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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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Booth champions health at Excellus

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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Wegmans continues to grow, just not locally

While the third-largest employer in Rochester has grown its total workforce by nearly 4,000 employees in the last three years, Wegmans has actually shrunk its Rochester-area workforce by several hundred. Expansion is the company’s overall plan, however, not shrinking. Employees ...

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How big can the health care industry in Rochester get?

The University of Rochester and Rochester Regional Health again lead the list as the two largest employers in Rochester, with 29,820 employees and 16,545 employees, respectively. When it comes to large health care organizations, they’re in good company; Lifetime Healthcare ...

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Food and beverage, technology two industries to watch

From coffins to buttons to electrical appliances, the products that once drove the Flower City’s economic engine had at their core a manufacturing component. A leisurely stroll or Sunday drive through Rochester a millennia ago might have found you looking ...

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Home care industry grows to accommodate aging population

Every day 10,000 baby boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. It’s been this way since 2011 and it will continue through 2029, until the last baby boomer reaches this milestone. Baby boomers represent individuals born between mid-1946 and mid-1964, according to ...

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Young executives display drive, determination

Everybody’s career path is unique, but there are some common threads for people who climb the ladder quickly. Ambition and resolve link these four executives who have achieved high-level positions at a young age. Here they share discuss the pivotal ...

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YPs seek to keep work/life balance even as they advance

From a child at home with the flu to a snow storm to having an appliance delivered, millennials, like their older counterparts, are bombarded with life’s little interruptions. But as young professionals climb the corporate ladder and gain more responsibility ...

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