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Bergmann’s new design team helps businesses reopen the workplace (access required)


To assist the growing number of organizations allowed to reopen work facilities, Bergmann has formed a multidisciplinary design team that can create safe and flexible spaces. The design experts will work with clients to reconfigure business space not only to ...

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Airport implements health and safety initiatives (access required)


As travelers gradually begin to book seats on airlines with more frequency, the Greater Rochester International Airport is implementing the #ReadySetROC initiative to promote health and safety. Among the measures being taken: » Social distancing markers have been placed at ...

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It’s a good time to take stock and review your financial strategy (access required)

Susan Herendeen

It is uncertain when the global economy will begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but local financial experts say you should review your financial strategy now for your investments and to ensure that your estate planning documents are up-to-date ...

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Market dives and companies look for retirement plan protections (access required)

Patrick Burke

History may not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes. This spring’s market correction abruptly ended ten years of steady returns to 401(k) plans. The 2008 Financial Crisis delivered a similar shock, ending years of investment gains leaving a trail of ...

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Five Star Bank launches new digital platform (access required)


Five Star Bank’s 18-month re-creation of its online and mobile platform — Five Star Digital Banking — is complete. The new platform provides a single dashboard to make payments, deposits, transfer and send money, create budgets, set financial goals, and easily ...

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County giving free face masks to restaurants (access required)


To ensure restaurants have the proper face coverings to facilitate reopening when Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives the green light, Monroe County will provide 500 free face masks for every permitted business. The one-time distribution to restaurants and other food service ...

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DePaul Upper Falls Square receives AIA Honor Award (access required)

SWBR provided architecture, structural engineering, landscape architecture and interior design for DePaul Upper Falls Square, which received the Excelsior Awards Honor Award (photo provided by SWBR).

SWBR has been recognized for its work in helping create DePaul Upper Falls Square Apartments, an affordable housing community that spans two city blocks in Rochester. The 143,000-square-foot project received the 2020 Excelsior Awards Honor Award from the New York ...

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Wealth management firms adapt to workplace change (access required)

Joseph Votava

The financial management business is very much about relationships, personal interaction and being able to discuss financial affairs eye to eye. That includes the ability to assuage clients in person in an economic crisis. The ability to do that changed ...

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Sam Patch to reopen in July (access required)


Corn Hill Navigation, the nonprofit organization that operates the popular Sam Patch tour boat, is working to reopen its public cruises sometime in July. The organization typically marks the season’s opening with a sold-out weekend for Mother’s Day. But with ...

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Ontario County tourism, hospitality industry has new source for reopening

Valerie Knoblauch

The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has produced an online Digital Recovery Toolkit to help small businesses understand and put in place the reopening guidelines for the economy. The Toolkit was designed as a resource center for the tourism industry to ...

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CooperVision parent Q2 earnings down 91 percent (access required)


CooperVision Inc. parent Cooper Cos. Inc. on Thursday reported a 20 percent decline in revenue and a 91 percent drop in earnings in the second quarter. For the quarter ended April 30, Cooper Cos. reported revenue of $524.9 million. CooperVision ...

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KJT names VP of research (access required)

Andrea Stoltz

KJT Group, a life sciences evidence-based consulting firm, has named Andrea Stoltz as vice president of research. She most recently was with LHK Partners Inc., where she served as director of custom research. Stoltz brings more than two decades of ...

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Five Star Bank donates $20,000 to PathStone Enterprise Center (access required)

Five Star Bank's headquarters in downtown Rochester (photo provided by Five Star Bank).

Five Star Bank has donated $20,000 to PathStone Enterprise Center, which strives to promote economic growth and enhance community wealth-building of under-served populations by supporting the creation and expansion of small businesses and home ownership. The bank’s donation will assist in ...

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JCPenney to shutter stores in Batavia, Canandaigua (access required)

JCPenney plans to close stores in Canandaigua and Batavia as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization (photo provided by JCPenney).

JCPenney is asking a bankruptcy judge to approve the closing of stores in Canandaigua and Batavia, part of retailer’s Chapter 11 financial reorganization that will pare its inventory of stores from around 850 to around 600. One of the largest ...

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