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Refugees Can Get Assistance Starting Their Own Family Child Care Businesses, Through Federal Grant Program

March 1, 2022

Member News Child Care Council and Urban League of Rochester partnering on local effort   ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2022 – Child Care Council Inc. and Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc. are teaming up to help local refugees become more self-sufficient by launching and operating family child care businesses.   Grant funding from the…

Four Rochester companies earn ETHIE Awards

March 1, 2022

Member News Elevate Rochester honors ESL, Excellus, ITX, Regional Transit Service   ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Elevate Rochester (formerly the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation) presented its 2021 ETHIE Awards in December to ESL Federal Savings Bank, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, ITX Corp. and the Regional Transit Service. The ETHIE Award recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right…

SWBR Announces Two New Principals

February 22, 2022

Member News SWBR is pleased to announce that Leticia Blaya Fornataro, AIA and Robert Fornataro, AIA have been promoted to Principals of the firm. At SWBR, Principals serve as the firm’s key leadership, responsible for client relationships, business objectives, strategic vision, and overall growth for the firm. “With the continued success and growth of our Housing…

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp Celebrating its 100th Anniversary

February 22, 2022

Member News Sunshine Camp is the only facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs a fully accessible camping experience   ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2022 – Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp is celebrating its 100th year of serving children and youth with disabilities.   2022 marks the centennial year of…

M&T Bank Earns Top National Honors for Outstanding Business Customer Experience

February 22, 2022

Member News Small businesses and middle-market enterprises rate M&T highly on several key metrics, leading to 35 Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards   BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2022 – M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) announced today it has received 29 regional and national Greenwich Excellence awards and six Greenwich Best Brand awards, continuing its streak as…

Metro Collective Launches Shared Space Initiative

February 15, 2022

Member News A new virtual platform is launching in Upstate New York to unite people in shared spaces across the region. Metro Collective will promote shared spaces, provide a virtual platform to build community, hold events to provide networking opportunities and mentor others interested in opening a shared space. As working professionals have continued to…

The Salvation Army Announces “Love Beyond” Campaign Kick Off On Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2022

Member News Year-long campaign invites others to help ease suffering and to love without discrimination   Rochester, N.Y. – As the world celebrates Valentine’s Day, The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester kicks off its full-year campaign on February 14th, appropriately named “Love Beyond”.   The campaign mission is to invite individuals, groups and businesses to…

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