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City Council passes 2018-19 budget (access required)

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The Rochester City Council unanimously passed Mayor Lovely Warren’s $539,646,900 operating budget at the monthly council meeting on Tuesday, June 19. The budget is about 2.4 percent higher than the 2017-18 budget, which places it slightly below the inflation rate ...

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Charter fined $2 million by PSC (access required)

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The Public Service Commission has fined Charter Communications, or Spectrum, $2 million for failing to meet their obligated expansions in New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, Schenectady and Mt. Vernon. Following the 2015 merger of Charter with Time Warner ...

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Sydor to open new headquarters in Perinton (access required)

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Empire State Development has announced that Sydor Technologies will establish its new headquarters in Perinton. Founded in 2004 in Rochester, Sydor produces advanced instrumentation for the energy, research and defense industries. Sydor is currently headquartered at 291 Millstead Way in Rochester. ...

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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)

Vuzix Blade

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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