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Four area startups among Grow-NY finalists (access required)

Four Rochester-area startups are among the 20 finalists in round three of Grow-NY, the food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge that provides up to $1 million in funding for the winner. Grow-NY focuses on the enhancement of the emerging ...

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LandPro breaks ground on new Batavia location (access required)

LandPro Equipment broke ground Tuesday on a new facility in Batavia that will house the firm’s agricultural, commercial, construction and homeowner sales and service operations in Genesee County. The company, headquartered in the Chautauqua County village of Falconer, is building ...

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Improvements to the food and beverage industry yield big results (access required)

Meaghan Frank knows that most customers of Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on Keuka Lake will open the bottles they purchase within 24 hours. But the vice president of the fourth-generation winery wants customers who choose to be able to age ...

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Infrascreen creates energy efficient greenhouse climate by filtering radiation (access required)

Infrascreen is one of 10 finalist companies with optics, imaging and photonics-enabled technologies that’s working with NextCorps’ Luminate NY accelerator as part of its fourth cohort. Each company received an initial investment of $100,000 and is participating in the six-month program, which helps the selected companies speed ...

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Get ready now for cannabis industry to begin (access required)

New York state officials have not finalized the licensing applications and regulations needed for the newly legalized cannabis industry, but experts say there is plenty to do to get ready for anybody planning to get into the industry. The Rochester ...

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Cornell becomes a bigger player in food safety battle (access required)

When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, it was expected it would take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration some time to roll out and train its inspectors on the various intricacies of the law. ...

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REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas (access required)

REV LNG LLC is growing its renewable energy business locally, while building out its portfolio across the country. The company specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services. Since 2012, it has provided liquid natural gas and compressed natural gas solutions to a ...

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Geneva co-packing manufacturer to expand, create 21 jobs (access required)

Assured Edge Solutions, a custom vegetable processing and co-packing company, plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. The initiative will create up to 21 jobs and retain 14. “The Cornell Agriculture ...

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Cornell puts out call for innovation in agribusiness (access required)

Cornell University has put out a call for innovators for New York’s agricultural community. The university this week released a first-of-its-kind report designed to guide inventors and investors toward urgent technology needs within the state’s farming and food processing industries, ...

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Grow-NY accepting applications for 2021 contest (access required)

Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Grow-NY Competition, where innovative food and agriculture startups can win up to $1 million. Grow-NY is open to startups around the globe that offer potential for growth in Upstate New York. ...

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Business opportunities abound for NYS with legalization of recreational marijuana (access required)

New York’s legalization of recreational marijuana could bring new opportunities, and big returns, for the Rochester business community. State lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday night to legalize adult-use cannabis and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into ...

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Architectural evolution: Building toward relevancy (access required)

Architectural trends tend to be of the “style” variety, predicting less of what’s evolving in the industry and more of what’s trending at the moment. Perhaps a victim of its own making, the architectural practice has largely operated the same ...

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