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Daily Archives: December 8, 2005

RBA board elects Mucci chairman

Martin Mucci, senior vice president of operations at Paychex Inc., has been elected chairman of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc.

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Duffy announces first appointments

Fire Chief Floyd Madison, Finance Director Vincent Carfagna and Budget Director William Ansbrow will retain their positions with the city of Rochester when Mayor-elect Robert Duffy takes office Jan. 1, Duffy said Thursday.

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Pa. hospitals tap Logical Images

Logical Images Inc. has signed a deal with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to roll out the company’s VisualDx product in 45 hospitals throughout the state.

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New Sentry safes to sport gun logo

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Thursday said it has entered into an agreement with Sentry Group to license use of the Smith & Wesson brand and logo on a new line of large capacity safes.

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Ritz Camera to install Kodak kiosks

Eastman Kodak Co. has inked a deal with the nation’s largest camera retailer to place Kodak’s newest kiosks in some 1,100 locations.

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Zapata board may sell Omega stake

Zapata Corp. may sell its 58 percent stake in Omega Protein Corp. in an effort to increase shareholder value, officials said. Earlier this week, Zapata completed the sale of its interest in Safety Components International Inc.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 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 Dec. 21—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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Southern Cal vs. Texas is college football’s ‘Star Wars’

Like most above-average-but-not-obsessed sports fans, there are many more games, matches, whatever, I can take or leave. I’m one of those guys who needs my interest piqued. Otherwise, I’ll usually choose to go work on my golf swing, take a ...

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U.S. life expectancy hits 77.6 years

U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high—77.6 years—and deaths from heart disease, cancer and stroke continue to drop, the National Center for Health Statistics reported Thursday. But half of Americans in the 55-to-64 age group—including the oldest of the ...

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Report: Private-equity groups expected to bid for Dunkin’ Donuts

Two groups of private-equity firms plan to submit bids Thursday to buy Dunkin’ Donuts, the nation’s biggest coffee-and-doughnut chain, from France’s Pernod Ricard SA, which acquired it as part of a bigger deal last summer, AP reported. Thursday was the ...

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Congressional negotiators reach agreement on Patriot Act

House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act, the government’s premier anti-terrorism law, before it expires at the end of the month, AP reported. But Sen. Russ Feingold., D-Wis., threatened a filibuster to block ...

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Major storm ices the Midwest

Storms across the nation’s midsection delivered freezing cold and as much as 10 inches of snow by Thursday, snarling traffic and closing schools from Illinois to Texas, AP reported. At least three people were killed in wrecks. The eastbound system ...

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Zapata board may sell Omega stake

Zapata Corp. may sell its 58 percent stake in Omega Protein Corp. The Brighton firm’s board made the decision, saying it believes such a sale would increase shareholder value. With its headquarters in Houston, Omega Protein is the largest U.S. ...

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Ritz Camera to install Kodak kiosks

Eastman Kodak Co. has inked a deal with the nation’s largest camera retailer to place Kodak’s newest kiosks in some 1,100 locations. Kodak and Ritz Camera Centers Inc., the largest retail camera and imaging photo chain in the United States, ...

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New Sentry safes to sport gun logo

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Thursday said it has entered into an agreement with Sentry Group to license use of the Smith & Wesson brand and logo on a new line of large capacity safes. Financial details were not disclosed. ...

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