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JPMorgan Chase turns to renewable energy for power (access required)


Green may be the color of money but it’s also the new energy objective for JPMorgan Chase. JPMorgan Chase has entered into a five-year agreement for Toronto-based Brookfield Renewable to supply clean, renewable energy to over 500 of the firm’s ...

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Minority and women owned businesses focus of RASE forum (access required)


The Commission on Racial and Structural Equity’s business development working group is holding a virtual community forum focused on minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE). The two-hour Zoom event — scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday — hopes to identify ...

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New in-house studio allows Partners + Napier to offer clients more (access required)

Partners + Napier has added an in-house studio, Gammut Productions (provided photo).

Partners + Napier has expanded its content production capabilities by creating Gammut Productions, an in-house studio within the firm’s space in The Metropolitan. Gammut Productions includes white cyclorama video and photo space, editorial suites, a sound and voiceover recording suite, an ...

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Gallina believes Innovation Square will be ‘transformative’ for Rochester (access required)

A rendering from project architect SWBR for turning Xerox Square into Innovation Square (provided by Gallina Development Corp.).

In turning what for decades was the downtown Rochester headquarters of Xerox Corp. into Innovation Square, Gallina Development Corp. may very well be creating a one-of-a-kind hub of learning, living and leisure. The 30-story tower will be transformed into mix ...

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Cellino Law, The Barnes Firm intend to carry on the legacy (access required)

Cellino & Barnes P.C. has more than 10,000 clients and 200 employees, including 57 lawyers. (File photo by Bennett Loudon)

They forever embedded in our minds their phone number; 800-888-8888 was inescapable. It was on billboards, on the radio and on TV. The same is true of their jingle — “Cellino & Barnes, injury attorneys.” Admit it; you’re humming it right ...

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Wehner named AIA Rochester’s Medal of Distinction winner (access required)

Peter Wehner, vice president and director of architectural services at Passero Associates (provided photo).

Peter Wehner, director of architecture services at Passero Associates, has been awarded the Medal of Distinction by AIA Rochester. The award, the highest individual honor given by AIA Rochester, recognizes a lifetime of achievement in architecture, including service to the ...

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TechRochester creates IT scholarship program (access required)


TechRochester has partnered with COMIDA and Monroe County to create new scholarships to help those impacted by job loss during the coronavirus pandemic. The scholarship program will help individuals obtain IT certification, opening new avenues to employment. COMIDA will provide ...

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Local real estate market heats up in third quarter (access required)

This three-bed room house on Woodcrest Road in Greece spent just nine days on the market before it sold (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).

A real estate market blunted in the spring and early summer by COVID-19 fear and restrictions has rebounded stoutly. Pending sales in the Greater Rochester region rose in July, August and September in year-over-year comparisons, closed sales rose in September ...

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County establishes small business grant program (access required)


Monroe County is allocating $15 million in CARES Act funding for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Fast Forward Monroe Small Business Grant Program will provide assistance to businesses with two to 50 full-time employees in ...

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City will use survey results in police reform process (access required)


The city of Rochester is hoping the results of an online survey will assist officials in efforts to reform the Police Department. The short survey, available on the city website, seeks input from city and area residents on topics such ...

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Developers, state leaders christen Phase II of Frances Apartments (access required)

Frances Apartments II in the town of Sweden, a project by Rochester's Cornerstone Group designed by SWBR, earned LEED for Homes Silver certification (provided photo).

The second phase of the Frances Apartments community in the town of Sweden — a $12.8 affordable housing project spearheaded by Lifetime Assistance and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group — has been finished. The development provides 48 homes, with eight apartments for residents ...

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Ukrainian Federal Credit Union distributes $200,000 in grants (access required)


The Ukrainian Federal Credit Union has distributed $200,000 in grants to 47 organizations and churches across nine counties in New York. The UFCU used grant money from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to provide assistance to various ...

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Roberts Wesleyan adds two programs to business school (access required)


Roberts Wesleyan College has expanded its School of Business offerings, introducing a bachelor of science degree in accounting as well as a 4+1 program with a master of science in strategic leadership. Both are registered professional programs under the New York ...

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Belveron Partners acquires controlling interest in Conifer (access required)

Joan Hoover, president and CEO of Conifer Realty (file photo).

A partnership that began in December has come to fruition 10 months later with Belveron Partners acquiring controlling interest in Conifer Realty. The deal provides Rochester-based Conifer with an infusion of capital, ensuring the company’s ability to maintain growth and ...

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Three NCAA Division III championships coming to Rochester (access required)


The best golfers and track and field athletes in NCAA Division III will descend on Rochester in upcoming years to compete for national titles. The NCAA selected St. John Fisher College to host the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track ...

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