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Allow staff to work at home but clarify expectations, limits

“I am a new team leader at a small but rapidly growing company and am trying to learn the ropes here and grow a high-performing team. The company has a very general policy allowing telecommuting, which is fine and very ...

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Tartan Holdings acquires assets of Moog creates new firm


A new firm—iuvo BioScience LLC—was created last Friday through an acquisition by Tartan Holdings LLC. The new firm is led by former Bausch & Lomb Inc. executives Benjamin Burton and Mary Richardson.

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RF Communications gets $16M order from NATO nation

Harris Corp.’s RF Communications division in Rochester has received a $16 million order from an undisclosed NATO nation for radios from the company’s Falcon line of tactical radios.

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Vice president resigns from IEC Electronics

Newark, Wayne County, manufacturer IEC Electronics Corp. announced Monday the resignation of Brett Mancini, vice president of business development and engineering services, effective April 9.

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Work begins on $4M project for creamery

Construction has begun on the first creamery in Wyoming County, and it should be selling its Old World, artisan cheese by the end of the year. The roughly $4 million project, East Hill Creamery LLC, is being developed by Gary ...

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Kraft, with operations in Avon, to merge with Heinz

H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc.—which has local operations—announced Wednesday that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the Kraft Heinz Co., forming the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.

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Paychex reports boost in profit, sales

Paychex Inc. reported $704.3 million in total revenue for its fiscal third quarter, beating analyst expectations and representing what company executives call “good progress” against sales initiatives.

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Many sources trigger new product development

Rochester-area small businesses rely on various strategies to develop new products without breaking the bank. Some use customer requests as a jumping-off point for expanding the product line, while others tap in-house talent instead of consultants or seek external guidance ...

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Self-management includes some tough challenges

People regularly ask me, “What are the most common issues you see leaders struggling with?” All leaders grapple at times with business uncertainties, personnel issues, economic fears and personal family concerns. But the most chronic leadership struggles have to do ...

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Bully Hill takes gold in 2015 Best of the Web


Bully Hill Vineyards won the gold award for the best overall website at the Rochester Business Journal’s annual Best of the Web Awards. Nearly 250 people attended the breakfast event March 12 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. Judges praised ...

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