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Wheels mesh for sisters running city cycling studio (access required)

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Sisters Ashley Biryla and Nicole Branagan always dreamed of opening their own business together, and in 2016 they turned their dream into reality. The two have been at one another’s side since the beginning. Biryla, 33, and Branagan, 35, both graduated from Aquinas Institute and went on to St. Bonaventure University. Biryla obtained her bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2006 and received an MBA from St. Bonaventure in 2007.

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Looking inward to fight racism in Rochester (access required)

From left, Nikki Haynesworth, Regina Randall and Michael Boucher of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center's Structural Racism Initiative.

It is a harsh reality to acknowledge that the specter of racism still permeates every layer of society—from employment, to neighborhoods to the health of communities. Although discrimination is no longer legal, oppression, segregation and unequal opportunities still haunt American ...

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AT&T accelerator offering $125,000 in funding (access required)

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The 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator is taking submissions for a prize of $125,000 in funding for any business using technology to benefit students and education. The accelerator is a national endeavor that accepts applications from any organization including nonprofits. Along with ...

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Partnerships power LaBella’s re-branding (access required)

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As the firm grows, the name is getting smaller. LaBella Associates is becoming simply LaBella, and the tenet that management believes sets the engineering and architecture firm apart—a commitment to client, employee and community relationships—is now part of their branding. ...

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Bio-Optronics gets $30 million investment (access required)

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Brighton-based software company Bio-Optronics has netted a $30 million investment from San Francisco’s Mainsail Partners. Bio-Optronics specializes in providing software to health care firms as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and is most known for its Clinical ...

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