Daily Archives: September 16, 2004

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22 Premier Professionals Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—Hawthorne’s Restaurant, 3500 East Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Sept. 29—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. The Green Drivers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 ...

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Excellus launches hybrid health plan

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Rochester Region has begun offering a hybrid health insurance plan that combines the HMO model with consumer-driven plan elements.

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Biophan hires STS Biopolymers exec

Biophan Technologies Inc. has tapped a former STS Biopolymers Inc. executive to lead its nanolution division. John Lanzafame will serve as president of the unit.

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Car sales increase for month, year

Vehicle sales in Monroe County grew nearly 8 percent in August compared with a year ago and 4 percent from July, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported.

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IEC to manufacture Sionex products

IEC Electronics Corp. will manufacture products for Sionex Corp. in Waltham, Mass. Sionex is commercializing a new chemical sensor chip and system technology.

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Region’s unemployment rate falls

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area was 5.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent a year ago and 5.4 percent in July. The statewide unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, down from 5.9 percent in July. This ...

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Kodak to close plant, lab in Australia

Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday that it will close its manufacturing plant and wholesale photofinishing lab in Coburg, Australia this fall, affecting some 600 employees.

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Pioneer Credit Recovery to expand, add jobs

Pioneer Credit Recovery Inc. will add a facility in Batavia, its third in the area, as part of a $3.8 million project expected to add 450 jobs over three years, officials said Thursday. The new jobs will bring the collection-service ...

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Kodak to close plant, lab in Australia

Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday that it will close its manufacturing plant and wholesale photofinishing lab in Coburg, Australia this fall, affecting some 600 employees. The photo company expects to take a $105 million restructuring related charge, including accelerated depreciation ...

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Region’s unemployment rate falls

The unemployment rate in the Rochester area was 5.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent a year ago and 5.4 percent in July.

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IEC to manufacture Sionex products

IEC Electronics Corp. will manufacture products for Sionex Corp. in Waltham, Mass. Sionex is commercializing a new chemical sensor chip and system technology. IEC, which has a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Wayne County, will manufacture all of Sionex’s commercial products. ...

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Car sales increase for month, year

Vehicle sales in Monroe County grew nearly 8 percent in August compared with a year ago and 4 percent from July, the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association Inc. reported. RADA figures show 6,073 cars and trucks were sold last month, up ...

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Biophan hires STS Biopolymers exec

Biophan Technologies Inc. has tapped a former STS Biopolymers Inc. executive to lead its nanolution division. John Lanzafame will serve as president of the unit, and will oversee Biophan’s development of advanced nanotechnology-based drug delivery devices and other technologies, patents ...

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Excellus launches hybrid health plan

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Rochester Region has begun offering a hybrid health insurance plan. The FourFronts option combines the health maintenance organization model with consumer-driven plan elements. Under a consumer-driven plan, either the employer or the employee makes tax-deductible ...

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Barry Bonds is simply the best baseball player—ever

This isn’t easy for me and it might be downright painful for those of you out there who can remember when gasoline was 20 cents a gallon and families gathered around the radio at night and most movies were black ...

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