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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Area fiber optic ring honored

The board of directors of Ontario County’s $7.5 million fiber optic ring has earned a “Best of New York” award from the Center for Digital Government, a division of e.Republic Inc. The board of the Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development ...

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Rhinos hire marketing VP, player

Salvatore Fantauzzo, founder of Salvatore’s Pizza and Subs Inc. in the Rochester area, has been hired as vice president of marketing and business development for the Rochester Rhinos, the team announced Friday. Fantauzzo, known as Soccer Sam, and other investors ...

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Element K partners with Sun Microsystems

Element K LLC and Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday announced a partnership to expand the availability of Sun Authorized e-Learning courses and certification bundles. The interactive training will be distributed through Element K to improve the productivity of corporate IT departments ...

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Decrease risk, mine value from service businesses

Nationwide trends show, and our own experience confirms, that business buyers are nearly as interested in service businesses as in manufacturing firms. From the 50,000-foot view, this would seem to be very good news for all who own service businesses. ...

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Faststart: A longtime wine enthusiast toasts success

Andrea Bornheim’s interest in wine began when she took a part-time job at a Buffalo-area country club. “I started learning about it pretty much as soon as I was of legal drinking age,” the 34-year-old Webster resident says. “I never ...

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Engineering awards

The Rochester Engineering Society next month will honor leadership and excellence in engineering. It has selected the finalists for its annual Engineer of the Year Award and its new Young Engineer of the Year Award. The awards are given to ...

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Clark moved fast in bid to buy Rhinos

Rochester Rhinos executive vice president Matthew Ford was meeting with a staff member on Feb. 29 when he received a phone call from Utica-area banker Robert Clark. Clark and his father, Harold Clark Jr., were on their way to Paetec ...

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Gandhi returns to UR for forum

Arun Gandhi, who resigned in January as president of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the University of Rochester after posting inflammatory comments on a Washington Post blog on faith, is scheduled to participate in a UR forum April ...

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Majority say politics influencing search for MCC pres

Search committees Monday recommended two finalists—both community college presidents—to succeed Thomas Flynn as president of Monroe Community College. However, a sharply divided MCC board of trustees approved adding the names of Republicans William Smith, the former county Legislature majority leader, ...

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Spotlight: New York is not alone in its budget woes

New York is one of 28 states facing a projected budget gap for fiscal year 2009, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Estimated at $4.9 billion, New York’s gap was the nation’s second-highest, but ...

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Majority say politics influencing search for MCC pres

More than 80 percent of readers participating in the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll this week say politics is influencing the selection process for the new MCC president. More than two-thirds favor the candidates recommended by the search committees.

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To recruit successfully, connect with qualified candidates

Is your small company still basing its recruitment strategies on job boards, newspaper ads, career fairs and mailed-in resumes? If so, you may as well classify yourself as a recruiting dinosaur, doomed to attract only mediocre applicants. For companies of ...

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CEO leads growth here at telecom

In a year as CEO of One Communications Inc., Howard Janzen has been faced with a daunting task-welding three distinct and formerly fiercely competitive telecommunications companies into one. Formed in the merger of the Rochester-based Choice One Communications Inc. and ...

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Rival accuses Pictometry of patent infringement

Warned by Pictometry International Corp. that it might be infringing on Pictometry’s patented technology, a rival aerial-image provider has turned the tables, accusing Pictometry of treading on its intellectual property rights. Henrietta-based Pictometry has over the past eight years built ...

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Brizard unveils transitioning plan

Rochester City Schools superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard Friday unveiled a reform plan for the struggling district that would emphasize innovation and new programs to help students transition to high school. Brizard said the multipoint plan would not require increased resources but ...

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