City of Rochester

News Release Mayor Warren Announces Information Sessions for City’s Business Assistance Programs Mayor Lovely Warren announced today that the City’s Neighborhood and Business Development Department is conducting a series of open information sessions designed to help businesses located in Rochester access City loans, grants and services in order to grow or improve their business. “The City offers many different tools for business owners and we are hearing that people just don’t know about our programs,” said Mayor Warren. “Whatever the business need, there is almost certainly a City program here to help support it.” Department of Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner (NBD) Bayé Muhammad and NBD staff will be available to discuss and provide information on the City’s various business loans, services and grants. The City can assist businesses with the purchase of furniture, fixtures, equipment, real estate, renovations, façade improvements and much more. The information sessions are scheduled as follows: • 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30: Danforth Community Center, 200 West Ave. • 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30: Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave. • 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10: City Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Church St. City business owners should RSVP by calling (585) 428-6912 or via email at More information on resources for city businesses may be found at
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