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Napier named board chair of national advertising trade association (access required)

Sharon Napier, executive chair and founder of Partners + Napier, has been named national board chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A’s). The 4A’s is a membership-based U.S. trade association for the advertising and marketing communications industry. ...

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Home prices again push past $200,000 in Monroe County (access required)

Perpetually low inventory pushed home prices even higher in April, with the median sales price surging well past $200,000 in Monroe County. As new listings fell 14.5 percent to 852 in April, the median sales price rose 13.4 percent to ...

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Deadlines approaching for voter registration (access required)

Voter registration deadlines for the upcoming primary election are approaching. New registrants must apply by June 3, voters with a change of address must register by June 8, the absentee application postmark deadline is June 13 and the apply in ...

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ACT Rochester executive director to retire   (access required)

Ann Johnson, who has branded and led ACT Rochester for over 12 years, will be hosting her final and 10th annual ACT Rochester Report Card event on June 9th. Johnson will retire from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the primary ...

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$11.4 million FWD Center opens downtown  (access required)

State, local and college officials gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at Monroe Community College's downtown campus.  

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Hope Builds raises $175,000 for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (access required)

The 21st annual Hope Builds Gala raised $175,000 for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHC) during festivities Friday at Arbor at the Port in Rochester. The money will be used to support future home build initiatives for Habitat families that ...

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McDougall Communications wins another Silver Anvil Award (access required)

McDougall Communications has again been recognized for public relations campaign excellence by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). For the third time in five years, McDougall and the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) received the PRSA Silver ...

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New director named at UR’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics   (access required)

Christopher Deeney has been named the new director of the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, succeeding Michael Campbell, who retired in December.    Deeney was named deputy director of the LLE in October 2021 and has served as ...

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Camp Good Days hosts annual golf tourney   (access required)

Camp Good Days’ 39th Annual Tournament of Love will be held on Monday, May 23rd at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford.   The tournament is one of the organization’s longest-running fundraisers, helping to support the thousands of children and families Camp ...

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Monro selling wholesale tire distribution business (access required)

Monro, Inc. has sold its wholesale tire distribution assets, which operate as Tires Now, for $105 million in cash to American Tire Distributors (ATD). ATD will pay Monro $65 million at closing, with the balance of $40 million paid quarterly ...

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Rochester Black Authors Association Authors’ Expo set for June 4  (access required)

The sixth annual Rochester Black Author’s Expo will be held June 4 at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center.   Organizers expect upwards of 300 people to attend the Expo, where Black authors will be discussing and selling their literary work.  The ...

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