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Transcat shares soar on record Q4 sales (access required)


Rochester’s Transcat Inc. on Tuesday reported record sales and operating income for the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street estimates. For the quarter ended March 27, the manufacturer reported revenue of $48.8 million, a nearly 7 percent increase from $45.8 million ...

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MCC’s incoming president DeAnna Burt-Nanna a ‘staunch advocate’ for diversity, educational access (access required)


DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna found herself in unfamiliar territory this year, when, in the midst of a global pandemic, she accepted a new job in a new state. The interview process, as well as the search for a new home, were both done virtually before Burt-Nanna had ever set foot in Rochester. “It was ...

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Bank of America plans another future minimum wage boost (access required)


Bank of America will be boosting its minimum wage once again, promising to pay all employees at least $25 an hour by 2025. The increase continues the company’s aggressive internal campaign to increase employee compensation. The bank bumped minimum wage ...

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Community Engagement Center soon to be a reality at Roberts Wesleyan (access required)

The SWBR rendering of Golisano Community Engagement Center at Roberts Wesleyan College (provided image).

The Roberts Wesleyan College campus has a lot to offer, from the serenity of the suburban setting to the architectural splendor of stately Cox Hall, from the beauty of the pond and fountain to the arch that signifies the bridge ...

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Savage Chef a winner in Citizens’ Community Champion awards (access required)


Savage Chef Kitchen in Webster was one of 30 winners in Citizens Bank’s fourth annual Small Business Community Champion Awards. Each business will receive $10,000. Citizens’ total commitment of $300,000 is the largest so far for the award program. Businesses ...

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New mask rules pose challenge to business (access required)


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that the state’s mask mandate was being revised in accordance with federal recommendations, was widely embraced, but still left many questions and confusion. “It’s a trend in the right direction, it just creates so many ...

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COMIDA approves construction labor waiver for Amazon (access required)


With Amazon threatening to put the kibosh on plans for a $412 million project in Gates, Monroe County’s economic development agency Tuesday morning granted a waiver that will allow the retail behemoth to employ a percentage of non-local construction workers. ...

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Marlowe Washington named senior diversity officer at St. John Fisher (access required)

Marlowe Washington, new senior diversity officer at St. Johh Fisher College (provided photo).

Marlowe V.N. Washington has been named senior diversity officer at St. John Fisher College. Washington, an alumnus of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education’s Doctor of Executive Leadership program, will start in the role on June 1. As ...

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Rochester brownfield projects receive federal funding (access required)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.4 million in Western New York for three brownfield cleanup projects, including one in the Rochester region. Nationwide, more than 150 communities will receive 154 grants totaling $66.5 million through the EPA’s Multipurpose, ...

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Minimum wage will rise to $15 for all Monroe County workers (access required)


Minimum wage for all Monroe County employees will rise to $15 starting on Jan. 1, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said today. Nearly 600 county employees are paid less than $15 an hour for their work in various departments, including ...

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