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The Urban League Opens Rochester’s First Business Center for Women

It has been announced that the Urban League of Rochester will open the region’s first women’s business center. The ROC Women’s Business Center is located on Platt Street in a building owned by the Urban League, and it was founded with a grant of $150,000 from the United States Small Business Administration. That is financing …

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Rochester’s Small Businesses Are the Focus of a Game-Changing Analysis

“Rochester is essentially a village of tiny enterprises nestled in the shadow of the Mayo Clinic,” explains the author. — Kathleen Harrington Any municipality would consider itself fortunate to be the location of the Mayo Clinic, which is worldwide known. Rochester, on the other hand, has discovered an additional cause to be proud of its …

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Proposed Improvements to Rochester’s Fast Transit System Will Add Millions to The Cost

Plans for bus rapid transit might take a detour, resulting in a potentially higher price tag. Following community feedback, Rochester city staff and the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency are recommending a review of potential improvements to the planned system, named Link. Catherine Malmberg, the DMC EDA’s director of public infrastructure and development strategy, …

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In The Year 2022, Workforce Challenges Are a Major Concern for Rochester Firms

As the pandemic-plagued year of 2021 draws to a close, a number of factors are causing anxiety among Rochester area company owners, but their main concern is the workforce. The findings of a recent study of area companies revealed that recruiting, staff expenses, and employee retention are the top challenges for 2021 and the top …

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Businesses in Rochester Are Stepping Up to ‘Support Local’

Following the disruption caused by Covid-19, a number of businesses and NGOs stepped up to help the small business community. As Rochester recovers from the epidemic, some of those companies are staying put — and finding new methods to make shopping locally more convenient. WEAR LOCAL Ryan Froh established Wear Local three months ago, a …

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$209,000 Has Been Given to Rochester’s Innovative Small Businesses

A total of $209,000 in subsidies was granted to many local companies in Rochester that were harmed by the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to the pandemic in 2021, the Rochester Innovation Grant Program awarded grants of up to $5,000 to small firms that were innovating their company strategy, approach, or services. RAEDI handled the City …

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