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Duffy: Climate for business improving, slowly

On a day when a Washington, D.C.-based business group ranked New York in a tie with New Jersey for the worst tax climate in the country, Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy praised Rochester’s small businesses for keeping the regional economy ...

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Lazenby joins KBMJ&G

Jon C. Lazenby has joined the Rochester general practice law firm of Kaman, Berlove, Marafioti, Jacobstein & Goldman LLP as a new partner. Lazenby’s practice focuses on serving a broad range of corporate, transactional, investment and tax matters for closely-held ...

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Tops produce director honored

Tops Friendly Markets produce director Steven Wright has won 2013 Retailer of the Year from Produce Retailer trade magazine. Nominations for this distinction are submitted largely by the produce vendor community and are based on criteria such as innovative programs, ...

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Dollar General opening new Wayne County store

Dollar General will open a new store at 3830 Walworth-Marion Road in Marion at 8 a.m. Saturday, where they will have prizes and deals. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first ...

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Info on future of plant questioned

Assemblyman Bill Nojay, R-Pittsford, is calling on the state to provide more information on the status of the AkzoNobel desalinization plant in Cuylerville, Livingston County. Rumors have been circulating about possible changes to the operation of the desalinization facility, because ...

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Brockport dental office expands

Maxwell Thaney, DDS, has completed its office expansion and renovation. The practice, a fixture in the village of Brockport for decades, completed phase one of its renovation in the summer of 2011 and phase two this summer. This most recent ...

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Law seminar delves into health care act

Hiscock & Barclay LLP is launching its new “The Law Applied for Business” seminar series in Rochester, starting Oct. 17 with the seminar, “Are You Ready for the Affordable Care Act.” Often referred to as “Obamacare,” the act includes incentives ...

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Rochester law firm recognized for title work

The Rochester law firm of Forsyth, Howe, O’Dwyer, Kalb & Murphy PC, was awarded the Fidelity National Finest Agent Award by The Fidelity National Title Group. The law firm, which is acting as title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Co., ...

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Constellation Brands’ 2Q profit beats Street

VICTOR — Constellation Brands’ second-quarter net income surged, bolstered by a large gain related to Crown Imports and a lower-than-expected tax rate. The wine, beer and liquor company’s adjusted earnings topped Wall Street’s view, and it lifted its full-year adjusted ...

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AG sues Buffalo-area funeral home

A lawsuit to prevent Amigone Funeral Home Inc. from reopening its crematory in a residential neighborhood in the town of Tonawanda has been filed by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Joe Martens, state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner. The ...

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Archaeologists sift through soil, history

Sporting an “Indy” Hat and wielding a bullwhip like actor Harrison Ford did in the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film series is not necessarily a job requirement for an archaeologist. And unlike the film character, you don’t have to ...

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Four Rochester lawyers create new firm

Partners of the new law firm, the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC, gather in their conference area at their offices at 69 Cascade Drive in the historic Cascade District of downtown Rochester: Jason Livingston, Brett Farrow, Patrick Pullano and Christian Valentino. Vasiliy Baziuk

When Patrick Pullano and Brett Farrow decided to start their own law firm, they knew they did not want it to be a health care boutique. Although they specialized in various aspects of health care while working at Harter Secrest ...

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