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Sep 16, 2021

Report: Comfort level with in-person work declines

New research shows that nearly one-third of employees say their comfort level with in-person work has decreased because of the COVID-19 delta variant.

Sep 15, 2021

Four area startups among Grow-NY finalists

Four Rochester-area startups are among the 20 finalists in round three of Grow-NY, the food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge that provides up to $1 million in funding for the winner. Grow-NY focuses on the enhancement of the emerging food, beverage and agriculture innovation cluster in Central New York, the Finger Lakes and the […]

Sep 14, 2021

Round 5 of Luminate now accepting applications

Luminate NY, the world’s largest business accelerator for startup companies that have optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled applications, is now accepting applications for round five of the program. The accelerator brings visionary companies to the Finger Lakes Region to leverage resources to speed the commercialization of emerging technologies within a range of indus[...]

Sep 9, 2021

ConServe CEO wins Vanden Brul Award

ConServe founding CEO Mark Davitt has been named the 2021 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award from Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. The award was created in 1984 and is given annually to a successful individual or individuals who have developed a business that improved the Rochester economy […]

Sep 1, 2021

Simulation software at heart of SimuTech Group’s growth

As smart phones have evolved, so, too, has their durability. Screens are more shock and drop resistant. Devices shut down before they overheat. Instead of a passcode or touch ID, facial recognition technology can unlock the phone. The vast majority of the research and development was done not in a testing laboratory but on a […]

Aug 31, 2021

Leadership Rochester to relocate

Leadership Rochester will relocate next month to the offices of the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes on College Avenue. “We are thrilled to make this move,” Leadership Rochester Executive Director Gwen Van Laeken said in a statement. “Leadership Rochester aims to inspire, connect and educate a vibrant, diverse network of individuals […]

Aug 27, 2021

State expands eligibility for pandemic recovery grants

The state of New York has expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program in order to help more small businesses apply for funding. Beginning this week, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can apply for grants. The previous threshold for revenues was $500,000. In addition, the limitation for […]

The late Shirley "Jamie" Lewis and Charles "Chic" Lewis. (provided photo)
Aug 26, 2021

Charles ‘Chic’ Lewis was trusted advisor to local businesses

Charles "Chic" Lewis, who provided advisory services and coaching to scores of Rochester-area businesses over his career, has died. He was 93.

Aug 18, 2021

Proposed laws would limit fees, practices of food delivery services

  Proposed legislation would require third-party food delivery services operating in Monroe County to obtain permission to post restaurant menus, and would also cap the surcharge. County Legislator Rachel Barnhart has introduced two separate bills that go to committee on Monday. The Food Delivery Fairness Act would require delivery services such as DoorDash, Grubhub and […]

Aug 11, 2021

Chamber names Rochester’s Top 100 companies

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the 2021 Top 100 list of the fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. The Chamber, with KPMG LLP and presenting sponsor ESL Federal Credit Union, will reveal the 35th annual rankings during an in-person celebration at the Joseph R. Floreano Rochester Riverside […]

Aug 9, 2021

Fortune/Great Place To Work honor First American, ESL, LaBella

First American Equipment Finance, ESL Federal Credit Union and LaBella Associates were again named to the Fortune Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place To Work. Fairport-based First American Equipment Finance ranks No. 18 on the 2021 list for medium-sized companies (100 to 999 employees). The list is created from employee survey feedback, with […]

Aug 9, 2021

RPCN names Entrepreneur Wall of Fame Award winners

The Rochester Professional Consultants Network has named eight local consultants as its 2021 Entrepreneur Wall of Fame Award recipients. The award honors some of the region’s most successful consultants and their roles in impacting the economic development of the Rochester region. This year’s winners include: • Consultant’s Consultant Award: Laurie Enos, Blue Lilac Mark[...]