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Canandaigua Chamber names 2022 Business Inspiration Award recipients (access required)

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2022 Business Inspiration Awards.    Five firms will be recognized in a studio-recorded talk-show style event scheduled to debut at noon on Friday, Feb. 11.    They include:  Auto Wash, who is recognized as this year’s Environmental ...

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JPMorgan Chase survey: Businesses set their sights on growth in 2022 (access required)

Small and midsize U.S. business leaders remain confident in their companies and resourceful in their approaches to confronting macroeconomic challenges that have created growing pains over the last year, according to JPMorgan Chase’s 2022 Business Leaders Outlook Survey, which was released this ...

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Finger Lakes Textiles sells 10,000th hat, adds PPE lines (access required)

Finger Lakes Textiles, an inclusive textile and knitting factory in Waterloo, Seneca County, has been able to expand its operations with help from a state grant and recently hit a major milestone with one of its product lines.   Finger Lakes Textiles (FLT) received a $10,000 grant through the New York Manufacturing ...

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Chamber to distribute free KN95 masks, test kits to businesses (access required)

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will partner with Monroe County and the Rochester Red Wings to distribute KN95 masks and COVID-19 test kits free of charge to local businesses. The drive-thru event will take place from noon to 3 ...

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Greece Chamber to induct 12 into Youth Hall of Fame (access required)

Eleven high school seniors and one high school junior compose the 31st class of the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce today Youth Hall of Fame. The chamber’s Youth Hall of Fame provides an annual opportunity to recognize outstanding high school ...

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Ramachandran’s latest venture is a return to his business roots (access required)

At first glance, Jai Ramachandran’s decision to leave his position as CEO at Brighton Securities to launch his own fiber internet service could be considered a bit out of left field. Where’s the correlation? How does guiding one of Rochester’s ...

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County, business, health leaders launch Vax. Boost. Mask. campaign (access required)

Fearing the surge in COVID-19 infections will have a dramatic impact on the local economy, leaders of business, government and health care today unveiled the Vax. Boost. Mask. campaign, hoping heightened vigilance in protecting the community will prevent another shutdown. ...

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Small businesses meeting or surpassing 2021 expectations, survey shows (access required)

Seventy-five percent of small businesses in the Greater Rochester region are expecting to finish the year either meeting or surpassing their expectations for 2021, a survey by ESL Federal Credit Union shows.   The survey consisted of 171 businesses that ranged in ...

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Hochul says masks now required in all public indoor spaces (access required)

Masks must now be worn in all indoor public spaces in New York — from restaurants to grocery stores to arenas — if the business or venue does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. The state is defining ...

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Town of Pittsford says no thanks to recreational marijuana businesses (access required)

The town of Pittsford will not allow the sale of recreational marijuana, or the opening of consumption lounges. The town board voted against allowing either business by a margin of 3-2 at Wednesday’s meeting. The village of Pittsford will consider ...

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Two area firms named among America’s Top 100 Best Small Companies (access required)

Two Rochester companies were named among America’s 100 Best Small Companies for 2022 by Forbes.   Vuzix Corp. a supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality technology and products, ranked 69th on the list with a 52-week return of 223.7 percent.  Transcat Inc., a supplier of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory ...

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