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Upstate Interiors included in Citizens Bank grant initiative (access required)

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Upstate Interiors, LLC, has received a $15,000 grant from Citizens Bank, part of a $1.5 million initiative by the financial institution to provide support to minority owned small businesses in areas it serves. Citizens Bank is awarding the $15,000 grants ...

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Resolve unmasks domestic violence program (access required)

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Resolve of Greater Rochester Inc., a local nonprofit that helps survivors of domestic violence, has partnered with 65 area businesses and organizations to become ambassadors to help #UnmaskDomesticViolence in October. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Resolve’s goal ...

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Leaders tell Fed: COVID has been hard on people of color and nonprofits

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More than half of Rochester’s children live in poverty. Some 20,000 to 40,000 residents could face eviction in Monroe County when a temporary moratorium is lifted. Income disparities between African American and Latinx residents and white residents in Monroe County ...

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How the election may impact your retirement savings (access required)

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Results of the presidential election, as well as key swing seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, will impact more than just what your friends post and share on Facebook. Your retirement savings could take a hit if ...

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New state job training program addresses green energy initiative (access required)

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New York has created a training program that will prioritize the state’s most underserved populations for HVAC skills training, preparing more than 1,000 residents for job opportunities in the clean energy industry. The Career Pathway Training Partnerships program, with $8.5 ...

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Howard Hanna expands into downstate through Rand Realty (access required)

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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has brokered a partnership with Rand Realty, expanding the reach of the residential real estate firm to downstate as well as into northern New Jersey. The marriage of real estate companies unites the country’s largest ...

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Kodak Alaris expands remote offerings (access required)

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Kodak Alaris Inc. plans to expand its remote service offerings with three new monitoring tools that deliver cloud-based device management and optimize scanner performance. The new MPS Capture Agent, Scanner Manager and Scanner Finder Tool from Kodak Alaris will enable ...

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IT takes on a renewed importance in education (access required)

Joseph Mariconda, associate professor, wears a face shield while teaching a hybrid criminal justice class at Finger Lakes Community College. Some of his students are attending in person and wearing masks. Others are at home where they can see the smartboard on the right and interact via the screen on the left. (Photo provided by FLCC)

There is no question technology has become increasingly important at area schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and information technology experts believe its role will only be expanded as we transition to the new normal. Ryan McCabe, associate vice president of ...

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City chooses anchor tenants for International Plaza (access required)

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Borinquen Bakery and New Generation Meats have been selected to be the anchor tenants for the new International Plaza, which is scheduled to open next month at 828 N. Clinton Ave. Borinquen Bakery, a Spanish-style bakery owned by the Jose ...

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Wells returns to City Hall as Warren’s chief of staff (access required)

Brittaney Wells has been named chief of staff for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, effective today (photo provided by the city of Rochester).

Brittaney Wells has been named chief of staff for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, effective today. In replacing Alex Yudelson, Wells will manage many of Warren’s key initiatives, including the implementation of “an aggressive agenda to provide all residents access to ...

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Hybrid, hyflex learning models may be here to stay (access required)

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Many area schools have adopted a hybrid model of learning due to COVID-19 and local educators believe at least a portion of that modality will continue even post pandemic. The hybrid model uses a mix of classroom and online learning. ...

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401(k) contributions a victim of pandemic at some companies (access required)

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Many companies have stopped contributing to their employees’ 401(k) accounts — at least temporarily — to cut costs, and more could look at the option before the end of the year if the economy continues to struggle, area experts say. ...

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Stantec wins top honors at AIA Rochester awards gala (access required)

Stantec's design work on the Western New York Welcome Center on Grand Island earned the Honor Award from AIA Rochester (provided photo).

Stantec was awarded the 2020 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester for its design of the Western New York Welcome Center on Grand Island. The welcome center invites visitors and residents to engage in the economy, ...

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