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City launches Small Business Boost counseling pilot program (access required)

The city of Rochester and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund have launched Small Business Boost, a pilot program designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs to one-on-one counseling. Through the Small Business Boost pilot, Rochester Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) ...

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RIT’s Venture Creations incubator helps start-ups gain traction (access required)

Nicholas Conn was feeling a little overwhelmed with the task of raising capital for his new business venture a few years back when he had what he called a defining moment. A business advisor Conn was working with at Rochester ...

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West Fire Systems acquired by San Francisco holding company (access required)

West Fire Systems, Inc., has been sold to Sciens Building Solutions, a San Francisco-based holding company focused on the fire detection and security services sector. Headquartered in Gates, West Fire Systems was founded in 1987 by Michael J. West. The firm ...

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Energy, dedication drive entrepreneurs at any age (access required)

Younger women who grew up with technology and worked in the gig economy may be more comfortable with the pace and demands of entrepreneurship. But the mid-career woman may want to do things differently than she can if she’s working ...

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Nominations open for Greece Chamber Youth Hall of Fame (access required)

Nominations are now being accepted by the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce for the 2022 Youth Hall of Fame. The annual awards honor juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional personal growth and development through their outstanding achievements and contributions to ...

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SBA extends EIDL deferment period another six months (access required)

Nearly 9,500 small businesses in the Finger Lakes region will be allowed to defer repayment on COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for another six months. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today that the Small Business Administration ...

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Waste Harmonics acquires Arizona firm (access required)

Waste Harmonics, a national managed waste service provider headquartered in Victor, has acquired Meridian Alliance Partners. Meridian Alliance Partners is a solid waste and recycling specialist based in Scottsdale, Ariz. The firm implements no-cost sustainable waste and recycling programs to ...

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C.A. Reed Associates wins first place in Contractor Awards (access required)

C.A. Reed Associates, Inc., a Canandaigua-based manufacturer and installer of industrial flooring, received a first-place award in the annual Contractor Awards by CoatingsPro Magazine. C.A. Reed Associates was honored in the Industrial Concrete category for renovation of the Horst Engineering ...

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Small business hiring remains consistent, workers continue to see wages increase, survey shows  (access required)

National small business job growth remained at consistent levels in February and hourly earnings growth continued to increase for workers, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.   The national jobs index was unchanged for the ...

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Break the Ice Media acquires travel alliance (access required)

Break the Ice Media has acquired Travel Alliance Partners (TAP), a firm that enables tour operators to join forces on industry initiatives. TAP brings together tour operators, travel industry suppliers and travel buyers to collaborate on the creation and promotion ...

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Bonadio rebrands consultant and advisory practice  (access required)

The Bonadio Group has rebranded its consulting and advisory practices as Bonadio Advisory to better assist clients with improving operational performance, mitigating risk and achieving their business goals.  The practice provides consulting services to public and private businesses, non-profit agencies, ...

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ERS acquires Nagel Consulting (access required)

Employee Retention Solutions, a subsidiary of RDG+Partners, has acquired Nagel Consulting. The acquisition of the Greece-based employee benefits firm enables RDG+Partners to expand payroll, employee benefits and retirement services for clients. Jeffrey Nagel has joined Employee Retention Solutions (ERS) as ...

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SPOT cowork set to open East Avenue location (access required)

After a two-year pause, SPOT cowork is putting the finishing touches on its first downtown location, believing demand for shared work space will be even greater than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The newest SPOT cowork — at 104 ...

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