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The Record

APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORITY MONROE COUNTY Dezavala Square San Antonio, Texas L.P. Processing address: 270 Commerce Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 Filer: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Entity No. 2 LLC Processing address: 1000 Hylan Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 Filer: Harris Beach PLLC ...

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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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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.

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New governor pledges support for Upstate N.Y.

See corrections and amplifications below. Gov. David Paterson says he can relate to the political disconnect between Albany and the rest of Upstate New York even though he lives in New York City. “In case you’re wondering about people born ...

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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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Odd news of the week

Police say a Glen Burnie, Md., woman was surprised by a 3-foot python that slithered out from behind her media stand while she watched television in her living room, AP reported. The woman, who has lived in the apartment for ...

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Q4: Paul Kremp, general manager, Crowne Plaza Rochester

Q: Why did the Crowne Plaza Rochester decide to become an independent hotel-the Rochester Plaza Hotel-effective April 18? A: Over the past year or so the hotel ownership and I have been discussing changing the hotel to an independent and ...

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Pactiv adds jobs as part of plant upgrade

The first phase of Pactiv Corp.’s $73 million plant improvement project in Canandaigua is near completion and the Illinois-based firm has hired some 45 workers to support the expansion. The expansion, which will be phased in over several years, allows ...

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COMIDA-Assisted Projects

1. WILJEFF LLC 1265 Scottsville Road Rochester, NY 14624 (585) 783-3232 http://parkpointrit.com Amount of COMIDA Assistance(1)$000): 6,683 Type of Assistance(2): Lease/leaseback Total Cost of Project($000)(3): 72,772 Description of Project: Construction of a 636,000-square-foot college town at the Rochester Institute of ...

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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.

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Permits for single-family houses in Monroe County fell to an 18-year low in 2007.

Monroe County building permits for single-family houses have been dropping since 2003, falling to a 18-year low in 2007. Local homebuilders say recessionary storm clouds have little to do with the decline. The local market merely is stabilizing after a ...

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Non-founder CEOs offer fresh outlook, expertise

An entrepreneur who invents a whiz-bang widget may not be the ideal person to get that tool into every toolbox, entrepreneurship experts say. New leadership sometimes needs to come aboard, freeing up the firm’s founder to focus on innovation 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.

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People

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes photos with press releases three weeks before desired publication date. Prints of digital photos cannot be used, however. If you would like your photos returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. John Schifano has joined ...

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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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