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Fast Start: Upstate journeyman

Chris Clemens, creator, Exploring Upstate blog Age: 36 Roots: Rochester Home: I own a home in North Winton Village Education: B.S., health science, SUNY College at Brockport, 2008 What drew you to explore Upstate New York’s religious history with your ...

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Fast Start: Growing need for tailored approach

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Between getting married and starting two businesses, it has been a crazy few years for James Traylor and Nicole VanGorder. The spouses launched Upstate Special Needs Planning Inc.—a financial planning firm that helps people with disabilities—and the consulting firm Traylor ...

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Cuomo’s proposals generally benefit upstate region

I had the pleasure last week of taking some Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce staff members to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address and Executive Budget proposal in Albany. It’s the biggest event of the year in our state’s ...

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Glitz & glamour The Memorial Art Gallery is the only Northeast stop on a national tour of “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” a look at the history of the traveling fashion spectacular that helped redefine empowerment for ...

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The Loop

Saved from the dustpan Rochester librarian Cheri Crist tells of a recent great save. It’s a tale that reminds us of the old saw about not judging a book by its cover. Cheri recently received “quite a gem” from Warren ...

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Rochester schools’ graduation rate improves

Forty-six percent of Rochester City School District students who entered high school in 2011 graduated in June 2015, up 3 percentage points from last year’s figure, according to the latest state Department of Education report released Monday. Graduation rates for ...

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Non-Profit Report: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester

Non-Profit Report: Founded in 1970, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps people deal with financial difficulties. CCCS of Rochester’s vision is to focus on the financial wellness of families and individuals. Certified professionals ...

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Sculptural explorations Nazareth College’s art department houses some of Rochester’s most prolific and respected practitioners. Two of these artists will hold exhibition receptions Friday, Jan. 22. Lynn Duggan, whose career teaching jewelry and metalsmithing at the college spans nearly 40 ...

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Navigating the new rules in securities-based crowdfunding

In 2003, when Brian Camelio launched ArtistShare—one of the first crowdfunding platforms through which musicians could seek online donations from a large number of individuals in order to fund album production—the crowdfunding industry was in its infancy. Just over a ...

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Quote of the week

“There’s a lot of encouraging signs. I wouldn’t bet against them.” —Michael Frame, managing director at CBRE|Rochester, on the developers working to revitalize downtown 1/15/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or ...

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RBJ Daily

Beer cheer Beer continues to be a big, and growing, business for Constellation Brands Inc., with the Victor-based alcoholic beverage provider posting Thursday morning increases in its third-quarter profit and sales. Constellation Brands reported net income of $270.5 million, or ...

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Seen

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Nov. 14: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children held its Dish It Out event, a celebrity chef gourmet challenge, with 530 guests, at Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The ...

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Fast Start: What I’m reading

“Church of Marvels,” by Leslie Parry Reviewer: Chris Fanning, public relations associate, Writers & Books Leslie Parry’s “Church of Marvels” pulled me in immediately with its book jacket: an interesting cover, a clever pitch on the inside, the phrase “tumultuous turn-of-the-century New ...

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