This Week
  • The interior of the Golisano Children's Hospital is starting to take shape.

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

  • Karen Pudetti left an accounting career to start Luxe Salon, Spa and Laser Center.

  • Money managers do not feel threatened by competition from banks.

  • Lawyer John Moragne learned from mentors to set his career's direction.

  • The Business Person of the Year finalists are profiled.

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  • Area bankruptcy filings drop 13%
    New bankruptcy filings took a nearly 13 percent dip in the Rochester area last month, falling to 135 from 155 in September 2013.
  • Kodak names new chief marketing officer
    Eastman Kodak Co. officials named an author and former Nokia Corp. executive as its marketing chief. Steven Overman, 46, will serve as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of corporate marketing.
  • URMC gets $6M to study schizophrenia
    Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine have won more than $6 million in National Institutes of Mental Health funding to delve into a suspected cause of schizophrenia, URMC officials said.
  • Taylor gets contract to build Jimmy John's at College Town
    Empire Commercial Construction, a retail-specific division of R-J Taylor General Contractors Inc., which does business as Taylor—the Builders, will work on a new Jimmy John’s location at College Town.
  • Bill Gates visits Cornell for building dedication
    Bill Gates was in Ithaca on Wednesday to officially dedicate Cornell University’s new Computing and Information Science building, which will bear his name.
  • Killian Construction names new leaders
    Killian Construction in Rochester is under new management. The company announced Wednesday that it would have a new president, Jason Gibbs, and a new vice president of operations, Steve Smith.
  • Area ranks in bottom half of nation for people with disabilities
    Rochester ranks among the bottom half of cities nationwide for people with disabilities, a new WalletHub report shows.
  • Cornell University names Elizabeth Garrett as its next president
    Cornell University has tapped the former provost at the University of Southern California to serve as its next president. The university’s board of trustees approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at USC. Garrett is to assume the presidency July 1, 2015.
  • URMC center gets $4.5 million in CDC funding
    The University of Rochester Medical Center’s National Center for Deaf Health Research has won $4.5 million in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding, URMC officials said Tuesday.
  • FCC repeals its sports blackout rules
    The Federal Communications Commission repealed its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but said the National Football League can choose to continue its blackout policy.
  • Index shows mixed results for small-business job growth
    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index found the pace of small-business growth nationwide slowed slightly over the last 12 months.
  • Tompkins Insurance to buy piece of Ithaca firm
    Batavia-based Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc. will purchase the employee benefits business of Aigen Financial Group LLC in Ithaca on Wednesday, officials announced Tuesday.
  • Local exec named chairman of national association
    Kirk Jensen, managing director and senior executive at First Niagara Risk Management Inc. in Brighton, has been elected board president and chairman of the American Bankers Insurance Association, representatives announced Tuesday.
  • Students get hands-on experience at upcoming event
    More than 700 high school students from districts in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties are to participate in the ninth annual career day scheduled for Thursday at Rodman Lott and Sons Farm in Seneca Falls, Seneca County.
  • RDDC annual luncheon to focus on innovation
    Innovation is the focus of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp.’s annual State of the Rochester Economy luncheon slated for Nov. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

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