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A Monroe Community College student polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. (File photo supplied by MCC.)
Sep 27, 2023

MCC’s optics program gets $5M funding boost from DOD

Monroe Community College's optics program has been awarded a $5.1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Sep 27, 2023

Vuzix opens state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Henrietta  

Vuzix Corp. has opened its state-of-the-art mega manufacturing facility in West Henrietta.

Sep 27, 2023

Demand drives up Paychex’s top-line growth in Q1

Paychex Inc. reported year-over-year increases in first-quarter sales and diluted earnings per share.

Sep 27, 2023

Construction industry picks up as pandemic recedes and prices stabilize

As we close out Q3 of the year, what is the temperature like in the Rochester region’s construction and development industry?

West Herr Mercedez Benz, located in Henrietta, N.Y. (Photo provided)
Sep 26, 2023

West Herr Auto Group committed to building loyalty across western, central NY

With 39 dealerships between Buffalo and Syracuse, including 11 in greater Rochester, West Herr represents more than two dozen brands.

Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans
Sep 26, 2023

Mayor Evans appoints key administration officials

Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans has announced staffing changes among senior administration officials.

Sep 26, 2023

Rochester-based custom software development firm acquires eCommerce solutions provider 

ITX Corp. has acquired Philadelphia-based SUMO Heavy, a provider of customized eCommerce solutions serving global clients of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 1000 organizations.  

Rochester Childfirst Network
Sep 26, 2023

Monroe County grant helps Rochester Childfirst Network expand in-home childcare programs  

A $300,000 investment will support Rochester Childfirst Network’s program to develop new in-home childcare businesses and support existing in-home daycares.  

Sep 26, 2023

LYD empowers Rochester youth through mentorship, community engagement, skill development

LYD disrupts dangerous trajectories and fosters community cohesion while undertaking numerous initiatives aimed at supporting and uplifting Rochester's youth.

Sep 26, 2023

Federal funds will provide upgrades for Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad has been awarded $12.6 million by the Federal Railroad Administration to enable six older locomotives to meet current environmental standards. “The proposed project involves final design and construction to rehabilitate six Tier Zero locomotives to meet Tier 3 EPA standards,” according to the agency. “The project aligns w[...]

Sep 25, 2023

Cooney announces $1 million for Teen Center in Rochester  

Teen Empowerment will receive $1 million in state funding for its new teen center - named the Barack and Michelle Obama Youth Center – that will be constructed in southwest Rochester.  

Sep 25, 2023

Paradigm of NY combats diesel soot emissions through ‘promising’ new tech

A Rochester-based startup specializing in the design and manufacture of decarbonization devices for diesel engines targets triple-digit sales in the next five years.