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  • Kevin Parker became the leader of the Garber Automotive Group in 2011.

  • The Bonadio Group set a record this year by adding more than 140 employees.

  • Rebekah Frischkorn knew from the start that agency work was right for her.

  • Triad Network Technologies Inc. is in the process of its third expansion in eight years.

  • The impacts of alcoholism include loss of jobs, relationships and health.

  • Mirror Show Management grabbed the top spot on the 2015 Rochester Top 100.

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  • Sands family gives $61 million
    to Community Foundation

    The Sands family is making a $61 million investment in the Rochester area. Brothers Richard and Robert Sands, along with their mother Mickey, have made the largest gift in the 44-year history of the Rochester Area Community Foundation to create the Sands Family Supporting Foundation at the Community Foundation.
  • Final defendant pleads guilty in LDC case
    After pleading guilty in Monroe County Court on Tuesday to grand larceny and bid rigging, businessman Daniel Lynch is expected to draw a two and one-third to seven-year prison term and pay $600,000 in fines and restitution.
  • Genesee & Wyoming reports drop in Q4 earnings
    A strong U.S. dollar, a collapse in commodities prices and a shift from coal to natural gas negatively affected Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings, the company reported Tuesday.
  • German firm to acquire Retrotech in $40 million deal
    Retrotech Inc. will be acquired by the German-based KION Group AG in a $40 million deal that is expected to close in the first quarter, officials said Monday.
  • Four initiatives at RIT to get $1 million each
    Rochester Institute of Technology announced Monday it has chosen four strategic initiatives to receive $1 million each to invest in research.
  • New scholarship program offered at UR
    The University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education announced a new scholarship program Monday.
  • Funding available for fleet upgrades
    The Federal Highway Administration has made up to $1 million available for area communities to make their vehicle fleets more environmentally sound, Genesee Region Clean Communities Inc. announced.
  • Visit Rochester gets industry honor
    Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County, has been honored by the meeting industry.

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