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County providing greater access to government contracts for MWBEs (access required)

Following through on a recommendation from the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE), Monroe County has launched a new program to streamline the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification process while providing a renewed focus for inclusion of ...

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REDCO invests over $2M, served over 150 businesses in two years (access required)

Purchasing and renovating a building during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was no small feat for Damaris Rivera, but not only did the owner of R Realty Rochester LLC do just that, she is on track to complete the project ahead of ...

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City Councilor picks next restaurant for CurAte event (access required)

The restaurant preparing the meal for CurAte’s upcoming event next Wednesday will be selected by Rochester City Councilor Mitch Gruber.   The name of the eatery is not being released, but CurAte owners say it will be a minority and woman-owned restaurant ...

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Samantha Brown’s ‘Places to Love’ features Genesee Valley (access required)

The sights, sounds and people of the Genesee River Valley will be featured in Samantha Brown’s “Place to Love,” which airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on WXXI-TV. The third episode of season five of the show explores the Grand Canyon ...

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RDG+Partners relocates to former Hart’s building in the East End (access required)

When RDG+Partners realized they had outgrown their space in Pittsford Village Green, the search began for a new home. You can only add on so many times before you reach a building’s limit. “Our old space was homey and comfortable ...

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Cooley Group honored with promotional products industry award (access required)

Cooley Group, Inc., of Pittsford has received a Pyramid Gold Award from the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), recognition of creative excellence within the industry. Cooley Group was honored for a city of Saratoga Springs Monopoly game fundraiser, which benefited ...

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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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