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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.

ROC IT Solutions acquired by Mass.-based TraceLink

Perinton-based ROC IT Solutions has been acquired by Mass.-based TraceLink Inc., officials announced Tuesday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ROC IT Solutions is a software company that specializes in data capture for serialized product inventory in the ...

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White named chair of National Photonics Initiative steering committee

AIM Photonics’ Edward White, associate vice president of test, assembly and packaging and corporate outreach for the organization, has been named chair of the National Photonics Initiative Steering Committee. The NPI consists of scientists and industry members that seek to ...

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Inaugural Parklet to be unveiled

After two years of preparation Rochester’s inaugural Parklet—a small seating area or green space designated as a public amenity—will be showcased to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. A ceremony is to be held at 1344 University Ave., where ...

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Empire Farm Days has a new Craft Beverage Center

Empire Farm Days—held from Aug. 8-10 at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls—will have a new Craft Beverage Center this year, officials said. Empire Farm Days is an annual event that covers 300 acres with the latest in ...

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KeyBank Foundation gives $24M to JumpStart

KeyCorp.’s KeyBank Foundation has awarded JumpStart Inc. a $24 million grant to  support the KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program in its Ohio and New York markets, officials said Monday. The gift is the single largest philanthropic commitment of the ...

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E-Nable program expands to Honduras

July 31, 2017 The e-Nable program at Vertus High School–a charter school for young men on Humboldt Street–will design mechanical hands for people in Honduras on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the school’s maker space, officials said. ...

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Rents are more affordable in Rochester

Rochester has more affordable rents than other cities across the country, a study by Apartment List Inc. found. Rent growth here has remained stable in 2017 where other cities  have had increases and a small amount of cities have seen ...

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Researchers study solar cell technology, energy storage

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have expanded both solar cell technology and knowledge of environmental effects of energy storage on the electricity grid, officials said. In solar cell technology, RIT researchers are using nanowires to capture more of the sun’s ...

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SSRN enjoys growth after its acquisition

It has been over a year since Social Science Research Network was acquired by Elsevier B.V., a $3.4 billion Netherlands-based information analytics firm. In that time SSRN has moved to a new office, increased its staff and grown into a new ...

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SSRN enjoys growth after its acquisition

It has been over a year since Social Science Research Network was acquired by Elsevier B.V., a $2 billion Netherlands-based publisher. In that time SSRN has moved to a new office, increased its staff and grown into a new market ...

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Merger boosts KeyBank

A lot has changed since KeyCorp. closed on the $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. on July 29, 2016. KeyBank is not only bigger but a stronger bank in Rochester, said James Barger, president of KeyBank’s Rochester ...

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Housing market remains steady here, area experts say

The housing market in Rochester remains steady with increased sales of new homes, home building in demand, and low mortgage rates, officials said Thursday. But 2017 has presented some challenges to home building—mainly weather. “We’re status quo,” said Rick Herman, ...

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Digital Rochester’s GREAT award finalists announced

The 2017 finalists for the seventh annual Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology awards were announced Thursday by Digital Rochester Inc. The event recognizes locals who contribute to Rochester through innovation and technology. The finalists broken down by category ...

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Genesee Brew House releases ‘the Grüngeist Pale Ale’

The Genesee Brew House has released “the Grüngeist Pale Ale” as the latest installment of its Pilot Batch series. The beer will be available in six-pack bottles and on draft in select bars and restaurants throughout the East, Mid-Atlantic and ...

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Kodak Alaris finalizes plans to relocate to Gates

Kodak Alaris Inc.’s plans to move to the Rochester Technology Park in Gates next year have been approved by the firm’s board of directors. The new location will serve as the firm’s U.S. headquarters. Kodak Alaris’ parent company and global ...

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