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President of Ronald McDonald House Charities resigns

The president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester N.Y. Inc. is resigning as of March 2. Carol DeMoulin has led the Ronald McDonald House since 2010 and leaves her position to pursue other opportunities, the agency said.

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Area taxi drivers argue against ridesharing

Rochester-area taxi drivers spoke out against ridesharing deregulation Friday, two weeks after the state Senate passed legislation allowing ride-hailing services to operate in Upstate New York.

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New-car sales jump in January

New-car sales in Monroe County were brisk last month, topping year-ago sales by more than 8 percent, Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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Tipping Point expects new department to drive growth

Tipping Point Communications LLC has formalized its content marketing department and expects it to play a strong role in growing the firm’s revenues by 10 to 15 percent this year. The department was formalized after some 18 months.

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Community Events calendar

THURSDAY, FRIDAY MARCH 2 AND 3 Catholic Charities Community Services Presents:  Heads-UP! A Community Conversation on Concussion, a CEU Event, St. John Fisher College, Thursday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for any parent, student athlete, coach or trainer. ...

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Couples planning to retire should factor in age gap

An age difference in your relationship doesn’t just mean your favorite bands are from different decades. As you approach retirement together, that age gap becomes a factor in decisions about when you retire and when you take Social Security, and ...

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Women’s Council seeking nominations

The Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is calling for nominations for its 17th annual Young Women of Distinction Award.

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Gleason buys Swiss software firm

Gleason Corp. has acquired KISSsoft AG, the Rochester manufacturing firm said Thursday. KISSsoft, based in Switzerland, develops design software for gears and power transmission systems.

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MCC to unveil $4.8 million theater renovation

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Monroe Community College is slated to unveil its newly renovated theater on Friday. The $4.8 million renovation was funded by Monroe County and the State University of New York.

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Saunders College alumni slated for ‘Shark Tank’

JAMES BROOKS, NATHAN COLEMAN (THE ELEPHANT PANTS)

Two alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business are pitching their business next week on the ABC show "Shark Tank." Nathan Coleman and James Brooks, both in the class of 2009, are pitching a harem-style pants apparel line to help save elephants.

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T.J. Miller headlines RIT’s FreezeFest

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Rochester Institute of Technology will host its eighth annual FreezeFest to celebrate the winter season from Thursday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 19.

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Get your act ready for Fringe Fest

Calling all artists and art producers: The 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is slated to begin taking submissions April 1.

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Rochester drivers don’t overspend, report shows

Rochester drivers are pretty good at taking advantage of low interest rates, and appear to know how to balance the amount of their car loans with their income.

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