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Chamber launches young leaders program

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has launched the Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring for Business young leaders program. CLIMB is designed to connect young professionals with business leaders across different sectors of the Finger Lakes economy to facilitate perspective, collaboration and ...

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Foodlink Kitchen ready to serve Rochester schools

More than 200 people gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the Foodlink Kitchen. The 28,000-square-foot commercial kitchen was built at the regional food bank’s headquarters on Mt. Read Boulevard. A ceremony included donors, stakeholders and public officials, who received ...

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TSA finds handguns in carry-ons at airport

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Two Rochester area residents were stopped by Transportation Security Administration at Greater Rochester International Airport on Monday when scanners showed handguns in their carry-on luggage. TSA officials said a Hemlock, Livingston County, man had a loaded 9 mm gun and ...

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Dredging of harbor slated for finish this week

Dredging at Rochester Harbor is scheduled for completion this week. Since 2013, more than $5 million in federal funding has been used to dredge Rochester’s port, which ships and receives an average of 95,000 tons of material each year. Commodities ...

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New leader takes on eating disorder epidemic

Eight million people nationwide have anorexia nervosa, bulimia and related eating disorders, representing some 3 percent of the total population. In Monroe County, roughly 4 percent of the population is affected by eating disorders. Jeffrey Pier is tackling that problem ...

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Crosman acquired, gets new CEO

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Ontario County airgun and archery manufacturer Crosman Corp. has agreed to be acquired by Conn.-based Compass Diversified Holdings LLC. The agreement for the $152 million deal was completed June 2, the companies said Monday. Crosman employs nearly 250 people at ...

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