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Jason Barrett and the spirit(s) of Rochester (access required)

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a story more “Rochesterian” than that of Black Button Distilling founder Jason Barrett. It’s a story of industrialism, perseverance, proud family legacies and forging one’s own path. Barrett’s story, or at least his family’s, begins ...

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SBIR Road Show to come to Rochester (access required)

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With $2.5 billion burning a hole in their pocket, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour is set to make a stop in Rochester on June 18. Created by the Small Business Administration and featuring support from the Department ...

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Vuzix launches blade developer center (access required)

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Augmented reality glasses manufacturer Vuzix has launched the Blade Developer Center, a one-stop shop for developers and consumers to develop apps for the company’s Blade smart glasses. The Blade, a sleek, consumer-friendly product from Vuzix, takes the company in a ...

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Impact Capital invests in Greenlight (access required)

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Upstate investment fund Impact Capital has become a new stakeholder in Greenlight Networks. Last month, a deal went through which placed Tom Golisano as majority shareholder in the fiber optic network, following a pledge of $2.5 million of follow-on funding ...

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