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Spectrum opens Brockport store in Wegmans plaza (access required)

Charter Communications, Inc., has opened a new Spectrum store in Brockport. Located in the Wegmans Food Markets plaza at 6660 4th Section Road, the store provides devices, accessories and sign-up for Spectrum Mobile, which is available exclusively for Spectrum internet ...

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Walmart Community Academy offers free personal development courses (access required)

Walmart sells schools supplies; now the mega-retailer is going to do some teaching. Walmart Community Academy will launch at the Supercenter in Batavia, providing free personal development courses to area residents 16 and over. Subjects will include personal finance, home ...

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Merchants sought for return of Roc Holiday Village (access required)

Applications from merchants, vendors and restaurants for the third annual Roc Holiday Village are now being accepted. Roc Holiday Village is an outdoor festival at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square featuring family friendly events, shopping, ...

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Construction on Phase 2 of ‘Main Street Streetscape’ begins (access required)

Construction on the second phase of Main Street Streetscape begins today in downtown Rochester. Upgrades on the stretch of East Main Street from the corner of South Avenue/St. Paul Street westward to the Four Corners intersection of State Street/Exchange Boulevard ...

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Dells strive for beyond ordinary at market, sweet shop (access required)

Bill Dell spent 30 years working at Wegmans, and in his various roles — as a chef, as a deli merchandise buyer and as head of catering operations — he learned to understand the value of hearing what employees and customers say. “Bob ...

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American Freight warehouse-style furniture store opens in Henrietta (access required)

American Freight, a national home retail store, has opened its first Rochester store at 3333 W. Henrietta Road. The store is known for affordable home furnishings by buying direct from factories and selling in warehouse-style stores. American Freight makes home ...

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Deal with PepsiCo extends the Perfect Granola’s reach (access required)

The Perfect Granola LLC, a mission-driven startup in Victor, has partnered with PepsiCo Inc. on its Food for Good and WomanMade programs. The two initiatives raise awareness for key issues intensified by the pandemic: child hunger and the decline of ...

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Business of marijuana will be subject of online city forum (access required)

The Rochester community will have an opportunity during an online forum Thursday evening to learn about business opportunities that may exist from the legalization of marijuana. Mayor Lovely Warren and New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes will host ...

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Phenix Salon Suites has design on expansion in Rochester (access required)

When it comes to providing boutique space to professionals in the health, beauty and wellness sector, Phenix Salon Suites believes its business model is a cut above the competition. The typical Phenix Salon location divides around 5,500 square feet into ...

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Deadline nears for Walmart’s Open Call product-pitch event (access required)

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have until Friday to apply for Walmart’s eighth Open Call, a chance to pitch to company executives why their U.S.-made or U.S.-grown products deserve shelf space. This year’s Open Call will again be conducted virtually. More ...

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Ortt to Chamber: Legislators must stop outmigration, spur business growth (access required)

With outmigration leading to the loss of one seat in the House of Representatives for New York next year, elected officials must focus on measures that will attract people and businesses, not chase them away, the state Senate Minority Leader ...

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Financial experts say many industries poised for rebound as pandemic wanes (access required)

With increasing confidence that the United States will be getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control with more widespread vaccinations, local investment experts say that many industries that were harmed by the coronavirus are poised for a comeback. “Everyone is going ...

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Family owned CountryMax opens newest location (access required)

CountryMax, the family owned pet supply and home and garden store, christened the newest — and also largest — store in the chain on Friday morning. Located at 695 Ridge Road in Webster, the 26,000-square-foot store features climate-controlled small pet rooms, ...

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Livingston County seeking entrepreneurs for retail business competition (access required)

Livingston County Economic Development will award $300,000 in prizes through its Dream-O-Vate Business Competition. Some 15 winners will share $300,000 in prizes that include training, funding and the essential resources and tools needed to successfully open a business, officials said. ...

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Local women business owners persevere through pandemic (access required)

Rochester is home to a number of minority women who are finding success as entrepreneurs even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the stories of three of those women. Fatima Bayram If women’s spring fashion is going to make a ...

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