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College Town plans job fair March 3

The College Town development team plans a job fair March 3 to help businesses fill an estimated hundreds of new positions at the location.

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Lake destination

A multimillion-dollar resort along Canandaigua Lake is slated to open in spring 2016. The five-story, nearly 200,000-square-foot building will house 111 hotel rooms and 44 upscale waterfront condominiums. The Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort is expected to draw visitors to the ...

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$15M rehab slated for site


The dental dispensary was built in 1917. (Photo courtesy of Landmark Society of Western New York Inc.) Work is about to begin on the $15 million renovation of a historic building on East Main Street, with the site slated to ...

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Four area housing authorities receive federal funding

Four Rochester region area housing authorities have received a collective $4.2 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to modernize and develop public housing.

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Whole Foods store proposed for Brighton


The Daniele Family—owners and operators of Mario’s and Bazil restaurants, the Royal Car Washes  and the Southpoint Marina—are seeking approval  for their proposal to develop a luxury retail center in Brighton that would include the first Whole Foods grocery store in the Rochester area.

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COMIDA OKs breaks for $118 million B&L project to create 112 jobs

Bausch & Lomb Inc. will receive tax breaks for a $118 million project that is projected to create 112 jobs over the next three years. The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved a custom abatement for the project.

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Dallas-based company to acquire B&L Wholesale Supply


B&L Wholesale Supply Inc. is being sold to Dallas-based SRS Distribution Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the local company said Tuesday. Privately held SRS is owned by Berkshire Partners, a private-equity firm. Companywide, B&L Wholesale has 230 employees, with roughly 100 in Monroe County.

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State funding aids construction of affordable housing

Two local housing projects are receiving state funding to help with construction costs. They are part of more than $16.5 million the state is awarding for the construction of 240 new units of affordable housing.

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Rochester Top 100: Pair of RIT graduates build their firm rapidly

When Justin Hamilton and Christopher Stern launched Hamilton Stern Construction LLC nearly five years ago, the two never looked back. “We were ready and knew we would do whatever it took to succeed,” Hamilton said. The two civil engineers met ...

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Buffalo company acquires distributor V.J. Stanley, longtime local firm

Longtime local distributor V.J. Stanley Inc. has been acquired by Stritt & Priebe Inc., a Buffalo-based international provider of industrial pipe, valves and fittings. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Group renovates former St. Michael’s Mission

An evangelical Christian group has invested more than $300,000 in renovating the former St. Michael’s Mission in Livingston County, turning it into a Christian conference and retreat center.   The site in the town of Conesus, between Hemlock and Conesus ...

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SUNY college to transform former Kodak facility to solar center

SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is setting up shop in a former Eastman Kodak Co. building in Greece, as part of a $100 million initiative that proponents say will attract solar energy companies to the area.

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