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Nov 27, 2019

AtWork Personnel opens branch in Batavia

AtWork Personnel, a staffing agency with locations in 27 states, has opened a  Batavia branch that will serve Genesee County. The new AtWork branch is owned by Steve Ferraro, who also operates the AtWork franchise in Rochester. He has 28 years of staffing-industry experience. The Batavia office will provide companies assistance in general staffing, production and […]

Nov 13, 2019

Free webinar on upcoming SHIELD Act requirements

With the deadline for compliance of SHIELD Act requirements four months away, iV4, Harris Beach and will host a free one-hour webinar from 11 a.m. to noon on Nov. 20. For many organizations, the SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) is the first legal obligation to implement security protections. Any New […]

Nov 11, 2019

Novatek merging with InfoPros

Novatek Communications Inc. of Rochester is merging with Colorado Springs, Colo.-based InfoPros. The companies specialize in documentation and courseware. They will operate under the name InfoPros. Novatek Communications has a 30-year history of providing technical documentation and training services for a variety of industries. The firm developed a niche over the past decade by helping […]

Nov 11, 2019

Soft skills are worth developing for your career

Soft skills–those traits and techniques that help you build relationships with others–are a key to getting ahead at work. Even in a high-tech, highly electronic world, says Melisza Campos, a Dale Carnegie master, “The people who can get things done are the ones who can navigate human relationships.” Why is that? Campos, 40, whose day […]

Nov 7, 2019

Paychex celebrates successful year with downtown employee rally

Cheers of “WE ARE… PAYCHEX” filled the Blue Cross Arena Thursday morning as more than 3,500 Rochester employees gathered to hear words of encouragement from their CEO and be celebrated. Emceed by Ted Jordan, Paychex vice president of service, the annual employee meeting featured the trappings of both a sporting event and a rock concert, […]

Nov 7, 2019

High schoolers consider accounting careers at 20th World of Accounting event

Not so many years ago, Amanda Colon was a high school student who was comfortable handling figures and knew her way around a spread sheet. But she hadn’t decided on a path toward a career yet. Colon’s accounting class in high school visited the World of Accounting, an event organized each year by the Rochester […]

Oct 29, 2019

Empire Access brings fiber optic network to Victor

Empire Access has launched fiber optic internet, phone and security services in Victor, giving residential and business customers faster connection speeds than traditional cable Internet services. Empire says its fiber optic network provides reliable service that is not prone to slow-downs, benefiting customers who stream videos or are gaming or downloading large files. Customers have […]

Oct 18, 2019

Symposium will focus on recruiting and retaining diverse workforce

How to recruit and retain a diverse workforce will be the focus of a daylong, two-session symposium on Oct. 24. The Right Talent, Right Now: Improving Business and Health Outcomes through Workforce Diversity Symposium will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery. The purpose is to help firms create a more diverse and equitable workforce. […]

Oct 18, 2019

Paychex lawsuit alleges 3 former employees stole trade secrets, client info

Paychex, Inc., has filed suit against three former employees, alleging they stole confidential company information and violated fiduciary duties by going to work for another payroll services firm. Richard D. Gettings, Brad C. Hartmann and Mona H. Nguonly are named in a complaint filed Thursday in state Supreme Court in Monroe County. They are accused […]

Oct 1, 2019

Mirror Show Management joins forces with Pa. firm

Mirror Show Management has enhanced its services and expanded its client base with the acquisition of a Pennsylvania-based firm, Creative Display Solutions. Maureen Borzacchiello, who founded Creative Display Solutions in 2001, will join Mirror Show Management as director of global development. She will shift her duties from day-to-day operations to aligning core service offerings with […]

Sep 30, 2019

Tompkins Insurance honored for social media excellence

Tompkins Insurance Agencies received the 2019 Excellence in Social Media Award from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. The award recognizes the member agency that uses non-traditional communication tools to effectively further the goals of the organization. “Our goal was to create a social media presence that is professional, credible, interesting,[...]

Sep 18, 2019

Canandaigua Athena nominees announced

Nominees for the annual Athena awards in Canandaigua have been announced and include women from the legal, business, nonprofit and education arenas. In addition to the six women nominated for Athena Leadership Award, another five were nominated for the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award. Winners of the two awards will be revealed Nov. 22 at […]