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Cancer Support Community Rochester CEO to retire  (access required)

Melinda Merante, CEO of Cancer Support Community Rochester (formerly Gilda’s Club Rochester), will retire early this summer, after leading the organization for five years.  Merante’s accomplishments include expanding the nonprofit’s community presence to reach more people impacted by cancer; providing ...

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Rochester City Council joins statewide effort to enact public banking act   (access required)

A total of 82 local elected officials from 19 cities and counties across New York – including local leaders – delivered a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, urging enactment of ...

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Church of Love Faith will match $100,000 in Finney scholarship drive (access required)

If The Charles Finney School’s 2022 Scholarship Campaign hits $100,000, the Church of Love Faith Center will provide an additional $100,000. The fund-raising boost will provide tuition assistance through the Bishop Gregory and Pastor Myra Parris Scholarship Fund. The scholarships ...

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Environmental sustainability is the topic at upcoming symposium at GCC   (access required)

Climate change and sustainability will be the topic of discussion at the 2022 Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Richard C. Call Arena on the Genesee Community College’s Batavia Campus.  ...

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Masks now optional on airplanes, still required on RTS buses (access required)

Masks are no longer mandatory for airline passengers after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) did not follow proper rule-making procedures. Bus passengers in Rochester still must wear a mask, however. ...

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Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival slated for August   (access required)

The 26th anniversary celebration of the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will take place on the last Friday and Saturday of August at Frontier Field.   The festival will kick off at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, with the ROC ...

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Agencies unite to provide services to the city’s homeless   (access required)

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System is collaborating with Huther Doyle and Regional Health Reach to provide medical, dental and behavioral health care to the unsheltered homeless in Rochester.  Huther Doyle will pilot a one-year Backpack Medicine Program to provide boots-on-the-ground ...

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‘Stop Chasing Normal’ is theme of DisruptHR event (access required)

Stop Chasing Normal is the theme of this year’s DisruptHR event in Rochester, a gathering where business leaders are inspired to create a positive disruption of workplace operations and culture. There will be 11 speakers — limited to five minutes ...

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Several local financial advisors named to Forbes’ best of lists   (access required)

Lori Van Dusen, CEO and founder of LVW Advisors, topped the list of New York State Advisors (private wealth) on this year’s Forbes/SHOOK’s Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.   Van Dusen was one of four local wealth advisors named to the 28-person ...

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Landlords cautioned about rent increases and ERAP rules (access required)

Landlords who accepted rent payments through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are being reminded that it is illegal to raise rent for 12 months. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the reminder advisory on Monday, warning that ...

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