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Churchville RV dealer expands to Ohio with acquisition (access required)

Meyer’s RV Superstores has expanded its reach with the acquisition of Mentor RV in Madison, Ohio. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Mentor is considered northern Ohio’s top RV dealership and offers recreational vehicles from Coachmen and Forest ...

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Red Argyle is first tenant at Factory 243 in Canandaigua (access required)

Technology company Red Argyle will become the first commercial tenant at Factory 243, a mixed use development at the site of the former Lisk Manufacturing facility in Canandaigua. Factory 243 is an urban-style residential and commercial project of Capstone Real ...

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Luminate NY brings women, diversity in entrepreneurship to forefront at 2021 finals competition (access required)

Luminate NY, the world’s largest accelerator for startups with optics, photonics and imaging (OPI) enabled applications, will host a “Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship” panel discussion at next week’s 2021 Luminate Finals, sponsored by Optica, formerly known as OSA, The Optical Society.   The ...

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Visit Rochester making sure people again do just that (access required)

If you ever want to disappoint the folks at Visit Rochester, just tell them they can’t work. The COVID-19 pandemic created a collective case of cabin fever for the 18 employees at Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency of ...

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Council of Agency Executives names award recipients (access required)

The Council of Agency Executives has named three award recipients for its annual Community Partner Awards and Member of Distinction Award. Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health Michael Mendoza and Foodlink Inc. President and CEO Julia Tedesco each will receive ...

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L3Harris receives Army purchase orders for Leader and Manpack radios (access required)

L3Harris Technologies Inc. has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,540 AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios and AN/PRC-158 Manpack radios under a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) award as part of multi-vendor Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. As one of ...

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Morelle introduces legislation to help manufacturers (access required)

Congressman Joe Morelle on Friday introduced legislation to protect investments in America’s manufacturing sector. The Permanently Preserving America’s Investment in Manufacturing Act makes a technical change to the U.S. Tax Code allowing businesses to continue deducting interest expense. “Across the ...

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The Housing Council will honor ‘Housing Heroes’ (access required)

Rosalie Remaris, Kevin Purcell and Mark Muoio will be honored as local “Housing Heroes” by The Housing Council during the Community Starts at Home event. Community Starts at Home is a virtual 50th anniversary celebration of The Housing Council at ...

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Forty Under 40 winners announced

The Rochester Business Journal has selected the 2021 class of Forty Under 40 winners.  The honorees are men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and who have also made significant civic contributions to the community. A ...

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Lots of positive lessons found amid pandemic’s challenges (access required)

As we prepare to host the Rochester Business Journal’s annual Women’s Leadership Summit, we asked several women who lead in our region for their perspective on some of the main topics to be discussed. The summit, to be held virtually ...

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Fellowship awarded to build community-centered change for public school systems (access required)

The Rochester Education Fellowship, led by a coalition of local child and family advocates, has named Shanai Lee as the recipient of its two-year fellowship to co-create and build a new community-centered vision for bold, transformational change for Rochester’s public ...

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Brighton Securities unveils rebrand (access required)

Brighton Securities Corp., an employee-owned financial services firm, has rebranded, believing the new one-letter logo perfectly reflects the company’s goals, stature and commitment. “The logo is distinctive, versatile, timeless, and memorable — all qualities reflected by the company and successful ...

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Summit to provide resources, connect nonprofits with socially conscious businesses (access required)

The Cause Collaborative will premiere its inaugural COLLABORATE SUMMIT 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14. An in-person collaboration hour will take place at the Jack Rabbit Club the same evening beginning at 5 p.m. The virtual ...

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Generations Child & Elder Care opens in Clinton Square Building downtown (access required)

As workplaces reopen following the pandemic, childcare again is at the top of workers’ minds. By some counts, 20,000 childcare centers closed nationwide since the start of the pandemic and one in nine childcare worker jobs have been lost. But ...

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