Recent Articles from Mike Dickinson
Large majority backs the arbitration ban
This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.
Tanks headed to Lakewood Vineyards
Watkins Glen-based Lakewood Vineyards Inc. will receive three custom-made 2,500 gallon stainless tanks on July 20, officials said. The transportation of the tanks will be along the west side of Seneca Lake from Vance Metal Fabricators Inc. in Geneva, Ontario County, to Watkins Glen in Schuyler County. Lakewood will track the journey and host a […]
Baseball tips in aisle 7 Everybody in the Rochester area knows that you never know who you’ll see when you stroll into Wegmans. It could be a celebrity, an athlete, an ex or a politician. As Wegmans expands through the Northeast and beyond, so does its legendary people watching and spotting. Tim Kelly, Sports Talk […]
Jazz Festival is favorite summer event
This week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asks readers to name their favorite summer event. The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was the top choice.
South Korean firm agrees to buy Xerox research facility
Korea’s leading internet company has agreed to acquire Xerox Corp.’s Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France, for an undisclosed sum. The agreement is expected to close in the third quarter. Based in Seongnam, South Korea, Naver Corp. operates the nation’s top search portal, Naver, and other innovative services in the global market, including a mobile […]
Bucket List Many people in Rochester—particularly young people—already have notched a checkmark next to an item in a new bucket-list book. “100 Things to Do in America Before You Die” features a Rochester-only activity: “Find your favorite toy at the Toy Hall of Fame.” The book offers suggestions on what to do and where to […]
Judge rules baseball with awesome power and humbleness
Last weekend, while his team was being pummeled by Bunyanesque New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter joked: “If they start letting me shift guys into the bleachers then maybe I can get Judge out.’’ Given how hard and how far Judge hits baseballs, even that strategy might not work. Less […]
Rebuttal to the May 12 guest opinion on apartments
Why would anyone demolish 60 units that the tenants enjoy, and whose footprint in the middle of Cobbs Hill Park is nearly invisible? Because the owners, Rochester Management Inc., are thinking first about the corporate bottom line, rather than the tenants satisfaction and the shortage of quality senior housing with extremely low rents. They have […]
Keegan and Xerox One of the most viewed stories on the Rochester Business Journal website over the final week or so of May was one that rumbled with echoes of the Big Three era in Rochester. Xerox, with the retirement of Ursula Burns, named Bob Keegan to the chairman’s slot. Two decades ago, it seemed […]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 “A Visit to the State Fair” for St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center: Join us for the 23rd Annual Auction & Party to benefit St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. All proceeds support health care programs for the uninsured and underinsured. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton. Festivities include live […]
Rochester’s airport gets grant for renovations
The Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $2.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements. The funding will be used to reconstruct north apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life and design and construct the northeast portion of the apron. “If we can’t get people where they […]
RBJ Snap Poll: Plurality favors neither bag ban nor tax
The week’s RBJ Snap Poll asked readers their views on bans of or taxes/fees put on single-use plastic shopping bags. A plurality favored neither a ban nor a tax, but a majority favored some action, either a ban or a tax.