Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has announced Jennifer Cesario as the new county controller. An employee of the controller’s office since 2001, and of the county since 1998, Cesario will be leaving her position as director of administrative services for ...Read More »
Atlanta-based talent development company NIIT Limited has acquired Rochester’s Eagle Productivity Solutions. Founded in 1988 and based on Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Eagle provides training for cloud-based applications in medical and commercial fields. The acquisition by NIIT comes at ...Read More »
The Rochester Board of Education appointed Van Henri White to serve a fourth term as board president at the annual organizational meeting Wednesday night. White has served as president of the board since 2014 and previously served as vice president ...Read More »
Monroe County has officially received a new sheriff, as Todd Baxter was sworn in on Tuesday evening. Not that it mattered much for Baxter; he’d already gotten down to business at the crack of midnight on New Year’s Eve, touring ...Read More »
Officials at Pittsford-based investment group Impact Capital have set their eyes on their first investment: CypherWorx. A young venture capital group, Impact works across Buffalo, Rochester and Binghamton to track down fledgling companies showing promise for future growth. Partners in ...Read More »
What brands come to mind when you think of medical technology? Bayer? Pfizer? Siemens Healthineers? Certainly you could go down the list and still never come up with Hasbro. The toy producer known for G.I. Joe and Transformers doesn’t scream ...Read More »
A new study by AT&T has found the need for high-speed data is critical for the development of Upstate New York. The study was based on a survey of 401 businesses across Upstate New York, 41 percent of which hailed ...Read More »
A new bill requiring higher education for nurses has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, S6768 makes it a requirement for all registered nurses to receive a baccalaureate’s degree at ...Read More »
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced today a new tool for coordinating weather alerts. The Snow and Ice Board will utilize WebEOC to bring together municipalities and keep on top of changing conditions on the roads. The concept is simple; ...Read More »
It's no surprise that Rochester's manufacturing sector is a shadow of its former self. The companies that once defined the Flower City, and led to its status as one of the first "boomtowns," have faced rapid downsizing and exodus from the city. Kodak, Xerox and Bausch & Lomb no longer serve as the economic backbone they once did. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Rochester's employment in the manufacturing supersector has been on steady decline.
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Making way for the newcomers, the Rochester City Council bade farewell to three long-standing staples of the City Hall Chambers. Humorous and touching homages on the careers of Vice President Dana Miller and council members at-large Carolee Conklin and Matt ...Read More »
Drive down East Main Street during any hour of the day and you will surely pass the desolate site where Midtown Mall once stood. Of course, it's not always quite so desolate. During Rochester's beloved Fringe Festival and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the humble 1.2 acre plot of land swells to life, brimming with dance, laughter, musical vigor and, occasionally, monstrous balloons liberated from the contentious plot of land, hovering in the night sky above. Parcel 5, as it's referred to, has been possibly the most highly debated subject in the City of Rochester over the past couple years. Every time the City Council takes up the subject, citizens pack the room, voicing their concerns about the future of the site.
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It’s been a big year for Rochester. In 2017, Mayor Lovely Warren received reaffirmation through a second term, the business of high tech showed serious promise and economic development seems to finally be on the upswing. Of course, it hasn’t ...Read More »
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is offering $28,000 in awards to 11 local nonprofits as its final Community Health Awards of the year are given out. Including awards bestowed in spring and summer, Excellus has donated $175,000 through the Community Health Awards this year. The latest ...Read More »