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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.

Bills training camp to start July 27 at St. John Fisher


The annual training camp of the Buffalo Bills will start on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College. This is the first training camp under the team’s new head coach, Sean McDermott. “The start of training ...

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USA Track & Field selects Rochester as host of youth outdoor championships

USA Track & Field has selected Rochester to serve as host to the 2018 USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Championships, officials announced Thursday. Some 3,000 youth athletes, along with spectators, friends and family members, are expected to attend. Participants ...

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Slaughter says budget cuts would hit manufacturing institute

Rep. Louise Slaughter on Thursday pledged to protect the Rochester Institute of Technology-led Rochester Manufacturing Institute from defunding by the Trump administration. The Rochester-based clean energy consortium received $140 million in federal funding in January. Rochester beat out cities nationwide ...

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DocuSend produces app for QuickBooks

DocuSend, a product of MTI Inc., has launched the DocuSend for QuickBooks Online app, officials announced Wednesday. DocuSend is a web-based service that automates printing and mailing of invoices, billing statements, and customer communications. The app gives customers more options, ...

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ClearCove Systems founder receives local award

Terry Wright, founder and chief technology officer of Victor-based ClearCove Systems Inc., is Rochester’s 2017 Distinguished Inventor of the Year, presented by the Rochester Intellectual Property Association. Wright beat out 12 other nominees for the honor. He is the founder ...

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Vuzix launches online sales, accessories for Smart Glasses

Vuzix Corp., a provider of video eyewear, is now selling its M300 Smart Glasses online, officials said. The firm has also launched a line of accessories to support the product. There are a variety of mounting options for the product ...

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Marquee lights up at The Little Theatre


A historic marquee on East Avenue received a modern-day revival this week. The Little Theatre has a renovated marquee that was unveiled to a crowd of over a thousand people on Monday. The marquee is part of a $1.5 million ...

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Nominees announced for 2017 Ecosystem Awards

Community members across Rochester have been nominated for the 2017 Ecosystem Awards, Upstate Venture Connect said. Upstate Venture Connect is a non-profit that aims to create a startup ecosystem for Upstate New York led by entrepreneurs. The organization received 120 ...

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Digital Rochester seeking GREAT Awards nominations


Digital Rochester Inc. is requesting nominations for the seventh annual Greater Rochester Excellence in Achievement in Technology Awards. Nominations are being accepted until July 5. The GREAT Awards recognize companies and people in Rochester who are helping the area’s technology ...

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Fast Start: Communicator rises to director at nonprofit

In just six years, Taryn Mullen has moved up the ranks from an entry-level position to executive director of CDS Wolf Foundation—before the age of 30. Today she leads a team of seven and is responsible for achieving the nonprofit’s ...

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Industry veteran Raj Shah is building Convergent

For 25 years, Raj Shah learned the telecommunications business at ICS Telecom Inc., the firm his father, I.C. Shah, founded in 1976. Today he has adapted that knowledge to growing his own firm, Convergent Telecom Inc., which was launched in ...

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Cuomo cites city as a model for its climate efforts

Mayor Lovely Warren

Rochester has been deemed a model municipality by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create climate resilience, the governor’s office announced Friday. Rochester is the state’s 11th Certified Climate Smart Community and its 50th ...

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Buffalo-area firm to build its first homes in Rochester area

Henrietta will soon be home to a 68-unit patio home development by developer Marrano Homes, the first time the company, based in the Buffalo suburb of West Seneca, has entered the Rochester market, officials announced Thursday.  Development is slated to start ...

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Report places Rochester 56th on ranking of hockey cities

Rochester ranked 56th out of 72 cities on WalletHub’s 2017 Best Cities for Hockey Fans report. The report compared each city based on two categories: professional and college hockey. Each city was evaluated based on 19 different factors ranging from ...

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