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Oct 12, 2015

ConServe adding to Rochester locations

Continental Service Group Inc. (ConServe), a leading provider of accounts receivable management services specializing in colleges and universities, guaranty agencies and private lenders, celebrated the opening of its new Henrietta location last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. ConServe’s corporate headquarters are in Fairport. The new office will add 20,000 square feet to ConServe’s commun[...]

Oct 5, 2015

Cuomo launches youth program led by his mother

The launching of the new New York Youth Mentoring Program which will provide career and life guidance to at-risk children was announced Monday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The Program — guided by its advisory board, chaired pro bono by the governor’s mother, Maltida Raffa Cuomo — will identify, train, and match hundreds of business-based […]

Oct 3, 2015

Why associates leave and how to stop them

One of the most serious challenges facing law firms today is recruiting and retaining young talent. Firms of all sizes are finding it increasingly difficult to hold onto associates for more than a few years. That means partners and firm administrators have to pay more attention to keeping their best young lawyers in the fold. […]

Sep 19, 2015

Veteran real estate team joins RE/MAX Plus

Debbie Renna-Hayes, a veteran real estate professional and coach has joined RE/MAX Plus in Rochester. Renna-Hayes and her nine-member team, which she brings with her, are among the most successful real estate professionals in the Rochester area and they have received numerous awards and recognitions, according to a release. The group, including Renna-Hayes’ husband Jim, […]

Sep 19, 2015

LeChase announces promotion, staff addition

LeChase Construction Services announced several staff changes, promoting Kevin Dooley to senior project manager and Barbara S. Sauer to corporate controller, and adding Scott Baker as project superintendent, all in the Rochester office. Dooley joined LeChase in 2004 as a project manager. He brings more than 18 years of industry experience to his new role […]

Sep 17, 2015

Photonics institute slated for three locations

The new national Integrated Photonics Institute in Rochester will have a home in three locations, as part of a compromise between various business leaders who were dived on its placement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the headquarters and technology accelerator for the $600 will go in the Legacy Tower, former home of Bausch & […]

Sep 17, 2015

Independent contractors not so independent

When employers use independent contractors instead of hiring employees, they avoid myriad costs, from payroll taxes to health insurance. But employers beware: In the current environment, your independent contractors are likely to be considered employees, and getting it wrong can cost you a bundle. In July, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division […]

Sep 17, 2015

NY unemployment lowest in more than 7 years

The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 5.4 percent to 5.2 percent in August, reaching its lowest rate since May 2008, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. New York City’s unemployment rate also dropped over the month, declining from 5.7 percent to 5.4 percent, its lowest level since June 2008. […]

Sep 14, 2015

Police and fire recruitment

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren is urging city residents to consider a career in law enforcement or fire protection in the Rochester Police Department or the Rochester Fire Department. Civil Service exams are scheduled for the coming months, with deadlines nearing. The deadline to apply for the Civil Service exam for police officer is Sept. […]

Sep 12, 2015

Discrimination suit reinstated against national jewelry chain

A lawsuit involving 19 women in nine states alleging a nationwide practice of sex-based pay and promotion discrimination is being re-instated against a national jewelry chain. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday found the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York erred in granting summary judgment to […]

Sep 1, 2015

GreenRenewable expands to WNY

GreenRenewable Inc. continues its growth in the lawn and garden products manufacturing industry with the opening of its newest facility in Manchester. This will be the company’s fourth location, allowing for better service and distribution to its customers in Central and Western New York. “Manchester is a great location that offers easier access to our […]

Aug 21, 2015

State offering hundreds of internships

College students still have time to apply for hundreds of available state internships. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is Sept. 8. New York has a one-stop website — — that allows students to view and apply for internship opportunities across an array of state agencies upstate and downstate. Opportunities include both […]

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