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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, NTID expand partnership with university in China

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and National Technical Institute for the Deaf have expanded a partnership with Tianjin University of Technology of China, officials said.

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Future projects for the High Falls Eco-District

Pont de Rennes Bridge of Flowers (projected to cost $8 million to $15 million) The goal would be to create a floating arboretum of gardens and amenities on top of the Pont de Rennes Bridge as a tourist attraction. The ...

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Greentopia seeks millions for projects

(Photos by Kimberly Simpson) Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of its first project, Greentopia is seeking $55 million to $70 million in private funding to embark on its next proposal. Greentopia’s vision spans three areas. First, there is GardenAerial, ...

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Her research helps firms find competitive edge

Every business in Rochester, regardless of size, needs research. There are things to learn in every industry—from market opportunities to venture funding—that will help it compete.

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Olive Garden completes Henrietta restaurant upgrade

Olive Garden has completed the remodeling of its restaurant in Henrietta, officials said. The restaurant has new artwork, fabrics, lighting, seating, and flooring.

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Mindex marks partnerships with E.R. district

Mindex Technologies Inc. on Monday marked its 15-year partnership with East Rochester Union Free School District, officials said. The district was the first to use schooltool, the company’s web-based student management software.

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Former NTID faculty member to appear on upcoming stamp

The first deaf faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will be featured on a U.S. Postal Service stamp, officials announced Monday. The late Robert Panara is to be part of the Distinguished Americans ...

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Building a green focus

Energized by the completion of its inaugural project, the first eco-district in New York is taking shape in Rochester’s High Falls District, driven by Greentopia—a nonprofit launched in 2011. In May, the FlourGarden, a 300-foot-long public garden that combines sustainable, ...

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Rochester only N.Y. city on Yelp survey

Rochester ranks No. 19 on Yelp Corp.’s Top 20 Cities for Local Holiday Shopping in 2016, officials said last week. The top five cities for local shopping this year are San Diego, Calif., followed by Austin, Texas; Denver; Reno, Nev.; ...

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Vuzix expects to raise $14.5M through sale of shares

Vuzix Corp. has entered into agreements to sell 2 million shares of its common stock at a price of $7.25 a share, officials announced. The sale is expected to close Friday.

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RIT team sweeps awards at theme park ride design event

Six members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Theme Park Enthusiasts club made a clean sweep at the Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition in Orlando, officials said.

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Gillibrand pushes effort to connect rural areas with broadband

With the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hopes to help some 40,000 Southern Tier residents have access to high-speed internet by building out broadband infrastructure, officials announced Monday.

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