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Farmer’s market welcomes Whitbecks
The Lyons Farmers' Market is open from 7:30 until 11 a.m.

Come check it out for fresh fruit and vegetables. Eat a piece of fried dough while enjoying the Whitbecks entertain.

Check out the Chamber of Commerce stand for the recipe of the month using an ingredient found at the market.

The Main Street organization will sponsor a bake sale.

WIC and EBT payments are accepted.

Camp MedQuest coming to hospital
Area upcoming 9th through 12th Grade students with an interest in exploring health care careers are invited to attend “Camp MedQuest” at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital on Wednesday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day-long camp is planned to give participants a hands-on chance to experience the opportunities available in health careers.

Areas to explore will include: Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Rehabilitation Services (Physical/Occupational Therapy), Radiology, Pharmacy, Food and Nutrition and other services. Students attending will rotate through six of the areas of interest.

The registration fee is $25 (includes lunch, snacks and a t-shirt) and pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 students and the deadline to sign-up is July 13. A limited number of scholarships are available for Wayne County students to attend this camp. They are available first come, first serve, so sign-up today. For more information, contact David Prete at (607) 324-9877 or at dprete@r-ahec.org.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wayne County Community Endowment, Rochester Area Community Foundation.  The Endowment fund is comprised of several funds that were established for the benefit of the residents of Wayne County.  The grant that NWCH received is being used to reduce the costs of students wishing to participate in Camp MedQuest.

The program is sponsored by Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and the New York State Area Health Education Center System (WNY R-AHEC). WNY R-AHEC is funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (Bureau of Health Professions), New York State’s Health Care Act 2000, and local community and foundation support.

Wayne County
First economic gardening program set
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) announces the launch of the GRE Regional Economic Gardening Program. The first of its kind in New York State, the program focuses on fostering business growth throughout the Greater Rochester  region by providing free assistance to companies in expansion mode.

A group of 20 second-stage businesses located in the region will be selected to take part in the program. A team of national experts provided by the Edward Lowe Foundation will work with selected companies to develop a plan to further accelerate their business success. Participating companies will have access to a free suite of high-end, high-speed technical assistance, including help identifying qualified sales leads; mapping to facilitate targeted marketing efforts; reviewing core strategies related to commodity and niche markets; analyzing employee temperament to build strong management teams and recruit talent; examining social media utilization; and search engine optimization guidance.

In order to participate in the GRE Regional Economic Gardening Program, second-stage companies must be for-profit and privately-held; headquartered and operating in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming or Yates counties; generate between $700,000 and $50,000,000 in annual revenue; employ between five and 100 employees; have maintained principal operations in the nine-county Greater Rochester, N.Y. Region for a minimum of two years; demonstrate growth in employment and/or revenue for at least two of the past five years; and provide products and/or services to markets outside of the Greater Rochester region.

Applications must be submitted online at www.rochesterbiz.com/gardening. Program partners include Wayne County Industrial Development Agency.