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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.

Two on list of Best Community Colleges

New York  State has a strong showing in two new reports by finance website WalletHub. The state ranks ninth in a report of Best Community College Systems. On 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges list, Monroe Community College ranked 117th and ...

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Paychex acquires North Carolina firm

Paychex Inc. has acquired North Carolina-based HR Outsourcing Holdings Inc., the company announced Monday. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. HROI is a human resource firm that supports clients in 35 states. All 140 employees of HROI will ...

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Lumalon LLC sheds light on efficiency

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Light is used by every business. But every business is not using LED light. That is what Pittsford-based Lumalon LLC is working to change. LED—light emitting diode—light is sustainable, creates better quality light, is more energy efficient than traditional lighting ...

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RIT named a national center for cyber defense

Rochester Institute of Technology has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research through 2022, officials said. Those with the designation seek to advance cyber defense technologies, policies and practices to help protect the country from ...

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Roberts Wesleyan College adds corporate partners

Roberts Wesleyan College has signed three organizations—Catholic Charities, Mary Cariola Children’s Center and St. Ann’s Community—to its Corporate Partnership program. “This partnership shows each organization’s commitment to education and supporting employees in achieving their full potential,” said Kimberley Wiedefeld, vice ...

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RIT graduate student awarded NASA fellowship

A local Ph.D. student has been chosen—from 141 applicants—for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research, officials announced Friday. Chi Nguyen, a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studies how galaxies formed in the early universe ...

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