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Nov 30, 2023

Winners announced in PathStone’s Loan Readiness Training Series pitch competition

Shannon Halligan, founder of Halligan Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC, metal sculptor Stacey Mrva and Lauren Cary, owner of Full Style Beauty LLC were named winners in PathStone Corp.’s Loan Readiness Training Series pitch competition. Halligan won the top prize of $5,000. She uses a visionary approach in providing art therapy services for adolescents, teens and […]

Rohrbach Brewing Co. has created Village Lager for the Roc Holiday Village. (Photo provided)
Nov 27, 2023

Rohrbach creates lager just for Roc Holiday Village

Rohrbach Brewing Co., Rochester first craft brewer, is launching Village Lager exclusively for Roc Holiday Village, the annual downtown winter celebration.

Nov 22, 2023

Holidays at the Market returns to the Rochester Public Market

Dozens of local vendors will offer seasonal gifts, treats, fresh-cut trees and home décor items for the next three Sundays, along with Thursday, Dec. 14.

Examples of some of the games that will be available to play at Dice Versa in Rochester.
Nov 13, 2023

You up for a game? Dice Versa opens board game lounge as part of downtown’s The Grove

Creating Dice Versa will give people a chance for friends to gather socially in a game-first atmosphere. There will be a full bar and kitchen that will serve small plates of food.

Matt Martin, president and founder, Tactical Construction. (Photo provided)
Nov 8, 2023

Farmington’s veteran-owned Tactical Construction aims to restore trust in contractors

Tactical Construction Inc. of Farmington is a certified service-disabled veteran-owned business that launched as framing specialists but has since added a full line of construction services.

Nov 3, 2023

NY will reduce workers’ compensation assessment rate

New York employers will actually be getting a break from the state next year.

Oct 31, 2023

Cornell’s Jewelers: A retail gem 100 years in the making

Thanks to an ability to adapt and a never-wavering commitment to personalized service, Cornell's Jewelers of Pittsford is celebrating 100 years.

Casa Larga Vineyards (provided file photo)
Oct 26, 2023

Winery tours return to Casa Larga Vineyards

Tours of the winery and vineyards at Casa Larga Vineyards have returned.

Oct 17, 2023

Founder of Holley Construction Group following dream, targets further growth

Holley Construction creates shop drawings, handles engineering and then installs the product for clients in the region.

Stores selling liquor and wine in New York are now allowed to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Oct 16, 2023

Extended Sunday hours among NY’s new laws for liquor stores, brewing industry

Liquor stores in New York can now be open for 12 hours on Sundays under legislation signed into law over the weekend by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Oct 10, 2023

Special Care Systems sold to management team members

Headquartered in Irondequoit, Special Care Systems provides products, technical and design support, training and customer service to the healthcare industry.

Oct 10, 2023

Rochester’s 29 Design Studio rebrands to Agency 29

In 2020, Maureen Ballatori’s 29 Design Studio pivoted to an agency focused on the food, beverage and agriculture sectors. Now comes another milestone: a new name.