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Senior living facilities face staffing challenge (access required)

Senior living and care facilities in Rochester and across the country faced staffing shortage challenges even before COVID-19 arrived, in large part because geriatrics and senior care isn’t a field many choose to enter. Those challenges increased during the pandemic, when the safety of both residents and staff were at risk. The problem isn’t likely ...

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Tips for maximizing COVID-related loan benefits and forgiveness (access required)

It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused disruption to the economic climate, dramatically shifting how business is conducted. On top of existing priorities like day-to-day operations, staffing and management, business owners also have the added layer of navigating COVID-19 related loan benefits and forgiveness programs. With new and ever-changing ...

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‘Extreme optimism’ for small business sector recovery (access required)

Small businesses owners are reporting a more positive outlook as the region emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, with many expecting revenues to increase this year over last. Ted Janicki, Bank of America’s small business banking manager for Upstate New York, ...

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Small businesses pivoted to e-commerce when shuttered during pandemic (access required)

Tanvi Asher admits to being somewhat naïve when her store had to temporarily close in mid-March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At first I thought we may be closed two weeks,” says Asher, designer and owner of Peppermint ...

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Residential market booming in downtown Rochester (access required)

When Heidi Zimmer-Meyer looks out of her office window on Chestnut Street, she can see five or six buildings under construction out her window. Zimmer-Meyer, president of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, says that since 2000, 5,200 people have moved ...

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COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective (access required)

When the New York State Department of Health asked you to stay home, wear a mask and get vaccinated against COVID-19, you did. When businesses were asked to implement and enforce policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, they did. When businesses employees and residents were asked to isolate ...

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U.S.-Canadian border could open as soon as mid-August (access required)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers could be allowed to cross the Canadian border as early as mid-August. On July 15, the prime minister’s office released a summary of Trudeau’s 33rd call with Canadian premiers regarding ...

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Cuomo: Emergency is over, ‘get out of the house’ (access required)

Normalcy will return to New York when the pandemic-induced state of emergency officially ends tomorrow, some 424 days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo first implemented drastic shutdown measures in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. Cuomo made the announcement ...

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Ibero CEO leans on lessons she learned from traveling a rocky road (access required)

At one time, Angelica Perez-Delgado was a teen mom who had dropped out of high school to care for her child. Today, she runs the Ibero-American Action League Inc., a local nonprofit with more than 200 staffers that serves roughly ...

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Primary care physician a good starting place for tackling mental health issues (access required)

Connections between physical and mental health run deep, including men’s proclivity to avoid talking about or seeking help for both despite potentially dangerous consequences.  The cliché that men avoid seeking health care until it is an emergency is grounded in ...

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Ease into restarting your old workout routine (access required)

Men looking to get back on track with their fitness goals after a more sedentary lifestyle over the past year-plus should take things slow and steady rather than rushing back into the exercise routines they did pre-COVID-19. Richard Alweis M.D., ...

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