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$10 million startup challenge

A one-of-a-kind, $10 million multiyear challenge could boost Rochester’s visibility in innovative manufacturing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January announced the establishment of the Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester. The business competition aims to support startup companies that commercialize optics, photonics ...

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Schools ride photonics growth

For decades, universities across Rochester have provided students with curricula that support the optics and photonics fields. The publicity surrounding the national American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics in Rochester last year, however, has helped area schools expand their reach ...

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Tired stretch of East Main set for makeover

Like a puzzle with many parts, everything needs to fall into place if East Main Street is to be restored as the heart of downtown it once was for the city of Rochester.

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Tower once a hub of corporate, legal bustle

Newly reimagined as a mixed-use blend of luxury apartments, high-end offices and retail space, the Metropolitan has been for most of its life home to banks, law firms and corporations.

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Tower to offer living with expansive views

Construction is nearly complete on the first two floors of residential units at the Metropolitan. A total of six upper floors will contain apartments for lease and the five floors above that will be luxury condominiums for purchase.  

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Dynamic redo transforms downtown tower

Weaving through a steady stream of construction crews that dot the downtown landscape, it is easy to see the area is in the midst of a renewal. What may not be apparent, however, is the equally important revitalization happening inside one iconic building. 

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Rochester Giving: Other Important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 19 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 27 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal    ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for nonprofit arts and human service organizations in our community. They also fill the area’s social calendar with fun. The Rochester Business Journal publishes photos of recent fundraisers every ...

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Track down charity details at these websites

The numbers show that Americans are a benevolent lot. Americans gave an estimated $373 billion to charity in 2015, $15 billion more than the year before, continuing an upward trend in charitable giving. Much of that giving is the result ...

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Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time

When people think about supporting nonprofit charitable organizations, they often first consider providing a financial gift. While cash donations are prized, they aren’t the only way to give. Nonprofit leaders say volunteers can make a profound impact by supporting their ...

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Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating

Many people remember the popular Scared Straight program, which was conceived in the 1970s to combat juvenile delinquency. The idea was that at-risk children would be taken to a prison and be exposed to the life of an inmate. The ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

4    Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time     As an alternative to cash, volunteering is just as precious. 5    Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating     Low overhead isn’t everything. What a charity accomplishes     is key. 8    Track down charity ...

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