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Lewis Tree Service CEO Leslie Kass (second from left) in the field with employees_
May 30, 2023

Lewis Tree Service has roots in Rochester and now has its first female CEO

In the past three years, Henrietta-based Lewis Tree Service has logged over a million hours of storm response across the United States.

Mar 31, 2023

RBJ launches Elevating Women recognition program

Elevating Women will complement long-standing RBJ programs that highlight high-achieving women across New York.

Mar 15, 2023

Only the loudest voices get heard in Albany – We need to change that

The loudest voices drive the types of legislation and unfunded mandates that harm our businesses or drive them out of New York State.

Mar 14, 2023

Guglielmo’s founder takes it EEASY with innovative, easy-to-open jar lids

"I'm built like a football player and even I sometimes have trouble opening a jar."

Mar 13, 2023

Causes for economic optimism, pessimism emerge in Siena College Business Leaders survey

This year, as in prior years, the institute computes an Index of Business Leader Confidence based on four questions by which CEOs assess the economy of New York — both current and future — as well as the current and future conditions within their industry.

Mar 3, 2023

Best Companies to Work for in New York announced

Rochester Business Journal, Best Companies Group and New York State Society for Human Resource Management have announced the winners of the 2023 Best Companies to Work for in New York state awards.

Feb 22, 2023

Pittsford’s Echelon Wealth Advisors to merge with Naviter Wealth next month

A local wealth advisement and financial services firm is merging with a Little Rock, Arkansas-based business in a move that expands its capabilities and enhances the services it can offer its clients.

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Feb 1, 2023

Circle Optics could be Rochester’s next imaging tech champion

Since its inception Circle Optics has secured contracts valued at some $3.7 million, has a dozen patents awarded or pending and was named a winner of Pepperdine’s most fundable companies in 2022, as well as GENIUS NY 2021 and Luminate 2019.

Jan 31, 2023

Henrietta-based P3 Systems expanding operations, adding jobs

P3 Systems Inc. is growing, with plans to move into bigger space and add more employees this year as the business puts a greater emphasis on highlighting its expanding technological capabilities.

Jan 27, 2023

Free Lunch at Facebook?

A 2019 Pew Research Center report on social media use in the United States showed that 72% of American adults use social media. In 2005, that number was only 5%. But how many of those 72% understand the business model of social media? I certainly didn’t – at least not well – until recently.  

Jan 26, 2023

Good paying jobs will reduce violence

This new year we must be intentional about treating economic development as an investment in public safety. I support tax incentives to bring new jobs to our state, but these employers must also ensure that the promised jobs are accessible to those families that need them most. Ribbon cuttings and photo-ops are not enough. We need specific strategies to remove hiring barriers b[...]

Jan 24, 2023

Senior communities anticipate wants and needs when adding services

As adults in their 60s to 90s adjust to new living arrangements, organizations must anticipate and react to what seniors want and need.