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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


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


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


(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


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


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


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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Childhood dreams turned into solid careers

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” While many children have an idea—often an unrealistic one—about what they want to do, those plans don’t often make for a successful career. However, three past Forty Under 40 honorees ...

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Staying motivated through helping others

One defining characteristic is evident in each person named to a Forty Under 40 class: They demonstrate the gumption to dig in and get the job done, whether it’s at work or in the community. What drives them is more ...

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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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2016 Forty Under 40 honorees

Eric Allen Vice president, relationship manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch Age: 36 Education: B.A., economics, SUNY College at Geneseo Family: Wife, Nicole; son, 5; daughter, 3 Residence: Fairport Professional responsibilities: I manage a portfolio of commercial clients in the ...

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The art of taking risks

One cliche cautions us to look before we leap, but another warns that he who hesitates is lost, while a third cautions that if nothing is ventured, nothing will be gained. Therein lies a puzzle to be solved by business ...

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Rochester Chamber Top 100: First time on the list

A.E.Y. Enterprises Inc. AP Plumbing Contractors Inc. APD Engineering & Architecture PLLC APFS Wealth Management Inc. Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. Brand Integrity Inc. Career Start DeRisio Construction Inc. Genesee Valley Motors Inc. Harbec Inc. Highpower Validation Testing & Lab Services ...

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Rochester Chamber Top 100: Top 100 executives

Meet the leaders who are guiding the growth of the businesses on the 2016 list 1 | Hamilton Stern Construction LLC Full-service construction manager and general contracting firm Justin Hamilton, co-owner; Christopher Stern, co-owner 2 | Waste Harmonics LLC Broker ...

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