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Franchise ROC to host informational meeting (access required)

Prospective small business owners and franchisees have another opportunity to learn what it takes to start and maintain a business, and if becoming a franchise owner is the right move.

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First Grow-NY $1 million winner RealEats shutters operations (access required)

A post on the RealEats website announced the closure on Wednesday. The Geneva-based firm delivered ready-to-cook, chef-created meals to customers across the country and employed a workforce of around 150.

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City to host inaugural Upstate MWBE conference (access required)

MWBE is a federal program administered by state and local governments to help minority and women business owners overcome racial and structural barriers to securing government contracts for goods and services.

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Cat Clay, ‘Good People’ nonprofit hosting fundraisers (access required)

Donated bowls at the Feb. 11 event at Radio Social will be sold for $25 to benefit the nonprofit Sample Soap (photo provided).

Cat Clay, located in the Hungerford Building off East Main St. in Rochester, is sponsoring the second Empty Bowl Benefit, with sales of pottery bowls going to Sample Soap, a nonprofit providing toiletries to needy residents.

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Salvatore’s to open pizza franchise in Florida (access required)

Fairport native Ferdinand Formoso will open the first out-of-state Salvatore's in Jacksonville. The target date for opening is July 5, the 45th anniversary of the first Salvatore's on East Main Street in Rochester. "I am honored beyond words that Sam and his team have accepted me into the Salvatore's family," said Formoso, a doctor of osteopathic medicine with two medical offices in Jacksonville. "I am excited to bring their amazing food to Florida and show the folks here what a real pizza is supposed to taste like." Salvatore's has 31 full-service locations in the Rochester area, plus two outlets (at Innovative Field and the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport). There also are two Donuts Delite stores, a subsidiary of Salvatore's.

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Finger Lakes Winter Carnival showcases the region’s winter offerings (access required)

The second annual Finger Lakes Winter Carnival is being held this weekend in Canandaigua, Ontario County.  The three-day event – which begins today – showcases the region’s winter offerings, including family-friend activities and chances to support small business owners.   A ...

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