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The Breast Cancer Coalition Announces Christina Thompson as New Executive Director

February 22, 2024

Member News Rochester, NY – The Breast Cancer Coalition is delighted to announce that Christina Thompson, the organization’s current Associate Director, has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Coalition. She will begin her role on March 1, 2024. Since joining the Coalition in January 2021, Thompson has exemplified empathic leadership, a capacity…

Jamestown Container Companies Acquires Midwest Box Company, Inc.

February 19, 2024

Member News JAMESTOWN, NY – Jamestown Container Companies announced today an agreement to acquire Midwest Box Company’s packaging business in Cleveland, OH, effective February 19, 2024. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “This purchase provides Jamestown Container Companies an immediate, exciting expansion and growth opportunity in Ohio,” explained Joseph R. Palmeri, Vice President and…

Tompkins Community Bank Promotes Todd Ferrara to New Leadership Role

February 14, 2024

Member News Ferrara will serve as part of Tompkins’ small business lending management team BATAVIA, NY (February 14, 2024) – An expansion of its small business lending (SBL) team, Tompkins Community Bank has appointed Todd Ferrara to a newly created role, SBL business line manager. Ferrara will oversee Tompkins’ SBL underwriters, lending assistants and market-based…

GCSD’s KidsCare Becomes First School-Based Child Care Program in the State to Implement Social-Emotional Development Model

February 13, 2024

Member News ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2024 – – For the first time, Child Care Council Inc. is collaborating with a school-based child care program in New York to implement the Pyramid Model of social-emotional development. The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven effective in building social and emotional competence in early care and…

St. John Fisher University’s Annual Spring Career Fest Returns with Exciting New Venue

February 12, 2024

Member News St. John Fisher University is gearing up to host its highly anticipated Annual Spring Career Fest, slated to take place on Thursday, March 21, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In an exciting update, the event will unfold in a new location this year, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Athletic Center Field House.…

Festival of Inclusion Returns Saturday February 24 Featuring 80+ Organizations Serving the Intellectual Developmental Disability Community

February 12, 2024

Member News Free! 11AM – 2PM at Nazareth’s Golisano Training Center-Interactive Creative Activities & Demonstrations Rochester, NY-February 12 2024-The Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics, and Best Buddies are joining together to host the third annual Festival of Inclusion on Saturday, February 24. The inspirational day of interactive fun, games and education is free and will be held at…

St. John Fisher University Looking for Organizations Looking to Host Scholar Volunteers

February 9, 2024

Member News Within the Service and First-Generation Scholar Programs at St. John Fisher University, first-year Scholars engage in the community in small groups to support our local nonprofit organizations. Might your organization have a project this Spring? Below are examples of possible opportunities: Volunteer to participate in community events Assist with fundraising events Assist with your…

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