United Way of Greater Rochester, and its new leader Jaime Saunders, have launched the agency’s 100th anniversary campaign, a year-long celebration of community giving. United Way’s 2018 campaign goal is in excess of $25.4 million. The kickoff, held Thursday evening ...Read More »
The Rochester Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Inc. and the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts Inc. will host their ninth annual Sunshine Kids Gala in early February. The event primarily will benefit Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus. The Feb. 10 event also will ...Read More »
Sometimes it’s what you don’t say that speaks volumes about who you are. When Michael Manikowski joined the Ontario County Office of Economic Development three decades ago, then-county administrator John Hicks put him through a subtle test. “When he ...Read More »
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield plans to make nearly $100,000 in grants available to nonprofits in New York. The Community Health Awards will allow 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for up to $4,000 each of the $95,000 set aside for the program. Nonprofits ...Read More »
Business activity continued to improve this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows. General business conditions dipped slightly to 17.7 from 19.6 in December, but remained in positive territory, suggesting a continued expansion in ...Read More »
New York State was among the top three states nationwide for out-migration, an annual report from United Van Lines LLC shows. The United Van Lines Movers Study 2017 shows that 61 percent of the moves were outbound from New York to other states. United Van Lines handled 8,381 moves to and from New York, with 5,075 of those heading out of the state. New York had the third highest percentage of outbound moves last year.Read More »
More than a dozen companies statewide have received the state Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business certification, including three in the Rochester area. The Office of General Services’ Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development awards the designation and was created by Gov. Andrew ...
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Action for a Better Community Inc. has chosen a former board chairman as its next leader. Jerome Underwood, who most recently served as the Rochester City School District’s director of family initiatives, will succeed James Norman as president and CEO ...Read More »
Shari Hall Smith considers herself both a survivor and a thriver. And as a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, Smith is extending her healing energies to others through a new business. Smith’s story began more than a ...Read More »
Workers in Monroe County had the largest growth in weekly wages statewide in the second quarter last year, new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Monroe County’s 3.9 percent wage increase to $968 weekly ranked 92nd among ...Read More »
Manufacturing has grown up. It may not be the sexiest career choice, but gone are the days when you came home from the factory floor covered in dirt and sweat, clamoring for a cold beer and a coffee table to put your feet on. With technological advances and an ever-increasing move toward automation, manufacturing looks nothing like it did just a few decades ago. Manufacturing is an industry that not only pays well but is expected to have millions of job openings over the next decade. It’s also an industry whose skills gap is seemingly widening on a daily basis...Read More »
Greater Rochester International Airport will begin operating a secondary “Checkpoint A” during peak travel periods next week. “Checkpoint A” will be located adjacent to the American Airlines ticketing counter and will consist of two passenger security checkpoint lanes. The main ...
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PathStone Corp. is partnering with a local restaurant to raise money for Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria. Ten area business and community leaders will serve as celebrity guest bartenders at City Grill Thursday, including Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. Other ...Read More »