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Experts predict commercial insurance issues will take a while to resolve (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect insurance premiums in lines across the board, with some in the field believing the increased hikes and altered terms will be short-term, while others believe they may be in place longer. “The marketplace for ...

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UR Medicine receives FCC grant to expand telehealth services (access required)

The University of Rochester will receive a nearly $1 million Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant to expand telehealth services. A necessity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine continues to be a convenient option for patients and providers. “Telehealth ...

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Private schools note improved mental health for students learning in-person (access required)

At Hope Hall School, student wellness has increased dramatically because all of the students are now in-person, says Carol White Llewellyn, who works in advancement at the school.  Llewellyn notes that Hope Hall uses a multisensory program to educate students ...

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Private schools report uptick in enrollment as pandemic continues (access required)

Early this summer, Forbes and CNBC reported private school enrollment gains after years of pre pandemic slow to no gains in enrollment.  On a local level, private schools reported a range of increased enrollment numbers, from slight gains to as much ...

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Floreano Convention Center to host first conference since start of pandemic (access required)

The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will host its first conference this weekend since the start of the pandemic. The College Music Society will host its 64th National Conference at the convention center from Oct. 7 through Oct. ...

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Gleaning inspiration from urban developments in smaller cities (access required)

In college, I remember a professor telling a studio full of aspiring architects that traveling was an essential part of being an architect. The reason being, she stated, was that it contributed to a designer’s collective experience of places, a mental catalogue of sorts. Of ...

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Construction industry struggles with growing labor shortage (access required)

Finding workers to fill construction jobs was tough enough before the pandemic, but since then, it has only gotten harder, according to Anthony Soprano, vice president of preconstruction services at DiMarco Constructors.   “It went from a tough situation to a bad situation,” he says.   The lack of ...

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Increase in material costs affecting local construction projects (access required)

An increase in the price of building materials is having an impact on local construction and development projects, but the price hikes are not stopping work from getting done.   Peter Muench, vice president of preconstruction services at LeChase Construction Services LLC, says the situation requires the firm to ...

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Mayor outlines plan to spend $202 million in federal recovery funding (access required)

The city of Rochester would pay a monthly stipend to up to 200 financially burdened families, provide economic incentives to eliminate food “deserts” and “greenline” previously redlined neighborhoods by building affordable housing on vacant lots if City Council approves Mayor ...

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Financial planning today requires agility, open communication with advisors (access required)

Flexibility is key when it comes to one’s retirement income options, says Maureen Pilato, vice president and senior financial advisor at High Probability Advisors LLC, an affiliate of The Bonadio Group.   “Don’t get too tied to one strategy,” Pilato ...

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