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KeyBank adds Zelle to services (access required)


KeyBank has announced another step into the digital age with the addition of Zelle to the bank’s mobile app. Zelle is the banking world’s answer to third-party financial services like Venmo. Owned by Early Warning Services, which is in turn ...

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Financial Institutions acquires HNP Capital (access required)

Financial Institutions

Parent company to Five Star Bank and Courier Capital, Financial Institutions Inc. has announced the acquisition of Pittsford’s HNP Capital LLC. Founded in 2009 by John Piccirilli, Chris Hobaica and Nick Norvell, HNP is a financial advisement firm that offers planning on ...

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AG Eric Schneiderman resigns amid accusations (access required)

Eric Schneiderman

On Monday, May 7, four women came forward with explosive allegations against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a New Yorker  expose that detailed Schneiderman’s alleged pattern of physical abuse.  Schneiderman resigned abruptly following the release of the report. One ...

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Genesee Regional Bank opens new HQ branch (access required)

Ribbon cutting at GRB HQ branch on Wednesday, May 2.

Sometimes in the world of finances a step backwards and forwards can look identical. That’s the case for Genesee Regional Bank. At a time when most small community banks are turning toward a digital-first, app-driven environment, Genesee Regional Bank has opened ...

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Sweetwater partners with Estonia’s Graanul (access required)

Sweetwater’s Sunburst technology will be used in a new commercial bio-refinery built in Estonia in partnership with AS Graanul Invest. (Provided)

Rochester’s Sweetwater Energy has announced a new partnership with an Estonian wood pellet producer, AS Graanul Invest, to build a new, commercial bio-refinery using Sweetwater’s Sunburst technology. Sweetwater’s tech is a complicated process that, ultimately, results in a clean, sustainable production ...

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