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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.

RIT launches accelerated media arts degree

Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Media Sciences will now offer a master of science degree in media arts and technology starting this fall, officials announced Friday.

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Windstream to cut 50 positions
here in EarthLink merger

Windstream Holdings Inc. made some major staffing changes in connection to the upcoming closing of its $1.1 billion merger with Atlanta-based EarthLink Holdings Corp., officials announced Friday. 

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Vuzix signs deal with Toshiba unit

Vuzix Corp. has signed an agreement with Tokyo-based Toshiba Client Solutions Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp., to build a pair of smart glasses.

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J.C. Penney announces store closings

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. will close 130-140 stores in the next few months as part of a strategy to return the firm to profitability, officials announced Friday.

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Radio Social appoints head chef

Radio Social has appointed Steven Eakins, a Rochester native, as head chef of its in-house restaurant, He will transition to the role in March.

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Business tenants excited about renovations

The Metropolitan is home to a cluster of commercial tenants, including technology companies, a law firm, an employee benefits firm, an advertising firm and a bank. 

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RIT students in video game building event

Starting Thursday, five Rochester Institute of Technology graduate students from the university’s game design and development program are participating in a 52-hour video game building event. The “Train Jam” event takes place on an Amtrak train from Chicago to California.

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Napier an honoree for Trailblazer Moms award

She Runs It, a New York City-based nonprofit that focuses on women leadership, has named Sharon Napier, CEO of Partners + Napier Inc., one of five honorees up for the 2017 Trailblazer Working Mothers of the Year, officials announced this week.

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Hickey Freeman to add 50 jobs to factory here

Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing Inc. will add 50 jobs to its Rochester factory to support a new clothing line for Trunk Club Inc., a Nordstrom Inc.-owned clothing service, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, announced Thursday.

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iCardiac rolls out
assessment platform

iCardiac Technologies Inc. has launched QPoint, a platform that supports the growing need for electronic clinical outcome assessment services, known as eCOA, in drug development.

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RIT, Markin Tubing team up on project

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing is teaming up with Wyoming County-based Markin Tubing to better service the automotive industry, officials said.

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North American Breweries breaks ground on Eco-Brewery District

North American Breweries Inc., the parent company of the Genesee Brewing Co., broke ground Tuesday on a 13,000-square-foot brewery “cold block” on St. Paul Street. The groundbreaking is part of the brewery modernization project.

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