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Nov 23, 2017

An answer to Rochester’s brain drain

From his perch as leader of a growing software company in Rochester, Justin Copie, CEO of IT company Innovative Solutions, saw an obvious problem crippling the growth of Rochester’s promising tech buds. “I had some friends at RIT who were both part of startups, and I had caught up with them, and they both told […]

Nov 20, 2017

Tim Horton’s: A Rochester roast

The first steps into Henrietta’s Maidstone Coffee’s 40,000 square foot factory floor are greeted by the inescapable warm embrace of roasted coffee aromas. The scent hangs in the air in a way that is almost viscous, any thicker and you could slice a sliver off with a knife and pocket the the scent for later. […]

Nov 17, 2017

Volunteers remodel veteran’s home

Glen Reed gets emotional when he tells the story of how his Penfield home was remodeled recently by a team of volunteers from Home Depot Inc. and Patriot Guard Riders of New York Inc. “The best part about the whole thing,” Reed said, pausing briefly to regain his composure, “is they come in here and […]

Nov 17, 2017

High Probability brings psychology into the financial mix

Why do people invest the way they do? It’s a simple question, but like most simple questions, the answer is far from it. The stock market is a place where, as the layman often assumes, cold, calculated reason always prevails, money is moved in a manner that is meaningful, investments are made in a way […]

Nov 16, 2017

Stores brace for Black Friday — or not

You can have your Thanksgiving turkey and holiday bargains, too. Black Friday 2017 and the opening of the holiday shopping season seem a bit more sensible this year. Some larger chains — Target and Walmart, for instance — are opening at 5 or 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, then closing that same night until early the […]

Nov 15, 2017

Fly By in Pittsford offers pop-up holiday shopping

Just like the holiday season that always comes and goes in the blink of an eye, Fly By pop-up store is now open for a limited period of time. Fly By is open for the second year in a row and is the pet project of local artist Kaaren Anderson. Located at 50 State St. in Northfield Commons in Pittsford, Fly By is a colorful, eclectic pop-up shop full of one-of-a-kind products. In[...]

Nov 10, 2017

Spider-Man artist returns to RIT 40 years later

Adam Kubert was trying to get away  from his family’s legacy in the comics books industry when he chose a Rochester college to attend in 1977. On Thursday, Nov. 16, Kubert returns for the first time to Rochester Institute of Technology, where he obtained a degree in medical illustration in 1981. He’ll be talking about […]

Nov 10, 2017

Research startup looks at preferences of college students

For Max Sims and Wilfred Wallis, starting a small business was not just a way to stretch their entrepreneurial muscle, but also a means to help students earn money and give back to the community. Sims and Wallis, University of Rochester graduates, launched their market research firm Pollinate Rochester earlier this fall at UR, with […]

Nov 10, 2017

Autism facility to be built

What began as a vision for Mary Walsh Boatfield will become reality when the Golisano Autism Center Rochester breaks ground early next year. Boatfield, president and CEO of CP Rochester, Happiness House and Rochester Rehabilitation Inc., spent some 18 months visiting autism centers nationwide, developing the concept for a facility here that would centralize services […]

Nov 9, 2017

Innex builds future in ceramics

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Gates sits Innex Innovative Industries, a modest machine shop entering its seventh year in Rochester, employing just under 50 employees. Yet, behind the scenes of the understated storefront, big things are happening. Kilns fire and precision machines whir along a humble work floor, pumping out machine parts that will soon […]

Nov 3, 2017

Changing physical therapy

When a good idea comes along, Brian Reh has no problem saying “let’s do this,” even if it means years of research and, ultimately, the creation of a new company division. That is exactly how his company’s SafeGait 360 Balance and Mobility Trainer came to be. “One of our marketing analysts came in my office and she said ‘I’ve got a business idea.’ She had a da[...]

Nov 3, 2017

United Way developing minority leaders

When Julian Smith enrolled in the United Way of Greater Rochester’s African American Leadership Development Program, or AALDP, his goal was to have a better understanding of Rochester, while exploring opportunities to contribute and make his community a better one. “I also saw it as an opportunity for me to expand my personal leadership DNA,” […]