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Standard & Poor’s boosts Monroe County’s bond rating (access required)

Monroe County’s long-term bond rating and underlying rating have been boosted to AA-, up one notch from A+, by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. The ratings upgrade means lower interest rates for the county on borrowing and refinancing bonds, a ...

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The COVID-19 rollercoaster and our current bull market (access required)

For the third time in the last 80 years, we’re in the midst of a secular (i.e. long-term) bull market.  Upward-trending markets like this tend to last fifteen to twenty years and are generally characterized by significant declines in unemployment, along with noticeable increases in inflation and ...

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Breaking down the HERO Act (access required)

With workplaces on the cusp of fully reopening, New York has enacted a first-of-its-kind law, imposing new burdens on employers to protect employees from COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. The law also creates unprecedented rights for ...

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CurAte offers new spin on Rochester’s culinary scene (access required)

A local startup is focused on providing community members with Rochester-based culinary experiences. The idea for CurAte grew out of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to help struggling businesses who were forced last year to either shift to a ...

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Canfield & Tack persevere through pandemic, launch OptiMail service (access required)

As a 100 percent employee-owned company, the full effect of last year’s pandemic was felt by every one of Canfield & Tack Printing Inc.’s 75 staffers. “I remember the initial scramble getting masks. And the other thing was gaining essential ...

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Nazareth College of Rochester to require COVID-19 vaccinations (access required)

Nazareth College of Rochester has joined a number of local colleges and universities in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester. In a statement Friday, Nazareth officials said the college is “committed to ...

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State AG wants Kodak boss to testify about stock buy (access required)

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday petitioned the court to force Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Jim Continenza to publicly testify about his stock purchase last year ahead of the federal government’s announcement that Kodak was in line ...

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Don’t ghost your accountant after tax season (access required)

The extended 2020 tax season has now come to an end and both accountants and their clients are breathing a sigh of relief. The past year was filled with several major legislation changes that heavily impacted the filing process. While you may be ...

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Cash relief pilot would offer aid to low-income Monroe County families (access required)

The people we rely on for essential work, including during a public health crisis, are underpaid. We rely on these hourly workers to meet our basic needs and keep us safe by stocking grocery stores with food, disinfecting shared spaces, ...

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Pandemic jumpstarts technology advancements in legal sector (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic has so accelerated law firms’ adoptions of new technologies that they have jumped ahead several years, says Christopher Rodi, partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. “It has really forced us to move five years forward in six ...

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CPL gears up for growth, expansion into new markets (access required)

As CPL looks to the future, CEO Todd Liebert has mapped out an ambitious five-year plan for growth that includes moving into new geographic regions and reducing the firm’s reliance on work within New York. The architecture, engineering and planning ...

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