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A mechanical mind (access required)


When his classmates at Aquinas Institute were heading off to football practice or some other after-school activity, Mark Gionta was on his way to work in one of the shops at Rochester Colonial. “The rest of us were doing our ...

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ROCovery Fitness co-founder to leave organization (access required)


Yana Khashper has followed through with her plan to resign as CEO of ROCovery Fitness, effective Jan. 15. Jonathan Westfall, ROCovery’s peer support program manager, has been named interim CEO. Khashper who co-founded the organization five years ago, had informed ...

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McNair will become county’s director of Office of Public Integrity (access required)

Janson McNair has been named director of the office of public integrity for Monroe County (provided photo).

Janson McNair, currently commander of staff services for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, has been appointed director of the Office of Public Integrity for Monroe County. The office identifies and investigates allegations of waste, fraud and abuse by county employees ...

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Moody’s: business travel holds recovery key for upscale hotels, airlines (access required)


Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service believe business travel will remain stunted for much of 2021, meaning a much slower recovery for the upscale sector of the hotel industry, airports and convention centers. “Companies that have been impacted by the pandemic ...

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Number of home-based food businesses skyrocket (access required)


The number of new home-based processor businesses under the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets umbrella ballooned by nearly 56 percent in 2020. There were 1,538 newly registered home processors, according to information released by the state this ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Rep. Joseph Morelle


Rep. Joseph Morelle joins the RBJ for a discussion about COVID-19, legislative priorities, and more. Editor’s Note: Because of technical difficulties, the recording of this interview was interrupted. This item is part of Rochester Business Journal’s video series, Rochester Biz ...

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Delivery of RBJ may be delayed by storm (access required)


Delivery of the Dec. 18 issue of the Rochester Business Journal might be delayed by this week’s snow storm. Subscribers can access the digital edition now. If you have trouble accessing your online account or have any other questions, please ...

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Power List: Accounting (access required)


A listing of 11 “power players” in the Rochester region’s accounting industry. James P. Brennan Managing Partner – Upstate NY, Deloitte LLP Brennan has been managing partner of Deloitte’s upstate New York marketplace, which includes Rochester and Buffalo, for three years. ...

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Power List: Banking (access required)


A listing of 11 “power players” in the Rochester region’s banking industry. Laurie Baker President and CEO, The Summit Federal Credit Union Baker took over as president and CEO in February after Mike Vadala retired. She had been vice president ...

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Power List: Health Care (access required)


A listing of 11 “power players” in the Rochester region’s health care industry. Michael Apostolakos Chief Medical Officer, University of Rochester Medical Center As chief medical officer, Apostolakos has been at the forefront of leading the University of Rochester Medical Center’s ...

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Hyatt pushes reopening back until late March (access required)


The Hyatt Regency Rochester on East Main Street has pushed back its anticipated reopening nearly seven weeks to March 29 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to crush business and convention travel. Hyatt management paused hotel operations in early October and ...

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Record response to Habitat for Humanity’s holiday gift drive (access required)


A grateful Flower City Habitat for Humanity announced its 2020 Holiday Gift Drive brought in a record 382 gifts. The donations will provide 191 children under the age of 18 living in Habitat homes with one gift of necessity and ...

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Verizon’s 5G service now available in Rochester (access required)


Verizon customers in the Rochester area now have access to the company’s 5G Nationwide network. Upstate New York and much of New England, plus central Texas and parts of Oklahoma, became 5G accessible today at no additional cost, the company ...

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Golisano funding bolsters Rochester Accessible Adventures’ mission (access required)


Rochester Accessible Adventures will use $51,000 in supportive funding from the Golisano Foundation to continue its mission of providing inclusive recreational opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Finger Lakes region. Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA) helps create ...

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Local entrepreneur’s business rescued by VJF loan (access required)

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Rosa Marie Curtis spent two years looking for a location to open her after-hours childcare. In January, she signed a lease for the perfect spot at Village Gate. “We were getting ready for a grand opening. We thought, let’s take ...

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