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In the latest WXXI Business Report, PreAct Technologies, the winner of the Luminate NY competition, has developed sensors and software designed to help save lives in case of a car crash.

Paychex says its sales and profits that beat Wall Street expectations.

Plus, RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios is joining forces with Pure Imagination Studios to create a career path in the entertainment industry for RIT students.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, there's a new manufacturing operation at Eastman Business Park that will use RNA to make materials used for environmentally friendly pesticides.

The architectural and engineering firm Bergmann, which has operations in Rochester, is joining forces with another similar firm, Colliers.

Plus, RIT is working with Microsoft to help fund accessibility initiatives on campus.

In the latest WXXI Business Report - Bossy, an organization that helps female business owners, is reaching out to female entrepreneurs to help them network and to provide support services.

RIT is developing a new financial award to help support and recruit graduate students, with the help of a $3 million bequest.

Plus, Wegmans is hiring for its Amore restaurant at the East Avenue store, which is reopening in December after closing for the pandemic. 

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new survey from Paychex shows that the COVID-19 delta variant is causing more concern among employees of companies around the country.

RIT is using a $1.1 million federal grant to support industries negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Also, Wegmans is planning to open three new stores next year; in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Delaware.

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We hear from the leader of Upstate United on what that upstate NY business group is looking forward to in working with the new governor.

The CEO for Paychex recently said in an interview he expects more companies (like Delta Airlines) may start implementing an insurance surcharge for  employees who don’t want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

M & T Bank expands a multicultural banking initiative in the Rochester area.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that business leaders are still optimistic about their company’s prospects, even as the pace of growth has stalled over the last few months.

There's a new program at ESL Federal Credit Union is designed to increase home ownership rates in the Black and Latino communities.

Plus, Magnatag, a Macedon company that makes white boards and magnetic boards, is expanding and adding jobs.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, find out how local business organizations are working to help Rochester-area companies make diversity, equity and inclusion a key part of their business strategies.

A new index from Paychex is showing more growth by small businesses across the country in July, especially in the leisure and hospitality sector.

Plus, Monroe Community College is trying to help find staff for the optics industry by providing training in specialized skills.

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A recent survey from JP Morgan Chase shows business leaders are optimistic about their company’s prospects over the next several months, even with lingering concerns about COVID-19.

The CEO of Bausch + Lomb’s parent company, Bausch Health Companies, says the company continues to pursue the possibility of a spinoff of B + L’s vision care business, which has operations in Rochester.

The latest survey of the housing market both statewide and in the Rochester area, from the New York State Association of Realtors shows continued low inventory and higher home sale prices

Facebook has new data that shows some Monroe County businesses, including restaurants, have come back strongly from the start of the pandemic, while others, such as the travel industry, are still struggling.

In the latest WXXI Business Report - The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has set up a new website that will help local businesses fill openings by connecting them with available talent.

A new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows continued optimism among businesses in the state to expand their operations as they continue to add jobs.

Plus, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has a new job as chairwoman of Teneo, a consulting firm.

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