By Staff –
The city’s Neighborhood and Business Development Department will host two information sessions designed to help small businesses in Rochester access city loans, grants and services to grow or improve their companies.
“The city offers many different tools for business owners, and we are hearing that people just don’t know about our programs,” Mayor Lovely Warren said. “Whatever the businesses need, there is almost certainly a city program here to help support it.”
Bayé Muhammad, Department of Neighborhood and Business Development commissioner (NBD), and NBD staff will be available to discuss and provide information regarding the city’s various business loans, services, and grants.
The city can also assist businesses with the purchase of furniture, fixtures, equipment, real estate, renovations, façade improvements and much more, city officials said.
The two information sessions have been scheduled as follows:
• Thursday, Nov. 30, Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.;
• and, Wednesday, Jan. 10, City Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Church St., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City business owners may RSVP by calling (585) 428-6912, or via email at Alisa.Gillan@cityofrochester.gov.
Interested individuals may also visit www.cityofrochester.gov/BusinessResources to view additional information regarding the city’s small business resources.