- Geva's executive director leaves to join Rhode Island theater
Thomas Parrish, executive director of Geva Theatre Center Inc., has resigned from his post to lead the state theater of Rhode Island, officials said. Parrish will become executive director of Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company.
- URMC secures $6 million for study on slowing early Parkinson's
The University of Rochester Medical Center will receive $6 million for a clinical study on slowing early Parkinson’s disease.
- Constellation Brands raises $1M for cancer foundation
Constellation Brands Inc. has raised $1 million for the V Foundation for Cancer. It is the single largest contribution made by the wine, beer and spirits maker to the organization.
- Anti-Poverty Initiative gets $600,000 boost
The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is getting a nearly $600,000 boost in the form of a federal grant to support its work in addressing the region’s widespread poverty.
- College presidents join Slaughter to reauthorize Perkins loans
Rep. Louise Slaughter and several local college and university presidents have called on Congress to reauthorize a federal student loan program set to expire on Sept. 30.
- MCC program receives Ford Fusion from car dealers
Monroe Community College’s automotive technology program has received a 2013 Ford Fusion from the Rochester-Area Ford Dealers as part of the Ford Future Techs program.
- Rochester drivers are less careful than last year
Drivers in Rochester are less careful than they were a year ago, a new report from Allstate Insurance Co. shows.
- Eastman School to launch film music institute with $2 million gift
A $2 million gift from two Eastman School of Music graduates will launch the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at their alma mater, school leaders announced Tuesday.
- Xerox acquires Massachusetts firm, expands offerings
Xerox Corp. has acquired inVentive Patient Access Solutions LLC, a patient access and reimbursement services business for pharmaceutical companies.
- Ultralife gets $8.2 million contract from Thales
Ultralife Corp. has been awarded an $8.2 million contract to supply its communications systems to Thales Defense & Security Inc.
- RIT taps industry expert to lead department
Rochester Institute of Technology has named an engineer with 20 years of industry experience at Xerox Corp. as chairman of its Department of Software Engineering in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
- Small Business Jobs index lower in August
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index decreased last month, though officials say overall signs for the economy are positive.
- Fashion Week to be held at former Midtown Plaza site
The Fashion Week of Rochester will be held under “The Tents on Main,” which will be at the center of the former Midtown Plaza site in a roughly 15,000-square-foot tent, officials announced Tuesday.
- Saunders College appoints director of MBA program
Sean Hansen has been appointed director of the MBA program in Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Individuals, children struggle with access to food
Close to one in seven people locally are struggling with food insecurity, including one in five children, a new Feeding America study shows.
- Digital agency boosts client roster, expects revenue growth
Basch Solutions LLC—a custom website developer closing in on its seventh year in operation—has added 12 to 15 clients to its portfolio in the last year, officials said.
Snap Poll: Rochester airport gets fair grades|
Nearly 90 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll frequently use Greater Rochester International Airport for business travel and the plurality gave the airport a fair grade for airfare costs and number of daily flights to destinations of choice.
Wealth on the move|
The talent and energy of individuals is not all that’s lost when outmigration occurs. The movement of wealth also matters a great deal.
Are we all socialists now? It's a fair question|
If there’s public money to be had, it seems, the private sector is happy to take it.
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