Category: Business

JCPenney at Fingerlakes Mall, Destiny USA will shut down

JCPenney at Fingerlakes Mall, Destiny USA will shut down

Several JCPenney stores will be shutting down as part of the company’s bankruptcy plans. Local stores will be impacted. The JCPenney at the Fingerlakes Mall, which was one of the shopping center’s original tenants will be among those shut down. The Canandaigua ... MORE
TAGex Brands accepting applications for

TAGex Brands accepting employment applications for Romulus warehouse

TAGex Brands is hiring for workers in their warehouse in Romulus at the former Seneca Army Depot. Details on the positions available and how to apply are below. You can download and submit an application here: https://www.tagexbrands.com/employment-opportunities Details about the position: General ... MORE
Cuomo: Outdoor seating will be permitted in ‘Phase 2’ of reopening, restaurants can begin Thursday

Cuomo: Outdoor seating now permitted in ‘Phase 2’ of reopening

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that outdoor dining would be allowed in the second phase of economic reopening. Numerous regions including the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York have reached phase two, and advocates for those industries have called ... MORE
Plotting a safe course for workers in the coming weeks

Plotting a safe course for workers in the coming weeks

Seneca Falls and the surrounding area is set to become alive with activity once again, as Governor Cuomo outlined the state authorities’ plans to end the lockdown and open for business once again. The post-lockdown environment will be a new and sometimes interesting one; the amount ... MORE
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eCommerce and Survival under COVID-19

eCommerce and Survival under COVID-19

The global pandemic challenged and changed many aspects of our lives – how we do business is no exclusion. Some believe that the post-COVID economy is merely more dynamic but, while buying habits and customer behavior changes, new opportunities are born. COVID-19 ... MORE
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Helming’s bill

Helming’s amendment to lower potential cost for small business owners in NYS shot down by Democrats

State Senator Pam Helming is voicing frustration after a proposal to aid small businesses was shot down by Democrats in the legislature. Last week, Sen. Helming and her colleagues proposed an amendment to aid struggling small business owners, who now face increased ... MORE
FLFCU gets $100K block grant for small businesses, non-profits hit by pandemic

FLFCU gets $100K block grant for small businesses, non-profits hit by pandemic

Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union has been awarded a $100,000 grant for the community. It’s a small business recovery grant program, which allows non-profits and small businesses recover from the pandemic. To find out if a business qualifies – contact any manager ... MORE
Dentist offices allowed to reopen this week

Dentist offices allowed to reopen this week

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that dentist offices across the state can reopen on Monday. It’s the first time that they will be able to operate under regular hours and provide a full-range of services since the Coronavirus Pandemic began. “The ... MORE
Shopping malls won’t be allowed to open, many types of salons will stay closed through ‘Phase 2’, per state guidelines issued Friday

Shopping malls won’t be allowed to open, many types of salons will stay closed through ‘Phase 2’, which begins now

Even before Governor Andrew Cuomo held his press conference on Friday – it became clear during the morning hours what would- and would not be allowed to reopen in ‘Phase 2’. This phase, which the Finger Lakes and Central New York were ... MORE
Cuomo says state health officials will need to evaluate outdoor seating at restaurants before decision is made

Cuomo says state health officials will need to evaluate outdoor seating at restaurants before decision is made

During his press briefing on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said his administration is working out the details of a plan that would potentially allow outdoor dining to return. Last week, the Town of Greece attempted to pass a local ordinance that would ... MORE
Salons reopen, but with significantly limited services available

Salons reopen, but with significantly limited services available

Hair stylists and barbers can begin working again. They were given the green light to start work during Phase 2, which officially got underway in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier on Friday. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement ... MORE
Von Maur says it’s reopening on Monday even though region hasn’t gotten approval to enter phase two

Von Maur says it’s reopening on Monday even though region hasn’t gotten approval to enter phase two

Governor Andrew Cuomo said it’s not clear when the second phase of reopening will occur. Even though businesses that are part of it have made announcements, or outlined plans to open this weekend, or early next week. The Governor said on Thursday ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Will ‘Drive-In Fever’ last all summer? A closer look at a 5&20 favorite (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Will ‘Drive-In Fever’ last all summer? A closer look at a 5&20 favorite (podcast)

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Is the Finger Lakes Drive-In experiencing a resurgence? Is this a new trend, and will the “drive-in fever” caused by the coronavirus pandemic last through the summer? On this edition of The Daily Debrief, Paul Meyer, owner of ... MORE
Cuomo adds review to reopening process, says Upstate can’t enter ‘Phase 2’ until that’s over

Cuomo adds review to reopening, lawmakers and residents voice frustration with delay of ‘Phase 2’

The second phase of reopening the New York economy will not start on Friday, as many expected around the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. All three region’s had the set amount of time pass between ‘Phase 1’ and ‘Phase ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Reconnecting Yates County, bringing broadband access to rural Upstate NY (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Reconnecting Yates County, bringing broadband access to rural Upstate NY (podcast)

– By Gabriel Pietrorazio Why does a $10.3 million broadband grant matter for Yates County? With employees working from home becoming a common industry practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nonnie Flynn, the treasurer and administrator for Yates County reflects on obtaining ... MORE