This Week
  • CFO David Klein is leader of the financial team at Constellation Brands.

  • CEO Eric Converse has VirtualScopics on the verge of generating cash.

  • MaeTec Power Inc. began as a part-time operation in 2003.

  • Renovations of buildings downtown are helping to give new life to the center city.

  • Mirror Show Management grabbed the top spot on the 2015 Rochester Top 100.

  • Liz Madison is bringing the farm to doorsteps across Wayne and Monroe counties.


The 21st annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 luncheon Nov. 19 drew more than 800 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. 11.19.15
Current and past RBJ Forty Under 40 honorees gathered Nov. 9 at the Genesee Valley Club. The Rochester Business Journal award program recognizes Rochester's emerging leaders. 11.9.15
The inaugural 2015 Women's Leadership Summit Sept. 24, 2015 sold out, drawing more than 620 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center to focus on career development, networking and leadership. The event was presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. 9.24.15
Work on phase one of an estimated $200 million renovation of the Sibley Building is expected to start this fall. Boston-based WinnDevelopment LLC, which bought the building in 2012, already has pumped more than $5 million into it. 5.29.15
A May 27 dedication will celebrate the new eight-story Golisano Children’s Hospital tower. And when it opens July 14, the 245,000-square-foot facility will rank among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. 5.22.15
Garth Fagan founded Bottom of the Bucket, But … Dance Theater in 1970, working with untrained dancers in a gymnasium on Andrews Street. In the 45 years that followed, he built a dance company using his own technique—one that has kept some of them dancing into their fifties and sixties. 4.24.15
3-D printing is revolutionizing the world. From prosthetics to manufacturing to living tissue, the process of making three-dimensional materials by using digital files is driving the next industrial revolution, some experts say. 4.17.15
Rochester will have a new major performing arts venue, the owners announced Wednesday morning. Rochester Lyric Opera Inc. has purchased the former First Church of Christ, Scientist at 440 East Ave. for $1.2 million. 4.8.15
With as many as 300 new jobs possible pending the approval of a new recycling facility in Livingston County, the president of CM&M Industries Inc. has announced an additional 25 positions to be created by an extension of the Avon plan in St. Lawrence County. 4.3.15
The Ginna nuclear power plant, one of Wayne County’s largest private-sector employers, awaits a regulatory decision. 3.20.15
The Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield unveiled a $7 million, 34,000-square-foot expansion on Monday, making it one of the largest YMCA branches in North America and one of the first medical and wellness complexes of its kind in the area. 3.30.15
Nearly 250 people attended the Rochester Business Journal's annual Best of the Web Awards March 12, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. Bully Hill Vineyards won the gold award for the best overall website 3.12.15
The MCC downtown campus is to be located at State Street and Morrie Silver Way, with Monroe County purchasing the property and awarding contracts for its design, construction and furnishings. 3.5.15
The creators of the proposed $25 million redevelopment of the Broad Street Aqueduct downtown believe the project will boost pedestrian traffic and increase tourism—and could turn a profit. 1.30.15
Peter Edelman told the 525 people who attended "Rochester's Crisis of Poverty," part of the Rochester Business Journal's Power Breakfast series. 1.29.15
The first phase of Pinnacle Athletic Campus, a multimillion-dollar sports complex, is slated to open this summer in Victor. 1.23.15
A $12 million housing development for artists called the Market Apartments at Corpus Christi is being built by Rochester-based Conifer Realty LLC. 1.23.15
Southpoint Marina on Irondequoit Bay in Penfield is being expanded and—when the $4 million project is completed—it will be the largest marina facility in the Rochester area. 1.19.15
Coming off an electric year, Clear-Cove Systems Inc. expects to double its workforce and log $6 million in revenues in 2015. 1.9.15
In just one year of operation, Black Button Distilling is up 50 percent from annual revenue projections. It reached more than $600,000 in 2014 with the expectation to double its production in 2015. 1.2.15
Officials at Wilmorite Inc. say ground could be broken for Lago Resort & Casino, on 84 acres off of Thruway Exit 41 in Tyre, roughly one week after winning the casino license. 9.19.14
Laurence Glazer and his wife, Jane Glazer, who died last week in a plane crash, left a legacy of entrepreneurship and community involvement. 9.12.14 
For Zweigle's Inc., which ventured briefly into Pennsylvania and thought about China, there is no place like home. 8.29.14

GM has invested $150 million here since 2011

General Motors Components Holdings LLC is proving that small things can have a big impact. An injector pole piece assembly—a 2-inch automotive component—has added 40 jobs at the firm’s Lexington Avenue facility. 7.18.14  

Residential building set for Armory site
Construction of the residential portion of the Culver Road Armory is to begin this year, with plans to erect a five-story building.

New High Point building attracts CooperVision
Ground has been broken on a Class A office building at the High Point development in Victor, more than half of which is to be filled by CooperVision Inc. Site work also has begun on a retail portion of the site.

Sixteen local employers will be honored for focusing on employee health. Twelve are finalists for the 2014 Wealth of Health Awards, presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester Region, and the Rochester Business Journal. 6.6.14
Renovations begin on Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex facility
The management of Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex expects that users will be guaranteed a shower with hot water now and that fog above its ice rinks during warmer months will have lifted by the end of June.5.30.14

Riedman Cos. condominiums project
David Riedman, president of Rochester-based Riedman Cos., has proposed building waterfront condominiums on the 2.85-acre site on Parker Street in Fairport. 5.9.14

Marathoner William Pollock has a passion for running and running his firms, Kingsbury Corp. and Optimation Technology Inc. 2.21.14
Business and community leaders met to discuss the region’s economic outlook for 2014. 2.13.14
Thomas Ferraro, the founder of Foodlink Inc. and noted local anti-hunger advocate, died Feb. 11, 2014 of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. 2.11.14
Black Button Distilling, Monroe County’s first grain-to-glass distillery, has arrived on the scene. 1.24.14
Lovely Warren was elected with 55 percent of the vote, becoming Rochester's first female mayor.11.8.13


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