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Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

Museum set to launch national journal on play

When exploring how the Strong National Museum of Play could better focus on its core collection and what it reveals about the dynamics of play, Rollie Adams, president and CEO, found that he and his staff had to study a ...

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Access to networks vital to growing firms

Don’t worry! This isn’t yet another article about finding jobs. It’s about helping the Rochester economy prosper through networks of invention, resources and markets. Rochester has always had a resilient economy. In its early years the Flour City transported grain ...

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To fight global warming, retool auto insurance

I tend to eat too much when I pay a fixed price to dine in a restaurant that offers an all-you-can-eat deal. In contrast, at the same restaurant, when I have to order food a la carte, I tend to ...

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Landing ahead for 20-year dream

At long last, dare it be said, Brooks Landing in the 19th Ward will be complete within one year. This week, the developer behind the multiple-use riverfront project broke ground on the second phase-a $2 million, two-story retail and office ...

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Firm predicts growth across businesses

Constellation Brands Inc. will continue to grow in fiscal 2009, focusing on its global wine business, imported-beer market and North American premium spirits sales, top leaders recently told analysts. Those areas are the Perinton-based firm’s sweet spots, said Robert Sands, ...

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Decision breaks new ground on vehicle liability

A decision handed down in an ongoing Livingston County civil trial over a fatal 2005 bus crash on I-390 near Geneseo-involving a team of Canadian hockey players-marks the first court ruling in Upstate New York on a controversial state vehicle-leasing ...

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Buzzer looms for new lease

With the American Hockey League board of governors’ annual meetings beginning Monday, the pressure is on Rochester city officials to reach a lease agreement for the Rochester Americans hockey team and the Rochester Knighthawks indoor lacrosse team to continue playing ...

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Constructing a better future

At the mention of his 3-year-old triplets, Aaron Hilger’s sunny disposition gets a few thousand watts brighter. For people who know Hilger, 34, they often get a similar reaction at the mention of Wicks Law, workers’ compensation improvement or almost ...

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For Web design partners, the sky’s their limit

Four years ago, Viet Nguyen and Latrell Liptrot ran a Web design business from a coffee shop over a laptop. Today, the partners’ firm, Phu Concepts Inc., has its own office space, hundreds of clients and is mulling expansion. Named ...

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Poised at a new era, telecom players express optimism

Less than a decade ago Rochester was hailing itself as a budding telecom alley. It was a time, however, when the U.S. telecommunications industry saw itself as marked for phenomenal growth but was in fact on the verge of a ...

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Electronic waste gets attention; recycling efforts multiply

See Corrections and Amplifications below. Four years ago, Rochester Institute of Technology realized it had a problem. A steady stream of obsolete computer equipment-at the time, most devices were being upgraded every three years or so-combined with growing amounts of ...

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Investments in technology hinge on risk, resources

When designing bike frames that match female cyclists’ proportions or deciding how best to market her products, Georgena Terry often considers how investments in new technology will benefit Macedon-based Terry Precision Bicycles Inc. Some decisions are clear-cut, while others involve ...

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Portfolio: ThermoFisher Scientific

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 Waltham, Mass., Thermo Fisher Scientific International Inc. is a ...

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Some managers need to learn to step away and let go

“I’ve been a manager for a long time but I’ve been recently promoted to a higher level position, which I have wanted for a while. But I realize now that to be successful in this new position, I need to ...

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Unshackle Upstate supports governor’s call for tax cap

Upstate has been hearing some promising news out of Albany recently. Now it’s up to us to ensure those promises are delivered in a way that benefits our economy and our community. The first bit of good news was the ...

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