Fairport OCED - Sign, Façade and Street Frontage Grant Program

In late August 2021, the Fairport Local Development Corporation (FLDC) announced a new Sign, Façade and Street Frontage Grant Program. A total of $70,000 has been allocated to this program, with grants up to a maximum of $10,000, to provide reimbursement for costs related to signage, awning, façade or street frontage improvements.

To be eligible for reimbursement, projects must be started no later than January 1, 2022, and must be completed by June 30, 2022.

The deadline for applications is November 12, 2021. This is a competitive grant program. Applications will be reviewed for approval at the November 15th Board Meeting.

Additional information and application can be found on the OCED website at https://fairportoced.org/



New Booth Within Main Street Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile is excited to welcome vendor Melissa Folino and her booth, ‘The Lucky Bee Apothecary!’ All items are hand curated by Melissa - most items also include therapeutic herbs and/or crystals. The booth is currently stocked with non-toxic room/body sprays, jewelry, bath soaks, intention jars and simmer pots! More items are added weekly.



Are You a One-Night Stand for Customers?

We live in a relationship economy. By turning customers into raving fans, businesses not only save money, they make money and are not a one-night stand for their customers.

When businesses have a relationship marketing strategy that includes a customer-engagement platform, it can be a slam dunk for that much coveted 92% of their customers recommending them to family, friends and colleagues. Loyal customers drive 80% of business revenue, so keeping existing customers/clients happy is like having an unpaid sales force!

We've all heard that people do business with people they know, like and trust. Theresa.Oschmann would like to introduce you to her customer-engagement platform, so your business is also remembered fondly.



Cross Roads Divorce Advisors LLC Has Moved

Cross Roads Divorce Advisors is now located in the Powder Mills Office Park at 1151 Pittsford Victor Road, Suite 103, Pittsford, NY 14534.

Cross Roads divorce Advisors offers the creative options, financial analysis and strategies to help you pursue the most financially advantageous settlement possible.



Thankful And Grateful!!

It's that time of year again, the leaves are turning and the air is crisp!! Golden Hello reports that they love strolling along the canal and taking in the gorgeous scenery! They are also so Thankful and Grateful to get to experience this scenery in Rochester! That is why they have been busy at Golden Hello, creating the perfect fall gift! You can show your clients, team, family, and friends how grateful you are for them. Inside the Golden Hello Thankful and Grateful gift box, the tastes and smells of fall, with mostly local makers, has been added. Under the lid, it's bursting with color!!

Check out all the Golden Hello gifts at - https://goldenhellocompany.com/products/grateful-and-thankful



Sales Professional Needed

Join the Genesee Valley Penny Saver team and help local businesses succeed!

Genesee Valley Penny Saver is an award winning publication seeking a motivated sales professional to sell and service existing customers and develop new business in Monroe County. Candidates must be driven to exceed weekly territory sales goals, have excellent customer service skills, attend to details, be proficient in the use of computers and e-mail, have the ability to work independently as well as within a team, own a valid driver's license, have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel within an assigned territory each day during normal business hours. Previous outside sales experience is a plus. The Genesee Valley Penny Saver provides a competitive benefits package.

Please attach your cover letter and resume to an email addressed to: ManuelKaram@gvpennysaver.com



Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 has officially begun! This year has seen an increase in phishing incidents which lead to ransomware attacks. Through the month of October, Just Solutions will be sharing cybersecurity best practices to help keep organizations and individuals secure on the internet. Follow Just Solutions on all of their social media platforms and join them in spreading cybersecurity awareness.



COVID-19 and Your Hearing

While you might not associate hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing, roaring, buzzing, etc.) with COVID-19, Sounds for Life wanted to raise the issue so you are aware of the connection. Dr. Ramona Stein, Owner of Sounds for Life, has personally seen patients who report decreased hearing or the onset of tinnitus after receiving a vaccine or having the virus. There is a need for more research in this area, but in the meantime, if you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, please get your hearing tested or see your physician as soon as possible.



OLD GOAT, Really Hard Kombucha

Fairport Brewing Company this month released its really hard kombucha under the OLD GOAT brand. Really hard refers to the 9% abv. It's a big beverage, unlike traditional kombucha, this beverage is shelf stable, meaning it doesn't have to live in a refrigerator. The two flavors are Peachy Keen and Berry Berry. These beverages are available at both locations and for wholesale. Call: 585-704-5050. Email: admin@fairportbrewing.com



MCCM Announces a MOVE

McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC (MCCM) have announced the opening of their new main office:

300 Meridian Centre Blvd, Suite 110, Rochester 14618

They will also continue to meet with their clients at any of their satellite offices.



They Walked and Gave

Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) would like to thank all of you who walked with colleagues, friends, and family, in support of their first VIRTUAL Positively Pink in Pittsford Walk (due to COVID). Funds raised provide short-term emergency financial support for people with breast cancer, across our 13-county region. Let's remember our Chamber member, EYS, during October's Breast Cancer Awareness month!



Succession Planning

Thank you to our Chamber member McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC for hosting a Zoom presentation on Succession Planning. Our Board member Daniel Williford was one of the partners presenting, along with Partner Mary Ognibene. There are so many moving parts to consider and long-term planning is an important sucess factor. If you missed the event, watch the recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xnDgM5vk0mUQiuBb4zYA27dtG7e0pbVP/view




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