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Novem Benefits now part of OneDigital (access required)


Novem Benefits, a division of Novem Group, has been acquired by Atlanta-based OneDigitial. OneDigital focuses on providing health and human resources solutions for employers of all sizes. The acquisition is part of a continuing effort to expand the firm’s employee benefits ...

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Five Star Bank parent acquires Landmark Group insurance (access required)


Financial Institutions, Inc., the parent company of Five Star Bank and SDN Insurance Agency, LLC, has reached agreement to acquire Landmark Group. Landmark Group, founded in 1984, is a locally owned independent insurance brokerage firm based in Rochester and provides ...

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Alliant Insurance expands its regional presence (access required)


Alliant Insurance Services Inc. is continuing its expansion across Upstate New York, now offering services locally and planning to open an office in Monroe County in 2021. Darin Brady, a vice president at Alliant based in the Rochester area, has ...

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New investment in HOVER means more jobs in Rochester office (access required)


A new customer-led financing initiative will enable HOVER to enhance its offerings and accelerate hiring — including a planned doubling of the workforce at its Rochester office by the end of the year. The $60 million Series D financing announced ...

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Hitting a home run for Northwestern Mutual (access required)

Greg Constantino (Provided photo)

Considering Greg Constantino’s love for baseball, he surely was sleeping in his crib with a toy baseball bat before he was 6 months old. “I have pictures of me in diapers swinging the most huge red bats, hitting the ball ...

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There’s more to business interruption insurance exclusions than mere words


Just because your business interruption insurance policy says you’re not covered for a virus-caused emergency shutdown, you would be wise to file a notice of claim anyway. That’s because the courts still may rule in your favor, according to Kevin ...

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Tompkins Insurance honored for social media excellence (access required)


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 ...

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Tompkins Insurance ranked among top 100 independent agencies in revenue (access required)


Tompkins Insurance Agencies has been ranked among the Top 100 largest independent property/casualty firms in the nation by Insurance Journal for the fifth consecutive year. Tompkins was ranked No. 87. Agencies are assessed based on total property/casualty agency revenue for ...

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Robert Morgan hit with 114-count indictment for mortgage fraud (access required)

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. discusses charges filed against Rochester real estate magnate Robert Morgan. (Kevin Oklobzija)

BUFFALO — Robert Morgan’s real estate empire may be on the verge of crumbling following today’s 114-count superseding indictment by federal authorities that charges him with wire and bank fraud in an alleged $500 million mortgage fraud scheme. Morgan, founder and ...

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Finance and accounting are becoming more female-friendly (access required)


While men–particularly white men–continue to dominate financial and accounting companies in the Rochester area, women are on their way, and in some cases they’ve already arrived.

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Tompkins names Atti personal insurance manager (access required)

Louis Atti has been named personal insurance manager by Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Louis Atti has been named personal insurance manager and a member of the senior leadership team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc. From his office on Main Street in Batavia, Atti will oversee day-to-day operations of the personal insurance service team ...

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Former Morgan COO pleads guilty to fraud charge, says Robert Morgan was involved (access required)


When Scott Cresswell took ownership of the apartment management arm of Morgan Management last summer, he said his new firm, Grand Atlas Property Management, would have nothing to do with operations at Robert Morgan’s real estate and development empire. It’s ...

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