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Explore Greater Rochester: Brewed here

Craft breweries and distilleries are sprouting up all around Rochester. “(The industry has) grown tremendously in the past five years,” says Daniel Nothnagle, president, co-owner and co-founder of Three Heads Brewing. “Two or three breweries have opened up every year.” ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Clement Chung

Clement Chung, chairman, Roc City Coalition, representing 50 young professional groups “Rochester is a city built on entrepreneurism and innovation, dating back to George Eastman and beyond. Today, that spirit is alive and well—no more so than among YPs, who, ...

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Explore: City living

Downtown’s biggest news continues to be residential development. The luxury apartments in Tower280 at Midtown, below, are housed in a former 1960s office building that was connected to the first enclosed downtown mall in the country. Generations of Rochesterians remember ...

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At the helm

Rochester ranks 10th among U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. Using 2015 census data, financial organization Merchant Cash USA ranked some of the nation’s largest cities based on the number of small businesses per 10,000 people, rental costs and unemployment rate. ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Andrew Gallina

Andrew Gallina, president, Gallina Development Corp. and a Rochester native with fond memories of downtown’s heyday The Metropolitan (formerly Chase Tower, which Gallina is converting): It is simply a beautiful building with such a rich history. Architecturally, I love the ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Accommodations

Bed & Breakfasts and Luxury Rentals 7 on Strath: 461-5010; 7onstrath.com A B&B at the Ellwanger Estate: 314-1793; ellwangerestate.com A B&B at the Genesee Country Inn: 538-2500; geneseecountryinn.com Abner Adams House: 657-4681; abneradamshouse.com Adams Basin Inn B&B on the Erie ...

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Robert Clark Jr.: Engineer of the Year

Robert Clark Jr. knows full well the power of engineering to help drive innovation and create jobs. An entrepreneur, he developed technology that was the basis for several companies while he was at Duke University. Today Clark is an integral ...

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Business Transformation Award finalists

camspizzeria.com Cam’s Pizzeria Cam’s Pizzeria is successfully using the Internet to grow their business and streamline operations, finding efficiencies with digital. When users place an order through their website or mobile app it connects directly to their POS system and ...

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2016 Best of the Web mobile finalists

cityblueimaging.com City Blue Imaging Services Website went live: 1998 Last major overhaul: March 2015 Average number of page views per month: 26,667 from March 2015 to March 2016 Percentage of site traffic that is mobile: Desktop—84.01 percent; mobile—13.21 percent; tablet—2.78 ...

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Dennis Sugumele: Engineer of Distinction

Dennis Sugumele knows he made a wise decision in the 1960s to follow his cousin to college and then into engineering. His cousin was one of the first in their family to attend college, staying in their hometown of Philadelphia ...

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2016 Best of the Web finalists

Banking and financial services teamdkb.com DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Website went live: Approximately 2000 Last major overhaul: September 2015 Average number of page views per month: 2,264 Percentage of site traffic that is mobile: 78 percent of new sessions ...

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Matthew Sidley: Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

Matthew Sidley took a liking to math and science growing up in Portland, Ore., so when it came time to ponder a career, engineering seemed as good a fit as any. Sidley surveyed the college landscape, leaving the Pacific Northwest ...

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Best of the Web Buzz Award finalists

This year’s Best of the Web Buzz Award finalists are Blackfriars Theatre, Premium Mortgage Corp. and Roberts Communications Inc. The award goes to a local business or organization generating the most buzz on social media platforms—such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ...

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James McIntosh: Engineer of Distinction

Rochester City Engineer James McIntosh grew up in a middle-class, blue-collar family in Chili. From his father, who worked for Rochester Telephone Corp., he picked up an interest in electronics. McIntosh’s interest became a passion: He built a stereo in ...

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