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Pandemic incites growth, innovation for cutting-edge AR technology supplier (access required)

In a year filled with turmoil ranging from the pandemic and social unrest, to business shutdowns and record unemployment rates, one local manufacturing company quietly grew its customer base and staff, its offerings and its bottom line. “A year’s worth ...

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Legal battle ensues for two semipro football teams of the same name (access required)

Neither the Rochester Chargers nor the Rochester Chargers have played a game on the field, but the semipro football teams are in a battle in the courtroom. If that sounds a little confusing, then you already understand why one of ...

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Allowing fans back doesn’t make business sense for Amerks (access required)

The Rochester Americans have opted to continue to play their abbreviated American Hockey League season without fans, even though state guidelines would allow a limited number of ticket buyers in the arena. Arenas in New York with at least 10,000 ...

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CompeerCORPS, OASIS merger means enhanced services for veterans (access required)

Compeer Rochester has merged with OASIS Adaptive Sports, Inc., enabling an expansion of regional services by offering outdoor adventures for veterans with disabilities. Honeoye-based OASIS (Outdoor Adventures for Sacrifice in Service) Adaptive Sports is now part of CompeerCORPS, the organization’s ...

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Despite pandemic, wellness remains a mainstay in senior living communities (access required)

Wellness has been playing an increasingly important role at senior living facilities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted its popularity and importance, field experts say. “Wellness has evolved into such an important part of our community,” says Lloyd Theiss, executive ...

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Brave Women FLX launches virtual 100K challenge (access required)

Brave Women FLX, a tourism campaign promoting female leadership and awareness of women’s history in the Finger Lakes, is using a virtual fitness challenge to support its purpose and raise money to promote women-owned businesses and women-focused historic sites. The ...

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Grant from Ralph Wilson Fund bolsters Rochester Rookies program (access required)

The Center for Disability Rights will use a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, through the Ralph C. Wilson Legacy Fund for Youth Sports, to obtain racing wheelchairs for its Rochester Rookies program. The grant totals $10,410. Over the ...

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Marina and resort operator rebrands to Seneca Lake Resorts (access required)

The operator of Sampson State Park Marina, Seneca Lake State Park Marina and Sampson Cabin and RV Resort has undergone a rebranding, transitioning the company name from SamSen to Seneca Lake Resorts. SamSen was an amalgamation of the names of ...

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Rochester again recognized as ‘bicycle friendly’ (access required)

The city of Rochester again has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The bronze level award recognizes Rochester’s efforts to increase ridership through such activities as the annual bike week, a bike sharing program, ...

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ROCovery Fitness co-founder to leave organization (access required)

Yana Khashper has followed through with her plan to resign as CEO of ROCovery Fitness, effective Jan. 15. Jonathan Westfall, ROCovery’s peer support program manager, has been named interim CEO. Khashper who co-founded the organization five years ago, had informed ...

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Golisano funding bolsters Rochester Accessible Adventures’ mission (access required)

Rochester Accessible Adventures will use $51,000 in supportive funding from the Golisano Foundation to continue its mission of providing inclusive recreational opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Finger Lakes region. Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA) helps create ...

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Cottages at Troutburg boast year-round resort community on Lake Ontario (access required)

The original developer has moved on and the original premise for the property has been scrapped, but the Cottages at Troutburg is still very much alive and growing. Owned and operated by Midlakes Development and Construction, a family-owned entity, the ...

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Three NCAA Division III championships coming to Rochester (access required)

The best golfers and track and field athletes in NCAA Division III will descend on Rochester in upcoming years to compete for national titles. The NCAA selected St. John Fisher College to host the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track ...

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JP Morgan Corporate Challenge goes virtual (access required)

Companies already have been conducting staff meetings and planning sessions through video conferencing; now they can participate in the 2020 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge through virtual means as well. The Rochester corporate challenge, a 3.5-mile run and/or walk, will be ...

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