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Belgian firm acquires Ecovation in Victor

Belgium-based Waterleau recently announced it has completed the acquisition Ecovation Inc. in Victor, Ontario County, and acquired the membership interests of Massachusetts-based Krofta Technologies from Ecolab Inc. Minnesota-based Ecolab was the parent company of Ecovation.

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Portfolio: Frontier Communications Corp. (NY-FTR)

Portfolio is a weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area. View this week’s Portfolio.  

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Finalists selected for 2015 Ethie Award

Four finalists have been chosen for the 2015 Ethie Award, an annual honor given to local businesses and organizations by the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation.

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Snap Poll: Readers share book recommendations

The majority of readers—56 percent— of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll prefer non-fiction for summer reading. Of those, 15 percent prefer to spend their time on business-related nonfiction. The remaining 44 percent of respondents would rather get lost in fiction.

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The new regs

It’s not easy to find examples of bipartisanship in Washington, but the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act surely was one of them.

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Bankruptcy filings drop slightly in July

The Rochester region saw a slight decline in bankruptcy filings last month. In July, the Bankruptcy Court’s Rochester Division logged 137 new bankruptcy petitions, down 2.8 percent, compared with 141 filings in July 2014. The Rochester division includes the counties ...

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Portfolio: General Electric Fairfield

Portfolio is a weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area. View this week’s Portfolio.  

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SBC selects award finalists

Twelve executives from 10 businesses are finalists for this year’s Business Person of the Year Award, presented by the Small Business Council of Rochester. The annual awards, started more than 30 years ago, honor individuals who have contributed to the ...

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Divided economy

A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli confirms what most people already know: New York’s economy actually is two economies—New York City and everywhere else.

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Portfolio: Time Warner Cable Inc. of New York (NY-TWC)

Portfolio is a weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area. View this week’s Portfolio.  

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RBJ honored in national press contest

The Rochester Business Journal has been recognized in the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest for work published in 2014.

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Region’s bankruptcy filings dip 2.8 percent

The Rochester region saw a slight decline in bankruptcy filings last month. In July, the Bankruptcy Court’s Rochester Division logged 137 new bankruptcy petitions, down 2.8 percent compared with July 2014.

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