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Consultant helps with managing benefits

As benefit plans get more expensive and more complicated, Westminster Consulting LLC sees more room to grow. The Rochester-based company provides fiduciary advice and investment research to clients with a focus on benefit plans. The company has used its expertise ...

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Rochester Top 100: Printer sees growth through diversification

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(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   During a volatile time in the commercial print industry, John Place and the rest of his team at Mercury Print Productions Inc. chose to diversify, find a niche and capitalize on it. In the last ...

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Hundreds get update on downtown development

With leases on roughly half of its residential units, Tower280 is proving, “if you build it, they will come.” Ken Glazer, managing partner of Buckingham Properties LLC, told an audience of nearly 700 people Tuesday morning that there are more ...

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New platform measures employee engagement

Employee engagement is a key metric for the success of a company, one Gregg Lederman said is as equally important as it is difficult to measure. But the founder of Brand Integrity Inc. has created a platform he believes can ...

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Kodak settles suit for $9.7 million

Workers who sued Eastman Kodak Co. in a 2012 class action after seeing their retirement savings dwindle as the value of their Kodak stock evaporated have agreed to a $9.7 million settlement.  U.S. District Judge David Larimer on Wednesday gave ...

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Al Sigl selects president to succeed Meyers

The Al Sigl Community of Agencies will have its first new leader in 30 years. The non-profit organization’s board this week elected Thomas O’Connor to serve as its president effective June 1. He is to succeed the outgoing Daniel Meyers, ...

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Butler/Till logs record revenue, adds staff

Last year Butler/Till Communications focused on finding momentum as an agency. The result? The agency’s best year yet. In 2015 the company achieved its highest revenue, surpassed its 100-employee mark, became recertified as a woman-owned company and newly certified as ...

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Bivona is gold winner in 2016 Best of the Web

Bivona Child Advocacy Center won gold at the Rochester Business Journal’s 19th Best of the Web competition. The center, which specializes in child abuse response, healing and prevention, took its website live in 2004. The website (bivonacac.org) was lauded by ...

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Analysts expect Q1 earnings rise for Xerox

Analysts expect mixed results from Xerox Corp. when the company reports its first-quarter financial results Monday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Xerox to report earnings per share of 23 cents, up 9 percent from 21 cents during the same ...

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Haunted History Trail scares up tourism

The Haunted History Trail is believed to be one of the first—if not the first—organized paranormal marketing effort in the nation. The tourism marketing campaign is designed to make a major economic impact, and it is drawing interest from thousands ...

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Brewery project gets OK for tax breaks

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency this week approved $422,000 in sales tax exemptions for High Falls Operating Co. LLC for its $10.3 million plant modernization. The brewery plans to build an 18,000-square-foot building and install new beer holding ...

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Bonadio awarded local honor as entrepreneur

Thomas Bonadio remembers starting his accounting firm from his kitchen table in 1978, working with just one partner and Bonadio’s mother as the sole employee. Today the Bonadio Group has more than 700 employees and $100 million in revenue, and ...

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Rochester Top 100: Company plans to expand geographically

Two finance pros left comfortable jobs at a Fortune 500 company to try their luck as business partners. Four years later their company, Pro-Nexus LLC, has achieved strong growth and is on track to achieve the owners’ goal of becoming ...

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Five finalists vie to win venture challenge

The winners of the 2016 Rochester Venture Challenge—a contest where companies compete for over $40,000 in cash and prizes—will be announced at High Tech Rochester Inc.’s eighth annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon on Wednesday. The five finalists—selected from a group ...

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