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Solar wafer plant to anchor WNY business park

BATAVIA — A Massachusetts company whose goal is to make solar power cheaper than coal announced plans Wednesday to build a manufacturing facility that could eventually provide up to 1,000 jobs in western New York. Bedford-based 1366 Technologies will be ...

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Cybercrime’s rising costs to corporations

Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday. A sixth-annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of cybercrime per large U.S. ...

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Tops Friendly Markets names Persons COO, president

  As part of a long-term leadership strategy, Tops Friendly Markets has named John Persons, long-time Tops associate and executive, as president and chief operating officer while Frank Curci will continue to actively serve as Tops chief executive officer and ...

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Manning Squires adds managers

Manning Squires Hennig, a Batavia-based commercial construction firm, has named Samantha Nickerson as its new chief financial officer and Brian Kelly as senior project manager. Nickerson has 15 years of accounting experience and five years as CFO at Genesee Country ...

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Two firms combine, create large Buffalo office

The law partnerships of Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC and Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP voted Wednesday to combine, creating a 51-lawyer Bond office in Buffalo. The new office will expand available services, better position Bond to meet the legal ...

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RABEF Ethies awards recipients announced

The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation presented its 2015 Ethie Awards to Nichols Construction Team and Heritage Christian Services. The Ethie recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business ...

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Golisano being honored for supporting people

Rochester billionaire and philanthropist Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation will be honored at The Arc’s inaugural Catalyst Awards that will be presented during The Arc’s national convention Oct. 3 in Indianapolis. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization ...

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Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem ...

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How companies are targeting Hispanics to boost sales

When NxStage Medical Inc. realized Spanish-speaking people made up 15 percent of the market for its home kidney dialysis equipment, the company created a website and brochures printed in Spanish. NxStage, which started its marketing campaign to Hispanics a year ...

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Enhanced Retirement Solutions expands

Enhanced Retirement Solutions LLC, a Rochester-based retirement plan services consultant, is expanding into the third-party administration services arena to provide plan design, document, compliance, reporting, administrative support, and other assistance to plan sponsors. “Retirement plan administration is a complex, ongoing ...

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Betlem acquires other firm’s assets

John Betlem Heating & Cooling has completed a merger in which the 74-year-old company acquired the assets of Lang Heating & Cooling. Lang, which was headquartered in Webster and had a branch office in Canandaigua, was 67 years old. Kathy ...

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Insero named a ‘best accounting firm to work for’

Insero & Co. CPAs has been named one of Accounting Today’s 2015 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today and Best Companies Group identified companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. “As the only firm in ...

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