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Businesses seeking essential status

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Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to close temporarily to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials are considering applications from many firms to have their classification changed, at least partly, to the essential ...

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Women of Excellence honorees announced


The recipients of the Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Excellence awards have been selected. The Women of Excellence awards identify high-achieving women for their tremendous career accomplishments. The women are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership ...

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Excellus BCBS waiving COVID-19 costs for members


To ensure costs don’t deter members from seeking testing, diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will waive out-of-pocket costs for its fully insured employer groups, individual market qualified health plans and Medicare Advantage members for the next 60 ...

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CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival canceled


The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival’s 19th edition will not take place as scheduled June 19-27 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent said they hope to reschedule this year’s festival for the fall, and would offer all ...

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CARES Act has holes for workers

Mark Gaston Pearce

The newly signed CARES Act was designed to help stimulate the economy while offering much-needed relief to both businesses and workers. On the whole, the package is looked at favorably, but some experts are saying CARES leaves certain workers vulnerable. ...

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