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I am a reporter for the Rochester Business Journal. I cover telecommunications, technology, Internet/software/hardware, optics and photonics, advertising/marketing/PR, media, environment, architecture, construction, sports, security, Rochester colleges and universities, breweries, wineries, tourism and the paper's Fast Start section.

Imagine Monroe OKs breaks for projects, funding for program

Imagine Monroe this week approved funding for LadderzUp, a job placement program developed by Monroe Community College and Imagine Monroe, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced Tuesday. Imagine Monroe was formerly known as the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency. ...

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Visit Rochester hosts two-day event for meeting planners, association execs

Visit Rochester Inc. starting Thursday is hosting 15 meeting planners and association executives for two days to discuss future meetings and conferences that could be held in the area. The meeting planners are visiting Rochester as part of a sales ...

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Express Factory Outlet opens at the Marketplace Mall

The Express Factory Outlet—part of Express Inc.—is open at the Marketplace Mall in Henrietta, officials announced Thursday. The men’s and women’s clothing retailer is located in Center Court in a 5,472- square-foot space. The store targets the 20- to 30-year-old ...

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Charter Communications agrees to $13M settlement

The state Department of Public Service and Charter Communications Inc.—the largest cable provider in the state—have reached a $13 million settlement over the company’s failure to meet requirements of its 2016 acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., officials announced Tuesday. ...

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RIT event to focus on future of electronics and manufacturing

Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a half-day of events titled, “Enabling the Digital World: The Future of Electronics and Manufacturing,” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The event is presented in partnership with ASM Systems and RIT’s ...

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Lacrosse event in Pittsford to attract teams from across U.S.


The fifth annual Sweetlax Summer Invitational, presented by Sweetlax Lacrosse, will be held Friday through Sunday in Pittsford. Some 2,000 people—athletes, parents and coaches—are expected to attend. Club teams from across the U.S. will be coming to the area to ...

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Martino Flynn and UR take home top honors at PRism Awards

The annual PRism Awards were held on Thursday at the Arbor Loft, presented by the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Over 250 people were in attendance. This year there were 47 first place awards and 40 ...

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods in $13.7B deal


Amazon.com Inc. is acquiring Whole Foods Market Inc. in an all-cash transaction for $42 a share in a $13.7 billion deal, officials announced Friday. The transaction is expected to close within the year. A Whole Foods store has been proposed ...

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OLEDWorks names managing director for German unit

Wolfgang Goergen

OLEDWorks LLC, a light engine and panel manufacturer, has named Wolfgang Goergen as managing director of OLEDWorks GmbH, officials said. Goergen takes over the role from Eric Meulenkamp, who will continue to serve on the firm’s scientific advisory board. Goergen ...

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Del Lago Resort hotel to open July 1


The del Lago Resort & Casino is now accepting reservations for its opening day—July 1—and beyond, officials announced Friday. The hotel and spa are opening two full weeks ahead of schedule, in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. ...

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RIT appoints interim dean at College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Robin Cass

Rochester Institute of Technology announced the appointment of an interim dean at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Robin Cass starts the role effective July 1. She is to continue in the post for the 2018-2019 school year. “I ...

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LiDestri leader honored

The 2017 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award recipient is Giovanni LiDestri, CEO of Fairport-based LiDestri Food & Drink. The company manufactures sauces and dips, spirits and wine-based beverages, juices and flavored-water beverages. It has manufacturing facilities in Fairport, Rochester, ...

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Data drives the company and its clients

The phrase data-driven has become a well-known descriptor for companies in multiple industries. But how many companies are truly driven by data? Cause + Effect Strategy and Marketing relies on data to grow business daily, striving to help clients be ...

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Longtime telecom, cable exec Burr retiring


One of Frontier Communications Corp.’s top leaders is retiring. Ann Burr served as chairman for the company’s Rochester operations and as vice president of customer engagement nationally for the firm. Burr has more than three decades of experience in telecommunications. ...

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