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Building a solid DEI foundation requires long-term commitment (access required)

Joseph Searles says building a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion foundation at one’s business or organization should be viewed as a journey, rather than a destination.   “It’s a long-term commitment,” says Searles, vice president and chief community engagement officer at Trillium Health. ...

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Careful planning can help create an enjoyable retirement (access required)

Barbara Clemons says the key to a successful retirement consists of two components: does one have enough money to sleep at night; and does one have a reason to get up in the morning. It is also essential to determine ...

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Grants will help women’s programs in Ontario and Yates counties (access required)

The Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls announced its grant recipients for 2022, awarding a total of $24,000 to five area programs.   ONYA supports nonprofit programs that foster personal and economic self-sufficiency for women and girls in Ontario and Yates counties.  Since 2003, ONYA ...

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Bank of America names URMC a 2021 Neighborhood Champion (access required)

Bank of America has named the University of Rochester Medical Center as a 2021 Neighborhood Champion, in recognition of the work URMC does to advance economic mobility throughout the Greater Rochester region at its Center for Community Health & Prevention.   The Neighborhood Champions program provides $50,000 ...

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RIT launches European post-high school transition program (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology is launching its European Post-High School Semester program, which is designed for graduating high school seniors that may want to take a pause before going to college full-time.   Ian Mortimer, vice president for Enrollment Management and associate provost for ...

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Paychex revenue, income up in Q2 (access required)

Paychex Inc. reported year-over-year increases in second-quarter sales and adjusted net income driven by growth in employees within the firm’s client base and client retention.  For the quarter ended Nov. 30, the company reported revenue of $1.1 billion, up 13 percent from sales of ...

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UR institute plays key role in national dental faculty development center (access required)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has selected the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, to collaboratively establish a first-of-its-kind primary care dental faculty development center.  The National Dental Training Center for ...

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Consumer alert issued for pricing of at-home COVID-19 testing products (access required)

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Tuesday to New Yorkers concerning potential price gouging of over-the-counter COVID-19 testing products for at-home use, as well as other in-demand essential products.   The alert comes in light of a surge of ...

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Camp Good Days awarded grant from Kohl’s (access required)

Kohl’s gave Camp Good Days & Special Times $100,000 as part of the “A Community with Heart” program.   The funding allows the organization to begin renovations on some of the cabins that were damaged due to flooding at its ...

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FuzeHub launches marketing services for manufacturers and tech firms (access required)

FuzeHub has launched FuzeHub Marketing Services, a new line of services addressing the marketing needs of the state’s manufacturing and technology sectors.  The services are now available to startup, small and mid-sized manufacturers and technology companies in New York. FuzeHub developed its marketing offerings after numerous conversations with clients and partners pointed to ...

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fivebyfive awarded two New York State Council on the Arts grants (access required)

The Rochester-based quintet fivebyfive was awarded two grant awards from the New York State Council on the Arts: a three-year organization award of $25,000 annually, and a $10,000 award for artist support.   The latter is for Occultation, a new work to be premiered in 2024.  “We ...

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United Way and Monroe County distribute COVID-19 kits (access required)

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes partnered with Monroe County to host a drive-thru distribution of free COVID-19 test kits to local nonprofit human service providers Friday morning.  At the event, 54,000 free test kits were distributed to 125 local nonprofit ...

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