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Customs services to reopen to small boats on April 15 (access required)

Small boat reporting locations for traveling to and/or from Canada will begin to reopen for essential and non-essential travel on April 15, according to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office. Locations using the ROAM app and installed iPads for ...

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Chamber and SBC seek nominations for Business Person of the Year   (access required)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council affiliate have issued a call for nominations for the 39th Annual Business Person of the Year awards.  The awards recognize for-profit business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic ...

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You need to improve your technology, but where do you start? (access required)

Technology is advancing at warp speed and certainly some innovations could benefit you and your company, but it’s easy to get lost in the sea of information and technological jargon before finding the best solution for your problems. Earlier this ...

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Freelance writing conference set for downtown (access required)

Freelance Rochester, a week-long conference for freelance writers, takes place in downtown Rochester April 18-22. Trumpeting the theme Find Your Freedom with Freelance, the conference will include workshops, educational sessions and panel discussions, and is paired with networking opportunities, monthly ...

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Offering a 401 (k) plan can have big benefits for small businesses (access required)

Good help is critical to the success of a business, and laundromat owner Chuck Hinkel knows his employees are a big reason his Laundry Depot locations in Waterloo and Geneva continue to prosper. He wants his employees to do the ...

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5 things to consider before deciding to work for yourself (access required)

When people ask me what I do, now that I’m out of television, I simply say, “I have my own business.” The reaction is always the same. “Wow, that’s so awesome, you’re so strong.” “Good for you.” “You’re so brave, ...

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ThermApparel launches campaign to raise awareness of MS   (access required)

ThermApparel has launched its #RIPUPMS crowdsourcing campaign to help raise awareness of the everyday challenges people living with multiple sclerosis face and how they are overcoming them.   “It can be frustratingly hard for people to learn how to overcome their ...

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Hourly earnings continue to grow, survey shows   (access required)

Hourly earnings growth continued to advance for the tenth consecutive month for workers of U.S. small businesses, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.   The report also showed that national small business job growth remained ...

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“Rounding Errors” Can Add Up Quickly (access required)

It’s time to talk about time. For many employees, their lunch break is a time when they can step away from the grind, fill their bellies, recharge their batteries for the rest of their shift, and maybe even run a ...

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Axis Local aims to create impactful first impression online

You wake up on a Friday morning and your cheery TGIF disposition is suddenly interrupted by the discovery of a leaking water heater. Immediately you Google “Emergency plumbing service.” Or maybe you’ve just moved across town and are in the ...

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BioWorks named Victor Business of the Year by local development corp. (access required)

BioWorks, which provides biologically based products for the horticulture and specialty agriculture markets, has been named Business of the Year by the Victor Local Development Corp. The 18 winners in the 16th annual Victor Business Awards will be honored at ...

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New Self Storage Depot targets homeowners, business owners (access required)

When Dale Twardokus of Self Storage Logistics joined forces with the developers at Donohoe Management to repurpose the one million square feet of what was Eastman Kodak Company’s Building 205, they saw opportunity for something unique. They had a well-maintained ...

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Ten finalists selected for Round 5 of Luminate NY competition   (access required)

Ten companies have been selected to take part in the fifth round of the Luminate NY accelerator program, investment fund and competition, Empire State Development announced Wednesday.   Each finalist will receive an initial investment of $100,000 and will have the chance ...

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City launches Small Business Boost counseling pilot program (access required)

The city of Rochester and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund have launched Small Business Boost, a pilot program designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs to one-on-one counseling. Through the Small Business Boost pilot, Rochester Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) ...

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NextCorps’ Startup Week begins March 28 (access required)

NextCorps will be holding its annual Startup Week from March 28 to April 1, offering free daily instructional sessions and panel discussions geared to helping people address common challenges of growing a business.   Topics of some of the sessions include ...

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