This Week
  • Sparton Design Services acquired Real Time Enterprises Inc.

  • Perseverance has paid off for A.E.Y. Enterprises founder Michael Young.

  • Knowledge transfer is becoming critically important for employers as baby boomers retire.

  • Nu-Look Collision has seen double-digit jumps at existing sites.

  • See the 20th anniversary edition of the Forty under 40 supplement.

  • Aaron Powell turned his love of animation into a company with national accounts.


The Silver indictment
The Sheldon Silver case in an indictment of a system New Yorkers have long tolerated.

Finding common ground
Members of the upstate delegation have an opportunity to set an example by working together productively on such issues.

Gamblin' man
To revive the Southern Tier economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is willing to roll the dice. Twice.

The $5 billion question
State lawmakers are faced with what many no doubt see as a happy problem: how to spend $5 billion.

Which way now?
As we enter a new year, some risk-taking in the Rochester region might be in order.

Snap Poll

Poverty in city a major problem, most say
More than 75 percent of respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say poverty in the city of Rochester is a major problem for the entire region.

Upstate competition gets thumbs down
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a $1.5 billion economic revitalization competition, and nearly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents gave it a poor grade.  See dozens of comments from readers.

Bills' hiring of Ryan gets good grades
The Buffalo Bills have hired Rex Ryan as head coach, and roughly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are impressed. A plurality—27 percent—graded the hiring a B, while another 23 percent gave it top marks of an A. By contrast, 10 percent are wildly unimpressed. 

Snap Poll: Most favor retail for Midtown parcel
More than half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents favor retail, including specialty shops and restaurants, for Parcel 5 at the Midtown Rising development site.

Snap Poll: Most disapprove of mayor's performance
Lovely Warren completes her first year as Rochester mayor this week, and the majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents do not view her performance favorably.


Plunge in oil prices is a supply-side story
I remain bullish on what the energy price decline means for global politics and economics.

A chance to build relationships across regional boundaries
I’m a big believer in supporting our members and New York State businesses.

Havana's streets leave lasting impression
It is a reminder of my lasting affection for Cuba, the people I met, the sights I saw and the music I heard.

What does the strong dollar mean for Rochester?

The arts sector here needs fresh ideas to thrive
In our community, there is a strong desire to do something to strengthen Rochester’s arts sector.

Single-payer bill is bad medicine for New York
The bill completely ignores the significant contributions New York’s health plans make to the state’s economy.

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