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Working together was one of the main discussion points Thursday during a webinar aimed at reinvigorating the region's economy in the coming months as New York begins to reopen following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar included three upstate county executives, Adam Bello of Monroe County, Ryan McMahon of Onondaga County and Anthony Picente Jr. of Oneida County. Smriti Jacob, managing editor of...

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The top elected officials of Monroe, Onondaga and Oneida counties are upbeat and mostly on the same page regarding their counties prospects as they move through the New York’s phased reopening. Speaking to an audience of nearly 200 attendees in a June 4 web conference on rebuilding the upstate economies, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente...

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Central New York passed phase one of New York’s regional economic reopening with flying colors and is now working its way through phase two of restarting it economy from the COVID-19 shutdown, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon contends. “Now we have enough data to show that the phase one opening had no impact on our health data. Our data got better,” McMahon said on a webinar,...

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Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. will join two other upstate New York leaders in an online conversation about restoring their counties after the coronavirus pandemic. Picente, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon will participate in Rebuild Upstate: The View Ahead, organized by Upstate Venture Connect and the Rochester Beacon, a nonprofit digital news publication. The free online discussion is set...

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Rebuild Upstate | Upstate Venture Connect

Monroe County’s Adam Bello, Ryan McMahon from Onondaga County and Anthony Picente from Oneida County will discuss their experiences navigating the pandemic and share ideas on rebuilding the regional economy in the coming months. The June 4 session, slated for 12 p.m. on Zoom, is free to attend, but registration is required.   Read the full article on the Rochester Beacon....

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Rob Nichols Troy Record | Upstate Venture Connect

Pioneer Bank recently announced that UNY50 member Rob Nichols will take the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial Development. Nichols, who recently served as Director of Commercial Banking at Key Bank, will focus on developing new opportunities for Pioneer in the technology and innovation sectors.   Read the full article from The Troy Record here.    ...

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Rochester Beacon Upstate Founders Playbook | Upstate Venture Connect

What does it take to grow a world-class business in Upstate New York? We set out to find the answer to that question by interviewing founders from across the region.   By Jennifer Sertl and Nasir Ali | Guests to the Rochester Beacon   The result was the “Upstate Founders Playbook,” a candid look at the ups and downs of high-growth entrepreneurship and how different founders approached their challenges. As...

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