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After 2-year hiatus, Home & Garden Show returning in March (access required)

The Roc Home & Garden Show, which had been a traditional harbinger of spring until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, returns in March after a two-year hiatus. Sponsored by the Rochester Home Builders’ Association (RHBA), the two-day home show will take ...

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SPOT cowork set to open East Avenue location (access required)

After a two-year pause, SPOT cowork is putting the finishing touches on its first downtown location, believing demand for shared work space will be even greater than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The newest SPOT cowork — at 104 ...

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Canandaigua hosting Fire & Ice Winter Festival this weekend (access required)

The Fire & Ice Winter Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in Canandaigua, with ice sculpting, fire shows, horse-drawn wagon rides and a warm beverage trail. The festival is a celebration of winter, with events such as ...

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Genesee County launches grant program for businesses impacted by COVID-19   (access required)

Genesee County is launching a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to help businesses impacted by the pandemic.  Through the Genesee CARES Business Recovery Fund, businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 will be eligible to receive a grant of ...

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Evans asks new housing task force to help develop ‘long-lasting solutions’ (access required)

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans hopes the formation of the Housing Quality Task Force will create substantive solutions to what city leaders, tenant advocates and landlords all say is crisis situation. “Rochester is known for having the most affordable housing in ...

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What AG report on ‘credential stuffing’ hacks mean for your business (access required)

In January, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report summarizing the findings of a broad investigation into so-called “credential stuffing” that revealed more than 1.1 million online accounts have been compromised in cyberattacks at 17 prominent companies. The ...

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Indus Hospitality buys Homewood Suites in Victor (access required)

Indus Hospitality Group has completed the purchase of the Homewood Suites by Hilton on Fishers Station Drive in Victor, giving the company ownership of all three hotels in the quadrant of property adjacent to the New York State Thruway. The ...

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Small businesses are the big phish in cyber scams (access required)

Whether your business is a retail store or restaurant or you’re a partner in a law firm or medical practice, you’re really in the cybersecurity business. “Cyber threats are real and threaten every business out there,” said Cheryl Nelan, president ...

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Auto shops swamped as customers choose repair over replacement (access required)

It was mid-morning on a Thursday in late January when a car pulled into the parking lot at Tydings Automotive on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit. The man needed what he hoped would be a quick repair. Then scheduling shock ...

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Carrying on the Betlem family tradition of service and integrity (access required)

Regardless of the procedure, a hospital setting can always create a little apprehension, which is why, when Kathy Betlem was admitted for hip replacement surgery last February, the medical team wanted to make her as comfortable as possible. So they ...

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City launches free small business help portal (access required)

Small businesses can now find a variety of resources through a new city of Rochester web portal, ROC My Biz. The free combined platform, which launched Tuesday, is a small-business portal, small-business support navigator and home-based business navigator. The website ...

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Four local business owners complete Goldman Sachs program (access required)

Four small business owners recently completed the 10,000 Small Businesses Program sponsored by Goldman Sachs. The program, a partnership in Rochester with Assemblywoman Sarah Clark and Goldman Sachs, aims to provide business owners access to critical resources they need to ...

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Initiative will provide laptops to neighborhood associations (access required)

The Rochester Area Community Foundation and The Shore Foundation have launched a new initiative to provide increased access to technology for community associations and neighborhood business associations in the city of Rochester. The effort, spearheaded by state Sen. Jeremy Cooney ...

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