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Ethics intertwines with AI at new Nazareth College institute (access required)


Buoyed by the belief that artificial intelligence is essential for a broad array of disciplines, not just a technology-based education, Nazareth College is creating the Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Society. The new educational opportunity will focus on social, ...

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HUD renews local homeless assistance program grants (access required)


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of homeless assistance programs nationwide, including more than $13 million in the Rochester area. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically ...

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Hunt’s Phelan named president of Architectural Foundation (access required)


Sean Phelan of Hunt E|A|S has been appointed president of the Architectural Foundation of Greater Rochester (AFGR), succeeding Richard Pospula. Joining the board of directors are Allen Rossignol, president and CEO of Edge Architecture and Nate Rozzi, principal at Rozzi Architects. ...

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Entry box open for AMA Rochester’s Pinnacle Awards (access required)


Entries for AMA Rochester’s ninth annual Pinnacle Awards will be accepted through March 1. The Pinnacle Awards showcase program strategy, tactics, creative and results by local marketers during the previous year. There are more than 25 award categories, including Marketer ...

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Elmridge Center has a new owner (access required)


Elmridge Center in Greece, which in recent years endured the loss of major tenants and a foreclosure proceeding, has a new owner. Tabani Acquisitions, LLC, a Dallas-based real estate development company, purchased the 468,615-square-foot property during a recent online auction. ...

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Transcat posts Q3 improvement, beats Street estimates (access required)


Transcat Inc. on Tuesday reported a third-quarter operating income increase of 20 percent, with service revenue up more than 12 percent. For the quarter ended Dec. 26, the Rochester provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services posted ...

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IEC profits increase in Q1 (access required)


Wayne County’s IEC Electronics Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter increase in sales and earnings. For the first quarter ended Jan. 1, the Newark manufacturer reported revenue of $47.5 million, up more than 6 percent from $44.7 million in the ...

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Jacobs promoted to associate publisher of RBJ, The Daily Record

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs, who as editor has guided newsroom operations of The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal for four years, has been named associate publisher of both publications. Jacobs, 40, will continue to serve as editor but now assumes ...

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Aqueduct project to create live-work hub (access required)

The Aqueduct Building has sold for $4.7 million (photo courtesy of CBRE Rochester).

With remote work now a way of life for many, the developers of the Aqueduct Building district are joining forces with a progressive national real estate management firm to create a live-work hub in downtown Rochester. Peter Landers and his ...

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Fast Tracking Solutions adding staff, new office (access required)


Local staffing firm Fast Tracking Solutions plans to expand its own staff and open an office in Syracuse. FTS has relocated to North Goodman Street, adjacent to the agency’s former location in Village Gate. The move was made to accommodate ...

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GRE achieves highest number of project ‘wins’ amid global pandemic (access required)


The Greater Rochester region benefitted from $550 million in capital investments last year, resulting in more than 2,100 new jobs across 34 projects. Working with governmental and community partners across the region and state, Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. helped drive ...

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Collaboration a byword of nonprofits during pandemic (access required)

Karen Zandi

Every business and nonprofit organization has been affected by the pandemic that took the world by storm nearly a year ago, and each of them has had to make sacrifices or change the way they do business and interact with ...

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Dealing with climate change: We must ‘think big and think fast’ (access required)


The age of climate denial and inaction in the United States is finally coming to an end. Survey results released in January from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication ...

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