Tag Archives: Rochester

UR launches study to understand development of COVID-19 immunity

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A key question in the COVID-19 pandemic — Do people develop immunity after recovering from the disease, and for how long? — will be the subject of a $5 million study the University of Rochester Medical Center is launching. The ...

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Quality of life increasingly important in eldercare

Ashley Daggett

Rochester is home to more than 21,000 seniors, and those individuals have multiple choices when it comes to living facilities. Whether they choose independent living, assisted living, memory care or any of the other types of facilities available here, seniors ...

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How to get a board seat, which can help open doors

Taren Greenidge

Becoming a member of a board of directors at a local organization can open the door to myriad opportunities for young professionals. For most, joining a board fulfills a desire to be an important player in moving the needle and ...

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Tips to prevent watering hole attacks

Sitima Fowler (provided photo)

Hackers are getting creative, which means the onus is on us ladies to take steps to protect ourselves. Watering hole attacks are used to distribute malware onto victims’ computers.  Cybercriminals infect popular websites with malware, and anyone who visits the ...

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Women offer words of wisdom to rising young professionals

Tashanda Thomas (provided photo)

Focusing on money, instead of what makes you happy, is the worst mistake women professionals can make, says LaShunda Leslie-Smith, executive director of a nonprofit that seeks to break the cycle of poverty in Rochester’s EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods. Leslie-Smith, ...

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Women say community-first attitude a major Rochester asset

Fatima Byram (Provided photo)

Business women in Rochester say the community is embedded with positive values of kindness, gratitude and positivity. Rochester’s business community wants to see entrepreneurs succeed, says Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of Luminate, a startup accelerator focused on optic, photonics and ...

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Retail is key to downtown development, but it’s changing

Traffic entering the city from Interstate 490 moves down Clinton Avenue. Rochester’s downtown is changing, and its approach to retail may be changing as well.  (Photo by Dick Moss)

In the 1970s and early 1980s, New York City’s Bryant Park was a dangerous place to be. Whether people were walking through the park next to the New York Public Library, or along the streets nearby, they risked becoming victim ...

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Evolving downtown Q and A: Christopher Mannelli

Christopher Mannelli, executive director of Geva Theatre

To help track the impact of downtown’s ongoing evolution, the RBJ asked three stakeholders for comments. Monday: Sharon Napier, founder and partner at Partners + Napier. Tuesday: Sergio Esteban, CEO of LaBella Associates. Today: Christopher Mannelli, executive director of Geva ...

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Evolving downtown Q and A: Sergio Esteban

Sergio Esteban, CEO of LaBella Associates  (Provided photo)

To help track the impact of downtown’s ongoing evolution, the RBJ asked three stakeholders for comments. Monday: Sharon Napier, founder and partner at Partners + Napier. Today: Sergio Esteban, CEO of LaBella Associates. Wednesday: Christopher Mannelli, executive director of Geva Theatre.  ...

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Downtown learns to morph into Festival City

Plasticiens Volants’ 2017 BIG BANG at Parcel 5 during the Fringe Festival. (Photo by Erich Camping)

The Roc Holiday Village, Rochester Fringe Festival and Super City Rochester have all taken root in downtown Rochester in recent years, combining with other long-time attractions to create an expansive variety of entertainment and events in the city’s core downtown. ...

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Evolving downtown Q and A: Sharon Napier

Sharon Napier, founder and partner, Partners + Napier. (Provided photo)

To help track the impact of downtown’s ongoing evolution, the RBJ asked three stakeholders for comments. First up, Sharon Napier, founder and partner at Partners + Napier. Tuesday: Sergio Esteban, CEO of LaBella Associates; Wednesday: Christopher Mannelli, executive director of ...

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Rochester rediscovers its riverfront

Broad Street, left, runs atop an abandoned Erie Canal aqueduct. At right, the Rundel Memorial Building of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. (RBJ file photo)

For lifelong Rochesterians, it may be easy to visualize what downtown will look like when its revitalization is complete, for it may have had a similar look and feel decades ago: Millennials heading out to a hip new restaurant, flanked ...

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