County executives are upbeat on reopening

In a web conference presented by the Rochester Beacon and Upstate Venture Connect, Monroe County’s Adam Bello and his peers from Onondaga and Oneida counties expressed cautious optimism on the region’s economic prospects as the pandemic threat recedes.

Business goes remote

The pandemic lockdown has forced an unprecedented shift to working from home. For many businesses, the transition has been swift and unexpectedly smooth.

The small business lifeline

The region’s lenders have funded hundreds of millions of dollars in coronavirus relief loans, and they are ready to do more—when the federal PPP spigot turns on again.