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RIT announces cutbacks due to economic impact of pandemic

RIT announced a number of cost saving measures designed to help it get through the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy of RIT)

A week after the University of Rochester — the area’s largest employer — announced hiring and wage freezes and other cutbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rochester Institute of Technology is doing the same.  In a letter to the RIT ...

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County, city collaborate on pandemic initiative to counter racial disparities


The city of Rochester and county of Monroe will partner with Jordan Health, Trillium Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center on a new initiative aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities related to COVID-19. “We know that COVID-19 ...

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From baseball to hand sanitizer and ‘Hope Has Wings’ T-shirts

hope-has-wings tshirt

The baseball season has been paused but the Rochester Red Wings have still found a way to turn a double play. The Wings will sell LiDestri’s Recipe 21 hand sanitizer through their online store in a one-gallon bulk container ($31) ...

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Goodwill president named CEO

Jennifer Lake

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes has named a longtime team member as its new CEO. Jennifer Lake will replace Gidget Hopf, who is retiring from the nonprofit organization after more than three decades. Lake, who joined Goodwill in 2007, begins ...

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Investing post-coronavirus: Stay the course and remember the basics, experts say

William Shaheen

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered businesses, disrupted markets and impacted nearly every corner of the global economy, many investors are struggling with how to approach the future and evaluate their portfolios in a time of extreme uncertainty. The Dow ...

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Abandoning precautions would mean certain spike, Mendoza says

Michael Mendoza

To understand the steps necessary to reopen the economy in Monroe County, public health commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza asked members of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce to look at the decisions just as they would a business plan. Yes, ...

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Duffy appointed to coordinate post-pandemic reopening in Finger Lakes region

Robert J. Duffy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Bob Duffy, head of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and a former lieutenant governor under Cuomo, to coordinate public health and reopening of the economy in the Finger Lakes Region.  Cuomo said during his ...

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Securely navigating the work-from-home digital world


As the COVID-19 pandemic moves employees to remote working, it puts companies at a greater risk for a cyberattack. Here are some tips for businesses to safely navigate the “work-from-home” environment. As employers and employees are adjusting to the new ...

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Unity Hospital creates on-campus food store for health care workers

A hospital employee at Rochester Regional Health's Unity Hospital, shops for groceries in the hospital cafeteria.  (Photo supplied by RRH.)

Unity Hospital has created a pop-up grocery store for employees at the Greece hospital to help them out during this pandemic time.  The store, which opened last week, provides the convenience of on-campus shopping at the end of long health care shifts ...

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Firms must prepare now for eventual reopening of work space

Kim Harding

New York is still weeks away from phasing in a restart of regular business activity, but companies need to decide now what their post COVID-19 workplace will look like. What percentage of your workforce will return immediately? Have you met ...

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Tax ramifications of your new home office probably few or none


So you’re working from home for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Besides the obvious perk of being able to include pajamas in your work attire rotation, might there be some tax benefits, too? For the person who ...

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GCC moves 2020 graduation ceremonies online June 6


Genesee Community College has announced it will hold a virtual graduation June 6 for its 2020 graduates, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 1 p.m. ceremony will be streamed online on the college’s homepage (www.genesee.edu) and feature a keynote speech ...

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