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TiverBuilt brings BIM to homebuilding (access required)

Every homebuilder has been there; a project is moving along well, nearing completion, only to come to a screeching halt when the homeowner decides the kitchen countertop is the wrong color, the sunlight doesn’t enter the dining room at the ...

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Taxable sales activity one measure of COVID’s costly economic impact (access required)

Retail industries in New York state have been hit hard this year, a new report from the New York State Association of Counties shows, reinforcing an economic reality of the pandemic. “Coronavirus Economic Impact: Taxable Sales Comparison,” released this month, ...

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State offers lease workout assistance to small businesses (access required)

New York’s small businesses have a new program to help negotiate lease workout agreements. The state earlier this month launched the New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. The program will ...

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KeyBank “Assist” campaign made local, national contributions (access required)

KeyBank recently completed its #KeyBankAssists 3.0 community assist campaign, making a $12,500 donation to Foodlink and also buying and then distributing $12,500 in gift cards to five local businesses. KeyBank teamed with GlickFit Gym owner Kyle Glickman to promote the ...

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A mechanical mind (access required)

When his classmates at Aquinas Institute were heading off to football practice or some other after-school activity, Mark Gionta was on his way to work in one of the shops at Rochester Colonial. “The rest of us were doing our ...

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Moody’s: business travel holds recovery key for upscale hotels, airlines (access required)

Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service believe business travel will remain stunted for much of 2021, meaning a much slower recovery for the upscale sector of the hotel industry, airports and convention centers. “Companies that have been impacted by the pandemic ...

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Number of home-based food businesses skyrocket (access required)

The number of new home-based processor businesses under the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets umbrella ballooned by nearly 56 percent in 2020. There were 1,538 newly registered home processors, according to information released by the state this ...

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Local entrepreneur’s business rescued by VJF loan (access required)

Rosa Marie Curtis spent two years looking for a location to open her after-hours childcare. In January, she signed a lease for the perfect spot at Village Gate. “We were getting ready for a grand opening. We thought, let’s take ...

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Key4Women survey unveils pandemic’s impact on women business owners (access required)

Confidence among female entrepreneurs nationwide is on a downward spiral as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on small businesses and their ability to survive and thrive. Roughly one-third of women respondents in a new KeyCorp. survey said they have ...

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New small business investment fund launches (access required)

A new Small Business Investment Company is now operating at Schoen Place in Pittsford and will provide assistance to businesses with funding needs. Clint Campbell and Jeffery Holmes launched Cephas Capital Partners III. The private equity fund was established with ...

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HR association recognizes top professionals (access required)

Elizabeth Verschage, Augustin Melendez and Samatha Ferrin have received top honors from the Rochester affiliate of the National Human Resources Association in the 2020 awards presentation. Verschage, vice president of human resources for Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, was named ...

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Local companies create virtual Chill with Santa (access required)

Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town, he’s coming to your living room, family room, kitchen or wherever your Zoom-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet is connected. Chill with Santa creates a safe way for kids to interact during the holiday ...

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Fourth generation joins A.R. Pierrepont Co. Inc. (access required)

A commitment to quality, a talented workforce and long-term professional relationships are among the keys to success for A.R. Pierrepont Co. Inc. As Rochester’s oldest painting contracting firm, A.R. Pierrepont has served the local area with commercial and industrial painting ...

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Orange Zone assistance available for Irondequoit small businesses (access required)

A new grant program for locally owned small businesses in Irondequoit impacted by the recent Orange Zone designation has been implemented by the town. Under the new Phase II initiative of Revitalizing Irondequoit’s Small business Economy (RISE), small businesses located ...

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