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In the latest WXXI Business Report:

-An executive with Canandaigua National Bank & Trust talks about the latest PPP loans for area businesses.

-A Rochester-based company that works on zero-waste solutions has acquired a local composting company.

-FLCC announces new apprenticeship programs in manufacturing.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, find out about a new grant program from the city of Rochester designed to help small businesses.

Also, the new leader of the Retail Council of New York state says the organization is trying to help its members keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 directives; and Bausch Health, parent company of Bausch + Lomb, will pay down another $275 million of its debt.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Forge Cellars on Seneca Lake was honored with a spot on Wine Spectator Magazine’s Top 100 Wines in the World list. 

Plus, Buffalo-based West Herr Auto Group continues to expand by purchasing LeBrun Toyota of Canandaigua. Also, Monroe Community College says it’s launching a care coordination - community health navigation certificate program. This program prepares students to address patient needs in areas that include preventive care and effective disease management.

In the latest WXXI Business Report: the Rochester Auto Show has to take a year off; COVID-19 forces cancellation in 2021.

-Plans for a makeover of the former Gannett Building.

-Xerox makes a top executive appointment, for its Chief Financial Officer position.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a government watchdog agency finds no wrongdoing in the process that led up to a proposed $765 million federal loan to Kodak in the summer. That loan never came to fruition.

Also, some money from a new $19 million federal grant for photonics programs may benefit the Rochester area. 

Plus, a new survey by Paychex shows a lot of small businesses are still hanging on in the pandemic, but they are hoping the federal government comes through with more stimulus funds.

In this week’s WXXI Business Report:

-A coalition of area Chambers of Commerce call for responsible business practices to try and curb the spread of COVID-19.

-A local startup company that grows premium organic mushrooms is awarded $250,000 in the Grow-NY competition.

-Latest unemployment numbers for NYS: still worse compared to a year ago, but some improvement since earlier this year.

In the latest WXXI Business Report - Datto, a provider of data software and solutions with roots in Rochester, went public, filing for an IPO that launched last week.

Also, the leader of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation says the proposed ‘Innovation Square' at the former Xerox Tower building will be an “explosively powerful project,” bringing hundreds of young people into the center of the city.

Plus, Carestream, the local medical imaging company, is using a state grant to provide personal protective equipment (face shields) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, how can small businesses prepare to fully reopen? Paychex CEO Marty Mucci shares some ideas.

Also, how is the local hospitality industry and the Rochester Riverside Convention center dealing with the impacts of the pandemic -- and is there some light at the end of the tunnel?

Plus, Zweigle’s cuts the ribbon on a big expansion project, which will create more jobs.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, the latest numbers from a Paychex employment index shows a small increase in hiring. Plus, two new anchor tenants announced for a new international plaza on North Clinton Avenue in Rochester, and a local company involved in developing technology for the cryptocurrency market is expanding.

In this WXXI Business Report, news of 3 local companies adding jobs:

-Expansion at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

-Li-Cycle, a battery recycling company, is expanding at Eastman Business Park.

-ProAmpac, a maker of flexible packaging is adding jobs and facilities in Ogden.

Also, the latest monthly job growth figures from New York state for the Rochester metro (which show the ongoing negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic)

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