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Leadership changing at LawNY


When Louis Prieto joined Legal Assistance of Western New York, it was pretty much a small, grassroots organization trying to help people in the Rochester community.In fact it was called Monroe County Legal Assistance Corp., or MCLAC. Through the years, ...

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Toy Hall of Fame has 12 finalists


The spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball and puppet are vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The simple classics are among 12 finalists for this year’s class announced Monday. They are up against American Girl ...

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RABEF Ethies awards recipients announced

The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation presented its 2015 Ethie Awards to Nichols Construction Team and Heritage Christian Services. The Ethie recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business ...

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Rochester Presbyterian Home to celebrate 90 years in business

On Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Rochester Presbyterian Home will hold a birthday party to celebrate the 90 years since it was established as one of the first adult homes and assisted living communities in the ...

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How companies are targeting Hispanics to boost sales


When NxStage Medical Inc. realized Spanish-speaking people made up 15 percent of the market for its home kidney dialysis equipment, the company created a website and brochures printed in Spanish. NxStage, which started its marketing campaign to Hispanics a year ...

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Betlem acquires other firm’s assets


John Betlem Heating & Cooling has completed a merger in which the 74-year-old company acquired the assets of Lang Heating & Cooling. Lang, which was headquartered in Webster and had a branch office in Canandaigua, was 67 years old. Kathy ...

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Insero named a ‘best accounting firm to work for’

Insero & Co. CPAs has been named one of Accounting Today’s 2015 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today and Best Companies Group identified companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. “As the only firm in ...

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Hispanic Business Association elects board officers

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association, a Rochester Business Alliance affiliate, elected Vilma Burgos-Torres, Burgos Income Tax Business Services manager, as chair. RHBA also elected officers for two-year terms. Burgos-Torres, a Puerto Rico native, was the first in the Burgos family to ...

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RG&E supporting Midtown development

Officials from Midtown Tower LLC Tuesday received a ceremonial big check from Rochester Gas & Electric. The $500,000 grant will support electric infrastructure improvements made during the $59 million renovation of the 17-floor, 408,904-square-foot Tower at Midtown, 280 E. Broad ...

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MSH gets RCSD school project

Manning Squires Hennig has spent its summer in school. The Batavia-based commercial contractor was awarded a renovation project by the Rochester City School District for James Monroe High School at 164 Alexander St. Work began in July and is expected ...

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Sibley building to house high-tech start-ups

A historic department store in downtown Rochester will soon house high-tech business start-ups as part of an effort to revitalize the area’s economy. State officials announced Wednesday the start of the $24 million project at the Sibley building. The sixth ...

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PGA Championship to return to Oak Hill for 4th time

PITTSFORD — The PGA Championship is returning to Oak Hill in 2023 for the fourth time. Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship when it was held two years ago at Oak Hill in Pittsford. Shaun Micheel won the previous time ...

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