Today's Top Stories

May 23, 2023

Nazareth becomes teach-out partner for soon-defunct Medaille University

Medaille recently announced it would close because of declining enrollment and outstanding liabilities.

Black Bird Design will move into one of the two buildings that the firm bought at 1867 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 23, 2023

Black Bird Design buys flex property on Mt. Hope

Black Bird Design will relocate to the new address this summer and occupy one of the buildings. The firm will lease the second building.

May 23, 2023

Succession planning takes time, clear goals

Most people think of succession planning as passing down the family business to the next generation, but it doesn't have to be.

May 23, 2023

Succession planning best practices | Viewpoint

Succession planning is a lot like retirement planning: For the best outcome you need to start early.

May 23, 2023

UR named an REU site for undergraduate semiconductor research  

The University of Rochester is one of six new grant supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ (SRC) sites that will provide undergraduate students with hands-on research opportunities in STEM priority areas related to semiconductors. 

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of funding initiatives for projects across the state, including the Sibley Triangle Building in downtown Rochester (file photo courtesy Governor's Office).
May 22, 2023

Sibley Triangle Building project receives $3M in state funding

The transformation of the Sibley Triangle Building in downtown Rochester into commercial and residential space will receive $3 million from the state.

May 22, 2023

Rochester walk will raise funds for rare rheumatic disease  

The annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk will be held in Rochester next month, in conjunction with the National Scleroderma Foundation’s 25th anniversary.   It will take place at 9 a.m. on June 3 at Genesee Valley Park, Roundhouse & Canal Side Shelters at 1000 E River Rd.  Scleroderma is a rare rheumatic disease […]

Participants in the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders Cohort gathered in Seattle, including the founders of Rochester-based Sign-Speak (photo provided).
May 22, 2023

Sign-Speak selected for AWS Latino Founders Cohort

Operated by Amazon Web Services Inc., the $30 million in business and technical mentorship program provides support to underrepresented tech founders.

May 22, 2023

Khadijah Tillman aims to empower communities, remove mental health care barriers

Sankofa, located at 1400 Portland Ave., offers counseling services that take into consideration the impact of cultural factors on mental health, including addressing the effects of generational trauma.

The Marriott in Greece, developed by the DelMonte Hotel Group in 1978, has been sold to a Virginia-based firm (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 22, 2023

Greece Marriott sold to out-of-state investment firm

The Marriott hotel in Greece, a part of the DelMonte Hotel Group portfolio for 45 years, has been sold.

RIT is joining five other U.S. universities in an international partnership with Japan aimed at increasing competitiveness in computer chip design, development and manufacturing (photo provided by RIT).
May 22, 2023

Semiconductor advancement program unveiled at G7 includes RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is joining five other U.S. universities in an international partnership aimed at improving competitiveness in computer chip design, development and manufacturing.

May 22, 2023

$2M paves the way for Rochester region’s first intentional community

Jennyrae Brongo has a vision for the Rochester region’s first intentional community where people of all abilities can learn, work, live and grow.