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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

The Athena Finalists each receive a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs—perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work ...

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Inspiring women, finding their own inspiration

Lynne Maquat grew up learning that girls should not stand out. The J. Lowell Orbison endowed chair and professor of URMC’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics finds the inspiration to transcend that oppression, which can continue into adulthood for many ...

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Women’s Council 2017 Board of Directors

President Wende Knapp, Xerox Corp. Vice President Julie Bazan, Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC Treasurer Melissa Palmer, Butler/Till Media Services Inc. Secretary Molly Mesko, University of Rochester, Simon Business School Vice president programs/marketing Katelin Pellett, Causewave Community Partners Immediate past president ...

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Local women gain, give through mentoring

Five successful Rochester-area women praised those who helped them advance to the tops of their careers. “I’ve been lucky to have numerous mentors,” says Judith Baumhauer M.D., associate chairwoman of academic affairs in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department ...

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Firms combat attacks in range of industries

For companies like the Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., the threat of a cyberattack calls for accelerated preparation. Lockheed Martin is where military aircraft, including the F-16 fighter jet and the Black Hawk helicopter, are designed and manufactured. The company, ...

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Weighing the costs, benefits of cyberinsurance

Most business owners whom Valerie Corekin works with do not consider the cyberinsurance plan they are weighing as crucial to their risk management strategy as life insurance is for their personal lives. But business owners “who think that they don’t ...

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Under attack: Big firms to small firms

Cyberbreaches are something to get used to for all sizes of firms. “Breaches are going to happen—computer systems get breached all the time, whether it’s a little mom-and-pop store or it’s really sophisticated companies with powerful defenses; it happens,” said ...

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Tower 280 By The Numbers

By the numbers 1,600 linear feet of led lighting 240 plants in the lobby’s green wall 9,250 gallons of paint used 181 residential units 1,043 glass panels on top 4 floors 1,967,760 square feet of drywall hung 42 dogs 29 ...

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Tower280 seen as catalyst for downtown

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Tower280 is seen as a likely catalyst for further growth and development downtown, especially at the adjacent Parcel 5. Above, the view from the tower.   With Tower280 bringing new residents and businesses to the Midtown area, coffee shop owners ...

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Original tower was jewel of national wonder

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For decades, the Clock of the Nations, Christmas monorail and other attractions drew throngs of shoppers and visitors to Midtown Plaza. Demolition of the plaza—excluding the tower and Seneca Building—began after its closing in July 2008. In 1962, when local ...

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A new crown at Midtown

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(Photo courtesy of Buckingham Properties) After Buckingham Properties LLC and Morgan Management LLC acquired Midtown Tower, they launched a nearly $60 million project to transform the building—renamed Tower280—into a premium mixed-use space.   Ask any Rochesterian of a certain age ...

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Glazer, Morgan reflect on $59 million project

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Developers Ken Glazer, left, and Robert Morgan overcame a number of challenges—including the death of Glazer’s father, Laurence, who as Buckingham Properties CEO and managing partner launched the project with Morgan in 2014. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson)   One cannot ...

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Design, technology are highlights of tower

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The main lobby interior lighting design takes advantage of recent advances in LED technology. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) The bones of a building can be strong, but its exterior has a strength all its own. When it comes to the ...

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New tower attracts residents and businesses

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Bergmann Associates is the commercial anchor tenant at Tower280, where the engineering and architecture firm occupies the entire second floor. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Those leasing space in Tower280 are a mix of commercial, retail and residential tenants. The building’s ...

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Rochester living satisfies variety of palates

Whether speaking about the friendly nature of the citizenry, the incredible recreational opportunities that abound, or the often overlooked convenience of getting to and from home, local young professionals have high praise for Rochester. ‘There is a giving spirit’ Even ...

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