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New development opportunities abound

The Charlotte Square residential development along Charlotte Street on the East End. (Photo courtesy of Home Leasing)

The Strong National Museum of Play has grand plans that, when they reach fruition, will dramatically alter the look of one corner of Rochester’s downtown. Other less grandiose yet august ideas undertaken just a few blocks away from The Strong will ...

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Downtown development bucking trends

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Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, president of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp., has been working with the organization since 1984 to promote the city’s central district. But even she is surprised by the scope of the development boom going on in the downtown ...

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Booth champions health at Excellus

Christopher Booth, president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Christopher Booth became president of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in March 2011, and became CEO of both Excellus and Lifetime Healthcare Cos. Inc. less than two years later. In his time leading the Rochester region’s largest health insurer, Booth ...

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My second office: New City Café

LaShunda Leslie-Smith is executive director of Connected Communities. (Matt Wittmeyer)

As executive director of Connected Communities, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and revitalizing the Beechwood and EMMA neighborhoods, LaShunda Leslie-Smith makes it a priority to get out into those communities as much as possible. “I am ...

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