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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.

Renovated Fairfield Inn ready for guests

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester East/Webster has gone through renovations and will be known as the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rochester East/Webster, officials said Thursday. Located at 915 Hard Road in Webster, the hotel is owned and ...

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Rochester Rhinos ink deal to broadcast games

The Rochester Rhinos, WBGT TV and ROC Sports Network have teamed up to broadcast 12 home matches and 11 away games for the 2017 USL season, officials announced Wednesday. The games will be aired live on WBGT-TV 18 and digital ...

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Nazareth College breaks ground on $15.5M Glazer center

Nazareth College broke ground Monday on the $15.5 million Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center on Monday.  The center is expected to open next spring. The 550-seat music venue is named for the late Jane and Laurence Glazer, two ...

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Telecom industry veteran John Purcell dies

John Purcell, co-founder of one of the area’s largest telecommunications companies and a longtime telecom industry veteran, died Saturday at the age of 73. Mr. Purcell, a native of Scranton, Pa., started his career in telecommunications at Rochester Telephone Corp.–now ...

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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge moving downtown

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is changing its routine. The 27th local race will start at 6:45 p.m. in downtown July 11. The post-race venue is now Frontier Field, officials said. Rochester is one of 13 cities in seven countries, ...

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Schools ride photonics growth

For decades, universities across Rochester have provided students with curricula that support the optics and photonics fields. The publicity surrounding the national American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics in Rochester last year, however, has helped area schools expand their reach ...

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New executive director to take the helm of RIT’s IPI

Rochester Institute of Technology has named Jennifer Jae Gutierrez as executive director of its Image Permanence Institute, officials announced Wednesday. Gutierrez is to begin her role April 10. She succeeds James Reilly, the institute’s founding director. Reilly retired last December ...

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Towpath Grille to re-open April 14

The Fairport-based the Towpath Grille—formerly the Bistro at Towpath Café—is slated to reopen April 14 for lunch and dinner, officials announced Thursday. The Towpath Grille closed after the holidays last year, allowing the owners to remodel the space. “We have ...

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Two Rochester area hotels recognized among 700 hotels worldwide

Two Rochester area hotels have gained worldwide recognition. The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford—owned and operated by Widewaters Hotels—and the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/ University and Medical Center—owned and operated by the DelMonte Hotel Group—have won the Hilton Success Award. Both ...

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Saunders College programs get recognition

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business’ MBA and Executive MBA programs were recognized as Tier One programs by CEO Magazine in its 2017 Global MBA Rankings, officials announced Today the Saunders College of Business has over 1,000 undergraduate ...

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Wilmorite buys Macy’s building in outlet conversion

Wilmorite Inc. has purchased the Macy’s building at Marketplace Outlets as part of the mall’s conversion to an outlet center, officials said Tuesday. The Macy’s building and parcel are key to attracting signature outlet retailers to the project. Initial plans ...

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LED wholesaler, supply firm form alliance

Go Green LED International, a wholesaler of LED and induction lighting, has entered into an alliance with One Stop Supply to expand its offering, officials announced Tuesday. “This alliance will provide municipalities and contractors with a single-source provider for all ...

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Finalists named for 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge

High Tech Rochester Inc. has selected five early-stage company finalists for its 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge, officials announced Monday. “These five finalists are a great example of the diversity of Rochester’s startup ecosystem.  The community continues to see increasing activity ...

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Kodak Alaris adds incubator-style approach to operations

Kodak Alaris Inc. has incorporated an incubator-style approach to its operations this year with a new Innovation and New Markets Team. “Innovation is not the job of the lone visionary or the futurist, nor is it simply about brainstorming new ...

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G.E. tour to include stop at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology will host women scientists and engineers from General Electric Corp. on April 3 for the #BalanceTheEquation tour, officials announced Friday. The tour will start at the driveway near Institute Hall and Golisano Hall and will run ...

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