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Increase in material costs affecting local construction projects (access required)

An increase in the price of building materials is having an impact on local construction and development projects, but the price hikes are not stopping work from getting done.   Peter Muench, vice president of preconstruction services at LeChase Construction Services LLC, says the situation requires the firm to ...

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Tips for evaluating retirement readiness (access required)

A successful retirement is the main financial priority for many people. Because retirement can last upwards of 30 years and coupled with all the variables that go into determining potential success or failure, it is often the most difficult financial ...

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Time a vital factor in retirement planning (access required)

The ideal time to do a formal retirement plan is five to 10 years before your anticipated retirement, says Brennan Redmond, first vice president and financial advisor at Sage Rutty and Co.  “If you don’t have a retirement plan by the time you’re five years out ...

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Financial planning today requires agility, open communication with advisors (access required)

Flexibility is key when it comes to one’s retirement income options, says Maureen Pilato, vice president and senior financial advisor at High Probability Advisors LLC, an affiliate of The Bonadio Group.   “Don’t get too tied to one strategy,” Pilato ...

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Why small to mid-sized businesses are perfect targets for hackers (access required)

There are many challenges to running a business that owners must face including the countless tasks, roles and responsibilities that keep a business running smoothly. Higher on the list of concerns for business owners is cybersecurity that can put many businesses at risk. If a breach takes place and a hacker gains access to a business’s network, a great deal ...

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Middle market enters expansion mode after one year of pandemic impact (access required)

In its second quarter 2021 survey, KeyBank asked 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses — defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range — how macroeconomic conditions and government policies have impacted their businesses.  The survey found that ...

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Small business owners get creative with customer retention strategies (access required)

Small business owners have been accepting of change and thinking creatively when it comes to retaining customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Jan Pisanczyn, director of the Brockport Small Business Development Center.   Small business owners took numerous steps to adapt to the current climate, he says.   Among them was to ...

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Lenders a solid resource for helping small businesses locate funding options (access required)

Using a variety of funding options when launching a start-up business is not uncommon, according to Charles Vita, executive vice president and chief lending officer at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.   “There are a number of financing sources to get a small business going, ...

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Virtual/augmented realities can make health care more patient-friendly (access required)

A trip to the dentist or a procedure at the hospital could become a less anxious experience with the use of virtual technologies, some of which are being developed locally.   These virtual and augmented realities, as well as three-dimensional surgical planning and printing options, are ...

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Smart technology can help improve patient health outcomes (access required)

Jin Xiao believes the key to reducing barriers to access to dental care could be a smart phone. Xiao, D.D.S., is an associate professor and the director for Perinatal Oral Health at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the ...

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Local technology advancements aid in health care equity (access required)

When David Craig was studying to become a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had his first cancer diagnosis. After the Co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health entered the pharmaceutical industry, he became a patient in his professional ...

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Improvements to the food and beverage industry yield big results (access required)

Meaghan Frank knows that most customers of Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on Keuka Lake will open the bottles they purchase within 24 hours. But the vice president of the fourth-generation winery wants customers who choose to be able to age ...

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