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Don’t ghost your accountant after tax season (access required)


The extended 2020 tax season has now come to an end and both accountants and their clients are breathing a sigh of relief. The past year was filled with several major legislation changes that heavily impacted the filing process. While you may be ...

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Hillside to raise minimum wage (access required)


One of the largest child-and-family-services organizations in the eastern U.S. has raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all positions in the organization, joining a number of other agencies who this year have raised their wages. Hillside President ...

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Voting for Reader Rankings extended through tonight (access required)


Voting for the annual Reader Rankings Awards, presented by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record, has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Monday. Voting was to have ended on Friday, but a website issue prevented access to the ballot ...

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Cornerstone Dental establishes memorial scholarship at MCC (access required)


Cornerstone Dental has established the Dilek Ogut Memorial Scholarship at Monroe Community College to honor the memory of a former dental hygienist. Dilek Ogut, who obtained an associate degree in dental hygiene from MCC in 2000, worked most of her ...

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Special Touch Bakery receives state Senate’s Empire Award (access required)

State Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) presents the New York State Senate's Empire Award to Special Touch Bakery, with Donna Dedee, president an CEO of Holy Childhood and the bakery accepting (photo courtesy Sen. Cooney's office).

Special Touch Bakery received the New York State Senate Empire Award for excellence in business at the recommendation of Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester). Special Touch Bakery, on Mt. Read Boulevard in Rochester, is a nonprofit whose Purpose for All mission ...

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PEKO mentors Scale For ClimateTech innovators working on renewable energy products (access required)


A long-standing Rochester manufacturer has partnered with a manufacturing readiness program to help climate technology innovators bring their renewable energy products to market. PEKO Precision Products Inc. has become a strategic partner of the Scale For ClimateTech program, which is ...

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Pandemic jumpstarts technology advancements in legal sector (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic has so accelerated law firms’ adoptions of new technologies that they have jumped ahead several years, says Christopher Rodi, partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. “It has really forced us to move five years forward in six ...

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Cornell becomes a bigger player in food safety battle (access required)


When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, it was expected it would take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration some time to roll out and train its inspectors on the various intricacies of the law. ...

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Rochester Midland acquires Canadian manufacturer (access required)


Rochester Midland Corp. has acquired a Canadian water treatment company. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Quebec-O-Chimie (QOC) is based in Montreal and specializes in manufacturing a complete range of chemical water treatment products for cooling towers, closed-loop ...

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CPL gears up for growth, expansion into new markets (access required)


As CPL looks to the future, CEO Todd Liebert has mapped out an ambitious five-year plan for growth that includes moving into new geographic regions and reducing the firm’s reliance on work within New York. The architecture, engineering and planning ...

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