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A primer on ins and outs of PPP loan forgiveness (access required)

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many businesses were excited about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its promise of loan forgiveness. But, as companies received PPP loans and began using the proceeds, questions ...

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Lawyers and remote work: ‘No universal truth’

Kevin J. Mulvehill, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP and the firm’s Rochester office leader, says that there is no “universal truth” on whether lawyers and law firm staff are more productive working from the office or working from home. ...

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Hyatt Regency Rochester announces pause in operations (access required)

With its prime avenues for revenue shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the Hyatt Regency Rochester has announced a four-month pause in operations. The downtown Hyatt relies heavily on business travel, as well as visitor traffic for conventions, conferences and ...

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Will we discard the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic? (access required)

Hospitals and health systems enter the fourth quarter of this indescribable year poised and ready to care for coronavirus and all other patients. They will serve their communities no matter what COVID-19 has in store for us over the next ...

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County, MCC to create free health care training program (access required)

Monroe County will attempt to address the need for health care workers by helping Monroe Community College develop, implement and manage a workforce development partnership. MPower Healthcare will provide free training to Monroe County residents for work in essential health ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Peter Fox and AJ Shear, DiBella’s Subs

DiBella’s Subs President and CEO Peter Fox and Director of Marketing AJ Shear talk to the RBJ about how they kept their company on track during COVID-19, their commitment to giving back to the community, the future of the restaurant ...

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Leaders tell Fed: COVID has been hard on people of color and nonprofits

More than half of Rochester’s children live in poverty. Some 20,000 to 40,000 residents could face eviction in Monroe County when a temporary moratorium is lifted. Income disparities between African American and Latinx residents and white residents in Monroe County ...

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Hybrid, hyflex learning models may be here to stay (access required)

Many area schools have adopted a hybrid model of learning due to COVID-19 and local educators believe at least a portion of that modality will continue even post pandemic. The hybrid model uses a mix of classroom and online learning. ...

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401(k) contributions a victim of pandemic at some companies (access required)

Many companies have stopped contributing to their employees’ 401(k) accounts — at least temporarily — to cut costs, and more could look at the option before the end of the year if the economy continues to struggle, area experts say. ...

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How COVID-19 may forever change use and design of office space (access required)

The leasing of large commercial offices may be a thing of the past as employers gauge how working remotely impacts productivity and how they can be better prepared for a future pandemic. Instead of one central urban location for all ...

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Real Good Fish a natural catch for Partners + Napier (access required)

Sharon Napier has always believed that in order for Partners + Napier to provide the best in service, there must be a conviction in what the client is offering and is about. You’re not going to create a truly inspiring ...

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