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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.

Minnesota firm acquires Annese & Associates

Tech firm Annese & Associates Inc. has been acquired by Minnesota-based ConvergeOne, officials said Tuesday. Effective immediately, Annese & Associates–based in the Culver Road Armory–will be known as Annese, a ConvergeOne company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Annese ...

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Trio of area firms make Fortune’s N.Y. workplaces list

Three area firms have been named to Fortune magazine’s 25 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list in New York. The list was created in partnership with Great Place to Work. There were137,000 employees in the state and the surrounding metropolitan ...

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Alesco Advisors named to the 2017 Financial Times list

Pittsford-based Alesco Advisors LLC has been named to the 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors list, officials announced Monday. The firms on the list were selected from a pool of 2,000 applicants. “We are very pleased to be ...

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GCC opens $6.1 million center

Genesee Community College’s $6.1 million Student Success Center–located on its Batavia campus in Genesee County–has opened. The center helps GCC introduce its new student success coaching model, which focuses on providing efficient enrollment and student services with a new level ...

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Brook-Lea plays host to the Symetra Tour

Brook-Lea Country Club this week will host the Symetra Tour—the official qualifying tour for the LPGA—from July 20-23 with the third annual Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic. The event is the 14th tournament of the season. The Symetra Tour is ...

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Citizens targets market

Emboldened by double-digit growth in first-quarter revenue, Citizens Bank N.A. is playing offense in the Rochester market by becoming more efficient and improving the experience of customers. Citizens Bank, a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group Inc., has roughly 1,100 employees ...

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Area colleges named to Money magazine list

Ten area colleges were named to Money magazine’s list of “711 Best Colleges For Your Money.” The University of Rochester was No. 72;  SUNY College at Brockport, No. 93; Hobart and William Smith Colleges, No. 172; SUNY at Geneseo, No. 181; SUNY ...

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MicroEra Power a finalist for clean energy competition

A local startup is one of eight finalists selected for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition in the Southern Tier, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.  The competition is in its second year. MicroEra Power LLC is a Rochester startup focused ...

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2017 Nationwide PWBA Rochester Open to return this weekend

Rochester will host the 2017 Nationwide PWBA Rochester Open, a bowling tournament by the Professional Women’s Bowling Association. The event will be held July 15-16 at AMF Gates Lanes. The official practice for the tournament will be held on Thursday, ...

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Cohber Press receives advertising award for second consecutive year

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For the second consecutive year, printing provider Cohber Press Inc. has been awarded the National American Advertising Award from the American Federation Association. The company won the award in the Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Print Advertising category. The competition has over ...

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AMPrint Center receives first liquid metal 3-D printer from Vader

Rochester Institute of Technology’s AMPrint Center received the first liquid metal 3-D printer from Buffalo-based Vader Systems LLC last month. RIT and Vader Systems have a university-corporate partnership at the RIT’s AMPrint Center to help grow 3-D printing and additive ...

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IV4 completes office expansion, makes list

IV4 Inc. has been named to Redmond Channel Partner magazine’s Top 200 U.S. Microsoft Solution Providers of 2017 list, officials said. IV4 is an information technology consulting, managed IT, security and cloud company with headquarters in Perinton. The firm completed ...

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MCC to offer new certificate program at downtown campus

Monroe Community College is introducing a cohort-based medical office assistant certificate program on its downtown campus to help support the growth of the field, officials said. Employment for medical office assistants is estimated to increase by 11 percent in the ...

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Status quo not the goal at Partners + Napier

Ambition can be hard to quantify but easy to spot. In Rochester, it looks like an agency based at 192 Mill St. For over a decade Partners + Napier Inc.’s hunger to become a nationally recognized agency based in Monroe ...

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No sign of a shakeout in Rochester craft breweries

The local craft brewing scene has experienced a surprising progression over the past six years. In Monroe County alone there are at least 22 craft breweries with more in planning phases—making it the second-largest brewery footprint in New York. Suffolk ...

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