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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.

Rochester Accessible Adventures receives funding

Rochester Accessible Adventures Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to creating accessible inclusive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families, has received funding from three organizations. The funding is from the University of Rochester Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Disabled Sports ...

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Hanna Holdings acquires 1st Priority Mortgage

Hanna Holdings Inc.—the parent firm of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA—has closed on the acquisition of 1st Priority Mortgage Inc. and Nothnagle Home Securities, officials announced Wednesday. The transaction was approved by shareholders May 31. “We ...

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RIT receives $1M donation to help increase diversity in science

Rochester Institute of Technology has received $1 million from private donors to help increase the school’s diversity and inclusivity among science majors, officials said. This is RIT’s first gift from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute under its Inclusive Excellence Initiative—a ...

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Genesee Country Village & Museum chosen to hold annual meeting

The Genesee Country Village & Museum will host the 2017 Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums annual meeting. The meeting will be held from June 9-13 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. It is expected to draw ...

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UR Medicine opens Outpatient Imaging Center

UR Medicine has a new Outpatient Imaging Center. (Courtesy of UR Medicine)

UR Medicine has a new Outpatient Imaging Center, the first outpatient interventional radiology clinic for the Finger Lakes region, officials announced Tuesday. The facility is a 90,000- square-foot, three-story building on East River Road. The new center includes a dedicated ...

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Lumisyn awarded $1M federal grant for LED-related work

Lumisyn LLC, a firm that develops materials used in LED products, has received a federal grant of $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, Rep. Louise Slaughter said Tuesday. The funding is one of 13 of its kind for ...

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UR ranks 64th on worldwide universities patent list

The University of Rochester ranked 64th and the State University of New York ranked 38th on the annual Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016 list, officials announced Tuesday. The ranking is presented by the National Academy ...

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American Fuel Cell, Alfred get manufacturing grant

Rochester-based American Fuel Cell LLC, in partnership with SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, has received a $75,000 grant from FuzeHub to support manufacturing throughout New York, officials announced Tuesday. The funds will help both entities produce membrane electrode assembly, ...

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Nazareth College gets $650,000 grant

Nazareth College has received $650,000 in state funding to pay up to half the cost of tuition for 20 urban education students annually for the next five years, the college announced Monday. The funding is from a Teacher Opportunity II ...

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UR selects new dean of College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Jeffrey Runner, associate professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Photo by University of Rochester, Brandon Vick

The University of Rochester’s College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering has a new dean, Jeffrey Runner, officials said. The post is a five-year term that is effective July 1, depending on the final approval of the board of trustees, the ...

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WalkUp Advertising adds locations

WalkUp Advertising LLC has been selected to manage print and digital out-of-home media in Total Sports Experience LLC’s Gates and East Rochester locations, officials said. The Perinton firm has integrated video advertising and digital display technology via digital display kiosks ...

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BoxLunch to open store Wednesday at Eastview

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The Eastview Mall will be home to BoxLunch—a gift store with a civic mission—starting Wednesday, officials said. The Victor, Ontario County, location is the company’s second site in New York—the first is on State Island—and 56th companywide. “We are thrilled ...

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Enhanced hiring serves both employer, applicant well

While the influx of millennials has effectively changed many workplace processes, one routine—candidate hiring—has been slower to evolve. From the employer’s perspective, the process today looks much the same as decades past. Keeping an open dialogue with potential recruits is ...

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Software company acquired

Perinton-based software firm NimbleUser, which marked its 25th anniversary on May 21, has been acquired by Florida-based Community Brands. Community Brands focuses on helping associations and nonprofits with technology and revenue products and services. The company supports 13,000 organizations nationwide. ...

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Enhanced hiring serves both employer, applicant well

While the influx of millennials has effectively changed many workplace processes, one routine—candidate hiring—has been slower to evolve. From the employer’s perspective, the process today looks much the same as decades past. Keeping an open dialogue with potential recruits is ...

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