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Pilot project tests workforce change


“We’re advocating for our community’s most vulnerable,” says Donna Dedee, president and CEO of Holy Childhood Inc. With her are workers at the organization’s Special Touch Bakery.(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) A first-of-its-kind collaboration of non-profit and for-profit organizations is testing ...

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New No. 1

Mirror Show Management Inc. exhibited the strong growth needed to score the top spot on the 2015 Rochester Top 100. The Webster firm soared to the top of this year’s list of the area’s fastest-growing private companies after landing at ...

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Construction begins on project along canal


Balconies, a waterfront courtyard and underground parking are among features at the Residences at Canalside, slated to open next fall. (Rendering courtesy of Riedman Cos.) Construction on a $17.5 million residential project on a waterfront parcel in the heart of ...

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School opens all-ages lab for innovation


The formal unveiling this week gives the public its first view of a $250,000 investment in a new lab at Allendale Columbia School. The Design and Innovation Lab is meant to inspire creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills in students from ...

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Control clash leads to change at top of RCSD

In the end, the rift between outgoing Rochester City School District superintendent Bolgen Vargas and the school board came down to a single question: Who is in charge? Vargas and board president Van White on Tuesday jointly announced the superintendent’s ...

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State plans to end sheltered workshops

A transformation agenda issued by the state calls for an end to the way thousands of intellectually or developmentally disabled people are employed. A forum in Batavia, Genesee County, today is one of 10 held statewide for service agencies, families ...

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Decision looms

For the first time in more than a decade, voters in Monroe County will head to the polls and elect a county executive not named Maggie Brooks.

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CGR marks the 100th year of Eastman’s vision


CGR helped Monroe County Executive Lucien Morin, right, and Rochester Mayor Thomas Ryan, left, craft the 1985 Morin-Ryan sales tax distribution agreement. Also seen are former CGR president Fritz Grasberger, second from left, and former Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce ...

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Bausch & Lomb files suit to protect vitamin

Expanding its war on what it claims are poachers of it PreserVision eye-vitamin’s patented formula, Bausch & Lomb Inc. last week sued two alleged infringers on the vitamin and anti-oxidant cocktail’s recipe. The new complaints, filed Oct. 6 in U.S. ...

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New No.1 in SBA lending

For the first time in more than two decades, there is a new leader in local SBA loans. First Niagara Financial Group Inc., which awarded 43 loans for a total of $11.7 million, logged the highest dollar volume of all ...

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ROC the Future delivers its ’15 report card

The full effects may not be seen for several more years, but leaders of the ROC the Future initiative say they are encouraged by the incremental steps to improve student outcomes in the city of Rochester. Today the initiative released ...

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Ex-B&L execs build firm after buying units

Former Bausch & Lomb Inc. executives Ben Burton and Mary Richardson are determined to breathe new life into iuvo BioScience LLC. The duo, who bought two Moog Inc. units in March to create iuvo, aims to boost total employment at ...

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Building on its legacy: Ken Glazer sees bright future for Buckingham

To say the past year was a challenge for Ken Glazer is a major understatement. Glazer found himself dealing with not only the sudden loss of both of his parents, Laurence and Jane Glazer, but also the task of keeping ...

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Engineering a $3.9B bridge

Bergmann Associates Inc. has a significant role in one of the nation’s largest public works projects. The 35-year-old Rochester firm has been serving on the engineering team for the state Thruway Authority on the design and construction of the $3.9 ...

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Life changer

Life for the developmentally disabled was very different in 1985, Thomas Golisano said. That was the year the Paychex Inc. founder and chairman made a $90,000 gift to start the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation. Inspired by his son, Steven, who ...

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