substance use disorders and mental health.   “This is an excellent opportunity for us ...

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Mutual aid groups collect supplies for the community (access required)

Eight local community groups are joining forces this Saturday to collect emergency supplies for the community.   The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 490 Farmer’s Community Garden, at the corner of Broadway and Meigs Street ...

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