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MCC conference to promote STEM studies

Leaders in business and education from across the region will gather at Monroe Community College on Feb. 16 to share ideas for engaging students in careers in science, technology, art, engineering and mathematics.

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Jay Birnbaum was well-known in real estate

Those closest to Jay Birnbaum described him as a no-nonsense businessman with a big heart and love for helping others. “He was a teacher at heart,” said his son, Bernard Birnbaum. “He loved to teach and help people.” Jay Birnbaum, ...

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New CEO at helm of SWBR

A new president and CEO has been named at SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape Architecture P.C., the Rochester area’s largest architectural firm. One of Thomas Gears’ goals is to continue the growth path for the firm, which had a record ...

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Graham sales rise in third quarter

Graham Corp. posted year-over-year gains in third-quarter sales and profit, due in part to increased sales in the power market.

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Newly split Xerox reports drop in fourth-quarter profit, revenues

Shares of Xerox Corp. were down at midday after the company reported a drop in fourth-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday before markets opened. It was the company’s first report of its financial results since being split into two companies.

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Compensation for IEC chief executive rises 17%

The top executive at IEC Electronics Corp. reported an increase in compensation in 2016 over 2015, a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission shows.

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Casino ready to roll

Paul Wilmot cannot remember in his lifetime a private project between Rochester and Syracuse as big as the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino. The venue, which opens Wednesday, is expected to draw some 7,000 people each day. Wilmot, ...

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Guiding with authenticity

Pietro Giovenco enjoys a challenge. He has spent a large part of his time at Bergmann Associates working with municipal officials and the public, providing input on projects that were proposed in the areas where they lived. He relished the ...

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New Pike president eyes growth for company in 2017

The new president of Pike Co. Inc. expects the firm to see growth this year from a variety of sectors, including health care and hospitality. Its current projects include serving as general contractor on a roughly $75 million jail in ...

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Xerox adds CEO Jacobson and Motorola chief to its board

Xerox Corp. announced Friday two additions to its board of directors. Jeff Jacobson, Xerox’s CEO, and Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions Inc., have been named directors.

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Home sales dip, median price rises in Q4

Area home sales decreased 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Thursday.

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