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Voting for Reader Rankings extended through tonight (access required)


Voting for the annual Reader Rankings Awards, presented by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record, has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Monday. Voting was to have ended on Friday, but a website issue prevented access to the ballot ...

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Cornerstone Dental establishes memorial scholarship at MCC (access required)


Cornerstone Dental has established the Dilek Ogut Memorial Scholarship at Monroe Community College to honor the memory of a former dental hygienist. Dilek Ogut, who obtained an associate degree in dental hygiene from MCC in 2000, worked most of her ...

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Special Touch Bakery receives state Senate’s Empire Award (access required)

State Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) presents the New York State Senate's Empire Award to Special Touch Bakery, with Donna Dedee, president an CEO of Holy Childhood and the bakery accepting (photo courtesy Sen. Cooney's office).

Special Touch Bakery received the New York State Senate Empire Award for excellence in business at the recommendation of Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester). Special Touch Bakery, on Mt. Read Boulevard in Rochester, is a nonprofit whose Purpose for All mission ...

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PEKO mentors Scale For ClimateTech innovators working on renewable energy products (access required)


A long-standing Rochester manufacturer has partnered with a manufacturing readiness program to help climate technology innovators bring their renewable energy products to market. PEKO Precision Products Inc. has become a strategic partner of the Scale For ClimateTech program, which is ...

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Pandemic jumpstarts technology advancements in legal sector (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic has so accelerated law firms’ adoptions of new technologies that they have jumped ahead several years, says Christopher Rodi, partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. “It has really forced us to move five years forward in six ...

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Cornell becomes a bigger player in food safety battle (access required)


When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, it was expected it would take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration some time to roll out and train its inspectors on the various intricacies of the law. ...

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Rochester Midland acquires Canadian manufacturer (access required)


Rochester Midland Corp. has acquired a Canadian water treatment company. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Quebec-O-Chimie (QOC) is based in Montreal and specializes in manufacturing a complete range of chemical water treatment products for cooling towers, closed-loop ...

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CPL gears up for growth, expansion into new markets (access required)


As CPL looks to the future, CEO Todd Liebert has mapped out an ambitious five-year plan for growth that includes moving into new geographic regions and reducing the firm’s reliance on work within New York. The architecture, engineering and planning ...

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Alfred University to show gratitude to employees with paycheck bonus (access required)


Alfred University will show its appreciation to employees for enabling the school to provide a semblance of normalcy in the education process during the 2020-21 academic year. Alfred’s Board of Trustees is providing a one-time bonus to 520 qualifying members ...

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United Way raises over $35M for 75 agencies during pandemic (access required)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Greater Rochester has raised money for and worked in collaboration with a number of local nonprofits. Shown here is the pop-up food distribution drive-thru in Foodlink's parking lot at 1999 Mt. Read Blvd. (Photo provided by Foodlink).

When New York state paused last year during the height of the pandemic, the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. stepped up its game, joining numerous other nonprofits in the community to help those in need. In addition to the ...

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Women Who Enterprise Rochester looking for mentors (access required)


Walker’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to improve the livelihood and economic quality and equality of low-income women and girls, has put out a call for 50 current or former entrepreneurs, mentors or coaches interested in becoming mentors ...

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