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Analysts still watching for signs
on succession at Bausch & Lomb

The rare absence of strong year-end results to report marked Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s annual meeting of shareholders this week. The day also was marked by the absence of Ronald Zarrella, Bausch & Lomb’s former president and chief operating officer. ...

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Louis Fishgold Inc. ceases operations as woes mount

Louis Fishgold Inc. has ceased operations, idling its fleet of distinctively decorated trucks and locking the doors at its Jefferson Road headquarters. Until this month, the 26-year-old firm was one of the area’s largest produce distributors. A supplier to Wegmans ...

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Columbia building
slated for sale

The Resolution Trust Corp. will open sealed bids May 22 in a sale of the Columbia Banking Federal Savings Association’s former East Main Street headquarters. The four-story, 30,000-square-foot building is fronted by a piece of local history–the first time-and- temperature ...

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Looming patent-law revisions
produce rush to beat deadline

Firms large and small are scrambling to review their patent portfolios, as a change in U.S. patent law–brought on by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade–fast approaches. A June 7 deadline looms for companies that want to file for ...

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“Bausch & Lomb has the tools to achieve … recovery”

The follow are the remarks to shareholders by Daniel Gill, chairman and CEO of Bausch and Lomb, at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders April 25 in Rochester. Good morning. Today marks the 14th time I have had the privilege ...

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Publications crowd entertainment-news arena

When Scene magazine came onto the scene in February, a crowd of Rochester-area publications covering entertainment and lifestyle news greeted it. Is Rochester big enough for all of them? “I don’t know if we’re overpublicated the way we are over-shopping-malled,” ...

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Commerce office
due to expand

The Rochester office of the Commerce Department’s U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service will add three employees to its staff by year’s end. Because of the high volume of exports from this region, “we’ve been saying for years: “Geez, give us ...

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Battered dollar opens door for new exporters

Markets in Germany and Japan–with entree eased by a dropping dollar–are beckoning even export-shy small businesses, experts say. It’s unclear, however, if local firms are heeding the call. “The two markets that should be screaming to people at the moment ...

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Hot Gleason stock
hits five-year high

After an upbeat 1994 report and back-to-back strong quarters, Gleason Corp. stock this week hit a five-year high, surging to more than $20 a share. The firm’s stock closed midweek at $20.75 a share, showing a gain of roughly $2 ...

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Downtown’s southern gateway taking shape near B&L headquarters

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree, where Alph the sacred river ran. Or was it the Genesee? Bausch & Lomb Inc. CEO Daniel Gill may not be Kubla Khan and the company’s new downtown headquarters was ...

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Cultural organizations, steeled by
past cutbacks, await budget ax

With budget axes unsheathed in Albany and Washington, Rochester’s cultural non-profit organizations are preparing for the worst. And they are more prepared now than ever before, several directors say, thanks to long-term planning and improved asset and revenue management. “I ...

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Frontier merger
fuels strategic shift

Suddenly, Frontier Corp.’s Rochester star–as the first U.S. market to see local phone competition–is shining less brightly in the company’s strategic universe. The proposed merger with Detroit-based ALC Communications Corp., announced earlier this week, catapults Frontier to the center of ...

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Thomas James buys assets of California firm, adopts name

Thomas James Associates Inc. has acquired the assets of a Beverly Hills-based securities firm and adopted its name, H.J. Meyers & Co. Inc. National Association of Securities Dealers officials were kept apprised of the transaction, the Cleveland district office confirmed, ...

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Moscom Corp. still in pursuit
of anticipated investment payoff

Three years ago, Moscom Corp. began to diversify beyond its traditional line of call-accounting products. Bracing for a two-year struggle to pull off the transformation, officials expected a payoff in 1994. Well, maybe this year. “Last year turned out to ...

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New daily takes on
Gannett newspapers

The Rochester Free Press hits the newsstands today, offering what its owners hope will be a viable alternative to the Gannett Rochester Newspapers. The general-interest daily, printed in black and white in broadsheet form, plans to cover national, local, sports, ...

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