Today's Top Stories

Mar 7, 2023

Rising insurance rates call for closer relationships with providers

Between inflation, supply chain issues, catastrophic weather event and more, a perfect storm is hovering over commercial insurance rates. According to MarketScout, the composite rate for US commercial insurance rates rose 5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the year closed with overall commercial rate increases for the sixth straight year. Everything is going […]

Mar 6, 2023

Data will help Red Cross create more energy efficient real estate footprint

Blueprint Power will install its DIGBOX metering hardware at the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross building, a 112,000-square-foot facility on John Street. DIGBOX metering will collect detailed, real-time energy usage data.

Mar 6, 2023

GCEDC approves tax breaks for fifth largest project ever proposed in county  

Horizon Acres Associates, LLC, based in Rockland County, is partnering with Geis Companies, based in Streetsboro, OH, to build six flex commercial/industrial facilities totaling 1.5 million square feet.  

Mar 6, 2023

InSite Software provides critical jobsite insight for contractors

How efficiently an excavator can move and remove topsoil and other layers at a construction site can mean the difference between making or losing money on a job.

Mar 6, 2023

Bonadio acquires Rochester-based accounting firm  

The Bonadio Group has acquired Rochester-based accounting firm, Webber CPA, which will now operate under The Bonadio Group name.   With over 850 employees spanning 10 offices, this expansion adds to The Bonadio Group’s Rochester footprint.  Company leaders said the acquisition aligns with The Bonadio Group’s strategic goals to continuously enhance service offerings and ca[...]

Mar 6, 2023

Hickey Freeman resolves issues with union, NLRB complaint withdrawn

The Rochester Regional Joint Board of Workers United has withdrawn a charge of unfair labor practices after reaching agreement on issues regarding wages and benefits with the company that oversees employee operations at Hickey Freeman. Montreal-based Luxury Men’s Apparel Group, a subsidiary of Grano Retail Holdings and assets owner of Hickey Freeman, has implemented a […]

Mar 6, 2023

Commercial insurance: Annual review of coverages can prevent future disaster

With spring (finally!) approaching, companies should consider adding an annual insurance checkup to their “spring cleaning” to-do list. Many businesses have, at some point, encountered this nightmare scenario: despite paying substantial insurance premiums year after year, a significant claim arises and the company learns that it is not fully covered. The claim might fall outside […]

Mar 3, 2023

Goodwill’s Dancing in Denim gala slated for March 11  

Attendees are encouraged to wear Black Tie Affair or their fanciest denim. The evening will include an open bar, dinner, silent and live auction, dancing, live music and entertainment by Shawn Your DJ Services.

Mar 3, 2023

Franchise ROC to host informational meeting

Prospective small business owners and franchisees have another opportunity to learn what it takes to start and maintain a business, and if becoming a franchise owner is the right move.

Mar 3, 2023

Best Companies to Work for in New York announced

Rochester Business Journal, Best Companies Group and New York State Society for Human Resource Management have announced the winners of the 2023 Best Companies to Work for in New York state awards.

Mar 3, 2023

Partners + Napier wins Best of Show in advertising awards

Partners + Napier developed a social media campaign that captured the cultural phenomenon of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) while they were trending online.

Mar 3, 2023

JFS receives grants to support local Holocaust Survivor community  

Together, these represent the largest collective gift ever made to support the direct service needs of Holocaust Survivors served by JFS.