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Nearly 500 Performances at 30+ Venues at 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival

August 3, 2023

Member News Local, regional, national, and international performers bring their shows to this year’s festival Rochester, NY-Arts and cultural venues across Monroe County will host nearly 500 performances of theater, dance, vocal and instrumental music, fine art, comedy, film, and more at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival from Tuesday, September 12 to Saturday, September 23.…

Mercy Appoints Christina Lacagnina as New President

August 2, 2023

Member News Brighton, NY – Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (OLM) Our Lady of Mercy’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment, and ratification by the Mercy Education Board of Directors, of Christina M. Lacagnina as the new president of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. The appointment…

“They Asked, We Listened” – Fee Brothers Launch Spicy Habanero Bitters

August 1, 2023

Member News Habanero Bitters is the newest flavor in the Fee Brothers beverage-enhancing lineup. This is the 21st flavor of Bitters from the brand, which has been in operation since 1864. Habanero Bitters provides a vibrant burst of heat and flavor, using habanero peppers to deliver a captivating and versatile taste experience.  “When we began…

Ampersand Books Participates in NOTA Weekend

August 1, 2023

Member News Writers & Books’ Indie Bookstore offers deep discounts August 4 – 5 Rochester, NY-On August 4 – 5, Writers & Books, Rochester’s home for the literary arts, is participating in NOTA Weekend, a three-day event taking place in the city’s Neighborhood of the Arts, August 4 – 6. Area businesses will be open…

Financial Institutions, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Results

July 28, 2023

Member News WARSAW, N.Y., July 27, 2023 – Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI) (the “Company,” “we” or “us”), parent company of Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), SDN Insurance Agency, LLC (“SDN”) and Courier Capital, LLC (“Courier Capital”), today reported financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023. Net income was $14.4…

Wilmac Becomes Wilmac Technologies; Announces New Website and Branding

July 25, 2023

Member News Company Growth and Core Values Key Drivers in Upgrade Rochester, New York: Wilmac Technologies is excited to unveil its new name, website, and branding to reflect the company’s growth and live by their core value of “clarity in communication.” The transition formally occurred today with the launch of the new site and change in…

Five Star Bank Promotes Scott Bader to Chief Information Security Officer

July 25, 2023

Member News Mr. Bader has over 15 years of experience managing technology services for Five Star Bank WARSAW, N.Y. – July 24, 2023 – Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI) (the “Company”), parent company of Five Star Bank, SDN Insurance Agency, LLC, and Courier Capital, LLC, announced today that Scott Bader has been promoted to Senior…

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