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Daily Archives: April 11, 2008

Close up: Judith Seil

Title: Director, Monroe County Department of Planning and Development Age: 49 Home: Brighton Education: B.S. in management science, Nazareth College of Rochester, 1981 Family: Husband, Joseph; sons, Tim, 19, and Andy, 16 Hobbies: Working out, golf, baseball Quote: “When I ...

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Onetime banker is point person for development

Judith Seil’s job description is simple in its complexity. “I try to take alphabet soup and make it understandable to the business community,” she says. Seil, 49, is director of Monroe County’s Department of Planning and Development. She manages a ...

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A tangled case

After jousting with Constellation Brands Inc. for some eight years over an allegation that Constellation’s Arbor Mist wine cooler’s name infringes on their tiny regional winery’s Arbor Hill label, John and Katherine Brahm last month won a judge’s OK to ...

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Klein tops tally of pay for insurers

Top local executives of MVP Health Care Preferred Care saw their pay drop substantially in 2007. The drop, however, did not represent a pay cut but a reflection of extra rewards they received in 2006, the company said. In 2007, ...

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Plans eye facility fit for a king

Carlton DeWolff and his wife got the royal treatment last week-literally, at a lavish ceremony near Amman, Jordan, to honor the late King Hussein. DeWolff’s firm has designed an 800,000-square-foot hospital for a mountaintop roughly 15 miles southwest of Amman ...

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Portfolio: TRANSCAT

A weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area Based in Rochester, Transcat Inc. is a global distributor of professional-grade ...

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Snap Poll: Nearly half say state of city is better than a year ago

Economic development seen as top priority for Duffy Forty-six percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say that compared with a year ago, the overall state of the city of Rochester is better. Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy Monday evening ...

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Marking progress

A year ago, Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy used the word “results” 46 times in his State of the City address. On Monday, he used it only three times. But that does not mean Rochester’s mayor is any less focused on ...

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New budget has $700M for upstate fund

Gov. David Paterson Wednesday announced the 2008-09 enacted budget includes a $700 million Upstate Revitalization Fund that will promote economic growth and opportunity throughout Upstate New York. The fund was proposed at $1 billion but was reduced to $700 million. ...

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Deal gives Baltimore firm a footprint in region

A Baltimore-based private company made the second-largest local commercial real estate deal of 2007. For $48.7 million last July, Phillips Edison & Co. made its foray into the Rochester market by buying 444,500 square feet of retail space from Developers ...

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HTR’s president accepts post in North Carolina

High Tech Rochester Inc. is losing its leader, Paul Wetenhall, next month to a business incubator in Charlotte, at the University of North Carolina. Wetenhall has been at HTR since its inception. He has helped bring together entrepreneurs and engineers, ...

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Former executive sues IRS for refund from ’99

As the current tax season draws to a close, few can have higher refund hopes than Olafur Gudmundsson. He recently sued the Internal Revenue Service in hopes of getting the agency to cut him a refund check for more than ...

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Analysts expect strong first quarter from Xerox

Analysts expect Xerox Corp. to post earnings per share at the high end of its guidance when the company reports its first-quarter results next Friday. Eight analysts polled by Thomson Financial estimate Xerox will report earnings per share in the ...

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Tough first quarter staggers most local stocks

Most local stocks lost value during a difficult first quarter hampered by the country’s financial crisis and fears of a recession. Of the 51 local stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange, 40 lost ground during the quarter ended ...

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Zoo meets Riedman challenge grant

The Seneca Park Zoo Society has raised more than $500,000 to meet a challenge grant by the Riedman Foundation toward its Step Into Africa project, officials said. The Riedman Foundation in October pledged up to $500,000 in matching funds raised ...

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