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Shore Foundation lessens digital divide (access required)

Staff from local IT firm CETech have participated volunteering to help The Shore Foundation wipe hard drives and test equipment before being sent to local nonprofits. (Photo provided)

As remote working and learning has become the new normal, one local nonprofit is helping to bridge the digital divide. The Shore Foundation began in 2018 when a group of enterprising students from Rochester Institute of Technology elected to use ...

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South Carolina investor buys 600 East Ave. for $6.7 million (access required)

John Cothran, a real estate investor from South Carolina, closed on the purchase of 600 East Ave. without ever visiting the property. (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).

At no point in his life has John Cothran ever visited Rochester, let alone toured any specific property. Yet the former real estate developer from South Carolina saw opportunity in Monroe County and shelled out $6.7 million to buy a ...

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Lawyers and remote work: ‘No universal truth’


Kevin J. Mulvehill, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP and the firm’s Rochester office leader, says that there is no “universal truth” on whether lawyers and law firm staff are more productive working from the office or working from home. ...

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RASE seeks community input on mental health, substance abuse issues (access required)


A Zoom Community Voices Session hosted by the Commission on Racial and Structural Equality will help its Mental Health and Addiction Workgroup better understand how structural racism and inequities have prevented individuals and families from receiving the best available care ...

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Bills’ great Jim Kelly keynote speaker at virtual cancer conference (access required)

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The second annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC), a creation of GRYT Health, is set for Nov. 13 and 14, with former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly as the keynote speaker. GRYT Health is a digital oncology company that empowers ...

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Upstate confidence improves in Q3 (access required)

Consumer sentiment Q3 2020 (source: Siena College Research Institute)

Confidence among upstate consumers improved in the third quarter, following both a statewide and national trend, a new report from Siena College Research Institute shows. Overall confidence, which includes current and future confidence, rose to 73.8 in the quarter from ...

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Coalition formed to help strengthen North Clinton neighborhood (access required)


Three area nonprofits have partnered in an effort to strengthen and clean up the North Clinton neighborhood. The Father Laurence (Larry) Tracy Advocacy Center, Ibero-American Action League and Trillium Health have formed C.A.R.E. Rochester, which stands for Community, Action, Resources ...

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As pandemic progresses, construction industry faces tightened supply chains, labor shortage (access required)

Tony Soprano

While the United States is in a recession due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, local construction companies report that they are still keeping busy with projects. Tony Soprano, vice president of preconstruction services at DiMarco Constructors, says “steady is ...

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Hear that buzz: Rochester is poised for a Renaissance (access required)

Jason Streb

There’s still a quiet buzz in the area downtown. You may not notice immediately but its there. It’s not coming from the work-week lunch crowd at Midtown or the last second crowd frantically finishing up at Genesee Brewery before heading ...

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Eastman Museum installs Colorama for new visitor center opening (access required)


As the George Eastman Museum continues its renovations, a reproduction of a Colorama image is being installed adjacent to the museum’s new Thomas Tischer Visitor Center, scheduled to open to the public Oct. 10. The structure to display the Colorama ...

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Hyatt Regency Rochester announces pause in operations (access required)


With its prime avenues for revenue shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the Hyatt Regency Rochester has announced a four-month pause in operations. The downtown Hyatt relies heavily on business travel, as well as visitor traffic for conventions, conferences and ...

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Real estate takes to the radio airwaves (access required)

Sharon Quataert

Sharon Quataert Realty has launched a weekly radio program to educate and inform home buyers and sellers. HomeIQ, a one-hour show, airs twice on the weekend at 11 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on WYSL-AM 1040, 950 FM and ...

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Gorbel acquires Canadian firm (access required)


Victor manufacturer Gorbel Inc. has acquired Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc., a Canadian company based in Ontario. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. ELS is a manufacturer, designer and distributor of a wide portfolio of material handling ...

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