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Daily Archives: June 20, 2008

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enemy of the good

Summer is approaching, and the fight over the proposed property tax cap is heating up. On one side are Gov. David Paterson, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi (who headed the bipartisan state commission created to study the matter), business groups ...

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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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Frontier Management buys Greece complex

Honeoye-based Schultz Management Inc. recently sold the last of its four Monroe County apartment complexes to focus on development in Ontario and Livingston counties. Rochester-based Frontier Management of New York Inc., in a move to expand its existing portfolio of ...

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Seneca Foods sales again top $1B;profit shrinks on valuation change

Seneca Foods Corp. reported a drop in annual earnings this week, due largely to a new way the firm values inventory. For fiscal 2008, the Marion, Wayne County-based firm reported earnings of $8 million, or 65 cents a diluted share, ...

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Simpson to retire; led firm’s push to HR peak

When human resources director William Simpson had the idea for Nixon Peabody LLP to apply for the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list in 2004, his enthusiasm on the firm’s ability to win was not universally shared. Conventional wisdom ...

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Independence fuels growth at Pluta Center

Some five years after setting itself up as the state’s first-and for a time only-cancer center not linked to a hospital or academic medical center, the Pluta Cancer Center Inc. counts the move as a success. The cancer center is ...

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Q4: Eugene Bay, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Q: The school announced this week the New Hope Lodge and Hospitality House and a partnership with the American Cancer Society. How did this come about? A: CRCDS has a fine campus building, which for many years was a dormitory ...

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