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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.

Seating Inc. manufactures some 30,000 chairs a year

They are used every day by nearly everyone. For Seating Inc., chairs are not only the mission of the business, they are its history, with the skillset spanning three generations. The firm makes some 30,000 chairs a year. Seating Inc. ...

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Bus ride downtown was destiny for ad executive

The hybrid of big city experience, a passion for Rochester and advertising chops honed from working with some of the most well-known modern brands equals a career Courtney Cotrupe is honored to pursue. For over a decade she has moved ...

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Veterans panel set for Roberts Wesleyan

Roberts Wesleyan College will hold a panel of veterans for its Spring Leadership Breakfast on April 7. The breakfast will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Shewan Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. ...

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Colleen Wegman named president and CEO of Wegmans (access required)

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has named Colleen Wegman as president and CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Danny Wegman is now the grocery retailer’s chairman. Danny Wegman had held the CEO role since 2005. “I will continue in my role, but ...

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RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences dean to step down (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Lorraine Justice, will step down as of March 31 due to health reasons, officials announced Wednesday. “Under her tenure as dean, the college has seen remarkable success ...

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SOHO Rochester 2017 set for Wednesday

The 16th annual Small Business Show, known as SOHO Rochester 2017, takes place Wednesday at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is customized for small-business owners, managers, employees ...

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Nearly 400 fencers compete at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology held the Brick City Regional Open Circuit and Regional Junior Cadet Circuit fencing competitions March 24-26—an event that brought together some 400 fencers.

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Rhinos team up with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Two of Rochester’s long-standing organizations, The Rochester Rhinos and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, are partnering at Capelli Sport Stadium.

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Health Care Achievement Awards presented to 24 honorees

The Rochester Business Journal’s 15th annual Health Care Achievement Awards luncheon brought nearly 400 people together at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Friday to celebrate the region’s medical community.

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Online training proving effective at area companies

The workplace demands more of employees than it used to—and that’s where online education and employee training come in, area experts say. The need for employees to constantly update their skill-sets will not be going away any time soon, says ...

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Procedure can buy time for people with Parkinson’s disease

The procedure sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel or a rogue procedure from the Medieval Era. But for people with Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation is one of the ways to combat the effects of the disease that ...

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Founder wills his way to success

From an early age, Sameer Penakalapati knew he had to rely on one thing to design his future: his own willpower. Growing up humbly in Anantapur, India, his parents—both teachers—taught him the way to better himself was to hold himself ...

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Annual Parkinson Symposium to feature three speakers

Kicking off Parkinson’s Awareness Month, the Annual Parkinson Symposium is slated to take place April 8 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Each year the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence at the University of Rochester provides care to approximately 1,000 ...

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Parkinson’s patients find empowerment

Diagnosed with a chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease, individuals can often feel helpless in facing an illness that has no cure. Area businesses, however, are helping to empower patients with Parkinson’s disease by providing ways to combat its effects and ...

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