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Picture Page: 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit

The sold-out 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit drew more than 620 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Sept. 24. The inaugural event, presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the Women’s Leadership Council of the United ...

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Industry honors

The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster/New York Photonics recently honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s optics and photonics industry. The awards were presented in front of more than 300 representatives from industry, government and ...

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Analysts expect earnings, revenue growth for Paychex in fiscal Q1

NATE DOUGHERTY Paychex Inc. is expected to see a jump in sales for the first quarter, with analysts predicting a nearly 8 percent increase in revenue when the company announces its financial results next week. Earnings are expected to increase ...

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Area exporters want Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

When the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ charter was allowed to expire in June, it left exporters and trade advocates nonplussed. “I can’t understand what the political motivation would be for letting it lapse,” says Thomas Battley, executive director ...

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Ex-Im Bank by the numbers

More than half of the exporters in Monroe County that have used the Export-Import Bank since 2007 are small businesses. Total exporters: 15 Small businesses: 8 Total authorizations: $108 million Total insured shipments, guaranteed credit or disbursed loan amount: $138 ...

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Ruling brings good news for some businesses

A ruling this week to overturn a ban on polystyrene foam in New York City is good news for a company in Ontario County that joined in the lawsuit challenging the ban. Many were watching the ban to see if ...

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Rochester Top 100: Firm finds its size provides a key advantage

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“We can do anything our competitors can, but we can do it cheaper,” said James Urbanczyk, founder and CEO of Logical Control Solutions.(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) Logical Control Solutions Inc. founder and CEO James Urbanczyk has found a Goldilocks niche ...

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Agency expands presence to Buffalo

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Tipping Point Communications has opened an office at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’ Innovation Center.(Photo by Tipping Point Communications LLC)   After a decade in operation, Tipping Point Communications LLC has expanded to Buffalo. The media buying and public relations ...

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Initiatives to tackle poverty earn kudos

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Rep. Barbara Lee of California joined Rep. Louise Slaughter in a meeting with local business and non-profit leaders. (Photo courtesy of Office of Rep. Louise Slaughter) Rep. Barbara Lee has been at the table for countless efforts to address poverty ...

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Richardson’s owner names chef as partner

KERRY FELTNER Richardson’s Canal House owner Johannes Mueller has entered into a partnership with his executive chef as part of the restaurant’s succession plan. Matthew Hudson will become partner of the casual gourmet restaurant effective Jan. 1. Mueller will retain ...

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Rochester Top 100: IT firm sees growth, new facility on horizon

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Capping off a strong year of growth, the leaders of Capstone Information Technologies Inc. predict the firm will reach twice its current size in five years. The computer support services firm, which is located on South Plymouth Avenue, estimates 25 ...

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M&T survey finds businesses’ optimism rising

Amid uncertainty of where the Federal Reserve may take interest rates and slow job growth, optimism among Rochester area businesses is on the rise. An economic outlook survey from M&T Bank Corp. found that optimism in Rochester is higher than ...

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Enrollment at area colleges, universities

Both RIT and Nazareth report record enrollment this year.                 2015-16 Institution    Fall 2015    Fall 2014    %change    Freshmen    Base Tuition Rochester Institute of Technology    18,606    18,063    3%    2,906    $36,596 University of Rochester    11,000    11,060    (.5%)    1,300    $47,450 ...

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Retiring CEO plans scholarship fund

Steve Chartrand has worked closely with the Arc of Monroe County, NYSARC Inc. for nearly 20 years. As the CEO for the organization’s foundation prepares to retire, he aims to have an impact for decades longer. Chartrand leads the Arc ...

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Visit Rochester hires sales exec

Deidre Wetelainen has been appointed the vice president of sales at Visit Rochester. It is a new position at the organization and established to foster more meetings and convention business to the Greater Rochester area. Visit Rochester bookings in that ...

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