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I am a reporter for the Rochester Business Journal. I cover telecommunications, technology, Internet/software/hardware, optics and photonics, advertising/marketing/PR, media, environment, architecture, construction, sports, security, Rochester colleges and universities, breweries, wineries, tourism and the paper's Fast Start section.

Doctors exercise caution with health care mobile apps

The tension between being innovative and being pragmatic is a crucial issue in an industry where a person’s life could depend on the choice. Mobile applications in health care are seen as tools to track health but also as avenues ...

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Study fuels campaign against distracted driving

An online survey conducted last year by the Advertising Council of Rochester and its partners found Rochester to have more distracted drivers than the national average.   In the past month alone, 42 percent of Rochester drivers ages 18 to ...

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Transcat repurchases $5.6M worth of company stock

Transcat Inc. has repurchased $5.6 million worth of shares of the company’s stock. The company repurchased 696,138 shares at $8.10 a share. It paid for the transaction with its existing credit facility. It bought the shares from a shareholder, not affiliated with the company, in a privately negotiated deal.

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Survey examines skills gap in the Rochester area

A new survey of businesses in the Rochester area found hundreds of perpetually unfilled positions. It also discovered that a majority of companies hold a pessimistic view on whether the area’s business climate will improve.   The survey focused on ...

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Learning from each other, firms adopt green culture

Sustainable business practices are filtering throughout Upstate New York.   Both large and small companies are finding ways to become more environmentally friendly in areas as basic as recycling and as complex as changing the culture of the organization. While ...

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Business is life-and-death matter for this firm

Cardiac Life Products Inc. can get a heart pumping-and in rhythm.   The East Rochester company provides automated external defibrillators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation training programs and automated external defibrillator maintenance services.   "Our mission is that we are dedicated to saving ...

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Franchisee has the brand on a run

When Luis Ribeiro sees properties for sale on a busy street, he gets excited.   "It’s the challenge of finding new locations, driving by sites that maybe don’t necessarily jump out …, trying to find that diamond in the rough," ...

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Young professionals take charge, get smart about money

The financial crash of 2001 took James Traylor’s college savings. Then in 2007, after he graduated from SUNY College at Geneseo, he launched his business as the market collapsed again.   With two bear markets fresh in his mind, Traylor, ...

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Rochester Top 100: Firm provides protection for companies’ IT

Since the recent National Security Agency leaks that revealed widespread surveillance of citizens’ communication by the U.S. government, iSecure LLC has been busy.   Many companies in Rochester are turning to iSecure, a consulting firm that evaluates the information technology ...

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Hiring remains steady despite the shaky economy

Despite an uncertain economy, legal and accounting firms in Rochester are hiring across their service base. Many employers focus on the prospective opportunities that new employees can offer the company rather than filling a specific position.   "We have had ...

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It’s a dog’s world on social networking site

Andy Simon wants to change the way Rochester views canine culture through his social networking venture, Dogways LLC. He hopes the startup will attract 2,500 users by the end of the year and eventually go national.   "It takes a ...

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Bracelets form a ring cycle of her own creation

The Metropolitan Opera shop did not have it. Nothing there could commemorate the performance that Rochester natives Cindy and Andrew Battisti had experienced when they attended the 2008 Met production of "Die Walkure."   "There was nothing celebrating why we ...

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