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“We came here because the letter Louise Slaughter wrote about Rochester was so compelling.” —Charles Provini, president and CEO of Natcore Technology Inc., a firm  that located here after sending 70 letters across the country seeking suggestions on where to ...

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Non-Profit Report: Center for Environmental Initiatives

Beginning in 2014, the Genesee River became the primary focus of the Center for Environmental Initiatives, a 41-year-old non-profit organization originally founded to disseminate information about recycling and threats to the quality of our air and water. Today, CEI, through ...

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Non-Profit Report: Dimitri House Inc.

Dimitri House Inc. assists people who are homeless or living in poverty. It currently is offering a winter shelter for men, an emergency food cupboard and a drop-in hospitality and service program. The organization is named in memory of Dimitri ...

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Digital marketing in 2016 and beyond: CX, content and data

In last month’s Digital Trends report from Econsultancy, the question “What’s the most exciting digital marketing opportunity in 2016?” was posed to 7,000 marketing professionals. The top three answers were “optimizing the customer experience (CX),” “creating compelling content for digital ...

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Fast Start: On the trail

The Rochester region’s craft beverage industry has grown explosively in the last couple of years. This month, legislation was introduced in the New York Legislature to fund signs on highways to promote the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail. The signs would ...

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Fast Start: Rochester’s new generation of craft

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In three years Jason Barrett has built a distillery from nothing, earned national accolades for his spirits and added local jobs to Rochester’s economy—all under the age of 30. Last year, Barrett, 28, successfully led his company, Black Button Distilling, ...

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CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 12 article stated the employment status of Borg & Ide Imaging P.C.’s physicians incorrectly. Borg & Ide’s doctors do not work for Rochester Regional Health. 2/19/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain ...

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Real food Ready to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet? It doesn’t get fresher than produce grown locally. To get you thinking about this year’s harvest, Feb. 26 is National CSA Sign-Up Day. In the buying model ...

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Quote of the week

“I run this as a business, analyzing how we operate it as a stable business. Deficits are not the way to go.” —Ralph Craviso, interim president and CEO of the Rochester Philharmonic  Orchestra, on the RPO’s fourth straight annual deficit ...

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Seen

Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME) Jan. 27: The annual Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME) event, “Tomorrow’s Jobs: How Recent Developments in Our Region Will Impact Education and Training” was held at Monroe Community College. The goal of FAME ...

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FDA takes steps to define ‘natural’ on food labels

As any informed consumer knows, many food products on grocery shelves today are labeled as “all natural.” There have been years of uncertainty and controversy surrounding the use of “natural” on food labels, due in large part to the Food ...

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Vendors slow to adopt smart card technology

Oct. 1, 2015, marked the deadline for U.S. merchants to convert to EMV chip card technology. Those businesses that failed to convert are now liable for any losses resulting from credit or debit card fraud at the point of sale, ...

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Fast break The Rochester Americans brought hockey to this town for good in 1956. Playing in what was then the Rochester Community War Memorial, the team established itself as one of the pre-eminent American Hockey League franchises. On Feb. 16, ...

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