small business

Vendor applications are being accepted for the 17 days of the 2023 Roc Holiday Village (photo provided).
Jun 1, 2023

Roc Holiday Village accepting vendor applications

The downtown festival, a celebration of winter and the holiday season, will run for a record 17 days over four weeks between Dec. 1 and 23 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

May 31, 2023

Monroe County launches small-business loan program

The Monroe County Industrial Development Corp (MCIDC) is using $5.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to fund the program.

The Farmer's Market at The Mall at Greece Ridge operates Thursdays and Saturdays through October (photo provided).
May 31, 2023

Farmer’s Market returns to The Mall at Greece Ridge

The Farmer's Market at The Mall at Greece Ridge, a tradition for more than 30 years, begins its 2023 run on Thursday.

May 31, 2023

NYS bringing small business outreach event to Rochester

The tour will stop in Rochester on June 14. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (161 Chestnut St.).

May 26, 2023

Monroe County to host informational open house for small businesses

Monroe County will conduct a Small Business Assistance Open House to provide business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and jobseekers with information on incentives and available programs available through the Division of Economic and Workforce Development.

Black Bird Design will move into one of the two buildings that the firm bought at 1867 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 23, 2023

Black Bird Design buys flex property on Mt. Hope

Black Bird Design will relocate to the new address this summer and occupy one of the buildings. The firm will lease the second building.

Bryx technology helps reduce response times for first responders (photo provided).
May 19, 2023

Local tech firms helping ensure safety at PGA Championship

Two Rochester area tech companies are helping first responders ensure safety and fast response during the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

May 8, 2023

Rochester establishes business grant program to bolster healthy food access

Rochester is making $2 million in grant funding available to encourage businesses to provide more healthy food options.

May 4, 2023

Small business owners worried about access to capital, survey finds

The latest Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices survey showed 79 percent of small business owners in the state worry about avenues for affordable capital and 61 percent say they have struggled to access capital.

May 3, 2023

As Archer ATR, agency focuses on total business solutions

Archer Communications has rebranded to Archer ATR, expanding its focus beyond just marketing and communications to that of a business solutions company.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is encouraging residents to "shop small" during Small Business Week (photo provided).
May 3, 2023

‘Shop small’ is theme for Small Business Week

In proclaiming April 30 through May 6 as Small Business Week, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello is urging residents to "shop small" and support local entrepreneurs.

Apr 24, 2023

How small business can survive in today’s uncertain economic climate

What steps can small businesses take to manage their finances and borrowing needs in this uncertain economic environment?