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COMIDA approves pair of Morgan developments

Two projects planned by entities of Morgan Management LLC—one in the East End and one in Henrietta—received tax breaks from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency this week.

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MCC program posts strong growth

Monroe Community College is helping local precision machining firms find skilled workers by training potential employees and getting them into the workforce faster than was done in the past. 

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Conduent posts loss in first solo report

Conduent Inc. reported a year-over-year drop in fourth-quarter sales and a net loss; it was the company’s first separate financial results following its split from Xerox Corp. in January.

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Klein back at the helm

Joseph Klein is back at the helm of Klein Steel Service Inc. nearly 11 years after stepping back from the business to pursue other endeavors. 

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Downtown’s revival gets praise, optimism

Thomas Masaschi has a long-term vision for the development of downtown. And five years in, the managing partner of DHD Ventures LLC is happy with what has been done so far. “I’m excited to see the new development downtown,” Masaschi ...

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Gleason buys Swiss software firm

Gleason Corp. has acquired KISSsoft AG, the Rochester manufacturing firm said Thursday. KISSsoft, based in Switzerland, develops design software for gears and power transmission systems.

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Survey reports uptick in NY manufacturing

Manufacturing firms in New York reported that business activity expanded at the fastest pace since 2014, according to this month’s Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey.

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Rochester downtown development event draws nearly 500 attendees

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More than 490 people attended the downtown development event Tuesday morning, part of the RBJ Power Breakfast Series. The panel included Buckingham Properties LLC managing partner Ken Glazer, who said: "I can see Rochester on the cover of a magazine in five years with the headline, 'Here’s a city that did it right.'"

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Harris segment receives contract worth up to $403 million

Harris Corp.'s Rochester-based Communication Systems’ segment has been awarded a five-year contract that could reach $403 million from the Defense Logistics Agency for tactical radio spares and components.

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New Xerox prepares for big product launch

Xerox Corp. is planning its largest product launch in the company’s history in 2017, its new leader recently said. Jeff Jacobson, who became CEO at the beginning of the year, said the company is also on track to deliver an ...

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REIT acquires facility

Royal Oak Realty Trust Inc. recently acquired the property on Lucius Gordon Drive in Henrietta where Hammer Packaging Corp. is located. The $7.1 million deal is the real estate investment trust’s first acquisition in 2017. Hammer Packaging, the former property ...

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ROCHESTERCHAMBERtop100-Culture, training are key for real estate firm

Charles Hilbert has a laser focus on growth when it comes to his real estate business. Among the keys to achieving success are having good people and creating a culture where they can thrive on the job, he said. “It’s ...

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