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Four area startups among Grow-NY finalists (access required)

Four Rochester-area startups are among the 20 finalists in round three of Grow-NY, the food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge that provides up to $1 million in funding for the winner. Grow-NY focuses on the enhancement of the emerging ...

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Adrian Jules opens new showroom to accommodate growth, new products (access required)

Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers has always prided itself on elegance and perfection. From the exquisite design to the distinctive tailoring, an Adrian Jules hand-crafted suit makes a statement. So it’s only fitting that their new store and showroom at 2937 ...

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Adrian Jules opens larger Monroe Avenue store and showroom (access required)

Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers has opened a new, larger store and showroom on Monroe Avenue in Brighton, providing customers with expanded product selection and an enhanced shopping experience. “The business has been growing and this was the next step,” Adrian ...

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Rite Aid offers free COVID-19 testing to public school students (access required)

Rite Aid will partner with BioReference Laboratories, Inc., to provide free COVID-19 testing for New York public school students. The RT-PCR laboratory-based tests will be conducted at the drive-thru. To participate in New York’s back to school testing program, students ...

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Revamped BayTowne Wine & Spirits offers customer-focused experience (access required)

BayTowne Wine & Spirits unveiled a new, larger store last weekend that is focused on customer experiences and education. The 10,000-square-foot wine and spirits’ superstore is still in BayTowne Plaza, which is owned by the DiMarco Group, but is in ...

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Nicole Wegman promoted to president of ‘Wegmans Brand’ (access required)

Wegmans Food Markets has promoted Nicole Wegman to the new role of president of Wegmans Brand. She has been senior vice president of Wegmans Brand since 2017 and has worked for the company since 1989. Wegmans has placed an ever-increasing ...

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Elm Ridge Center reborn thanks to Wegman Cos. Inc. (access required)

As Jay Wegman would pull into Elmridge Center on his way to Red Fedele’s Brook House in recent years, he’d gaze at what once was a vibrant shopping plaza and wonder if there could ever be a revival. A quick-trip ...

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Fashion Week Rochester 2021 revamped, taking place at The Dome (access required)

Fashion Week Rochester will have a new look and new location when it returns this fall. The event — now in its 12th year — will be held for the first time at The Dome Arena in Henrietta. Meghan Mundy, the event’s chief fashion organizer, said that having this year’s event ...

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Masks again recommended; Cuomo asks businesses to adopt new policy (access required)

As cases of COVID-19 again rise at an alarming rate, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged businesses to allow only vaccinated patrons to enter. “I am asking them, go to vaccine-only admission,” Cuomo said in an update on Monday. “I ...

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Amazon’s Gates facility among country’s largest new construction projects (access required)

Amazon’s new warehouse and distribution center in Gates was the nation’s third-largest non-residential building project to break ground in June, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The $412 million project on a 100-acre site at 2600 Manitou Road includes a ...

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Bold & Gritty founder David Paul finalist in Small Biz contest (access required)

David Paul, a neurosurgery resident at University of Rochester Medical Center and founder of Bold & Gritty, LLC, is one of five finalists in the UPS Store Small Biz Challenge, which aims to find “the ultimate small business owner.” The ...

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Willowbrook Spa at Lake House on Canandaigua now open (access required)

The Willowbrook Spa is now open at The Lake House on Canandaigua, the final amenity at the newly built luxury resort property to welcome visitors. Willowbrook Spa offers treatments, products and services developed in collaboration with TLee Spas and Born ...

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Small businesses pivoted to e-commerce when shuttered during pandemic (access required)

Tanvi Asher admits to being somewhat naïve when her store had to temporarily close in mid-March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At first I thought we may be closed two weeks,” says Asher, designer and owner of Peppermint ...

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Grants available for businesses looking to hire (access required)

For months, many small business owners wanted to know when COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted so they could resume normal operations. Now that New York’s pandemic-forced state of emergency has ended, businesses want to know how they’re going to fill ...

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Cuomo: Emergency is over, ‘get out of the house’ (access required)

Normalcy will return to New York when the pandemic-induced state of emergency officially ends tomorrow, some 424 days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo first implemented drastic shutdown measures in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. Cuomo made the announcement ...

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