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Local firm hired to
head Genesee Plaza upgrade

GF Management Inc. has chosen a local facilities management firm to direct the $5.5 million overhaul of the Holiday Inn Genesee Plaza. Picked to run the stem-to-stern make-over as project manager is Facility Management Associates, a 9-year-old Rochester company looking ...

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Fisher garners rave reviews
at three year mark

Three years ago George Fisher flew into town amid high expectations. Analysts and Eastman Kodak Co. trackers say the chairman, president and CEO of Rochester’s largest employer has met or exceeded them. “He absolutely gets an A for this chapter ...

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Crackdown on loan program
triggers debate

A Department of Housing and Urban Development crackdown on a popular investor loan program is putting a crimp in Rochester real estate action, low- income housing specialists say. But a top Rochester official says City Hall welcomes the HUD review ...

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Challenge remains on premium hikes

Premium rate hikes for health coverage are at the lowest level in years here and across the country. Blue Choice and Preferred Care, the two most popular HMOs locally, this week said 1997 rates for their most common commercial plans ...

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West hiring here despite
plans to shut Webster site

West Information Publishing Group has placed help-wanted advertisements to hire permanent, full-time employees locally. However, a spokeswoman for the company –which resulted from the $1.1 billion merger of Thomson Legal Publishing and West Publishing Co.–said the hiring activity does not ...

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Cousins hit Wilmot
with $225 million lawsuit

Thanksgiving at the Wilmots undoubtedly was a little tense yesterday. Members of the clan of real estate developers Tuesday filed suit against Wilmorite Inc. CEO Thomas Wilmot, accusing him of “concealment, fraud, self-dealing and misapplicaton offiduciary funds,” to name a ...

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Vasile hit with foreclosure actions

Pittsford real estate developer Kenneth Vasile faces foreclosure on three properties for mortgage arrears totaling some $9 million. President of Vasile Construction Corp., Vasile was one of several individuals targeted in 1994 by the Securities and Exchange Commission for participation ...

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Area gets shot at
bigger share of film projects

A feature film being made by Parker Stevenson is expected to be filmed in the Brockport area early next year, according to the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office. The movie, “These Two Boys,” will star Stevenson’s wife, Kirstie Alley, ...

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Hudson Hotels stands
to gain from USFS IPO

U.S. Franchise Systems Inc. has gone public. The Atlanta-based firm last year bought the Microtel name and franchising rights for the budget-motel chain from Rochester’s Hudson Hotels Corp. Capital raised by the Atlanta firm’s initial public offering will help finance ...

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RBTL plan perils future of Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre would not survive construction of a new performing arts center, its owners say. William and Raymond Saucke, who also own Saucke Brothers Construction Co. Inc., bought the 127,000-square-foot Auditorium Center on East Main Street in the late ...

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Lawsuit filed by Kodak
spotlights trade-secret issue

The experience many former corporate managers, engineers and executives gained at major corporations such as Eastman Kodak Co., Xerox Corp., and Bausch & Lomb Inc. make them valuable to other companies as consultants. Questions and conflicts arise, however, on where ...

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PSC to close Florida facility;
70 jobs relocating to Webster

PSC Inc. plans to close its Florida manufacturing plant next spring and move roughly 70 jobs to its Webster headquarters. The new jobs are part of a $5 million consolidation of the PSC LazerData Products Group operation in Monroe County. ...

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City planning to buy parcel for Blues site

The city of Rochester plans to pay $3.3 million to $3.5 million to purchase land for Finger Lakes Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s new headquarters. City Council last month took a preliminary step to acquiring the Court Street parcel on ...

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Farrell ordered to pay
$64,000 in civil case

A federal court judge Wednesday ordered a former Gannett Co. Inc. executive to pay $64,000 in civil penalties and repayments for orchestrating a local insider-trading ring. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Telesca granted a motion for summary judgment in the ...

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Cooperation advances
as trade-union strategy

When John Sweeney swept the AFL- CIO presidential election this year with promises to put teeth back in union organizing, he was not saying anything new to the building trades. Trade unions, whose declines stretch back longer and perhaps went ...

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