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Hilger leaving Builders Exchange for national role (access required)

Aaron Hilger, who has guided Builders Exchange of Rochester as CEO since 2003, is leaving the trade association for a similar position with a national organization. Hilger will become CEO of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association ...

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PrisAM wins $50,000 in FuzeHub competition (access required)

PrisAM LLC, which manufactures composite structures for the aerospace industry, was one of seven winners of $50,000 in the fifth annual FuzeHub Commercialization Competition. PrisAM is a member of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations business incubator and aims to ...

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Employees are why Paychex continues to thrive at 50, CEO says (access required)

Tom Golisano still tells the story of when Paychex was in its infancy and he took the firm’s workforce — all six employees — out to dinner. His credit card was declined and returned to him cut in half by ...

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Urban League of Rochester to operate new SBA Women’s Business Center (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a Women’s Business Center (WBC) here that will be operated by the Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc. (ULR). The new center will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses throughout ...

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REDCO awarded $1 million to continue its Resource Partner Enhancement Program (access required)

The Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) has been awarded a $1 million Small Business Administration grant to continue to improve Rochester’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through its innovative Resource Partner Enhancement Program (RPEP). RPEP is a two-year peer learning cohort program designed ...

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McChord is featured speaker at upcoming Rochester Startup Summit (access required)

Datto founder Austin McChord will be the featured speaker at the Rochester Startup Summit “Back to Business Meet Up” on Nov. 11. The event will feature networking, seminars including “Resources in Rochester to aid startups” and “How to create mutually ...

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Two Rochester startups among FuzeHub competition finalists (access required)

Two Rochester firms, Crystal Creek Organics, Inc., and PrisAM LLC, are among 12 finalists in the fifth annual FuzeHub 2021 Commercialization Competition, with $50,000 to be awarded to the winner. FuzeHub assists small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York. ...

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Demand for AWS cloud services fuels rapid growth for Innovative Solutions (access required)

The tidal wave of businesses migrating to the cloud during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon to Innovative Solutions. The company’s own day-of-reckoning moment, however, began three years earlier, which is one reason the recent workload has increased so ...

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Paychex acquires San Francisco benefits firm (access required)

Paychex Inc. has acquired Flock, a benefits enrollment and administration, onboarding and human resources information system provider in San Francisco. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions, will ...

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Black-founded Rochester business receives $100,000 Google grant (access required)

Google for Startups has awarded Rochester-based Sign-Speak a non-dilutive $100,000 grant as part of its second Black Founders Fund awards. As part of the program, Sign-Speak Founder Yamillet Payano will receive technical and business mentorship from Google employees, $120,000 in ...

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