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RDG+Partners adds payroll division (access required)

Lauren Burns heads the new payroll division at RDG+Partners (provided photo).

RDG+Partners of Pittsford has expanded its service menu again with the addition of a payroll division. Lauren Burns has joined the accounting firm to lead the new payroll division. RDGpayroll will offer payroll processing, time and attendance, pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation insurance, ...

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Insurance market hardening, premiums rising (access required)

Jim Mickles

The far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 remain uncertain across many industries and the insurance industry is no different, but local insurance experts say the cost of certain policies are rising dramatically in part due to the coronavirus pandemic and other global ...

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Pandemic initially caused significant delays for insurance industry (access required)

Christopher Hubler

Insurance claims have been indirectly affected by COVID-19 as delays in other sectors, as well as changes at insurance offices, have led to a slight lag in processing claims. Area insurance experts, however, say the situation has improved since the ...

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Geneva’s Parrott Hall gets new life (access required)

Parrott Hall in Geneva was once the home of Louisa and Nehemiah Denton. It was left vacant for decades and now is being renovated with help from the Parrott Hall Coalition. (photo provided)

A historic Ontario County building is getting a transformation, with help from several grants and a coalition of preservationists. Geneva’s Parrott Hall Coalition has tapped Crawford & Steams, Architects and Preservation Planners LLC to work with engineering firm Klepper, Hahn ...

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‘Be yourself’ mentality (access required)


Randi Proukou wants the members of GRAWA (Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys) to let their guard down a little. As president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys Proukou wants to know about all the stresses and struggles ...

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Geneva one of eight communities statewide to get EV fast chargers (access required)

Photo: City of Rochester

The New York Power Authority and the state Department of State are collaborating on an effort to significantly expand deployment of electric vehicle fast-charging stations. The city of Geneva will serve as one of seven communities statewide that will participate ...

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Fraud charges against Robert Morgan dismissed; feds can refile (access required)

Robert Morgan

Eight months after Robert Morgan’s defense team said their client’s right to a speedy trial had been violated, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford agreed and has dismissed federal fraud charges against Rochester’s most prominent real estate developer. Federal prosecutors are, ...

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County leaders call on Washington for additional funding (access required)


New York’s county leaders last week renewed a call to the White House and congressional leaders to reach an agreement that would provide local governments with direct federal COVID-19 stimulus assistance, following the House of Representative’s passage of an updated ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Ken Greene, Greg and Jodi Johnson


Sibley Square Asset Manager Ken Greene and Cub Room owners Greg and Jodi Johnson talk to the RBJ about The Mercantile on Main at Sibley Square, Rochester's food scene, COVID's impact on the restaurant industry and more.

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Avangrid strives to upgrade system, replace disrupted wetlands (access required)

A wetland area created by Avangrid in Chili. The company says it strives for a net zero impact in its environmental impact. (Provided photo)

Roughly a decade ago, Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. determined that the electricity transmission system in the Rochester area needed to be beefed up. But to do that, a delicate ecosystem would need to be disrupted. To ease that disruption, ...

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2020 Icon Honors winners announced


The Rochester Business Journal has announced 25 recipients of the 2020 Icon Honors awards. To be eligible for Icon Honors, honorees (over the age of 60) must have a long-standing commitment to the Rochester business community and significant professional accomplishments ...

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