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Photonics hub Rochester will be the new home for two leading photonics companies, bringing a collective $1.6 billion investment and more than 1,400 new high-tech jobs to the region. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the two companies, Avogy Corp. ...

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To view the Seen page with the images, click here. The Dream Factory of Rochester AutismUp Feb. 11:  AutismUp held its Opportunity Awards at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, attended by 400 sponsors and patrons of AutismUp. ...

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Manager adopts leader’s authoritarian manner

“Our division has a new head and our boss reports directly to him. Since he took over, we’ve come to despise him for his authoritarian approach and lack of empathy for employees. Now in the last few weeks, my team ...

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State grants may strengthen our regional economy

According to the New York State Department of Labor, as of November 2015 the Buffalo-Niagara region experienced growth in its job market for 37 consecutive months—its longest period of uninterrupted growth in over two decades. New York State calls it ...

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Space oddities A new star show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium features striking images taken by satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Giant photos are projected on a huge scale and set to music. Among them: February’s big snowstorm, ...

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Quote of the week

“It’s the beginning of the next chapter at Buckingham.” —Kenneth Glazer, managing partner at Buckingham Properties LLC 3/11/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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Encore performance Wegmans Food Markets Inc. ranks No. 4 on Fortune magazine’s 2016 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, marking its 19th consecutive time appearing on the annual list, officials said. “When our people feel cared about and respected, ...

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Bivona Child Advocacy Center Feb. 27: Bivona Child Advocacy Center recently hosted its 11th annual Open That Bottle Night presented by Sage Rutty & Co. Inc. at Locust Hill Country Club.  More than 330 guests attended the event, and $335,000 ...

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An architectural master and Rochester original

A Rochester legend passed away this past month. Jim Johnson, the architect behind the famed Mushroom House and Liberty Pole, was a singular talent who helped shape our community. An innovator and hands-on creator, Johnson was at once original and ...

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Monroe County wage growth close to national average

The average weekly wage for Monroe County workers grew by 2.5 percent, to $929, from third quarter 2014 to the third quarter of 2015—slightly lower than the U.S. figures of 2.6 percent growth and $974 average weekly wage—according to a ...

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Non-Profit Report: New York Museum of Transportation

The all-volunteer New York Museum of Transportation, founded in 1973 and chartered by the Board of Regents in 1975, has the only electric trolley operation in the state. Working trolleys are one of many forms of land transportation exhibited at ...

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N.Y. takes aim against transgender discrimination in the workplace

Earlier this year, the State of New York finally caught up with the city of Rochester (and eleven other New York cities). Almost two years ago, Rochester passed a local non-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of “gender ...

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‘Tudors’ actor at Fisher A man who once played Bishop John Fisher in a television show is now returning to the role, kind of. Celebrated Irish actor Bosco Hogan is bringing his new show to St. John Fisher College, named ...

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