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Financing program helps building owners upgrade to clean energy (access required)

Monroe County has launched Open C-PACE, which provides commercial building owners and developers with access to financing for energy upgrades. The program is not reliant on public funding and comes at no cost to taxpayers. Instead, property owners have access ...

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Senior living facilities face staffing challenge (access required)

Senior living and care facilities in Rochester and across the country faced staffing shortage challenges even before COVID-19 arrived, in large part because geriatrics and senior care isn’t a field many choose to enter. Those challenges increased during the pandemic, when the safety of both residents and staff were at risk. The problem isn’t likely ...

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Tax-break incentives part of Gallina’s continuing development in Batavia (access required)

Gallina Development Corp. of Rochester has asked the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) for just shy of $400,000 in tax break incentives on the third phase of of construction at Gateway II Corporate Park in Batavia. Gallina Development has ...

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Nominations open for Women of Distinction Awards (access required)

Nominations are now open for the Women of Distinction Awards sponsored by the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes (PWFL). Women will be honored in six categories: » Entrepreneurial; » Professional achievement; » Volunteer service; » Women helping women; » ...

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Literacy Rochester partners with Syracuse group to provide services in Onondaga County (access required)

Literacy Rochester has formalized a managed service agreement with LiteracyCNY in Syracuse to provide adult literacy programming to individuals in Onondaga County. Through the agreement, LR will restart services that previously were run by LCNY before it suspended services and ...

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Taco Bell K-Man promotion with Red Wings is no swing and a miss (access required)

Question: When does a swing and miss at a baseball game turn into a home run? Answer: When Taco Bell combines strikeouts with free food at a Rochester Red Wings game, as a recent game at Frontier Field proves. It’s the ...

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G-Force One weightlessness flight experience coming to Rochester (access required)

Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut in space? For a price, you now can, and without leaving the Earth’s atmosphere. DePrez Travel Partners and Galactic Experiences by DePrez are bringing to Rochester G-Force One, the ...

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Bello says upgrade to aging county parks is overdue (access required)

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello will ask the County Legislature to approve $7.2 million in renovation and upgrades to facilities, amenities and roadways within a majority of the county’s 22 parks. Go Outside Monroe — Parks Revitalization Initiative is part of Bello’s ...

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Gift moves Veterans Outreach Center closer to project fundraising goal (access required)

Veterans Outreach Center is closer to meeting its $4 million fundraising goal for renovation and expansion of Richards House, thanks to a $634,000 gift from Kevin and Stacey Morgan of Pittsford. The donation by the Morgans, in honor of their ...

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Tips for maximizing COVID-related loan benefits and forgiveness (access required)

It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused disruption to the economic climate, dramatically shifting how business is conducted. On top of existing priorities like day-to-day operations, staffing and management, business owners also have the added layer of navigating COVID-19 related loan benefits and forgiveness programs. With new and ever-changing ...

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Eleversity’s Women of Color Summit: ‘We don’t have to be super to be great’ (access required)

Eleversity, a community impact program of Heritage Christian Services, last week concluded its month-long Women of Color Summit. The summit offered women of color and their allies an opportunity to engage with a national audience in discussions addressing systemic barriers, ...

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Spectrum adding 190 call center jobs as mobile growth continues (access required)

Spectrum is planning to hire up to 190 additional call center representatives in Rochester as the company’s video support center converts to mobile support. When hiring is complete, the call center will employ 570. The current staff of 380 has ...

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