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Bristol Mountain introduces Gateway Card, offers Corporate Card   (access required)

Bristol Mountain is offering a Gateway Card for the 2021-2022 season, with technology that allows the user to go direct-to-lift and bypass the ticket window.   The Gateway Card contains a radio frequency identification chip that contains information pertaining to the user’s pass. When the person approaches the access ...

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NYSP2I selects eight statewide recipients for community grants program   (access required)

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute has announced selections for its 2021-2022 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York.  NYSP2I, which is sponsored by the New York State Department of ...

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DePaul’s Boxcar Apartments earn LEED gold certification (access required)

DePaul’s Boxcar Apartments, a supportive housing development in Albion, has received LEED for Homes Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Design elements incorporated into the project by Rochester-based SWBR included low- and no-VOC paints, and water and energy ...

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Gov. Hochul announces water quality improvement grants  (access required)

New York is awarding $23 million in grants to help improve water quality across the state while mitigating the effects of climate change. Local grant awardees include the city of Rochester, Ontario County and communities in Monroe and Wayne counties.  ...

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Presenting DEI strategies virtually has both advantages, disadvantages (access required)

Leaders at local companies striving to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion are finding that working with a remote workforce has both its benefits and deficits.   Sady Alvarado-Fischer, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), notes that the vast majority of ...

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AT&T/RIT host ROCtheChange Game Jam for area students (access required)

Rochester-area public school students will create social change using video games at the AT&T & RIT ROCtheChange Game Jam on Jan. 15.  At the event, local students in grades 8-12 will learn about programming and get hands-on experience creating functional digital video games.   With the ...

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Vuzix partners with Verizon to deliver AR experience with 5G  (access required)

Vuzix Corp. has entered into an agreement with Verizon to leverage the power of Verizon’s 5G and edge computing technologies to deliver a first-of-its-kind augmented reality experience for sports and gaming.  The agreement between the two firms will focus on the technology advancement ...

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RIT/NTID’s multilingual platform earns international honor (access required)

World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is a Zero Project 2022 award recipient for its work to improve accessibility.   The platform is one of 76 awardees from ...

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Barilla partners with National Grid on upgrades at Avon plant (access required)

Barilla America Inc. has partnered with the National Grid on several projects at its Avon plant, which have increased efficiency and led to the need for additional workers there.   National Grid has provided the pasta manufacturer with more than $100,000 in energy efficiency ...

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The Summit Federal Credit Union donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters (access required)

The Summit Federal Credit Union announced a three-year $10,000 total commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. The donation will assist in supporting and creating programs for youth served by the organization.   The donation is part of The Summit’s $30,000 commitment to three Big Brothers ...

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Women’s group surpasses $100,000 in donations (access required)

100 Plus Women Who Care Rochester has surpassed $100,000 in gifts to the Rochester community in less than two years.   The milestone was met after the group’s December quarterly meeting.   “This amazing milestone shows what women can do when they come together with a ...

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Building a solid DEI foundation requires long-term commitment (access required)

Joseph Searles says building a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion foundation at one’s business or organization should be viewed as a journey, rather than a destination.   “It’s a long-term commitment,” says Searles, vice president and chief community engagement officer at Trillium Health. ...

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Greece Chamber to induct 12 into Youth Hall of Fame (access required)

Eleven high school seniors and one high school junior compose the 31st class of the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce today Youth Hall of Fame. The chamber’s Youth Hall of Fame provides an annual opportunity to recognize outstanding high school ...

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Careful planning can help create an enjoyable retirement (access required)

Barbara Clemons says the key to a successful retirement consists of two components: does one have enough money to sleep at night; and does one have a reason to get up in the morning. It is also essential to determine ...

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