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Now 50, SWBR focusing on sustainable design (access required)

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During his college days in the 1980s, Mark Maddalina entertained club-goers in Rochester at places like the Ocean Club, Magnolia’s and the Harbor Beach Club by spinning records. He learned a great deal about how to control the mood of ...

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New office enhances growth opportunities for Northwestern Mutual (access required)

Northwestern Mutual occupies the second floor of the new Class A office building developed by RYCO Management (provided photo).

The quiet company isn’t so quiet anymore. Or hidden. Northwestern Mutual officially christened new office space last week at 1162 Pittsford Victor Road, a move company officials believe provides greater brand visibility, easy client access and an inviting work environment. ...

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Rochester far from average when it comes to national real estate market (access required)

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Rochester was one of seven real estate markets across the country to see a double-digit rise in the year-over-year median listing price in April. An analysis by realtor.com showed the median listing price in Rochester rose 12 percent to $212,500 compared ...

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LaBella, CPL climb design ranking chart (access required)

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Four Rochester-based companies are again ranked on the Engineering News-Record 2019 Top 500 Design Firms, with two climbing the charts. LaBella Associates jumped 41 spots to No. 145 while CPL climbed 13 slots to No. 269. Bergmann remains second among ...

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ViewSport will supply Ironman, Tough Mudder with apparel (access required)

ViewSPORT's exclusive sweat-activated apparel reveals motivational messages during training (provided image).

ViewSport, the Penfield-based sports apparel firm, has signed a pair of deals to become an official supplier to two of the largest endurance franchises in the country, Ironman and Tough Mudder Inc. ViewSport is now the official recreational apparel partner ...

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Central Rock Gym just a climb in the (Alex) Park (access required)

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Central Rock Gym, which opened on Averill Avenue in Rochester last month, is more than just a collection of climbing walls. Some would say it’s part yoga, part toning, part endurance, part orienteering, part sculpting and part adventure. “There are ...

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Study: Senior PGA Championship will have significant economic impact on area (access required)

Greater Rochester Enterprise says the upcoming KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will have an economic impact of $44.5 million on the community.

The winner of next month’s 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will walk away from Oak Hill Country Club with $585,000. The Rochester community will make out rather handsomely as well. The six-day event leading up to Memorial Day is expected ...

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Rochester posts largest percentage gain in year-over-year construction hiring (access required)

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Construction employment in the Rochester area increased by 10.2 percent year over year, the largest percentage increase posted in the state’s 15 metropolitan statistical areas. There were 20,600 construction jobs in Rochester in March, up 1,900 from March of 2018, ...

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Two SWBR projects recognized by local CSI chapter (access required)

SWBR received an Outstanding Project Award from the Construction Specifications Institute for its design work on John Walton Spencer School No. 16. The facility, built in 1910, was modernized but historic features were preserved (provided photo).

SWBR has been named a winner of two Outstanding Project Awards from the Rochester chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The multidisciplinary design firm from Rochester was recognized for its contributions to DePaul’s Upper Falls Square Apartments and for ...

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CallVista’s impending closing means 75 more jobs lost in Henrietta (access required)

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The expiration of a lease and an overabundance of staff members at other call centers has prompted the closing of a Henrietta-based business, meaning 75 employees will be looking for jobs. CallVista, a call center working exclusively with Internet-based marketing ...

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New golf club-fitting store Club Champion opens Tuesday (access required)

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If timing is indeed everything, then Club Champion couldn’t have picked a better time to open a store in the Rochester area. Tiger Woods once again captivated the sports world with his stirring victory at The Masters on Sunday, and ...

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Year over year foreclosure activity in Monroe County takes significant drop (access required)

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Foreclosure activity during the first quarter of 2019 dropped significantly in Monroe County, mirroring the nationwide trend. Total properties in the county with foreclosure filings during the first three months fell to 485, down 27.07 percent from the first quarter ...

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Celebrate City Living expo is Saturday (access required)

The Celebrate City Living expo is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sibley Square (photo courtesy Communications Bureau /city of Rochester).

The Celebrate City Living Housing Expo on Saturday, presented by Five Star Bank, will provide an all-encompassing look at moving to, and residing in, the city of Rochester. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sibley Square, ...

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Eastman Gardens honored by Preservation League (access required)

The restoration of Eastman Gardens earned an Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York (provided photo).

From an abandoned and dilapidated eyesore to a revitalized and thriving structure, the rebirth of Eastman Gardens is an example of historic preservation at its finest. Vacant since Eastman Dental Dispensary left in 1978, the building was turned into an ...

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