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Patient husband-wife team fulfilled the dream

For his kids, Mitchell VanDuyn put off his dream of starting his own business. Twenty-five years later, it was one of his sons who helped him realize that dream. As a computer science student at Michigan Technological University, VanDuyn constantly ...

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Finalists chosen for business plan contest

Finalists have been selected for the Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest for early stage companies, representatives of High Tech Rochester Inc. announced Monday.

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PBS show to feature Honeoye Falls firm

Game invention company Three of Hearts LLC is to be featured on the national PBS show “BizKid$,” which will air in Rochester on WXXI television at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2.

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Partners’ new studio lets customers get creative

Carrie Greno and Elizabeth Tantalo believe there is something special about giving a custom gift. "It’s a great way to create memories," Greno says. She and Tantalo are able to offer such opportunities at their business, Glaze and Glass LLC, ...

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Cabling company survived its Kodak moment

A few months after Michael Grant took over the family business in 1989, Eastman Kodak Co. decided it would no longer need the firm’s services. The loss of a single customer might not have been so bad, but Kodak at ...

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Small-business owners tread carefully, learn to manage growth

As a business owner in a global recession, Ron Natale has developed a mantra: "Be flexible, but stay disciplined." The co-owner of Precision Laser Technology in Rochester says the six-person firm that he and a partner started in late 2004 ...

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They put their own spin on music retailing

Richard Storms, who turned 64 this month, got his start in the music business as a 15-year-old band boy in 1961 and later became the road manager for Billboard top-30 psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Alayna Hill-Alderman, 44, got ...

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City of Rochester/REDCO-Assisted Projects

Rochester Department of Neighborhood and Business Development and Rochester Economic Development Corp.(REDCO). The list includes projects approved for and/or receiving financial assistance during 2009; ranked by amount of financial assistance during 2009.

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Decades later, ‘Hippie Barber’ is still cutting

The late 1960s was a dark period for barbers. But Robert Cordaro, who was just entering the profession as one of the youngest barbers in Rochester, found a way to parlay a trend toward long, flowing hair into an advantage ...

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Wegmans inks deal for final East Ave. site

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. confirmed Tuesday the recent agreement to purchase the last property in the way of its plans for a new East Avenue store.

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Structure is both the method and the product

Peter Buckley’s job as a construction manager at the Buckley Group Inc. is at once straightforward and complex. For the workers he oversees, Buckley analyzes and prioritizes myriad factors, orchestrating the specialized work of architects, engineers, contractors and tradespeople. In ...

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Victor firm customizes apparel, other items in quantities as small as 1

A sales call to the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester led Timothy Maher to take action beyond making a business deal. Maher, owner of Victor-based Apparel Printers Plus, a firm that prints designs on apparel, was impressed with the work ...

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Interior design services lighten another aspect of corporate change

Christine Vargas combined her background in industrial engineering with her interest in working with people to build Vargas Associates Inc. into a project management, relocation management and interior design firm in Rochester.

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Where well-equipped first responders shop

An intubation kit probably is not at the top of most people’s Christmas list. But items like that were just the kind of thing Kelli Conner was constantly on the lookout for as gifts for her husband, David, a volunteer ...

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