- Splyce eSports wins 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge
The winner of the 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge is Splyce eSports, a gaming company that builds websites to stream information for fans, game developers and event organizers.
- M&T, Hudson City extend deadline for merger
M&T Bank Corp. could be taking a bit longer to move forward on a planned merger with New Jersey-based Hudson City Bancorp Inc.
- Rooney's again tops fine-dining picks
RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents appear to really enjoy Rooney’s Restaurant. The Rochester eatery again this year ranks as readers’ favorite place for fine dining in the Rochester area.
- New car sales up in March, flat for Q1
New-car sales in Monroe County continue to keep pace with 2014 sales, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.
- RIT named among top 'green colleges' by Princeton Review
Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of North America’s greenest universities by the Princeton Review.
- Jewelry shop program aims to boost student attendance
The Mother’s Day Jewelry Shop program, which aims to encourage Rochester City School District students to meet attendance goals, will offer students the chance to pick out jewelry for their mother on May 7.
- Open house to highlight planned improvements to public market
City officials will hold an open house at the Rochester Public Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with architects and engineers on-hand to discuss scheduled improvements to the site.
- Vuzix acquires pair of patents
Vuzix Corp. has acquired two patents for an undisclosed price. One patent covers gesture controls of 3-D virtual objects; the other focuses on ambient light management in see-through wearable displays.
- Hart's Local Grocers expands delivery area
Hart’s Local Grocers has a new three-mile delivery radius that encompasses 29 zip codes. The reason for the expansion was to reach more Rochester neighborhoods, officials said.
- St. Paul, Minn., officials to speak about city's transformation
The public is invited to hear about how St. Paul, Minn. was transformed around a river, at the Community Design Center of Rochester’s Reshaping Rochester luncheon Tuesday.
- Event looks at future of visual communications
The Harley School is holding a presentation, “Eyes on the Prize: Shaping the Future of Visual Communications,” at the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement on April 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Ex-RRHS co-CEO Clement hired by Cincinnati system
Former Rochester Regional Health System president and co-CEO Mark Clement has landed a job as president of a four-hospital health system in Cincinnati.
- City to receive some $20M for capital improvements
The city of Rochester will receive more than $20 million in capital improvement aid, funds that will be used for infrastructure improvement projects and other upgrades.
- Rochester region added jobs in March
Rochester continued to add jobs last month, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
- Report shows growing impact of N.Y.'s craft beer industry
The New York craft beer industry grew by 59 percent last year with an estimated economic impact of $3.5 billion, a report states.
- Checkers looks to add restaurant sites in the region
The Florida-based Checkers & Rally’s Inc. restaurant company has its eye on an Upstate New York expansion—including Rochester—after its new distribution deal with Kirkwood, Broome County-based Willow Run Foods Inc.
- Work to resume next week on rail station project
Work is scheduled to resume next week on the $29.8 million project to replace the Rochester rail station on Central Avenue and upgrade overpasses.
- Student teams compete at RIT's Tiger Tank
Five teams of student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas and won a total of $4,750 in cash prizes at Tiger Tank at Rochester Institute of Technology. The top three teams also earned scholarships to attend graduate studies at Saunders College of Business.
- DeMarco Murray among award recipients at annual dinner
The 66th annual Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Children’s Charities’ Dinner is slated for May 4 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Most say personal income taxes too high|
Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say in terms of fairness, the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is too high. Just 3 percent say they believe they’re paying too little in federal income tax, and 31 percent say the portion they pay is about right.
A higher hurdle|
Everyone knows the tax code needs to be fixed. But how? That’s the vexing question.
Ridesharing is what Rochester residents need|
Lyft gives people who need flexible work hours a chance to make a little extra money and get to know our neighbors at the same time.
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