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Sage Rutty University returns with virtual wealth advisory courses (access required)


Schools are back in session — and that includes Sage Rutty University, the free wealth advisory curriculum offered by Rochester’s oldest locally owned financial services firm. Sage Rutty’s fall semester classes will be conducted via webinar in order to adhere to ...

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Rochester leading health care innovation amid coronavirus (access required)

Art Papier

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families, businesses and governments, but some locally launched responses to the virus and its impacts are helping the nation move on from the global pandemic and respond to future viral outbreaks. The COVID-19 pandemic has ...

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Best practices in dealing with working parents as school year commences (access required)

Kim Harding

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus and the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, schooling and childcare routines have been significantly disrupted, leading to an unprecedented need for collaboration between employers and employees, particularly to accommodate working parents. Further, because ...

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Unshackle Upstate touts new economic recovery plan (access required)


Unshackle Upstate, an advocacy group for upstate job creators and taxpayers, has released an economic recovery plan that would halt minimum wage increases and reduce taxes. “Fast Forward – A Rapid Recovery Plan for the Upstate Economy” suggests delaying scheduled ...

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Legal guidance a necessity for companies amid coronavirus uncertainty (access required)

Lorisa LaRocca

Contract disputes, cyber security, liability and back to work issues are just a few of the many areas in which companies are seeking legal help as the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty about the future and impact organizations’ day-to-day operations. ...

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JP Morgan Corporate Challenge goes virtual (access required)


Companies already have been conducting staff meetings and planning sessions through video conferencing; now they can participate in the 2020 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge through virtual means as well. The Rochester corporate challenge, a 3.5-mile run and/or walk, will be ...

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VoteEarlyNY launches voting information website (access required)


VoteEarlyNY has launched a website to guide voters through the early voting, vote-by-mail and traditional voting process. With early voting starting in less than two months, the purpose of the website is to inform voters on their three options, verify ...

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Hurlbut files lawsuit against DOH, Commissioner of Health (access required)


A Brighton nursing home has struck back against allegations it violated a law concerning a requirement that nursing homes isolate residents when a home’s infection control program determines that isolation is needed to prevent the spread of infection. The Law ...

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AGC: Infrastructure funding would hasten recovery of construction industry (access required)


Officials from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say help from Congress is necessary to restore jobs, projects and confidence to an industry that has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Two-thirds of the 68 survey respondents from ...

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Causewave to honor coalition behind ‘Six Feet Saves’ campaign (access required)


Causewave Community Partners will honor the coalition responsible for the local “Six Feet Saves” campaign, comprising dozens of local community organizations and media partners, for its outstanding public service campaign that was launched in rapid response to COVID-19. Representatives of ...

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YMCA to offer students a place to learn virtually (access required)


Another local nonprofit has stepped up to help working parents whose children will attend school virtually this fall. The YMCA of Greater Rochester Inc. has introduced Y School of ROC, a way for students to continue their education in a ...

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School redesign is a chance to look beyond just COVID-19 necessities (access required)

SWBR is one local architectural firm working with a multitude of school districts to ensure the safety of students and staff when they return to school.  Pictured is a rendering of how some classrooms will look with desks six feet apart to comply with social distancing.

While alterations to classroom design have been necessary in order for school districts to safely reopen, a senior project manager at SWBR believes educators have a chance to re-imagine what learning looks like far beyond the upcoming school year. Joseph ...

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Dixon Schwabl adds new virtual events service line (access required)


With virtual everything now the norm, Dixon Schwabl has launched a new service that is focused on virtual events. The service will include virtual event management, concept, communications and promotions, sponsorship packages and auction menus, creative tactics prepared video content, ...

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