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Mortgage lenders foresee dip in profits in third quarter (access required)

Mortgage lenders expect profits to decrease in the third quarter due to increased competition and market trend changes, according to the latest national report by Fannie Mae. The quarterly Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey found that 69 percent of lenders expect ...

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More than $200 million available for SNAP benefits statewide (access required)

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will continue to offer maximum food benefits to all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, the agency said last week. The benefits distribution will push more than $200 million in federal ...

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CurAte offers new spin on Rochester’s culinary scene (access required)

A local startup is focused on providing community members with Rochester-based culinary experiences. The idea for CurAte grew out of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to help struggling businesses who were forced last year to either shift to a ...

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Senate passage of Innovation and Competition Act could have implications for Rochester region (access required)

The U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act could be the blueprint needed to make New York a global innovation and semiconductor hub, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said this week. Schumer, a staunch advocate of the state’s ...

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LeChase, Wegmans partner on initiative to help nonprofits (access required)

LeChase Construction Services LLC has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets Inc. on an initiative that will directly impact nonprofits and the people they serve in the Greater Rochester region. Built United was launched to provide direct construction and building services ...

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Measures provide diversity guardrails for schools project (access required)

The delegation of lawmakers representing Rochester in the New York State Senate and Assembly last week trumpeted the passing of long-stalled legislation that will allow for the modernization of Rochester City School District facilities. The persuasive work of senators and ...

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Iconic IT offers free risk management webinar for nonprofits (access required)

Iconic IT will host a free informational webinar on risk management for nonprofits. The one-hour presentation will start at 1 p.m. on June 30 and includes authorities from the finance, accounting, technology and legal sectors. Panelists include Marshall Jacobini of Cotten Schmidt ...

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McDougall honored for campaign excellence by PRSA (access required)

McDougall Communications has been honored for public relations campaign excellence in the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil awards. McDougall-led campaigns the Centre for Ocular Research & Education and CooperVision won the Silver Anvil in three categories: » Crisis ...

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RBJ announces Reader Rankings honorees (access required)

Reader Rankings Winners

The votes are in, and the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record are pleased to announce the 2021 Reader Rankings Awards winners. A top winner in each category will be announced and all three winners will be honored through ...

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Universal day care, broadband for all must become priorities, Morelle says (access required)

Universal day care and an expansion of broadband availability are priorities that Congress must address, according to Rep. Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit). In order to revive a sagging workforce, improvements in the availability and affordability of child care are necessary. “With ...

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Recruiting, retaining a diverse workforce a top priority for local firms (access required)

The next frontier for local Rochester companies in recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce has been implementing action steps to ensure that their workplace cultures and policies are equitable. At ESL Federal Credit Union, Adrienne Collier, ESL’s diversity, equity and ...

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Brandmint acquires Virginia-based agency (access required)

Brandmint, a full-service marketing agency located in Rochester, has acquired Virginia-based Native Collab. Brandmint specializes in strategy, content creation, pay-per-click, digital media buying and traditional media campaigning and has clients in higher education, professional services, real estate development, consumer goods ...

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Rochester is taking the bicycle boom seriously (access required)

Rochester is quickly growing into a cycling city. Rochester recently ranked 22nd of 200 cities nationwide in LawnStarter’s 2021’s Best Biking Cities in America. Rankings were based on 18 key indicators that include length of bike lanes, the share of ...

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