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TiverBuilt brings BIM to homebuilding (access required)

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Every homebuilder has been there; a project is moving along well, nearing completion, only to come to a screeching halt when the homeowner decides the kitchen countertop is the wrong color, the sunlight doesn’t enter the dining room at the ...

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An offer of certainty in a COVID world (access required)


Even though 2020 may have seemed like a lifetime instead of a mere 365 days, 2021 has finally arrived. With the flip of the calendar comes continued uncertainty. (Don’t call it the “new normal” because it is anything but normal). ...

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Taxable sales activity one measure of COVID’s costly economic impact (access required)


Retail industries in New York state have been hit hard this year, a new report from the New York State Association of Counties shows, reinforcing an economic reality of the pandemic. “Coronavirus Economic Impact: Taxable Sales Comparison,” released this month, ...

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Report: Service sector business conditions decline in December (access required)

Source: New York Fed

Activity in the New York, northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut region’s service sector declined at its fastest pace since June, a new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows. The Business Leaders Survey’s headline business activity ...

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Rochester again recognized as ‘bicycle friendly’ (access required)


The city of Rochester again has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The bronze level award recognizes Rochester’s efforts to increase ridership through such activities as the annual bike week, a bike sharing program, ...

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Urban League takes REJI under its wing (access required)


The Urban League of Rochester has been named the new steward and agency administrator for the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). The program will be combined with the Urban League’s antiracist educational initiatives under the Interrupt Racism name as ...

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State offers lease workout assistance to small businesses (access required)

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New York’s small businesses have a new program to help negotiate lease workout agreements. The state earlier this month launched the New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. The program will ...

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KeyBank “Assist” campaign made local, national contributions (access required)


KeyBank recently completed its #KeyBankAssists 3.0 community assist campaign, making a $12,500 donation to Foodlink and also buying and then distributing $12,500 in gift cards to five local businesses. KeyBank teamed with GlickFit Gym owner Kyle Glickman to promote the ...

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