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Chamberlain D’Amanda expands operations

Chamberlain D’Amanda is moving its Canandaigua office as part of a recent merger with long-time Canandaigua attorney John A. “Jack” Schuppenhauer. The Rochester-based law firm has had an office in Canandaigua since 2010. The office will move from 2525 State ...

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ABA House of Delegates: Rewriting the rules of online marketing

When it comes to creating a potential attorney-client relationship, “Discussion” is out; “Consultation” is in. That change, designed to put online communications on par with actual conversations, was adopted last week by the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates as ...

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Chick-fil-A’s billionaire sons

Chick-fil-A made a bit of news this week, though if you compare it with the tide of coverage over the company president’s anti-gay-marriage stance, it was barely a ripple. According to figures from a research firm, the privately held company ...

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Alabama bar: Lawyers can’t use Groupon for marketing

Attorneys cannot use Groupon or other “daily deal” websites to market discounted legal services in the form of redeemable certificates, an Alabama State Bar disciplinary commission has concluded in an ethics opinion. The opinion addressed the propriety of an attorney’s ...

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Tops agrees to buy 21 GU supermarkets

WILLIAMSVILLE — Western N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets says it has agreed to acquire 20 Grand Union stores and one Bryant’s supermarket from GU Markets, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers.   Executives at Tops said Thursday that the stores in ...

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Constellation Brands announces acquisition

Canandaigua-based wine company Constellation Brands Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Mark West wine brand from Purple Wine Company LLC for approximately $160 million Tuesday. The transaction includes the Mark West trademark, certain grape supply contracts ...

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KeyBank on track to acquire HSBC branches

Cleveland-based KeyBank National Association is on track to acquire 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank in Rochester and Buffalo. The closing is expected to occur on July 13, with KeyBank acquiring 26 branches in the Buffalo area and ...

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Thompson Health affiliates with URMC

Leaders from the University of Rochester Medical Center and Thompson Health in Canandaigua on Thursday signed an agreement making Thompson Health an affiliate of URMC. The affiliation comes after several months of discussions and board approvals involving administrative leaders, physicians ...

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WebTitle Agency grows through merger

Web Title Agency and partner company Cascade Settlement Agency are merging with Customized Lender’s Services. The merger, which took effect Monday, preserves the company’s commitment to the Greater Rochester community, with the addition of 10-15 new jobs, according to a ...

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Immigrants almost 1/5 of US business owners

NEW YORK — Immigrants in the United States represent a growing portion of America’s small business owners, with companies ranging from dry cleaners to technical consulting services.   That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Fiscal Policy Institute. ...

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Fed approves Five Star acquisitions

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has approved an application by Five Star Bank, an affiliate of Warsaw-based Financial Institutions Inc., to purchase four First Niagara Bank, N.A. retail branch locations in Batavia, Brockport, Medina and Waterloo. The closing ...

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City celebrates Dixon Tool expansion

Dixon Tool & Manufacturing Inc. last week celebrated the official grand opening of its expansion at 240 Burrows St. Dixon Tool, which produces machine replacement and prototype parts, was previously in a 5,200-square-foot building at 1203 Jay St. Joining company ...

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