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Buff City Soap opens store in Henrietta (access required)

Buff City Soap, which creates products at an in-store Soap Makery each day, has opened in Henrietta. The fast-growing retailer was founded in 2013 and offers an alternative to commercial soap products that may use chemicals, detergents, animal fans and ...

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Camping World opens sixth New York location in Churchville  (access required)

Camping World Holdings Inc. has opened Camping World of Rochester, its sixth location in New York.   The Supercenter in Churchville expands RV sales and service to the greater Rochester market.  A grand opening event will take place June 9 ...

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Excellus announces funding for maternal health care programs   (access required)

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is asking the community to submit ideas for its Member and Community Health Improvement funding that specifically targets maternal health programs and access to comprehensive maternal care within its 31-county upstate New York coverage area.  Not-for-profit organizations ...

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Buckingham Properties adds to West Main portfolio (access required)

Having helped drive a rebirth of the east side of Rochester’s downtown district with the transformation of Midtown Tower into Tower280, Buckingham Properties is now adding to its presence on the opposite side of downtown. 140 W Main Street LLC, ...

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New provost named at Nazareth (access required)

Nazareth College has named Maureen Forrester Finney as its new provost, the college’s chief academic officer.   Finney – who has more than 20 years of experience in higher education leadership – currently serves as provost and senior vice president for academic ...

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Two Men and a Truck opening Rochester area location (access required)

Nationwide moving and junk removal service Two Men and a Truck has moved into the Rochester market. Chris Raiber and Nathan Berns have set up operations at 3495 Winton Place, Suite 1, the fourth location for the Two Men and ...

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Single-family rental investors dive head-first into Rochester market (access required)

Rochester has always been an attractive market for residential real estate investors. Single-family rental homes usually provide a slow-but-steady profit, which makes investment appealing to mom-and-pop landlords looking for a little retirement income or independent entrepreneurs intent on building a ...

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Local partnership supports Ukrainian aid efforts  (access required)

RocMaiden, the charitable arm of the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester, and Rochester-based Optic Sky are working together to raise donations to support RocMaidan’s mission of delivering medical equipment and supplies, arranging humanitarian aid and providing medical help to injured ...

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Storytelling event in honor of Mother’s Day will benefit SPCC   (access required)

ROC The Mic productions once again presents “Listen to Your Mother” in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend. The annual storytelling event is in its eighth season in Rochester and will be held this Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Hochstein ...

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NY Brewers Association wins big in Craft Beer Marketing awards (access required)

The New York State Brewers Association won five awards in the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Association contest. The awards recognize the best in artwork, culture, retail marketing and design efforts within the craft brewing industry. The NYSBA, headquartered in Rochester, ...

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Revolutionary pediatric health care facilities soothe, engage children (access required)

The days of sterile, institutional children’s hospitals and pediatric clinics are fading. All over the world, architectural firms are designing imaginative spaces, from colorful climbing structures for toddlers to sophisticated private areas for teens. The use of lots of natural ...

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Hourly earnings continue to increase at small businesses, survey finds   (access required)

Hourly earnings growth accelerated for the eleventh consecutive month for workers of U.S. small businesses, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch.   National small business job growth also remained strong, despite a slight moderation of ...

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Agencies partner to address food insecurity in the Finger Lakes (access required)

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System is partnering with local organizations to address food insecurity and maternal health needs in the Finger Lakes region.   In Monroe and Ontario County, Foodlink is collaborating with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on a maternal health program ...

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