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TITLE Boxing Club offers cheap memberships to law enforcement personnel (access required)

TITLE Boxing Club, which opens sometime in January in Pittsford Square Plaza, has rolled out a membership special for law enforcement personnel. All  members of local police and sheriff agencies can get lifetime memberships for $1 a month at TITLE Boxing ...

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Baseball bettors cash big, but Nevada sports books still post monthly win (access required)

Even after an $11.4 million loss on baseball wagering in November, a one-month record for legal betting on the sport, Nevada sports books still made money for the month, and have for 52 consecutive months. That’s one reason New Jersey, ...

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GE scraps plans to lay off up to 100 Rochester employees (access required)

General Electric says it no longer plans to close the manufacturing segment at its Science Parkway location in Rochester, meaning 90 to 100 employees will stay on the payroll. GE Power announced in August that it would shut down manufacturing ...

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Business and industry groups say it’s time to overhaul prevailing wage law (access required)

Claiming construction costs on public work projects in the Rochester area increase 14 percent because of prevailing wage statutes, a coalition of state business and industry groups wants the law rewritten to adhere to what it believes would be more ...

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Solid Surfaces will now be called Premier Surfaces (access required)

Solid Surfaces Inc. changed owners in January and is now changing names. A provider of custom countertops from its location at 1 Townline Circle in Brighton, the company as of Thursday will be known as Premier Surfaces. Gregg Sadwick, president ...

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Rob Minter hired as new Amerks VP of business operations (access required)

Here’s one you don’t necessarily see every day on the business side of sports: someone walking away from an NBA front office to return to an American Hockey League team. But Rob Minter says leaving his job as director of ...

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Realtors: Local market in 2018 will probably be a lot like 2017 (access required)

The home-selling narratives are told over and over in today’s real estate market. Listed on Tuesday, a “SOLD” sign hung on Wednesday. Listed on Friday, accepting more than the listed price on Saturday. There has been a selling frenzy for ...

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Rochester City School District senior will win a new car (access required)

One senior in the Rochester City School District will win a new Ford Focus while others will win cash prizes in the second annual Every Minute Matters with Scholastics campaign at 12 city schools. Henderson Ford, The Andrew Langston Center ...

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JCC to honor ‘extraordinary’ community leaders and partners (access required)

Geulah Von Perlstein, Valerie and Jon Alhart and Brighton first responders will be honored for extraordinary leadership and partnership in the Rochester community at the annual Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center gala on Jan. 20. Von Perlstein will receive ...

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Southwest to add market-trial service from Rochester to Ft. Myers (access required)

Wanna get away to Florida this winter? Now you have three more options. Southwest Airlines is adding special market-trial, non-stop seasonal service from the Greater Rochester International Airport to Fort Myers, Florida, on three successive Saturdays in 2018. The once-a-day ...

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AmesburyTruth to lay off 142 workers, ending the Schlegel era in Rochester (access required)

AmesburyTruth Inc. will lay off all 142 members of its Henrietta workforce when it closes the former Schlegel Systems plant in 2018. The Edina, Minn.-based company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification, or WARN, with the New York State ...

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Genova named to board post for New York automotive dealers association (access required)

Dom Genova, owner of Genesee Valley Motors in Avon, has been named secretary of the New York State Automotive Dealers Association’s board of directors. Genova has 40 years of experience in both the manufacturing and dealerships sides of the auto ...

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