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Alfred University to show gratitude to employees with paycheck bonus (access required)


Alfred University will show its appreciation to employees for enabling the school to provide a semblance of normalcy in the education process during the 2020-21 academic year. Alfred’s Board of Trustees is providing a one-time bonus to 520 qualifying members ...

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United Way raises over $35M for 75 agencies during pandemic (access required)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Greater Rochester has raised money for and worked in collaboration with a number of local nonprofits. Shown here is the pop-up food distribution drive-thru in Foodlink's parking lot at 1999 Mt. Read Blvd. (Photo provided by Foodlink).

When New York state paused last year during the height of the pandemic, the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. stepped up its game, joining numerous other nonprofits in the community to help those in need. In addition to the ...

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Women Who Enterprise Rochester looking for mentors (access required)


Walker’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to improve the livelihood and economic quality and equality of low-income women and girls, has put out a call for 50 current or former entrepreneurs, mentors or coaches interested in becoming mentors ...

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Local design firms continue to climb Top 500 list (access required)


Locally headquartered architecture and engineering firms continued to reach new heights on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms list. LaBella Associates remains highest ranked among Rochester-based companies while Erdman Anthony and Bergmann made the largest leaps. The ENR Top ...

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AIA Rochester’s People’s Choice Award voting to benefit Open Door Mission (access required)

250 Alexander, designed by Edge Architecture, was the People's Choice Award winner in the 2020 AIA Rochester Design Awards contest. Voting for the 2021 award is underway (provided photo).

Voting in AIA Rochester’s Design Awards won’t just determine the People’s Choice Award, it will also benefit the Open Door Mission. The professional organization of area architects will honor design expertise during its June 11 awards show on its YouTube channel. ...

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Drive Clean Rebate program offers additional $30 million to buy electric (access required)


An additional $30 million has been made available through New York state’s Drive Clean Rebate program to encourage drivers to lease or purchase all-electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The funding and program changes ...

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Rethinking how to evaluate performance of teleworkers post COVID-19 (access required)


As we reimagine and redesign jobs to be fully performed from home after the pandemic ends, some commonly used HR practices need to be re-envisioned as well to keep up with these changes. One of these practices is the performance ...

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Riedman achieves certification for standards of quality (access required)

The home building division of Riedman Companies has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, an international standard of quality (provided photo).

The single-family, custom-home construction division of Riedman Companies has received certification that it meets the internationally recognized standard for quality management systems. The ISO 9001:2015 certification comes after extensive documentation as well as internal and external audits of marketing, sales, ...

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Gascon promoted to CEO at KJT Group (access required)

Michaela Gascon has been promoted to CEO at KJT Group (provided photo).

Michaela Gascon has been promoted to CEO of KJT Group, an evidence-based consulting firm located in Honeoye Falls. Gascon had assumed the role of president in January 2020 and now takes over from company founder Kenneth Tomaszewski was CEO. Tomaszewski ...

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New Monroe County relief program will help cultural organizations (access required)

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Monroe County will allocate up to $2 million in CARES Act funding to provide financial assistance to the arts and cultural sector. JumpstARTS will allow small- to medium-sized arts and cultural organizations to apply for funding. The sector was hard ...

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Aging in Place Council honors four local individuals (access required)


The Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council has honored four local individuals for their service to others. “Engagement and a sense of purpose have long been tied to better health outcomes as we age,” NAIPC ...

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eHealth Technologies earns accolades in national health care advertising program (access required)


Rochester’s eHealth Technologies, a provider of medical record and image retrieval, has received several awards from the 38th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards program. The firm earned the following awards: • Gold – Employee Communications Program category – in partnership with ...

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AI tools aid in individualizing the employee benefit experience (access required)


Artificial intelligence and data analytics are quickly being adopted for a wide array of uses, and in recent years have spread to the human resources and employee’s benefits space through data analysis and other AI-like tools that can improve employee ...

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