This Week
  • LiDestri plans $6M expansion and to add 29 jobs.

  • Mark IV Enterprises has built some of the area's most notable projects.

  • Low interest rates prompt smaller banks to seek other ways to boost profit.

  • Auction Direct's growth strategy is to increase sales volume in existing locations.

  • The Schools Report Card has rankings for 27 districts and more than 250 schools.

  • Ram Balasubramanian works on engineering projects around the globe.

Newsroom Contacts

Editor and Vice President
Paul Ericson
Responsible for management of editorial staff, weekly and daily editions; writes editorials and edits Opinion page.

Managing Editor
Mike Dickinson
Edits weekly and daily news stories; reports on Eastman Kodak Co.

Associate Editor
Smriti Jacob
Edits Special Reports and columnists; also covers biotech/medical technology; international business; academic science/research.

Copy Editors
Lisa Granite
Copy edits and proofs editorial content; writes weekly Non-profit Report.
Karen Beadling
Copy edits and proofs editorial content.

Special Projects Editor
Sally Parker
Edits weekly Explore section in the print edition, "Explore Greater Rochester" and a variety of annual supplements.

Online Editor
Molly Cappotelli
Edits and reports for Daily Report; Time Out e-mail; maintains Web site.

Reporters

Will Astor
Covers law/legal profession; courts; health care; medical-care companies.

Andrea Deckert
Covers Xerox and office equipment firms; printing; manufacturing; tool and die firms; plastics; optics; real estate and construction; government, politics and economic development outside of Monroe County.

Nate Dougherty
Covers banking and finance; county, state and U.S. government and politics; Rochester City School District; Paychex; human service non-profits; human resources/management; corporate training.

Kerry Feltner
Covers telecommunications; technology; Internet/software/hardware; retail/e-tailing; breweries; advertising/marketing/PR; media; distributors; sports; Fast Start.

Lori Gable
Covers higher education; suburban public and private schools; arts and entertainment (for-profit and non-profit); energy; environment; tourism and hospitality; wineries.

Reporter/Editorial Assistant
Velvet Spicer
Transportation; automotive, airplane and trucking industries; mass transit; printing; the economy; also responsible for People section and For the Record.

Photographer
Kimberly McKinzie

Research Director
Andrew Green
Responsible for Top 25 lists, Marketplace and Portfolio.


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