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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.

BlueTie purchased by president and CEO

Technology firm BlueTie Inc. has been purchased by its leader for an undisclosed amount, officials said. The firm was purchased by Robert Doty, president and CEO, who took over those roles in 2012, the company said. The firm previously was ...

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Fast Start: Going from here to Silicon Valley and back again

It is one thing to do a Google search and another thing entirely when Google is searching for you. In the case of Ali Ali’s career, Google Inc. tapped the user interface designer to help design the  Google Assistant product—an ...

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Wage disparity detailed

A report released today shows how important wages are in the effort to end poverty in Rochester. “Wage Disparities in Monroe County by Race and Gender” was created in collaboration by the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and the Mayor’s Office of ...

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Wage disparity detailed

A report released today shows how important wages are in the effort to end poverty in Rochester. “Wage Disparities in Monroe County by Race and Gender” was created in collaboration by the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and the Mayor’s Office of ...

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Nan Miller opts to close gallery after 45 years

After 45 years in business Nan Miller Gallery is closing next month. Owner Miller plans to retire in September. “I don’t think there’s ever a perfect time to retire,” she said. “It’s fulfilled my dream and I think I’m ready ...

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Anytime Fitness eyes Rochester expansion

Anytime Fitness looks to open two more gyms in Rochester in the next year as well as over 150 locations across New York over the next five years, officials said. On average each location employs 10 people. The Minnesota-based fitness ...

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Pittsford firm’s software chosen to help fight HIV

Pittsford firm iVedix  Inc.’s software platform has been chosen to power the UNAIDS HIV Situation Room program and its expansion to five African countries, officials said. The UNAIDS Situation Room is an initiative focused on ending HIV by 2030. It ...

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N.Y. has 850 solar projects underway

New York has 850 solar projects installed or in development, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The Finger Lakes Region has 53 projects under two community campaigns: Solarize the Flower City and Solar Orleans. The projects are funded by the second ...

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Iceplex breaks ground on expansion project

Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex broke ground on its final phase of a multiyear expansion project, officials said Wednesday. “This is a win for the region,” said Christopher Woodworth, general manager of the iceplex, in a statement. “We can now attract ...

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Howard Hanna tops Rochester market in Real Trends’ Market Leaders Report

August 2, 2017 Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has been ranked No.1 in the Rochester market in REAL Trends’ 2017 Market Leaders Report, officials said. In 2016 the real estate firm had 10,849 closed transaction sides—more than four times the ...

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CDCR seeks nominations for 2017 awards

The Community Design Center Rochester is accepting nominations for the seventh annual 2017 Reshaping Rochester Awards, officials announced Tuesday. The awards are meant to recognize projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on communities in the Finger Lakes region. ...

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Soapestella has a new kiosk in Eastview Mall

Macedon-based Soapestella LLC—a soap and body products firm—has a new kiosk in Eastview Mall, officials announced this week. The kiosk is located in the Lord & Taylor wing of the facility and holds a variety of soaps, bath bombs, lotions, ...

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Bergmann Associates gets new CEO

Bergmann Associates has appointed Pietro Giovenco as CEO, officials announced Tuesday. Giovenco is the third person to take the helm of the architectural and engineering firm. He has served as president for the past nine months and he will remain ...

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Lightower Fiber Networks to be acquired in a $7.1 billion deal

Lightower Fiber Networks has agreed to be acquired by Crown Castle International Corp. for roughly $7.1 billion in cash, officials said. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2017. Lightower currently has 990 employees, including 200 in ...

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Eagle Dream Health to be acquired in a $26 million deal

Eagle Dream Health Inc. is to be acquired by Calif.-based NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC in a roughly $26 million all cash deal, officials announced Tuesday. Eagle Dream Health is a health care software analytics company based at 300 Trolley ...

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