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Jazz fest a boon for local economy (access required)

A huge crowd attends St. Paul and the Broken Bonds at the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. (Photo by Peter Parts)

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival feeds the Rochester community with more than music and food each summer. Millions of dollars are poured into the local economy as thousands descend on downtown for the nine-day festival. “On an annual basis, ...

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City Council passes 2018-19 budget (access required)

Mayor Lovely Warren

The Rochester City Council unanimously passed Mayor Lovely Warren’s $539,646,900 operating budget at the monthly council meeting on Tuesday, June 19. The budget is about 2.4 percent higher than the 2017-18 budget, which places it slightly below the inflation rate ...

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John “Dutch” Summers wins Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award (access required)

John “Dutch” Summers, center, presented with the 2018 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award. From left, the late Vanden Brul's son, Bill Vanden Brul; Sandy Parker, Summers’ wife; Summers; Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall; RIT President David Munson; and Vanden Brul's daughter, Pattie Vanden Brul Nunnari.

Serial entrepreneur John “Dutch” Summers was recently awarded the 2018 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award by the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Summers is CEO of Graywood Companies, a Rochester-based holding company managing commercial ...

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