- RG&E awarded $16.6M for plant on the Genesee River
Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. has been awarded $16.5 million for efficiency improvements at the firm’s hydroelectric generating plant on the Genesee River, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday.
- N.Y. proposal for photonics institute selected as finalist
A consortium of New York educational institutions, including some from Rochester, was named one of three finalists in the country to compete for a multimillion federal investment in the region’s photonics industry.
- Hundreds attend event on 'Rochester's Crisis of Poverty'
A half-century after the War on Poverty was launched, some 45 million Americans are living in poverty and wages for most working people in this country have risen, after inflation, an average of one-fifth of 1 percent annually over the last 40 years.
- Analysts expect Xerox to post flat earnings, dip in sales in Q4
Analysts expect Xerox Corp. to report flat earnings along with a drop in sales when the company reports its fourth-quarter financial results Friday before markets open.
- Financial Institutions reports jump in Q4 profit
Shares of Financial Institutions Inc. stock climbed more than 2 percent midday Thursday after the parent of Five Star Bank reported a boost in fourth-quarter profit.
- $1.6M grant funds research to stop smoking-related lung disease
A University of Rochester Medical Center research team could be on track to develop the first treatment capable of reversing lung damage caused by smoking.
- Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning marks move to new home
Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. on Thursday marked the opening of its new 70,000-square-foot headquarters at 50 Holleder Parkway.
- Adrian Jules outfits Seahawks player for Super Bowl events
Adrian Jules Ltd. has designed garments for Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Kevin Williams for events prior to and after Super Bowl XLIX.
- N.Y. ranks 32nd on Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
New York ranks in the bottom half of states for financial security for its residents, a new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development shows.
- IEC Electronics shareholder declares board victory, awaits results
The largest shareholder of IEC Electronics Corp. declared preliminary victory Wednesday, issuing a release that claims its slate of seven nominees to the Newark firm’s board of directors has been elected.
- Highlands director to lead Thompson Health facilities
The University of Rochester Medical Center has named Lloyd Theiss, executive director of Highlands at Pittsford, as top administrator of Thompson Health’s assistive living and senior living facilities, officials said Wednesday.
- Tompkins reports profit drop in Q4
Tompkins Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported a dip in profit for the fourth quarter.
- Vuzix CEO Travers rings Nasdaq bell as stock is listed
Henrietta-based Vuzix Corp.’s CEO and founder Paul Travers rang the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC’s opening bell Wednesday morning to mark the video eyewear and smart glasses supplier’s common stock listing.
- Wegmans program to benefit food banks raises $1.69M
Forty-nine Wegmans Food Markets Inc. stores raised a record $1.69 million last fall for the Check Out Hunger campaign. It was a 7 percent increase from the 2013 campaign, officials said.
- Hart's plans Valentine's vendor market
Hart’s Local Grocers in downtown Rochester is planning a Valentine’s Day themed vendor market Feb. 7, featuring more than 20 of the grocer’s local vendors, officials said.
Upstate competition gets thumbs down|
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Finding common ground|
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