Opening Soon: Jobs on Main

Posted on June 28, 2019 in  Imagine Monroe

In 2018, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced an initiative intended to offer easier access to Imagine Monroe staff and resources in the Downtown Rochester office located on the corner of W Main Street and Fitzhugh Street. The project, named Jobs on Main offers various ways to help small businesses grow.

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Meet the Staff: Robin Finnerty

Posted on June 26, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

Name: Robin Finnerty Company Role: Special Projects Manager Favorite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky Your top 3 favorite podcasts/books? Any books by John Grisham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix?  I want to fix our […]

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Featured Success Story – Heart Health Intelligence

Posted on June 19, 2019 in  The Entrepreneurs Network

Heart Health Intelligence is a medical device impact startup that will do well by doing good – for heart failure patients and for hospitals. Heart failure (HF) is a type of cardiovascular disease where the heart does not pump enough blood to supply the needs of the body. There are 1 million new cases of […]

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Workforce Development Drives the Monroe County Economy

Posted on May 21, 2019 in  Incentives & Programs

The Monroe County Workforce Development Division exists to stimulate the local economy by providing resources to those seeking employment, education and training services. Workforce Development allows Monroe County’s Economic Development Division to be more responsive to the needs of businesses looking to relocate and/or expand in Monroe County. Two of the programs that are used […]

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Featured Success Story: Health Care Originals

Posted on May 21, 2019 in  The Entrepreneurs Network

Sharon Samjitsingh is asthmatic. This led her to ask a key question. Why hasn’t anyone invented an effective solution to manage chronic respiratory diseases when 10 million people die each year? Her search for an answer led her to cofound Health Care Originals Inc., an award-winning digital health startup, utilizing a combination of its own […]

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Meet the Staff: Rich Turner

Posted on May 15, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

Name: Rich Turner Company Role: Workforce Development Manager Favorite quote: “Billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett – those guys can buy anything they want.  But the one thing they cannot buy is time. Time with their families, time with their loved ones.  And there’s nothing more valuable than that.” – Charles N. Turner (my father) […]

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Monroe County Small Business Week 2019

Posted on April 24, 2019 in  Imagine Monroe, Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

Imagine Monroe is pleased to recognize the small businesses of Monroe County during National Small Business Week May 5th to 11th, 2019. Small Business Week is an annual event created by the U.S. Small Business Administration held in recognition of the nation’s top small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as small business advocates and champions. […]

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Featured Success Story: Glamping Experience, LLC

Posted on April 16, 2019 in  Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

Dawn Aprile is a successful real estate developer with vision.  She also has a new title to add to her profile – Glamping Diva. For those of you who have not heard of glamping, it is one of the hottest trends in the tourism and hospitality industry, offering outdoor accommodations with luxury, comfort and convenience. […]

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Look Back on 2018: Imagine Monroe’s Annual Report

Posted on April 16, 2019 in  Imagine Monroe

Imagine Monroe approved 43 projects over 2018, leading to the creation of 967 new jobs in Monroe County and retaining 1,991 jobs for our residents. Investments from businesses that received incentives from Imagine Monroe will result in over $386M invested in Monroe County. LadderzUp, the training program created in partnership with Monroe Community College, trained […]

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Meet the Staff: Lydia Birr

Posted on March 27, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

Name:  Lydia Birr Company Role:  Sr. Economic Development Specialist Favorite quote:   Susan B. Anthony: “Failure is Impossible” Your Top 3 Favorite Podcasts/Books? Authors: P. D. James, Ken Follett and Caroline Graham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix? Understanding the benefits for those […]

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Recently Added Projects

  • 1050 John Street LLC

  • 390 East CBM, LLC

  • Vargas Associates Inc.

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