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FLLT acquires Bell Station property along Cayuga Lake  (access required)

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has purchased the 480-acre Bell Station property, featuring 3,400 feet of pristine Cayuga Lake shoreline, from New York State Electric & Gas.   The property, located in the town of Lansing, Tompkins County, was the largest ...

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G.W. Lisk company selected as supplier for NASA project   (access required)

Island Components Group, a G.W. Lisk company, has been selected as a supplier for NASA’s Mars Sample Return program.   Island Components Group is charged with designing and producing the Workhorse Actuators that form a part of the Capture, Containment and ...

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BoA raises minimum hourly wage to $22   (access required)

Bank of America has raised its U.S. minimum hourly wage to $22 as a next step in the company’s plans to increase to $25 by 2025.   The company’s increase to $22 per hour, effective at the end of June, meaning ...

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Excell Partners plant seeds for cash-strapped startups to grow (access required)

Excell Partners’ 2021 technology ventures’ report shows the ever-growing impact the venture capital firm is having on the Finger Lakes region, and the pull it has in helping regional start-ups secure even more funding from VCs outside the area.

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AT&T launches text-to-give campaign in response to Buffalo mass shooting   (access required)

AT&T has teamed up with the city of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a Text-to-Give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to help the community and the families of the victims affected by the mass shooting in Buffalo.  

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ACT Rochester executive director to retire   (access required)

Ann Johnson, who has branded and led ACT Rochester for over 12 years, will be hosting her final and 10th annual ACT Rochester Report Card event on June 9th. Johnson will retire from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the primary ...

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$11.4 million FWD Center opens downtown  (access required)

State, local and college officials gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at Monroe Community College's downtown campus.  

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New director named at UR’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics   (access required)

Christopher Deeney has been named the new director of the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, succeeding Michael Campbell, who retired in December.    Deeney was named deputy director of the LLE in October 2021 and has served as ...

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Camp Good Days hosts annual golf tourney   (access required)

Camp Good Days’ 39th Annual Tournament of Love will be held on Monday, May 23rd at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford.   The tournament is one of the organization’s longest-running fundraisers, helping to support the thousands of children and families Camp ...

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Rochester Black Authors Association Authors’ Expo set for June 4  (access required)

The sixth annual Rochester Black Author’s Expo will be held June 4 at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center.   Organizers expect upwards of 300 people to attend the Expo, where Black authors will be discussing and selling their literary work.  The ...

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Evans, KeyBank announce donations in light of Buffalo mass shooting (access required)

Evans Bank and the KeyBank Foundation have made donations to support the Buffalo community as a result of the recent mass shooting there.   KeyBank Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to be directed where it is most impactful, while Evans ...

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Vuzix inks licensing agreements with French technology firm   (access required)

Vuzix Corp. has signed a series of agreements with Atomistic SAS, a French technology firm that Vuzix leaders believe could provide the Rochester-based firm with a cornerstone piece of technology focused on the augmented reality market.   Under the agreement, ...

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