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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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Young Entrepreneurs Academy names leaders

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is proud to announce that Chris Martusewicz, vice president of Finance for Toshiba Business Solutions, and Lauren Burruto, director of Sales for WHEC-TV, have been named the “Big Idea” instructors for this year’s University of Rochester and ...

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‘NanoBytes’ online store opens

An online retail store is being launched today by SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The site, www.sunycnseshop.com, provides 24-hour access to purchase SUNY Poly CNSE-themed clothing, student supplies and accessories to help meet the significant demand ...

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2015 Venture Challenge to begin

The Rochester Venture Challenge, formerly known as the Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest, will begin accepting applications on Jan. 2, 2015. The goal of the venture challenge is to encourage entrepreneurship among those who enter while recognizing and rewarding the ...

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Applicants sought for entrepreneurial program

Applications are now being accepted for the 17th class of The Entrepreneurs Network, which was founded by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks in 2006 and is an initiative designed to bolster economic growth by supporting scalable firms in upstate New ...

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Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up ...

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Report: Women business owners face gender gap

NEW YORK — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & ...

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Companies selected for GRE economic program

After receiving dozens of applications, 25 local companies have been selected to date for the second round of Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Economic Gardening Program, which serves to foster business growth throughout the region. Opportunities remain available for eligible participants. Qualified ...

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Unlikely partnerships help small biz thrive

NEW YORK — When Psyche Terry’s lingerie business needed a lift, she got it from a retailing giant. Terry started Urban Intimates, a lingerie line for curvy women, in 2009. At first, its lacy bras and panties were sold only ...

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Morelle bill would boost research, entrepreneurship

A state Assembly bill would create a biomedical and biotechnological translational research and entrepreneurship initiative, if legislators approve it. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, D-Irondequoit, introduced the legislation that also would increase biomedical and biotechnological jobs, companies, and enhance research ...

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Baby boomers fueling wave of entrepreneurship

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and ...

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Finding academic research funding

Robert Bondaryk, CEO of the Boston research company KeraFAST Inc., will be the next speaker in the University of Rochester’s entrepreneurial talks at noon Tuesday in the Class of ‘62 Auditorium at the university’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 ...

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