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  • Siblings Bradley Calkins and Katherine Lindahl are co-CEOs of Rochester Midland.

  • Kelby Russell wants you to know: Local wines are among the world's finest.

  • The number of temporary help employees locally has grown since the recession.

  • Employee cross-training has become essential for organizations to run smoothly.

  • P3 Systems Inc. sells and services new and refurbished networking equipment.

  • Challenges mount for area companies that do business in Russia.

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  • Rochester Top 100 announced;
    UTC Retail ranks No. 1

    UTC Retail Inc. earned the No. 1 spot on the 2014 Rochester Top 100, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and KPMG LLP announced this morning. The Rochester Top 100 is a program of the RBA and KPMG. Since 1988, each annual Top 100 has ranked the area’s private companies based on dollar and percentage revenue increases over the past three fiscal years, with a minimum of $1 million in annual sales required.  
  • Ultralife posts loss for third quarter
    Ultralife Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in third-quarter sales as well as a net loss, due in part to sluggish government tactical communications spending.
  • Sales rise at Garlock while operating profits fall
    Third-quarter sales at Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC and its subsidiaries grew 4 percent chiefly because of higher sales from subsidiaries in Canada, Japan and Australia.
  • Manning & Napier posts rise in economic net income
    Manning & Napier Inc. reported a slight increase in third-quarter economic net income, with earnings per share in line with Wall Street estimates.
  • Strike could shut down traffic on St. Lawrence Seaway
    The St. Lawrence Seaway’s 460 union workers plan to strike Friday over proposed changes in its operating system, and seaway management is prepared to close the waterway to all traffic if that happens, representatives said.
  • Black Button Distilling expands distribution to NYC
    Rochester’s Black Button Distilling will be distributed in New York City and is negotiating distribution rights for other states, the company said.
  • RF Communications receives $18 million order
    Harris Corp.’s RF Communications has received an $18 million order from an undisclosed nation in Central Asia for its wideband tactical radios.
  • Downtown innovation zone among topics at event
    New initiatives designed to solve community problems and the launch of a downtown innovation zone have been added to the agenda for Tuesday’s State of Rochester’s Economy presentation.

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