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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.

Millennial stays put and thrives in hometown

Jason Streb

When it comes to a career, it is helpful for a person to know where they want to go. Jason Streb has not only reached multiple goals for himself but also continues to set them. The focus on improvement and ...

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IDEX Health & Science expands Henrietta operations; adds 34 jobs

IDEX Health & Science LLC will expand its optics and photonics operations in Henrietta and will create an Optical Center of Excellence, a move that adds up to 34 jobs to the local economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Over ...

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Roc Brewing Co. partners with Samuel Adams, other breweries

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Roc Brewing Co. is collaborating with Samuel Adams and five micro-breweries throughout the country to create the American Dream Collaboration Pack. The breweries have come together to  support lenderAccion—a small business that supports loans to food and beverage entrepreneurs, according ...

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RIT and The Strong Museum to co-host international conference from Aug. 21-23

Rochester Institute of Technology and The Strong Museum of Play will co-host an international conference focused on Japanese video games from Aug. 21-23. The theme for 2017 is Transmedia—the practice of storytelling across media—and Story in Japanese Games. The event ...

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Kodak Alaris CEO has a strong focus

It is a simple equation. An iconic brand reinvented into a standalone firm.  Add a leader with years of working with iconic brands ready to grow the company in new ways. That equals forward movement for Kodak Alaris Inc. in ...

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Ad shop grows with office in region

Most companies are trying to create what the Martin Group LLC innately has: the longevity and experience of an established firm intertwined with a startup mindset. The company has had its headquarters in Buffalo for 16 years. In 2014 the ...

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The Residences at Canalside in Fairport completed

The completion of the Residences at Canalside—a five-story condominium development along the waterfront in Fairport—will be celebrated  at 4:30 p.m. Thursday The project created over 100 jobs in its construction phase. The property had been vacant for the past nine ...

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Taylor, the Builders, breaks ground on project

Taylor, the Builders, a DBA of R-J Taylor General Contractors Inc. has broken ground on the development of Cayuga View Senior Living LLC, based in Lansing, Tompkins County. Cayuga View Senior Living is a rental apartment community for adults 55 ...

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IVedix expands its digital business platform with partnership

IVedix Inc. has partnered with Litum IoT—an RFID systems firm—to expand the company’s iVedix Ditigal Business Platform. The platform will be expanded in its Internet of Things and Asset Management capabilities. “IoT and asset management are critical capabilities for our ...

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Baldwin Richardson Foods plans $35M expansion, to add up to 30 jobs

Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. will expand its operations in Williamson, Wayne County, adding up to 30 new jobs to the local economy, state officials announced Wednesday. The firm has its headquarters in Illinois. The company, which specializes in creating custom ...

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RIT researcher receives grant from U.S. Navy

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is leading a three-year study on precision quantum sensing funded by a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research, officials announced Wednesday. Theoretical physicist Mishkat Bhattacharya will test ...

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Once Again Nut Butter gets sustainability honor

Once Again Nut Butter has been named the 2017 HowGood Certified Sustainability Leader, officials said. The Nunda, Livingston County, firm is among the top 15 percent of HowGood’s sustainable food and beverage products. HowGood owns the largest database of sustainable ...

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Nazareth College offers SPARK grant for experiential learning

Nazareth College has unveiled its Students Pursuing Academic and Real-world Knowledge grant this month, officials said. The SPARK grant is a pilot program slated to launch in January and provide eligible students with $1,500 for internships or study abroad opportunities. ...

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Luminate NY now accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for Luminate NY—a business accelerator for optics, photonics and imaging industries in Rochester, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The accelerator is the largest of its kind worldwide. High Tech Rochester Inc. is administering the initiative which ...

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RIT/NTID awarded $2.6 million grant

The National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology with $2.6 million to study language outcomes for young adults who are deaf, officials said Tuesday. The grant is for a ...

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