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City seeks developer for Bull’s Head revitalization project (access required)

The city of Rochester has issued a Request for Qualifications to find a master developer for the Bull's Head neighborhood revitalization project.

After a decade in mothballs, the Bull’s Head neighborhood revitalization project is moving forward and the city of Rochester is seeking a master developer. The city has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), hoping interested parties apply for the development ...

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Financial institutions seek to ease customer anxiety (access required)

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Financial institutions are taking steps to ease money anxiety for their customers as COVID-19 continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Those in the industry recommend open lines of communication with one’s financial institution, whether they be a ...

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Advocates: Congress must ensure minority businesses can access PPP (access required)

Barbara van Kerkhove, research/policy analyst, and Ruhi Maker, senior attorney, both with the Empire Justice Center. (File photo: Vasiliy Baziuk)

Black- and Brown-owned businesses in the 25th Congressional District very likely had less access to Paycheck Protection Program funding than the rest of the business community, according to an analysis of data by the Empire Justice Center. Self-employed individuals and ...

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Great Workplaces include First American Equipment Finance, ESL (access required)

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Four local businesses were named to the “Fortune 30 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York,” with First American Equipment Finance of Fairport ranked No. 2. ESL Federal Credit Union was ranked eighth, LaBella Associates 17th and The Bonadio ...

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Wayne County sends out the APB for entrepreneurs (access required)

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Wayne County again hopes to kick-start the entrepreneurial spirit by providing $25,000 for a great new business idea. The Wayne County Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) is seeking entries from county residents for the second annual Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition. ...

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Tamara MacDuff to lead Rochester’s SCORE chapter (access required)

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Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert business advice and volunteer mentoring to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Nearly 30,000 businesses have been started and more than 97,000 jobs have been created since the organization’s founding. In Rochester, ...

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Excellus BCBS donates to Foodlink (access required)

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Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield will provide $600,000 in funding to food banks and food pantries across Upstate New York as part of its planned $162 million response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a ...

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Visit Rochester promotes ‘Rediscover Rochester’ (access required)

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Visit Rochester is encouraging local residents to stay local and be tourists in their own town. The official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County wants Rochesterians to “rediscover Rochester” as more businesses continue to open. The Rediscover Rochester initiative is ...

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DiBella’s stays on a roll (access required)

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DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines Inc. has not taken a backseat during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Rochester-based submarine sandwich restaurant company has retained the majority of its workforce, donated some $365,000 to food banks and fed more than one million people ...

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State introduces one-time COVID-19 low-income rent relief (access required)

June 10, 2019-Rochester, NY- Governor Andrew Cuomo holds Lake Ontario REDI , (Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative) conference in Rochester.

Applications for a one-time rent assistance payment, covering up to four months rent, will be available for low-income tenants in New York. The COVID Rent Relief Program will make a direct payment to landlords or housing providers through funding from ...

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