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Soft Surroundings to open at Eastview Mall

A Soft Surroundings store will open at Eastview Mall in Victor on Oct. 13. Soft Surroundings is “a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages.” The franchise is known for its use of soft, plushy fabrics and free cosmetic and skincare consultations within the store. In addition to selling apparel and beauty ...

Geneva hospital sponsors two sales

The Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary welcomes the general public to attend the “Collective Goods” sale on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and “Bling & Things” on Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the “Collective Goods” sale, attendees can sift through brands like Marvel, Lego, Sharper Image and more. The ...

New leadership voices abound

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Rochester has a history of iconic leaders, people whose accomplishments are so legendary that they became larger than life. Yet before they became iconic leaders, they were new leaders. This gives them something in common with many ...

Infinite Group releases Nodeware 2.0

Infinite Group Inc. has announced the release of a new Nodeware vulnerability system that allows for virtual machine and hardware deployment. Features of Nodeware 2.0 include more conclusive vulnerability data, simple API integration, improved performance and global scalability. Furthermore, there is real-time protection and up-to-the-minute internal and external inventory screening with the latest version of Nodeware. ...

Girl Scouts to honor nine women leaders

The Girl Scouts of Western New York will honor nine women at their 2017 Women of Distinction Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, including Xerox Corp. Senior Vice President Dragana Pavlovic and National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House President and CEO Deborah Hughes. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Mary ...

Immigrant entrepreneur class scheduled

The Catholic Family Center will host a free class for immigrant entrepreneurs this month. Through the New York State Office for New Americans, immigrants and foreign-born citizens will get advice and guidance on how to start, run and grow a business. I...

St. John Fisher to expand nursing program

St. John Fisher will be expanding the Wegmans School of Nursing program. The college was awarded a $471,155 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. The BHWET program works to inflate the mental health and substance abuse workforce to serve at-risk youth. St. John Fisher intends ...

Alumni carry Harley’s teachings well beyond graduation

If there’s one thing that generations of Harley School graduates agree on, it’s that the school instilled a love of learning in students beyond their formative years. As the Harley School celebrates its centennial, alumni come together with the rest of the Harley community to commemorate the lasting effects the school has had on them ...

Finger Lakes tourism climbs by 2.1%

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection reported today that New York State’s tourism economy saw an increase in 2016. Traveler spending reached a new high for the state at $65 billion, rising 2.7 percent, according to Tourism Economics. As for the Finger Lakes region, traveler spending grew by 2.1 percent, and Ontario County represented 7 percent of ...

Lenders play key role in area construction projects

A wave of local construction and redevelopment projects has been revitalizing the Rochester region over the last decade. But construction projects come at a high cost, so it is imperative for developers to seek adequate funding from lenders. Local developers acquire funding in a variety of ways, while banks have various means of deciding which construction ...