Category: Business

DAILY DEBRIEF: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Keeping the lights on during a pandemic (podcast)

– By Josh Durso Keeping the lights on is tricky business, especially during a pandemic. To get the inside look at the the work, and plans that had been in place to keep NYSEG and RG&E running during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we ... MORE
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Bill would create short-term jobs for younger end of workforce left unemployed after pandemic

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy has introduced a bill that would create short-term jobs targeted for Millennials that have been laid off due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It’s called the ‘Works Progress Administration-Pandemic Recovery’ program, and would allow younger age groups on jobs like ... MORE
Pharmacies cannot sell tobacco products in NYS effective this week

Pharmacies cannot sell tobacco products in NYS effective this week

Effective Monday, New York State will not allow pharmacies to sell tobacco. “It really solidifies our public health message,” said Annalisa Rogers, Director of the Smoking and Health Action Coalition. She spoke with RochesterFirst.com about the change. “Stores that sell products designed ... MORE
Racetracks can reopen on June 1st, but how will patrons place bets?

Racetracks can reopen on June 1st, but how will patrons place bets?

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced over the weekend that the phased in reopening of the economy-at-large would include horse racing. That won’t happen until June 1st, but it’s a solid date that gives those in the industry a chance to prepare. Precautions will ... MORE
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Businesses see challenge in getting employees to return amid pandemic

Businesses see challenge in getting employees to return amid pandemic

Businesses are eager to reopen, but are employees as eager to go back? That’s been the question posed to officials over the last several weeks and it’s a big challenge business owners will have to overcome. Miriam Dushane is a Managing Partner ... MORE
Top Tips US Web Developers can Learn from the Best Online Casinos

Top Tips US Web Developers can Learn from the Best Online Casinos

US online casinos are flourishing, as are those overseas. The rising success of gambling over the internet is due not only to legislative moves but the compelling websites to which visitors enjoy returning. In this way, betting sites have much to teach ... MORE
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Bristol Harbour will shut down entire operation as pandemic causes ethical, business challenges

Bristol Harbour will shut down entire operation as pandemic causes ethical, business challenges

Bristol Harbour is shutting down. The news came in a letter posted to its website on Friday, in which owners Todd and Laura Cook cited the pandemic as a major factor. Plans are to convert the property away from commercial, and into ... MORE
Salons will be part of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in New York

Salons will be part of ‘Phase 2’ reopening in New York

Hair salons, barbers, and other types of salons will be able to open as part of ‘Phase 2’. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Friday, confirming what many in the industry had been hearing for weeks. Social distancing will be required, ... MORE
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Select stores participate in curbside service at Eastview Mall, Waterloo Premium

Select stores participate in curbside service at Eastview Mall, Waterloo Premium

Shoppers at both Waterloo Premium Outlets and Eastview Mall were able to take advantage of some curbside shopping on Friday. That was included in ‘Phase 1’ of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. Officials say a little more than a dozen stores are ... MORE
NEW AT NOON: SBA Atlantic Regional Admin Steve Bulger talks paycheck protection, future of small businesses (watch)

INSIDE THE FLX: SBA Atlantic Regional Admin Steve Bulger talks paycheck protection, future of small businesses (podcast)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has been working hard over the last two months with local, regional, and national lenders to get hundreds-of-billions of dollars out to small businesses that desperately need it. As part of the Paycheck Protection Program, Regional Administrator ... MORE
J.C. Penney files bankruptcy, unclear how many stores might close

J.C. Penney files bankruptcy, unclear how many stores might close

It’s official. J.C. Penney has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was reported last week that the troubled retailer was considering it, or getting closer to filing. However, the news that it happened means stores are certainly going to shut down. The question ... MORE
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Wegmans explains price hikes in select areas of retail operation due to COVID-19

Wegmans explains price hikes in select areas of retail operation due to COVID-19

Like grocers across the U.S., the Wegman Family says the price of some goods will likely rise in the coming weeks. Some have noticed higher prices already at various stores around the region. “One thing we can all say for certain is ... MORE
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Cayuga Nation will reopen Lakeside Entertainment in Union Springs on Friday

Cayuga Nation says it will reopen Lakeside Entertainment immediately

– By Josh Durso The Cayuga Nation will reopen its Lakeside Entertainment gaming facility in Union Springs on Friday. They say normal operation, without restrictions will resume as soon as they deem appropriate. The Nation announced through a press release that the ... MORE
NEW AT 3 PM: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations in Upstate New York (podcast)

While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been ... MORE
Republican lawmakers say Finger Lakes needs to continue reopening more businesses

Republican lawmakers say Finger Lakes needs to continue reopening more businesses

Republican leaders from the Finger Lakes region celebrated the reopening of the economy at a press conference on Tuesday. They stressed that now is the time for communities and governments to continue to work together to keep businesses open. “That should be ... MORE
Gordmans locations in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan will liquidate in June

Gordmans locations in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan will liquidate in June

Stage Stores announced on Sunday that it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Stage operated stores in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan previously known as Peebles, and more recently known as Goldmans. In fact, the company had celebrated a grand reopening at locations in ... MORE
Newark based Refractron Technologies receives Torch Award for Ethics

Newark based Refractron Technologies receives Torch Award for Ethics

On April 27th. Refractron Technologies Corp., based in Newark, was awarded the Torch Award for Ethics in the medium business category by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York The Torch Award is open to for-profit companies and businesses and also ... MORE
Winery owner sounds the alarm to Yates Legislature during digital session, as they look toward another month of inactivity

Lawmakers hear concerns from winery owners in Yates County as they stare down devastating economic fallout from pandemic

As the phased reopening of the region’s economy commences on Friday, a lot of questions remain about when the tourism space will be able to make that happen. As the Yates County Legislature met on Monday, much of that session was dedicated ... MORE
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