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Hyzon responds to short-seller report (access required)

Hyzon Motors Inc., the Rochester-based global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell vehicles, on Tuesday responded to a short sell report that was released last week that tanked the company’s stock price. Tuesday afternoon, shares of Hyzon stock (Nasdaq: HYZN) had ...

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Paychex acquires San Francisco benefits firm (access required)

Paychex Inc. has acquired Flock, a benefits enrollment and administration, onboarding and human resources information system provider in San Francisco. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions, will ...

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Leep Foods is a leap of faith in mushrooms (access required)

The company launched as an organic mushroom grower, believing there would be consumer demand for better-tasting, nutrient-packed specialty mushrooms. That turned out to be true. Now Leep Foods has leapt further into the blended market, introducing a chicken-and-mushroom sausage line ...

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Xerox expands IT services with acquisition (access required)

Xerox Holdings Corp. has expanded its IT services with the acquisition of Competitive Computing, which offers digital services and cloud solutions throughout New England and nationwide. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We’re focused on expanding the reach ...

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Floreano Convention Center to host first conference since start of pandemic (access required)

The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will host its first conference this weekend since the start of the pandemic. The College Music Society will host its 64th National Conference at the convention center from Oct. 7 through Oct. ...

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Gleaning inspiration from urban developments in smaller cities (access required)

In college, I remember a professor telling a studio full of aspiring architects that traveling was an essential part of being an architect. The reason being, she stated, was that it contributed to a designer’s collective experience of places, a mental catalogue of sorts. Of ...

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Construction industry struggles with growing labor shortage (access required)

Finding workers to fill construction jobs was tough enough before the pandemic, but since then, it has only gotten harder, according to Anthony Soprano, vice president of preconstruction services at DiMarco Constructors.   “It went from a tough situation to a bad situation,” he says.   The lack of ...

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Rochester-based tech firm acquired by Canadian company (access required)

A Canadian technology company has acquired Rochester’s LPA Software Solutions LLC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Converge Technology Solutions Corp. is a software-enabled IT and cloud solutions provider. The LPA acquisition is its 24th since October 2017, ...

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Rochester Regional Health opens new medical campus in Geneseo (access required)

A long-awaited Rochester Regional Health medical campus has opened in Geneseo. The new campus is billed as a one-stop facility that offers nearly one dozen new and existing specialty services. “We’re proud to play a larger role in serving Geneseo ...

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Searles to join Trillium Health leadership team (access required)

Joseph Searles has joined Trillium Health as its vice president and chief community engagement officer. He starts his new position on Oct. 25. Searles previously served as corporate diversity relations director for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. He has been ...

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Increase in material costs affecting local construction projects (access required)

An increase in the price of building materials is having an impact on local construction and development projects, but the price hikes are not stopping work from getting done.   Peter Muench, vice president of preconstruction services at LeChase Construction Services LLC, says the situation requires the firm to ...

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RIT, Pure Imagination Studios bring Hollywood to Rochester (access required)

The Rochester region could soon have a leading role in the entertainment industry due to a creative collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology and Pure Imagination Studios.   The L.A.-based entertainment studio, known for combining proprietary technology with storytelling, is partnering with RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios to launch a satellite office and spatial ...

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