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RIT picked as host of Pollution Prevention Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology has been selected as the host of a new state Pollution Prevention Institute for research and design in environmentally friendly manufacturing methods, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Friday. The $6 million initiative—funded with $2 million set aside ...

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Largest Commercial Real Estate Deals

1. Rochester Technology Park(3) 789 Elmgrove Road Rochester, NY 14624 Full Sale Price ($000): 55,000 Date of Deed Filling: 8/16/2007 Annual property tax ($)(1): NA(4) City or Town (Tax District)(2): Gates Description of Property: Office park for industrial, research, distribution ...

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SBA puts in place new manager for Rochester region

John Marino has spent almost all of his 58 years on Long Island. But when his daughter took a job in the area and he became a grandfather, Rochester began looking more and more like home. Marino began work Feb. ...

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Home Properties looks for lift from utility plan

The payback from Home Properties Inc.’s utility reimbursement program is expected to prop up part of the company’s revenue growth in 2008, while the company overcomes some hiccups in its development pipeline. The utility reimbursement plan Home Properties finished rolling ...

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Business needs drive decisions on hiring legal counsel

Many small and midsize businesses meet their need for legal services without in-house counsel. Good service and reliable partnerships with outside law firms make it easy to do so, they say. According to BCG Attorney Search, a legal recruiting firm, ...

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Renaissance story marred by errors

Dear Editor: Your story on Renaissance Square published Feb. 15 (“City plans closer look at progress on Renaissance”) had some unfortunate errors. These included the amount of federal funding scheduled to “sunset” on Sept. 20 and a reference to state ...

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Energy East gives Frederick Douglass Resource Center $50k

The Frederick Douglass Resource Center will get $50,000 in funding from the Energy East Foundation Inc., officials announced Friday. The money will benefit the center’s State of the Sector program designed to engage young adults in civic-related activities. “We are ...

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Wrong on trade

Headed for a March 4 primary showdown, Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been angling for every possible competitive advantage. Thus, the skirmishing over bragging rights on opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and similar pacts. ...

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Non-competes enforced in spite of possible disputes

In 2006, when reporter Rachel Barnhart’s employment contract with WROC-TV 8 expired, she found herself in a difficult situation–a non-compete clause prevented her from working in the area. When she first accepted her position with WROC, Barnhart had signed a ...

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Q4: Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, president, Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

Q: The RDDC has organized three meetings as part of its Downtown Residential Summit, including one this week. What are the topics and how will they help residents with concerns over issues such as safety or parking availability? A: The ...

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Majority disagrees with appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

More than half—60 percent—of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with Monroe County’s decision to appeal the same-sex marriage ruling. County Executive Maggie Brooks last Friday said the county plans to appeal an appellate court ...

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Corrections and Amplifications

A story about Renaissance Square published Feb. 15 edition contained inaccurate information. The amount of federal funding earmarked for the project that is scheduled to expire this year is roughly $23.7 million. Project leaders are confident the deadline will be ...

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Glass ceiling is a barrier, but labyrinth can be solved

“I’m a female manager and I’ve been successful in every management position I’ve held in this company. I see no reason why I won’t be able to move into the senior executive leadership team, but the only problem is there ...

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Excellus CEO gets 43% raise

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield gave its top officer a 43 percent raise — $770,000 — in 2007, awarding President and CEO David Klein compensation totaling $2.6 million. The Blues reported Klein’s 2007 compensation Friday in an annual report filed ...

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Fed announces March auctions

The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it will auction another $60 billion in March as it continues to combat the effects of a severe credit crisis, AP reported. It repeated a pledge to keep holding the auctions “for as long ...

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