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Rochester rediscovers its riverfront

For lifelong Rochesterians, it may be easy to visualize what downtown will look like when its revitalization is complete, for it may have had a similar look and feel decades ago: Millennials heading out to a hip new restaurant, flanked ...

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Heritage Christian brings ERN to Rochester

Any business that employs people (which is to say, nearly every business) is looking for a way to increase morale and boost productivity that doesn’t add extra weight to the personnel budget. Take a moment and ask: Who in my ...

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Heritage Christian Services’ Employment Alliance strong and growing

“He’s been with us for just over eight years and continues to be a great addition to our team. From his wonderful and warm personality to his ever-present smile and friendly ‘hello,’ he fits right in,” Drew Hoselton, president of ...

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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...

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More women serving on boards

More women are serving on corporate and nonprofit boards, traditionally a role dominated by men, but some of the women serving in those roles locally say there’s more work to be done to increase diversity in boardrooms.

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Four women share how mentors have helped their journeys

Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs because they have a great product or service to market, or because they want to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing or because they want to be their own boss. But independence is a tricky thing. Most business leaders will say they still need guidance.

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How Rochester is addressing the middle-skills gap

As the nation’s manufacturing sector contends with a middle-skills gap that may seem more like a deep chasm, Rochester-area manufacturers are divided on what that gap looks like locally and whether it has improved in recent years. Whether large or ...

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Rochester’s workforce is getting grayer

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Rochester business community. Call it the Silver Tsunami alert. As a society, we are growing old; which means the workforce is growing old. Nationally, 31 million jobs will become available next year ...

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Paychex puts emphasis on human resources amid tech shift

There is no talking about business in the Greater Rochester area without mentioning Paychex. Not only is it the largest publicly held company based in Monroe County, with $3.4 billion in revenue in the fiscal year ending May 31, 2018, ...

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RIT’s Munson discusses joys, challenges of his time in Rochester so far

Rochester Institute of Technology, with its more than 19,000 students and focus on career-minded majors and job creation, is the fifth-largest employer in the Rochester area. Locally the university employs 4,123 people with the vast majority of those in full-time ...

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Dynamic market forces commercial real estate to evolve

Although the once-vibrant Xerox Tower in Rochester stands vacant, Rochester’s downtown commercial real estate scene continues to reinvent itself, showing some needed resilience. “This is a very dynamic market right now, and it’s dynamic in different ways,” says Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, ...

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