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Black Bird Design will move into one of the two buildings that the firm bought at 1867 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 23, 2023

Black Bird Design buys flex property on Mt. Hope

Black Bird Design will relocate to the new address this summer and occupy one of the buildings. The firm will lease the second building.

Aug 17, 2022

Roc Paper Straws: Enviro-friendly paper covers ROC with launch of new venture

The Roc Paper Straws product line is biodegradable, marine-safe and compostable. In addition to its standard product line, the business offers custom-branded straws with company logos. Wrappers can even be personalized. 

Oct 1, 2021

Printer moves from Henrietta to city to accommodate growth

Image360, a full-service graphic design, printing and sign production company, has moved from its location in Henrietta to a new, larger facility at 1128 Lexington Ave. The move was made to better meet the needs of its commercial, corporate and nonprofit clients, officials said, as well as to streamline the production process and to accommodate […]

Sep 20, 2021

Cooley Group rebrand showcases offerings

The Cooley Group specializes in providing brand enhancement solutions for clients and the firm is now doing just that for itself. As part of its 75th anniversary, Cooley Group has introduced a new corporate brand, including the slogan “Showcase Your Brand.” “The Cooley Group logo has been updated to better represent the end-to-end capabilities and […]

Aug 13, 2021

Bobo’s Chicken Shack, Panther Graphics receive Empire Award

Two Black-owned businesses were presented with the New York State Senate’s Empire Award by state Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) on Thursday. Devon “Bobo” Crittenden, owner of Bobo’s Chicken Shack, and Tony Jackson, president of Panther Graphics Inc., were recognized for their commitment to giving back to the community. The awards, which recognize excel[...]

Jun 9, 2021

Canfield & Tack persevere through pandemic, launch OptiMail service

As a 100 percent employee-owned company, the full effect of last year’s pandemic was felt by every one of Canfield & Tack Printing Inc.’s 75 staffers. “I remember the initial scramble getting masks. And the other thing was gaining essential business status. Figuring out what that meant took us a while,” said Canfield & Tack […]

Jun 3, 2021

With a little help from its friends, City Blue Imaging stands tall again

The Rochester community often is praised for its generosity, its willingness and ability to give back and its readiness to step up when needed. During the last 15 months that has been witnessed at every turn, but perhaps none more than after a raging fire took down a local business last Christmas Eve. “Our neighbors, […]

Jun 2, 2021

State AG wants Kodak boss to testify about stock buy

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday petitioned the court to force Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Jim Continenza to publicly testify about his stock purchase last year ahead of the federal government’s announcement that Kodak was in line to receive a $655 million loan to build its chemical business. According to James, “Continenza […]

Mar 31, 2021

Business opportunities abound for NYS with legalization of recreational marijuana

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 law Wednesday. “This is a historic day in New York – one that rights the […]

Mar 25, 2021

Canfield & Tack adds to offerings

Rochester’s Canfield & Tack has launched a new direct marketing campaign service that will add momentum to traditional direct mail. “OptiMail is the latest initiative in our strategy to follow growth opportunities in key sectors of our business,” said President and CEO Ray Brown. “There is a resurgence in direct mail, especially ‘smart’ direct mail. […]

Mar 10, 2021

Golisano firm invests $100 million in Kodak

Grand Oaks Capital, an investment firm founded by Paychex founder Tom Golisano, has committed to invest a total of $100 million in Eastman Kodak Co. The firm purchased $75 million of Kodak’s 5 percent Series C Convertible Preferred Stock and has agreed to purchase an additional $25 million of this series of preferred stock subject […]

May 16, 2019

Local commercial printers to merge

Two of Rochester’s largest commercial printers have merged, consolidating space and staff in Henrietta. Canfield & Tack Printing Inc., an employee-owned printer, and Cohber Press plan to operate as one company from Cohber Press’s John Street location in Henrietta. Although financial details of the merger were not disclosed, the combined company will have more than […]