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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.

KarmaBox Vending has expanded to Rochester

Calif.-based KarmaBox Vending—a healthy vending boutique—has expanded to Rochester. The company carries low sugar/low calorie beverages and healthy snacks in each KarmaBox, including  sport bars, turkey jerky, nuts and berries, and coconut water, officials said. The company also offers personal ...

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The Mall at Greece Ridge has new offerings

The Mall at Greece Ridge has new options for customers. On Thursday, Citi Trends—a fashion, shoes and home décor retailer—is to open in a 14,046-square-foot facility. The business will be giving away $10 gift cards to its first 100 customers. ...

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Finger Lakes Region could become a National Heritage Area

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Tom Reed are pushing for the designation of the Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area, officials announced Monday. “Protecting our natural resources for generations to come is an important initiative of mine,” Reed, R-Corning, ...

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Constellation employee program tops $400,000 for charities

Constellation Brands Inc.’s fourth annual “Employee Match Day” has generated over $400,000 for worldwide charities, officials said. The Victor, Ontario County-based company matched employee donations to support a variety of organizations. “At Constellation we have a culture that makes it ...

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Mixed-use development Pinnacle North now open

Pinnacle North—a $120 million, 21-acre, mixed-use development—held its grand opening Monday at 20 North Shore Blvd. in Canandaigua. The first tenants of Pinnacle North moved into the development in March. The project first broke ground in July 2015. Tenants such ...

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National church ushers group holds convention here

The 98th annual convention of the National United Church Ushers Association of America is taking place for the first time in Rochester from Monday through Friday. The gathering is expected to draw some 1,200 people downtown. The convention is held ...

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Profile: Leader has a passion for optics

It is one thing for a person’s passion to be all-consuming and another thing for that passion to be part of nearly everything in the modern world. For Scott Carney, both ideas were true as he became a student of ...

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Fast Start: Punk rocker brews up an entrepreneurial gig

What is one way to learn about the ups and downs of owning a business? Be in a punk rock band. Years of gigs and travel and selling products in a band helped Rory Van Grol succeed today as co-owner ...

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Roberts Wesleyan named Great College to Work For

Roberts Wesleyan College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 list of Great Colleges to Work For for the third consecutive year, officials said. The list has been cultivated for a decade. “What an honor and blessing ...

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St. John Fisher’s economic impact tops $120.7M

St. John Fisher College’s economic impact during the 2016 fiscal year was $120.7 million, a report released this week states. The Pittsford college partnered with Appleseed, a New York City-based consulting firm, to conduct an economic impact study evaluating data ...

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UR Medicine partners receive $21.8M in state grants

Four partners of UR Medicine—including Strong Memorial Hospital—will receive a total of $21.8 million in state grants, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The grants are part of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program that aims to create financially stable ...

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CypherWorx expands to new location

CypherWorx Inc. has a new location at 130 Andrews St. The learning content management company was holding an opening event and open house Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. CypherWorx has 31 staffers and 28 of them are based in Rochester. CypherWorx provides ...

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RIT wins $1M award from Department of Energy

Rochester Institute of Technology has won a $1 million award from the Department of Energy’s advanced manufacturing office, officials said. The award was given to RIT for improvement in wiring for advanced electric equipment. Carbon-based wires—an alternative to copper—may improve ...

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Four projects approved for tax breaks

Four projects were approved Tuesday by Imagine Monroe, formerly known as the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, officials said. The projects are to add 119 full-time jobs to the local economy. The approved projects are: Allied Frozen Storage Inc., ...

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