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Casino on deck?

A casino in Rochester is not in the cards for the Seneca Nation of Indians, who have an exclusivity pact with the state for casinos in this region. But the deal contains an opening for another tribe to build here-and ...

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Boulter sells crane division to Lockport firm

A century-old local rigging and relocation business has sold one of its divisions to make room for growth in other areas. Boulter Industrial Contractors Inc., a fixture in Webster since 1892, has sold its crane division, formerly Webster Crane, to ...

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UR campaign to aim for goal over $1 billion

The University of Rochester is building staff and technology to rev up to raise more than $1 billion, the biggest capital campaign ever among Rochester-area colleges and universities. Chief Advancement Officer James Thompson, hired the day Joel Seligman became UR ...

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Asbestos suits, clash with Glazer highlight judge’s 28 year tenure

Slated to retire from the state court bench Dec. 31, state Supreme Court Justice Raymond Cornelius plans to join McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin P.C. After taking a mid-December break for a Florida vacation, Cornelius expects to start at the ...

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Bank’s change at the top comes as a shocker

The change at the top at First Niagara Financial Group Inc. caught analysts by surprise. The parent of First Niagara Bank and Rochester-based First Niagara Risk Management Inc. announced after markets closed last Friday that Paul Kolkmeyer is out as ...

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Gleason to grind out sales with new line

Gleason Corp.’s new line of gear production equipment is expected to boost sales for Rochester’s oldest manufacturer. The new line, called Genesis and introduced this year, is aimed at improving productivity and serviceability. So far, roughly 20 machines have been ...

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Companies take chances in using bogus software

The use of counterfeit software can lead to security breaches, lost data and hard-to-fix system errors. Two area computer resellers, accused of peddling such software, learned about another pitfall last week-lawsuits. But now new measures to combat software piracy at ...

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Keys to gaurding against fake software

The recovery cost after installing counterfeit software on even a single workstation could total more than $1,000. That price, combined with the cost of lost or corrupted data, generally cancels out whatever savings there are to be had from buying ...

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Kodak sues outsourcing firm over its service

Citing negative customer feedback, Eastman Kodak Co. is trying to break relations with TeleTech Services Corp., an outsourcing company it hired in 2004 to handle customer service operations. The photo giant hired TeleTech to do customer support and customer relations ...

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Genesee Group aims to top $10 million in sales here

Genesee Group/N.Y. Inc. continues to eye acquisitions as the Henrietta-based firm looks to boost its sales next year by up to 10 percent. The firm expects to hit record revenues this year at its local operation: $10 million to $15 ...

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UR examins another growth push at medical center

The University of Rochester Medical Center, by far the biggest revenue-generator for UR, is examining whether to grow. URMC officials are set to finish in March a strategic plan for the medical center, which includes the School of Medicine and ...

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This Duo’s differences add up to success

At Butler/Till Media Services Inc., the agency’s professional and creative personality is apparent right down to the kind of fashion its owners wear. For Susan Butler, 49, it often is a gray flannel suit and two-inch heels; for Tracy Till, ...

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On firm footing, company plans to remain small

Tougher concrete floors foundation for success Jason Bye never expected to be working with his father. But when Carl Bye Jr. offered his son an opportunity to get into a new business literally on the ground floor, Jason Bye, 34, ...

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Builders design their homes with keen eye to the future

Innovative and custom designs appear to be top choices for builders when constructing their own homes. Several area homebuilders and developers have designed their own homes, and when it comes to curb appeal and amenities, builders tend to design with ...

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Growth in contruction closely tied to economy

See Corrections and Amplifications below. For some builders, the local construction industry is better understood not in comparison with the national industry, but with the area’s economy. “Construction in Rochester is suffering from the same issues as other local industries,” ...

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