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Interest in mergers on the upswing in post-election era

Interest in mergers on the upswing in post-election era While any long-term economic impact of the new administration remains to be seen, KeyBank research shows a post-election uptick when it comes to middle market business leaders’ interest in mergers and ...

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Cut property taxes by finding efficiencies in government

As Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CEO, I recently delivered written testimony on the matter of property tax relief to a joint legislative public hearing related to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017-18 executive budget proposal. The testimony focused on savings through ...

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The Loop

Undefeated coach
We’re pretty sure UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has little to worry about, but who knows, given RIT president Bill Destler’s reputation for innovation. 

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Spotlight

CPI-U rises due to gasoline price increase Driven largely by a 20.3 percent increase in the price of gasoline, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.5 percent nationwide from January 2016 to January 2017—the largest 12-month ...

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Nonprofit Report: Venture Jobs Foundation

The work of Venture Jobs Foundation stems from the premise that Rochester has an alarming level of poverty, and innovative approaches are needed to address it. VJF invests in small businesses that will use the funding to create low- and ...

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State’s GDP up 3.6 percent in 2016’s third quarter

Led by growth in the finance and insurance, wholesale trade and information industries, New York’s real GDP—calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses and governments spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade—grew by 3.6 ...

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EXPLORE

WEEKEND BESTBETS 1Every year, George Eastman Museum fills the historic conservatory with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis and freesias in the same colors Eastman featured 100 years prior. This year’s crop, on view from Feb. 10 to 26, mirrors George Eastman’s ...

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New state measure amends Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

In December 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013. The NPRA contained many welcome changes for nonprofit organizations and eased the burdens relating to certain major corporate transactions. The NPRA also included changes directed ...

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Construction projects wanted

In the April 14 Special Report on Real Estate and Construction: Green Building, the Rochester Business Journal is planning again to feature local “works in progress”—construction projects that have broken ground in the six-county region but are not yet completed. ...

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Quote of the Week

“I will tell you this about green space: We don’t have enough of it. This is a comment made every time we have experts visit Rochester.” —Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, president of Rochester Downtown Development Corp.,  on Rochester’s City Center 2/10/2017 (c) ...

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SEEN

The Landmark Society of Western New York Dec. 4: The Landmark Society of Western New York held “Celebrating Preservation 50 NYS,” an evening honoring historic preservation in New York State and featuring awards to recognize members whose contributions have helped ...

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NON PROFIT REPORT: VENTURE JOBS FOUNDATION

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization The work of Venture Jobs Foundation stems from the premise that Rochester has an alarming level of poverty, and innovative approaches are needed to address it. VJF invests in small businesses that ...

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