This Week
  • Research and development efforts in construction come from collaboration.

  • The first apartments will be ready next spring at Southpoint Cove in Penfield.

  • CEO Dawn Smith worked her way up through the ranks at Pace Electronics of Sodus.

  • Aloi Solutions LLC is focusing on automation and integration to grow.

  • The RBJ 75 supplement presents a list of the 75 largest private-sector employers.

  • The new edition of Explore Greater Rochester is here.


Second to none
In importance to the Rochester-area economy, non-profits today are second to none.

A needed review
It seems hard to argue with his statement that the current laws governing the activities of certain authorities "are in need of review and reform."

Heritage extended
Regional cooperation and planning are essential for the canal system to be an economic benefit well into the future.

The fracking decision
Without change, the natural gas industry will reasonably conclude that New York is an inhospitable place to try to do business.

Snap Poll

Snap Poll: Wegmans is most-admired business
More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll chose Wegmans, one of the area’s largest companies, as the most admired business in the Rochester region.

Redskins name should stick, most say
More than three-quarters of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose the federal decision to cancel trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. Slightly fewer respondents—71 percent—say franchise owner Daniel Snyder should not change the team’s name.

Majority opposes Hobby Lobby decision
A slight majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that requiring two for-profit corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception as mandated by the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

Flawed business plan sank fast ferry
A decade ago, the Lake Ontario fast ferry was launched amid high hopes and broad public support, only to run aground after two money-losing seasons. Nearly three-quarters of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say it failed because of a fatally flawed business plan.


WNY native's invention brought chill to Rust Belt
For Buffalo, the irony is obvious: Air conditioning was invented here, and it was the singular invention that stimulated exponential growth in the Sun Belt.

Getting more loans to underserved entrepreneurs
As we make SBA loans easier and more affordable, more lenders will join our program, more small businesses will have access to our lending products, and more entrepreneurs will succeed.

Why we cannot tolerate workplace retaliation
Laws prohibiting retaliation could certainly be strengthened. But the public debate needs to be changed as well.

What would be the effects of Internet sales tax?
Although there is a sound rationale for taxing Internet commerce, lawmakers need to comprehend that the consequences of such taxation are likely to be noteworthy.

Opinion Column

Can the decision to refuse vaccination be truly 'personal'?

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