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2013's top 10 most-read RBJ online articles

Rochester Business Journal
January 2, 2014

This is a recap of the 10 most-read articles posted in 2013 on, the Rochester Business Journal's website. Links to the full articles can be found

1. 5Linx revs up growth with deal

Rochester's fastest-growing private company grew even more with a new acquisition. 5Linx Enterprises Inc. of Henrietta, a telecommunications services distributor, has furthered its push into the energy services market by acquiring electricity supplier American Power Partners LLC of Buffalo. 5Linx ranked No. 1 on the 2012 Rochester Top 100 list of the region's fastest-growing private companies. May 17.

2. Rochester Top 100 announced; Ironwood (Terry Tree) ranks No. 1
Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC (Terry Tree Service LLC) earned the No. 1 spot on the 2013 Rochester Top 100, the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and KPMG LLP announced. The Chili-based companies, led by Thomas Terry III and Timothy Pope, shot to the top this year after not appearing on the list of the region's fastest-growing private companies in 2012. Nov. 1.

3. New class chosen for 19th year of Forty Under 40
Recipients of the 19th annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 awards were announced. The honorees are professionals younger than 40 who demonstrate leadership in the workplace and in the community. Sept. 20.

4 Roofing company faces nearly $160,000 in OSHA fines
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied some $160,000 in fines against a Rochester-area roofing firm. A.M Stern Inc. earned fines totaling $140,000 for allegedly allowing workers to be exposed to fall hazards and failing to properly position a safety monitor, OSHA officials. An additional $19,250 in fines was levied for other violations. Jan. 14.

5 President detours to pay visit to Magnolia's on Park Avenue 
President Barack Obama's trip across upstate detoured to Rochester. He stopped at Magnolia's Deli & Cafe on Park Avenue, where he posed for pictures with people. Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards greeted the president there. Aug. 22.

6 Most readers think their share of U.S. income tax is too high
In a poll that coincided with Tax Day, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they believe the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is unfairly high. Sixty-three percent of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said their share of the tax burden is too high, 32 percent said it's about right and 5 percent said the amount they pay in federal income tax is too low. April 19.

7 Trio of stores coming to Eastview Mall
Eastview Mall announced the summer arrival of three new stores: The Art of Shaving, Tilly's and Toys R Us Express. The three new additions joined previously announced stores Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Brooks Brothers, also set to open in the summer. May 16.

8 Pictometry merges with EagleView; CEO to depart
Pictometry International Corp., one of the region's fastest-growing companies over the past decade, merged with EagleView Technologies Inc. of Bothell, Wash., near Seattle. The companies said Pictometry CEO Richard Hurwitz would leave the business. Jan. 8.

9 Pike Co., Lecesse Construction announce merger
The Pike Co. Inc. and Lecesse Construction Services LLC announced plans to merge. The Pike and Lecesse brands, as well as the entire workforces of both firms, would remain intact, the companies said. Pike and Lecesse ranked second and third on the most recent Rochester Business Journal list of commercial builders. Jan. 7.

10 J&J begins effort to sell Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
Johnson & Johnson began a sale process for its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. unit, which employs some 1,100 workers in Rochester, published reports stated. The unit originally was an Eastman Kodak Co. medical diagnostic unit producing blood analyzers. In January, the RBJ had reported that Johnson & Johnson was considering a sale of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Sept. 6.

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