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Post-pandemic era likely to be a new normal (access required)

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While there is hope on the horizon that normalcy will return to everyday life sooner than later, the post-pandemic business world surely won’t look the way it did before March 2020. Many firms are prepared to maintain some form of ...

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Determining which cyber insurance policy is best for your company (access required)


As cybercrime continues to rise, companies are increasingly looking to obtain cyber insurance, but those in the field say it is important for businesses to know what types of policies are available and how they can best be used to ...

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State, county issue new guidance for large-event venue operators (access required)

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Operators of large-gathering venues are now allowed to host events with up to 150 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less, but must notify the county health department in advance of plans. The Monroe County Department of Public Health has ...

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Insurance experts predict rates will continue climbing (access required)


Commercial insurance rates have been climbing, due to several factors including COVID-19, and those in the field expect the rates to continue to rise at least through year-end. “Rates are definitely up, there’s no question about it,” says Dan Peck, ...

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CMIT Monroe celebrates 10th year by giving back (access required)


As the 10th anniversary of her entrepreneurial journey approached, Cheryl Nelan knew she wanted to do something special. But with a pandemic in full force, a party would be out of the question. So Nelan did the next best thing ...

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Snapshot of commercial litigation amid a pandemic (access required)

Dale A. Worrall

Late last year, Dale A. Worrall, a member of Harris Beach’s business and commercial litigation practice group, litigated a two-week bench trial in Cooperstown. All the lawyers wore masks. Whenever the lawyers had to touch exhibits, they had to wear ...

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Mediation allows for creative solutions benefitting all parties (access required)


COVID-19 has impacted litigation across the board, with economic uncertainties and delays getting trial dates prompting some clients to settle or mediate cases rather than having their day in court. David Cook, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, says he ...

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How businesses can stay informed about NYS COVID-19 regulations (access required)

Amy Sennett

As New York authorities continue to closely observe each region’s infection rate to help slow the spread of COVID-19, businesses of all types are facing challenges keeping up with rapidly changing Executive Orders, state regulations and restrictions. While New York’s ...

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Area organizations to receive workforce development grants (access required)


Some 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations statewide have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state’s Workforce Development Initiative, including five in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. “The economic impact of COVID-19 has completely upended the ...

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Wise to prepare now for eventual tax changes brought on by new administration (access required)


A new federal administration could mean potential changes to individual and business tax policies although local experts believe such changes, if they occur, will not happen before year-end or even into 2022. In the meantime, they are recommending steps to ...

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DoorDash provides $5,000 grants to 32 Monroe County eateries (access required)


DoorDash is providing $5,000 subsidies to 32 Monroe County restaurants as part of the company’s COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Grant Program. The grants can be used for operating costs such as rent, payroll, purchasing personal protective equipment and expanding outdoor dining ...

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Navigating the pressures that accompany a post-pandemic world (access required)


“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding, and love.” — Amit Ray The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways. The frustration of what constitutes the post-pandemic “new ...

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ESL lands naming rights to Museum of Play’s digital exhibits (access required)

The Strong National Museum of Play has a new 90,000-square-foot wing, which ESL Federal Credit Union has gained naming rights for. The theme of the wing is Digital Worlds, and there will be two exhibits: High Score and Level Up. (Rendering provided)

ESL Federal Credit Union has committed $1.5 million and obtained the naming rights to Digital Worlds, a 24,000-square-foot gallery at the Strong National Museum of Play. As part of the Strong’s $60 million Powered by Play: A Campaign for the ...

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