Rochester Business Alliance will host a free fall 2013 Eat Well, Live Well Challenge information session Sept. 6. The eight-week program encourages participants to make healthy food choices and get more physically active. Over 400 Rochester-area employers have already used the award-winning wellness program as a fun and easy way to help more than 200,000 [...]
New York State Education Commissioner John King will visit the Rochester Business Alliance on Thursday to talk with RBA members about the widespread adoption of Common Core State Standards in K-12 education. He will also address the opportunities and challenges the initiative presents and what business leaders can do to support Common Core, ultimately helping [...]
Dan Smith joined the Rochester Business Alliance as director of communications. Smith is responsible for planning, directing and implementing public relations and communications programs.
The Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council presented its 27th annual Athena Award to Monroe Community College President Anne M. Kress. A selection committee of local leaders commissioned by the Women’s Council chose Kress from 15 finalists based on her significant professional achievements, community service endeavors and leadership in the advancement of other professional women. As [...]
The Rochester Business Alliance on Thursday released a report calling upon state leaders and members of the state Workers’ Compensation Board to implement system reforms approved in 2007. “Unfinished Business: Five Years of Worker’s Compensation Reform, Still a Work in Progress,” is based upon a CGR report, commissioned by the Rochester Business Alliance and developed [...]
Attorney T. Andrew Brown addresses the issue in RBA seminar
Workplace bullying not only affects employee productivity, but a company’s bottom line. It should be addressed immediately from the top down, according to attorney T. Andrew Brown, managing partner at Brown & Hutchinson, who presented a seminar Thursday at the Rochester Business Alliance on “Preventing Workplace Bullying.” Workplace bullying, Brown said, causes harm to employees, [...]
Many Rochester-area workers can on average expect 3 percent raises in 2013, according to a Pay Trend survey conducted by the Rochester Business Alliance. According to the annual survey released Wednesday, 88 percent of the 156 employers who responded planned increases for all or some of their workers next year. That’s 3 percent more [...]
Rochester Business Alliance is sponsoring a seminar on Sept. 27 entitled “Preventing Workplace Bullying.” The two-hour session, presented by T. Andrew Brown, managing partner of Brown & Hutchinson LLP, is designed to raise awareness of this problem and the negative effects its has on the workplace. Brown will focus on recognizing the behaviors and warning [...]
A Rochester business leader says the state has hired a consultant to study Eastman Kodak’s sprawling business park, considered crucial to the area’s economic future as the iconic photography company’s financial woes continue. Sandra Parker of the Rochester Business Alliance tells the Democrat and Chronicle that officials in the Cuomo administration say the state has [...]
The Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance is seeking nominations for its 13th annual Young Women of Distinction Award. The award honors girls in their senior year of high school who have demonstrated superior academic performance, along with community service and leadership, and is open to candidates in the nine-county Rochester region, which includes [...]
Local businesses are relatively content with their current economic status and cautiously optimistic about the coming year, according to a survey of Rochester Business Alliance members. The survey asked member companies to provide information on a variety of issues, including general business outlook, past, current and future employment, and business conditions in their industry and [...]
Citizens Bank is launching a new initiative, Future Optics, to raise awareness among high school students and unemployed workers about the growing number of employment opportunities in the optics industry.