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Editor's Notes
Rochester Business Journal
December 27, 2013

Some things improve with age; others just get older. To which category does the annual Rochester Business Journal news quiz belong? I'll let you decide. But either way, it's back-for the 19th time.
This quiz tests your knowledge of the year's significant local business news, all culled from articles published in our newspaper.
In the early years, this quiz was hard to ace. But with the arrival of the Internet came grade inflation: a quick search of the Archive at will produce the answer to any question.
What has not changed is the cost of using our online Archive, which now holds nearly 19 years' worth of RBJ articles and data. And that cost is ... zero. That's right, free. So once again, if you want to get the edge on your competitors or get a perfect quiz score, don't say I didn't tell you how to do it.
Each correct answer earns one point; a perfect score is 25 points. For the answers, turn to page 32. Good luck!
1. Name the hospitality industry veteran who became VisitRochester president and CEO.
2. EagleView Technologies Inc. of Bothell, Wash., merged with a local firm. Which one?
3. Who was named new CEO at Financial Institutions Inc.?
4. What company bought Xerox Square for $40 million?
5. What public company CEO received a $5.45 million severance package?
6. What Rochester-area hospital closed?
7. Name the person who said: "I still have to sign a time card. I hadn't signed a time card in over 20 years. But it's still very much how we do things here in the city."
8. Jerry Serafine and Jerry Vorrasi ended their Restaurant 2 Vine partnership when one bought out the other. Who now is the sole owner of 2 Vine?
9. Name the CEO who announced plans to retire, then postponed it?
10. Name the yogurt-producing plant that opened in Batavia.
11. What longtime local telecom firm was sold to Frontrunner Networks?
12. After exiting from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Eastman Kodak Co. issued new stock and resumed public trading. What is Kodak's new ticker symbol?
13. What local eatery served lunch to President Barack Obama during his visit to the area in August?
14. Name the $1.3 billion company created as part of Kodak's Chapter 11 exit plan?
15. What $24 million public project got the green light at the end of August?
16. What locally based public company filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy?
17. Samuelsohn Ltd. bought Hickey Freeman. Who owned the company previously?
18. How many of the top five companies on this year's Rochester Top 100 were not on the 2012 list?
19. Name the person who said: "I think a lot of our success is the size we are. I'm a firm believer in staying small, tight and neat."
20. Who exited as VirtualScopics Inc. president and CEO?
21. What percentage of the vote did Mayor-elect Lovely Warren receive in the three-way November election?
22. Who was named the 11th president of Roberts Wesleyan College?
23. "It made me sad because it represents the end of a dream that a lot of us had, but the dream was over a long time ago," said Gordon Black, founder and former CEO of Harris Interactive Inc. To what was he referring?
24. Calero Software LLC was formed with the merger of three firms, two of them local. Name the two firms. (2 points)

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12/27/13 (c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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