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Re-creation of Rochester's downtown will continue through workforce development initiatives and continued advancement of ROC the Riverway projects.
Nov 9, 2023

Commercial real estate in Rochester: ‘Pockets of greatness,’ as well as challenges

Commercial real estate across the U.S. is in limbo, with inflation, high interest rates and work-from-home scenarios causing upheaval in the sector.

Jan 27, 2022

REDCO invests over $2M, served over 150 businesses in two years

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 schedule.  Rivera plans to open her new office at 86-88 Lake Ave. in roughly two months. She would not […]

Jaime Saunders is CEO of the United Way of Greater Rochester. (Photo by Jeff Witherow)
Jul 26, 2021

Rochester area United Ways to merge

Six United Ways in the region have merged to become United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

Mar 12, 2021

RIT Venture Creations startup to move downtown

ThermApparel, a successful Rochester Institute of Technology Venture Creations startup, will move to the historic Rochester Savings Bank building on Franklin Street next week. ThermApparel’s fourth anniversary coincides with MS Awareness Month. The company created the first comfortable and concealable cooling vest for individuals with heat intolerance often associated with mu[...]

Dec 3, 2019

Prepare for the new year with some corporate financial housekeeping

For individuals and organizations alike, the end of the year is a time for making plans. But not just the kind that involve shopping or holiday parties. Plans for the future. When it comes to businesses, that often involves considering strategic options. Maybe you’re seeking investors, or perhaps even selling your business in the new […]

Dec 3, 2019

Company valuables include often hard to define trade secrets

Corporate trade secrets are an important part of a company’s intellectual property, but they can often be overlooked, says Jeffrey Allen. “Trade secrets are like the little brothers at the kids table at Thanksgiving,” says Allen, a member at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. But Allen believes shoring up a firm’s trade secrets should be […]

Dec 3, 2019

California data security law to have widespread impact

Two new laws designed to secure personal information collected by businesses will take effect next year. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1. And New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act starts March 21. F. Paul Greene, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP whose practice includes […]

Nov 11, 2019

Soft skills are worth developing for your career

Soft skills–those traits and techniques that help you build relationships with others–are a key to getting ahead at work. Even in a high-tech, highly electronic world, says Melisza Campos, a Dale Carnegie master, “The people who can get things done are the ones who can navigate human relationships.” Why is that? Campos, 40, whose day […]

Nov 11, 2019

Quality of life increasingly important in eldercare

Rochester is home to more than 21,000 seniors, and those individuals have multiple choices when it comes to living facilities. Whether they choose independent living, assisted living, memory care or any of the other types of facilities available here, seniors likely will pay less for their housing than the national average, and their overall quality […]

Nov 6, 2019

How to get a board seat, which can help open doors

Becoming a member of a board of directors at a local organization can open the door to myriad opportunities for young professionals. For most, joining a board fulfills a desire to be an important player in moving the needle and invoking change in an organization. But joining a board can also translate into building strong […]

Nov 6, 2019

As Silver Tsunami hits, more seek to age in place

It’s no secret that the baby boomers are no longer babies, and the number crossing the threshold to retirement age rises every day. But just how radical the spike of people over the age of 65 has grown is still stunning. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16 percent of the population was estimated to […]

Oct 7, 2019

Sarah Mangelsdorf inaugurated as 11th president – first female – at University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is not only in Rochester, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf said at her inauguration as president Friday afternoon. It’s of Rochester. And it must be for Rochester, too.  “The central role of the university is the creation, preservation, and advancement of knowledge and of culture,” Mangelsdorf said in her inaugural address, but it […]