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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.

Largest class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars to be welcomed at RIT


The eighth and largest class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.  Over 100 people are expected to attend. The event will take place at Liberty Hill, located at ...

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KettleFest to be held on Sep. 16 in Victor

The third annual KettleFest will be held on Sep. 16 at Kettle Ridge Farm in Victor, officials announced Wednesday. The event, which drew 1,500 people last year,  will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 515 Log Cabin ...

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End of an era for Hyatt’s Classic Video, co-owners


There will soon be a void in East Rochester. Hyatt’s Classic Video will close on Aug. 31, ending a 52-year run in business; a longevity that witnessed the fast change of technology and one that outlived major corporations like Blockbuster ...

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Heath Slawner at Tech Conference Sept. 7

The 2017 Innovative Solutions Tech Conference will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Rochester. The event will showcase the latest tech trends and support Rochester’s tech community with live demos and ...

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College at Brockport receives $11,000 grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

SUNY College at Brockport has been awarded an $11,000 grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, officials said Monday. The funding will support people with disabilities through the foundation’s Quality of Life program. The grant was given to Brockport’s ...

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Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, is coming to RIT this October


Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming and family weekend will feature Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The weekend runs from Oct. 13-15 and usually draws some 17,000 attendees to campus. Noah will speak from 1- ...

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Two on list of Best Community Colleges

New York  State has a strong showing in two new reports by finance website WalletHub. The state ranks ninth in a report of Best Community College Systems. On 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges list, Monroe Community College ranked 117th and ...

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Paychex acquires North Carolina firm

Paychex Inc. has acquired North Carolina-based HR Outsourcing Holdings Inc., the company announced Monday. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. HROI is a human resource firm that supports clients in 35 states. All 140 employees of HROI will ...

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Lumalon LLC sheds light on efficiency

Tom Murray

Light is used by every business. But every business is not using LED light. That is what Pittsford-based Lumalon LLC is working to change. LED—light emitting diode—light is sustainable, creates better quality light, is more energy efficient than traditional lighting ...

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MCC adds child care practitioner degree program for fall 2017

Monroe Community College has developed a Child Care Practitioner A.A.S. degree program to help meet the demand for child care center providers in the region. The program prepares students for working with children up to 8 years old. The curriculum of the ...

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RIT named a national center for cyber defense

Rochester Institute of Technology has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research through 2022, officials said. Those with the designation seek to advance cyber defense technologies, policies and practices to help protect the country from ...

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Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and Belhurst Castle and Winery team up

The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection—the tourism agency for Ontario County—has partnered with Belhurst Castle and Winery to create a promotional video that showcases the castle and grounds of Belhurst, which is located in Geneva. “We’re very excited to kick off ...

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Roberts Wesleyan College adds corporate partners

Roberts Wesleyan College has signed three organizations—Catholic Charities, Mary Cariola Children’s Center and St. Ann’s Community—to its Corporate Partnership program. “This partnership shows each organization’s commitment to education and supporting employees in achieving their full potential,” said Kimberley Wiedefeld, vice ...

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‘Lock-a-Palooza’ to feature world-class kayaker

Paul Twist Surfing 3

The Genesee Waterways Center and Lock 32 Whitewater Park in Pittsford have teamed up to celebrate “Lock-a-Palooza” on Aug. 26, featuring Paul Twist, a world-class kayaker. Twist, a Rochester native, is a schoolteacher at Monroe No. 1 BOCES in Rochester ...

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RIT graduate student awarded NASA fellowship

A local Ph.D. student has been chosen—from 141 applicants—for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research, officials announced Friday. Chi Nguyen, a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studies how galaxies formed in the early universe ...

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