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Mar 1, 2022

Break the Ice Media acquires travel alliance

Break the Ice Media has acquired Travel Alliance Partners (TAP), a firm that enables tour operators to join forces on industry initiatives. TAP brings together tour operators, travel industry suppliers and travel buyers to collaborate on the creation and promotion of travel products. For the past 20 years, Pittsford-based Break the Ice Media has served […]

Mar 1, 2022

Contractor again accused of bilking customers

A Rochester contractor already punished once for bilking customers now faces a lifetime ban from owning or managing any business in the state.

Feb 28, 2022

Corporate Challenge back on the running calendar

After cancellation in both 2020 and 2021 due the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Rochester is once again on the in-person schedule. JPMorgan Chase, owner and operator of the Corporate Challenge, announced the race will be run on June 14 at Frontier Field, with the start at 6:45 […]

Feb 28, 2022

ERS acquires Nagel Consulting

Employee Retention Solutions, a subsidiary of RDG+Partners, has acquired Nagel Consulting. The acquisition of the Greece-based employee benefits firm enables RDG+Partners to expand payroll, employee benefits and retirement services for clients. Jeffrey Nagel has joined Employee Retention Solutions (ERS) as a director, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the field. Two [...]

Feb 25, 2022

Myers Creative Imaging, Brandtatorship share Best of Show honors in ad awards

The age-old saying “two heads are better than one” proved very true when it came to the Scouting in Action campaign created by Myers Creative Imaging and Brandtatorship. The agencies combined to produce a captivating campaign that promoted scouting, using images to visually bring to life six Boys Scouts of America merit badges. Myers Creative […]

Feb 24, 2022

29 Design Studio maintains excellence in agribusiness marketing

The marketing efforts of 29 Design Studio in the agribusiness sector were recognized again by the industry’s largest marketing association. 29 Design Studio won four first-place awards in the Region 6 National Agri-Marketing Association Competition. The awards were in the categories of Corporate Identity (for client Geneva Made), Blogs (for LOCATE Finger Lakes), Website (Geneva […]

Feb 24, 2022

Home2 Suites finally opening on Rochester’s west side

Home2 Suites by Hilton, just off Lexington Avenue and state route 390, welcomes guests today for the first time, nearly six years after development of the property commenced. Springwood Hospitality of York, Pa., bought the 119-room hotel for $15.6 million in early December from 2018 Gateway Hotel LLC, which is managed by Alfred Spanziano. Springwood […]

Feb 21, 2022

After 2-year hiatus, Home & Garden Show returning in March

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 place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 19 and from 10 a.m. to […]

Feb 21, 2022

SPOT cowork set to open East Avenue location

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 East Ave. — is set to open on March 1, although private tours are taking […]

Feb 18, 2022

Canandaigua hosting Fire & Ice Winter Festival this weekend

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 a dog sled team, business bingo and Griddle to Grill Chef’s Challenge starting at 11 […]

Feb 18, 2022

Genesee County launches grant program for businesses impacted by COVID-19  

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 up to $75,000 to aid the recovery of their businesses. Eligible applicants are for-profit businesses […]

Feb 15, 2022

Evans asks new housing task force to help develop ‘long-lasting solutions’

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 the country, but Rochester also has an affordable housing crisis,” said Matt Drouin, a property […]