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Aug 31, 2022

Sweet Pea, Craft Cannery among 20 Grow-NY finalists

All Grow-NY finalists are paired with a mentor and will make their pitch in a Shark Tank-style presentation at the Food & Ag Summit in Syracuse on Nov. 15 and 16.

Urban League of Rochester CEO Seanelle Hawkins and owners of Urban Euphoria joined state Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) for the announcement of $50,000 in funding for the Business Development Division
Aug 29, 2022

State provides funding support for Urban League’s entrepreneur program

New funding will enable the Urban League of Rochester to expand support for entrepreneurs from underrepresented populations in Rochester.

Galin Brooks, the new president of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp. (RDDC).
Aug 26, 2022

Galin Brooks: From fascination to facilitation as a lifelong development expert

Galin Brooks, a 38-year-old native New Yorker, has taken the reins of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp., replacing Heidi Zimmer-Meyer.

Hybridge is located on Humboldt St.
Aug 26, 2022

Hybridge expands to larger facility on Humboldt Street  

Hybridge’s new facility is focused on full arch restorations and is equipped with the most advanced dental technology available.  

Aug 5, 2022

Incentives approved for senior market-rate housing community in Le Roy

The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) board of directors provided approval on Thursday, clearing the way for construction of the 10 townhomes on a 16-acre plot at 143 Lake St.

Aug 3, 2022

County to review proposals for allocation of ARPA dollars

Monroe County has announced the period to receive Request for Proposals on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding opportunities has closed.

Aug 3, 2022

Luminate Spotlight: SCOUT ushers in a new era of space safety

SCOUT is one of 10 startups from around the world working with the Luminate NY accelerator at NextCorps in downtown Rochester.

Aug 3, 2022

Artwork, river views features of Rundel Library’s revamped North Terrace

A riverfront theater and an overlook to the Genesee River are features of the just-completed Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace Improvement project.

Aug 2, 2022

Photonics firm relocates US office to Rochester  

Company leaders chose Rochester due to its growing tech community downtown and thriving optics community throughout the region.

Aug 1, 2022

Podcast presented by Flower City Dispensary to focus on area women in cannabis industry 

The podcast will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Photo City Music Hall in Rochester. It will be streamed live on Photo City Music Hall’s Facebook page (@photocitymusichall) as well as Flower City Hydroponics Facebook page (@flowercityhydroponics).

Jul 25, 2022

Michigan-based hard cider manufacturer opening plant in Wayne County  

Blake Farms, a Michigan-based hard cider manufacturer, is expanding its operations into New York, with a $9 million project in the works in Wolcott, Wayne County, that will add up to 69 new local jobs.  

Employees of OWL AI pose outside their headquarters building.
Jul 20, 2022

OWL AI to expand in Monroe County 

OWL AI will expand its operations in Perinton, moving to a larger facility at the Willowbrook Office Park this fall and committing to creating up to 105 jobs in the region.