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This list was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. Geraldine Biddle Moore | Friendly Home Friendly Home announced the election of Geraldine Biddle Moore as chairperson of its board of directors. Moore, a Pittsford resident, ...

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Tech tip: How to travel safely

CHERYL NELAN President, CMIT Solutions LinkedIn.com/in/Nelan Facebook.com/cmitrochester Twitter.com/cmitmonroe With so many of us traveling during the spring and summer months, our mobile devices are must haves to keep in touch and pass the time. It’s crucial that while traveling, we’re ...

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Standardized test refusals still an issue for school districts

In school districts across New York State these days, many parents and students face a complicated choice: to take, or refuse to take, the state-mandated standardized testing that’s been adopted in recent years. The test refusal movement, or “opt-out,” gained ...

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School safety in this era a never-ending issue

Just how safe are our schools? In light of recent mass school shootings and the energized activism that propelled Parkland, Florida school children onto national stages to demand action, school communities everywhere are once again asking that question. After the ...

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35 years of summer memories at CMAC

There are deep roots at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC for short. It’s a venue that, from its home near Canandaigua, has not just grown but thrived through recessions and regional economic shifts. The venue has ...

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CMAC thrives under all-female leadership

Things you don’t see too often: A solar eclipse, a winning lottery ticket, an all-female leadership team. At Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC, you are guaranteed to find the latter. CMAC is led by president Ginny Clark, ...

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Giving back to community ingrained in CMAC operations

This summer, when bands such as ZZ Top, Keith Urban and Dave Matthews Band take the stage at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center they can do so knowing that their concerts will in one form or another give ...

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Upgrades will enhance CMAC experience

When Bob Dylan performed at CMAC in July of 2016, he opened his show with the song “Things Have Changed.” Not only can he write music, he apparently can see the future. It would be quite appropriate if that Dylan ...

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Downtown growth: Tracking the Impact

Jay Rettberg General Manager Hyatt Regency Rochester How would you characterize the changes you’ve seen to downtown Rochester over the last five years? I believe that every bit of change that has occurred in downtown Rochester has been a positive ...

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‘We’re closer to the local talent’

People want to live where they work and work where they live. Millennials, in particular, want to be able to walk or bike to work every day and hang out somewhere in between. Which makes the fact that since 2014, ...

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If you build them, they will come

The Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester had treated Dion Doucet and his wife, Kathleen Corrigan Doucet, quite well, but three years ago they decided it was time to move. Having experienced city living his entire life — first when growing up ...

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New development opportunities abound

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

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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A restaurant renaissance in the Center City

If PopRoc and Fifth Frame are any indication, the future of restaurants and clubs in downtown Rochester is hybrid. Like Radio Social, the club outside downtown that blended a Mediterranean menu with bowling – yes, bowling – in a former ...

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