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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Get ready now for cannabis industry to begin (access required)


New York state officials have not finalized the licensing applications and regulations needed for the newly legalized cannabis industry, but experts say there is plenty to do to get ready for anybody planning to get into the industry. The Rochester ...

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New mask rules pose challenge to business (access required)


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that the state’s mask mandate was being revised in accordance with federal recommendations, was widely embraced, but still left many questions and confusion. “It’s a trend in the right direction, it just creates so many ...

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Some business leaders say worst of crisis has passed (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on Rochester-area businesses in the past year, but the community is poised to rebound now that the worst of the crisis has hopefully passed, according to local business leaders. The Rochester Business Journal ...

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Greenlight Networks founder Mark Murphy helps expand high speed internet access (access required)

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy had a successful career of almost 20 years as an executive in the high-tech communications industry, with a track record that would have probably led to even more lucrative top-tier job opportunities that would provide long-term financial security ...

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New MCC president named (access required)

Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna

A Minnesota college administrator has been named the sixth president of Monroe Community College. Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna was recommended by the MCC board of trustees and her appointment was confirmed Tuesday by the State University of New York board ...

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Finding the right fit (access required)


John Gilmore is not a lawyer. As the founder of BarkerGilmore, the legal recruiting firm based in Fairport, it makes sense that the first question most people ask him is if he’s a lawyer. Gilmore received his bachelor’s degree and ...

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‘Be yourself’ mentality (access required)


Randi Proukou wants the members of GRAWA (Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys) to let their guard down a little. As president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys Proukou wants to know about all the stresses and struggles ...

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Rochester’s Mayor Warren indicted on campaign finance charges (access required)

Lovely Warren

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren and others have been indicted on charges accusing them of violating state Election Law. A Monroe County grand jury indicted Warren, Albert Jones Jr. and Rosiland Brooks Harris with first-degree scheme to defraud and violation ...

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New court will address pandemic-related evictions (access required)


Court officials and local leaders have announced a new effort to help tenants facing possible eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, U.S Rep. Joe Morelle, Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran, and ...

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