Jan 24, 2023

Employee Retention Solutions adds HR division

ERS already provides payroll, employee benefits and retirement services, and now adds human resources to the practice under director Dyanna Serrano. The firm’s outsourced HR services include employee engagement, onboarding and training, investigations, performance reviews, compliance and benefits administration.

Jan 23, 2023

Butler/Till, Flynn earn Ad Age ‘Best Places to Work’ recognition

The annual Ad Age rankings encompass a variety of factors that impact employees, from pay and benefits to corporate culture and leadership. Employee responses about pay, benefits and seven other core focus areas make up 75 percent of the Ad Age score, with company policies and practices in areas such as pay, benefits, work/life balance, recruitment, training and development com[...]

Jan 23, 2023

Plans underway for U of R to acquire College Town properties

The University of Rochester is preparing to take over ownership of College Town, the mixed-use development that helped revitalize the Upper Mt. Hope neighborhood.

Jan 20, 2023

GM making $68M investment in Lexington Ave plant

General Motors will invest $68 million to build components for both electric and gasoline-powered vehicles in Rochester, sustaining the 700-plus employee workforce at the Lexington Avenue facility well into the future.

Howard Konar
Jan 20, 2023

Konar passes torch of leadership, values to successor

When Howard Konar began to formulate a succession plan for the family business, he wanted to be sure he did all the necessary due diligence to find the firm’s next president.

The multi-family rental home at 60 Romeyn St. was among seven properties owned by a Brooklyn-based landlord that was flagged for multiple code violations, prompting the city of Rochester to seek remedies through state Supreme Court.
Jan 19, 2023

City uses power of courts to crack down on rental code violations

Rochester is using the courts — and the threat of possible jail time for contempt — to hold landlords accountable for residential rental property code violations.

Jan 19, 2023

Penfield apartments, Culver Road office receive tax incentive approvals

A proposed 60-unit apartment community in Penfield and renovations for the Security Risk Advisors, Inc. office at the Culver Road Armory received approval for tax incentives from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday.

Jan 19, 2023

Lagree Fitness, indoor dog park set to open in Webster

Woofs Canine Club & Indoor Dog Park will launch from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at 187 W. Main St. while the former To The Core Pilates officially will relaunch as To The Core Lagree Fitness on Jan. 28 in Towne Center plaza at 1028 Ridge Rd.

Jan 18, 2023

NY ranks third in LEED-certified building per capita for 2022

New York ranked third on the U.S. Green Building Council’s list of states at the forefront of green construction, with Massachusetts earning the top spot. The USGBC annual list ranks states based on the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year. Created by the USGBC, the LEED rating system is the […]

Amazon expects to open the fulfillment center in Gates early in the third quarter (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Jan 18, 2023

Amazon sets new opening timetable for Gates fulfillment center

While Amazon last year paused the launch of many of its newly built facilities across the country due to changing economic conditions and apparent supply chain issues, the company said it is definitely moving forward with the suburban Rochester location.

Jan 17, 2023

Sunnking’s free recycling event for businesses benefits Camp Good Days

Electronic recycler Sunnking has launched registration for its 13th annual eScrap for Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times. The program recycles company and employee electronics to raise money for the camp, a nonprofit that improves the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by cancer. […]

The median time on the market for houses in January was 47 days, a year-over-year increase of seven days, according to (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Jan 17, 2023

Closed sales hit eight-year low, sales eclipsed new price level in county

"The Rochester real estate market cooled somewhat in 2022 as indicated by the decline in closed sales," Mike O’Connor, GRAR president, said in a news release. "The frantic pace of the last couple of years is slowing, but there are still many active buyers who are continually on the lookout for new listings."