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Sep 22, 2023

AquaRealTime startup monitors and protects waterways with OPI technology | Luminate N.Y. Spotlight

Water pollution from organic contaminants, driven by waste, climate change, and over fertilization, is notoriously difficult to monitor in vast water assets like lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans.

Sep 21, 2023

Bank of America increases minimum wage  

Bank of America has increased its U.S. minimum hourly wage for employees on its stated path to $25 by 2025. The company will move to $23 in October.  

Sep 21, 2023

$8.5M NIH grant helps Mt. Hope Family Center continue work preventing & addressing child abuse, neglect  

The University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center has been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health for the TRANSFORM Center.  TRANSFORM (Translational Research that Adapts New Science For Maltreatment) is a national resource center that conducts research, disseminates discoveries and builds on research and best practices to help train the […]

Sep 21, 2023

Transcat prices nearly $70 million public offering of common stock  

Transcat Inc. has priced its underwritten public offering of 736,845 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $95 per share.  

Sep 21, 2023

New executive director named at Baden Street Settlement

The Board of Directors of Baden Street Settlement has named Catherine “Cathy” Thomas as its executive director, effective Oct. 9.  

Sep 21, 2023

Morgan Properties establishes ‘vibrant’ corporate offices at Victor’s HighPoint business campus

The Rochester office houses a variety of departments, from accounting, legal and human resources to regional managers, area vice presidents and property operations.

Sep 20, 2023

Rochester City Council appoints Fire Chief  

Rochester City Council approved the appointment of Stefano Napolitano as chief of the Rochester Fire Department in a unanimous vote Tuesday night.  

Sep 20, 2023

Criminal Justice Data tool launches in Monroe County

A new criminal justice data tool, called Commons, has launched in Monroe County.  

Sep 20, 2023

The Arc of Monroe receives funding from Fairport event to enhance day service program  

The Arc Foundation of Monroe is the beneficiary of this year’s Steel Rail Revival Festival, receiving nearly $20,000 from the Fairport event.  

Sep 20, 2023

Employee retirement plans: One more tool in the comprehensive benefits box

A staggering 56 million private sector workers do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their jobs, according to Pew Charitable Trusts research.

Sep 20, 2023

UR Warner School receives federal grant to advance STEM education in high-need schools  

The University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education was awarded a $3.25 million grant to support the creation of a regional professional learning network. 

Sep 20, 2023

ESL expands Retirement Plans Group to keep pace with SECURE Act changes

ESL Investment Services recently expanded its Retirement Plans Group, driven by upcoming changes to retirement plan offerings under the SECURE Act 2.0.