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Visit Rochester making sure people again do just that (access required)

If you ever want to disappoint the folks at Visit Rochester, just tell them they can’t work. The COVID-19 pandemic created a collective case of cabin fever for the 18 employees at Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency of ...

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Lots of positive lessons found amid pandemic’s challenges (access required)

As we prepare to host the Rochester Business Journal’s annual Women’s Leadership Summit, we asked several women who lead in our region for their perspective on some of the main topics to be discussed. The summit, to be held virtually ...

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Generations Child & Elder Care opens in Clinton Square Building downtown (access required)

As workplaces reopen following the pandemic, childcare again is at the top of workers’ minds. By some counts, 20,000 childcare centers closed nationwide since the start of the pandemic and one in nine childcare worker jobs have been lost. But ...

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COVID-19 vaccination now required for all events at Blue Cross Arena (access required)

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for guests 12 and older attending any event at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. The mandate follows a similar requirement issued earlier this month by Pegula Sports and Entertainment for events ...

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Middle market enters expansion mode after one year of pandemic impact (access required)

In its second quarter 2021 survey, KeyBank asked 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses — defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range — how macroeconomic conditions and government policies have impacted their businesses.  The survey found that ...

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Small business owners get creative with customer retention strategies (access required)

Small business owners have been accepting of change and thinking creatively when it comes to retaining customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Jan Pisanczyn, director of the Brockport Small Business Development Center.   Small business owners took numerous steps to adapt to the current climate, he says.   Among them was to ...

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Golisano’s $30 million gift to Special Olympics will increase health care services (access required)

Tom Golisano has given the largest single, private gift in the history of Special Olympics, a $30 million donation that will expand the organization’s Healthy Communities program. Special Olympics Healthy Communities provides health services globally for people with intellectual disabilities, ...

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RPO returns to live performances under new music director, Andreas Delfs (access required)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 season includes a return to live performances and will be one of the most diverse in RPO history. It is also the first under the baton of music director, Maestro Andreas Delfs. Delfs is hoping ...

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Adrian Jules opens new showroom to accommodate growth, new products (access required)

Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers has always prided itself on elegance and perfection. From the exquisite design to the distinctive tailoring, an Adrian Jules hand-crafted suit makes a statement. So it’s only fitting that their new store and showroom at 2937 ...

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Shots: Legal perspective on vaccine mandates for employers (access required)

With the recent full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, and as unvaccinated individuals continue to account for the majority of recent hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19, employers throughout the country are considering, or being required to implement COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their ...

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Smart technology can help improve patient health outcomes (access required)

Jin Xiao believes the key to reducing barriers to access to dental care could be a smart phone. Xiao, D.D.S., is an associate professor and the director for Perinatal Oral Health at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the ...

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Unemployment insurance tax likely to rise, DiNapoli warns (access required)

Business owners, beware: your unemployment insurance taxes are likely to go even higher in 2022 and beyond, which could slow New York’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is warning. A historic surge in unemployment claims ...

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Local technology advancements aid in health care equity (access required)

When David Craig was studying to become a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had his first cancer diagnosis. After the Co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health entered the pharmaceutical industry, he became a patient in his professional ...

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