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Bergmann plans to ride a wave of innovation over the next 40 years (access required)

One of the solar power projects Bergmann has worked on. (Provided photo)

As Bergmann bids farewell to 2020 — a milestone 40th anniversary for the firm — there is plenty to look back upon with pride. The array of American Institute of Architects awards. The multitude of satisfied engineering and architectural clients ...

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WellNow Urgent Care opens in Webster (access required)

WellNow Urgent Care is now open in Webster, the provider's fifth area location (photo courtesy WellNow).

WellNow Urgent Care is now open at 1867 Empire Blvd. in Webster, the provider’s fifth location in the greater Rochester area. The facility offers treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illness seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ...

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Greece Chamber awards nursing scholarships (access required)

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The Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation has awarded scholarships to three students at Rochester Regional Health’s Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing. Terrajah Nelson, Christine Seeger and Shaniqua Williams each received a $1,000 scholarship from the foundation’s Daniel E. Richardson ...

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A year like no other (access required)

Cars line up to enter the COVID-19 testing tents at Rochester General Hospital in March. (Photo by Kate Melton)

When the RBJ began soliciting input from readers on the top local business stories of 2020, there was little doubt about what would garner the most votes. The COVID-19 pandemic changed business, and life in general, in ways large and ...

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New MCC president named (access required)

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A Minnesota college administrator has been named the sixth president of Monroe Community College. Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna was recommended by the MCC board of trustees and her appointment was confirmed Tuesday by the State University of New York board ...

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Three new restaurants coming to East Ridge/Portland (access required)

A typical Moe's Southwest Grill design. The restaurant is opening a new location in Irondequoit in 2021 (photo courtesy Moe's Southwest Grill).

Dining options will be expanded in Irondequoit in 2021 when three vacant properties are converted into new restaurants near the intersection of East Ridge Road and Portland Avenue. The area’s largest Chick-fil-A will be built at 1115 East Ridge Rd. ...

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Eviction, foreclosure protection extended until May 1 (access required)

Real Estate Home Foreclosure Legal Notice And Keys

Tenants financially burdened by the coronavirus pandemic will not face eviction proceedings until at least May 1, thanks the latest legislative action in New York. The COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, ...

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City boosts grant funding for small businesses (access required)

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The city of Rochester has expanded two assistance programs that provide support for small businesses, the Online Resources Delivering Excellent Results (ORDER) Grant and the Business Emergency Retention Grant (BERG). The ORDER Grant provides up to $5,000 to businesses looking to develop ...

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Bello limits how much delivery services can charge restaurants (access required)

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The amount delivery services such as GrubHub, DoorDash and UberEats can charge restaurants to act as a food courier will be capped at 15 percent under an executive order issued by Monroe County Executive Adam Bello on Monday. Fearing restaurants ...

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Smokin’ Hot Chicks BBQ coming to Cannery in Fairport (access required)

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What began as a part-time hobby out of her garage in Webster has blossomed into a sit-down restaurant with a dining room, party room and tequila bar. Having upgraded from the garage-based catering business to a food truck five years ...

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Garber Automotive adds Doyle dealership to portfolio (access required)

Garber Automotive Group acquired Doyle Chevrolet Subaru. Garber president Richard Garber, far left, is joined by Mike Doyle, new dealership general manager Joel Williams, and Mark Doyle (provided photo).

The Garber Automotive Group has expanded again, acquiring Doyle Chevrolet Subaru in Webster. With the purchase, Garber’s Rochester dealership portfolio has grown to six. Overall, the Saginaw, Michigan-based company has 23 vehicle franchises across six states, including 12 in the ...

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Home prices jump as inventory remains very low (access required)

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Inventory remains scarce in Monroe County but the homes on the market are selling for more, according to an analysis of November sales data released by the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR). The median sales price rose 16.7 ...

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Empire Access named best ISP for gamers in Northeast (access required)

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Empire Access has been named Best Gaming Internet Service Provider in the Northeast by PC Mag. The ranking is based on PC Mag’s analysis of speed, latency and consistency of internet connection with a Gaming Quality Index score. A lower ...

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COVID-19 dominates priorities of local state legislators (access required)

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The New York state legislature will have a new look when the session begins in January, including several first-time political leaders representing the Rochester region. Based on election results in November, Democrats in the state Senate will have a super ...

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Visions Cares donation helps fund Crime Stoppers initiative (access required)

Greece Police K-9 Ryan and officer Jeff Phillips (provided photo).

Visions Federal Credit Union’s continued support for Crime Stoppers helped pay for K9 veterinary and training facilities as well as scholarships for first responders. With Rochester branch manager Regina Seabrook and community development liaison Alisha Jasper spearheading the Visions Cares ...

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