When James Kosowski’s best employee moved away this year he contemplated closing up shop. The staffer was irreplaceable, not only because of his experience and aptitude, but because the manufacturing sector’s growing skills gap has left the industry reeling. “Finding ...Read More »
Confidence among Upstate New York consumers rebounded in the fourth quarter, mirroring both statewide and national sentiment, a quarterly report from Siena College Research Institute shows. Overall confidence—which includes current and future confidence—among consumers upstate rose to 90.4 in the ...Read More »
On the northern shores of Seneca Lake lies a small city that is at once bustling and quaint, its downtown thoroughfare lined with both trendy businesses and charming antiquities. The City of Geneva—situated in eastern Ontario County on the border of Seneca County—is in the midst of a renaissance, the catalyst of which is a city manager who has spent a decade working alongside a group of business owners and community leaders who are deeply committed to revitalizing their city of 13,000.Read More »
Unshackle Upstate is calling on state leaders to address more than 40 issues that affect Upstate New York businesses in the group’s 2018 Advocacy Agenda, released this month. “Upstate New York has assets other regions across the country would beg ...Read More »
Work is underway on a shuttered dairy plant in Genesee County, and when the new HP Hood LLC manufacturing facility opens in 2019, its benefit to the state is expected to top $334 million. Hood, a dairy company based in ...Read More »
As automakers rev up production of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles, Rochesterians are flocking to dealerships. But area drivers may not be ready for the luxury versions of those vehicles yet. “Rochester is not a particularly good market for a ...Read More »
Imagine Monroe, formerly the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, has approved financial assistance for two area projects expected to retain four jobs and create four new jobs. 49 Stone Street LLC, a Schenectady County-based property development company, will purchase ...
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A $57 million affordable housing project in Chili has wrapped up, just in time for Christmas. The Cedars of Chili project included the modernization of 320 apartments that will preserve the community as affordable housing for roughly 700 residents. Overseen ...Read More »
The Rochester Hispanic Business Association has elected Grace Tillinghast as its next chairwoman. Tillinghast, co-owner of the Battery, a baseball and softball training facility in Gates, succeeds Vilma Burgos Torres as chairman. She will begin her post Jan. 1. “I ...Read More »
Rochester-area veterans have a new place to upgrade their skill-sets and earn certification training, as a result of a $25,000 contribution from AT&T Inc. Veterans Outreach Center has used the funds to update its Colonel Robert Abbott Veterans Community Technology Center ...
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White privilege in business is real, it’s tangible and pervasive, and until we recognize that, we cannot move forward, according to diversity practitioner Debby Irving. But it’s also not enough to simply acknowledge an issue, she said. Business and community ...Read More »