rochester http://wrvo.org en Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-local-governments-cut-spending <p></p><p>During a speech in Irondequoit Thursday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept up pressure on local governments to cut their budgets.&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo touted four consecutive fiscal years of on-time budgets, something he says hasn't happened since the Rockefeller era. He calls it his&nbsp;"grand slam" budget.</p><p>The governor highlighted state efforts to cut taxes, but focused on what he called "unsustainable property taxes" levied by municipalities.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:41 +0000 Michelle Faust 54123 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/low-radiation-imaging-comes-upstate-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Young patients with spinal problems in upstate New York now have local access to imaging technology that substantially decreases their exposure to radiation. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51330 at http://wrvo.org Low radiation imaging comes to upstate New York Three upstate New York highways make 'futureless freeways' list http://wrvo.org/post/three-upstate-new-york-highways-make-futureless-freeways-list <p></p><p>Three big roadways in upstate New York cities have made a top 10 list of freeways that should be torn down or filled in.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:54:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51378 at http://wrvo.org Three upstate New York highways make 'futureless freeways' list Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate http://wrvo.org/post/biden-promotes-reinvention-workforce-training-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his State of the Union address President Barack Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead a reform of the country’s training programs to ensure the skills in the workforce match employers’ needs.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50627 at http://wrvo.org Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station http://wrvo.org/post/experiment-developed-upstate-students-heads-international-space-station <p></p><p>High school students in upstate New York watched as a rocket carrying one of their science experiments was launched Thursday. Its destination is the International Space Station orbiting the earth over 200 miles above us.</p><p>Vicki Aman and Cheyanne Jeffrey are in their senior year at Rochester Early College International High School (RECIHS). The team is hoping their research will contribute to our growing knowledge of life in space.</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49741 at http://wrvo.org Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station Refugee communities diversify upstate business environment http://wrvo.org/post/refugee-communities-diversify-upstate-business-environment <p>The desire for familiar food, clothing, and other products from home is spurring refugee communities in upstate New York to start their own businesses. In response, a group in Rochester has organized a six-week startup business training course to help the Somali refugee community navigate the process.</p><p>“They can actually create their own little local economy where they can exchange, similar to what they had in Somalia,” says David Dey, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.institute4se.com/" target="_blank">Institute for Social Entrepreneurship</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48996 at http://wrvo.org Refugee communities diversify upstate business environment Patient alerts system extends scope of care http://wrvo.org/post/patient-alerts-system-extends-scope-care <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Many health care providers don’t know when their patients are admitted or discharged from the hospital or seen by an ambulance crew. That makes it harder to deliver comprehensive care.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:52:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47926 at http://wrvo.org Patient alerts system extends scope of care Refugees stepping into gap in health care services http://wrvo.org/post/refugees-stepping-gap-health-care-services <p><em>The Innovation Trail is looking at how refugees have weaved their way into upstate New York's changing economy.</em></p><p>On a recent fall day, community health nurse Sarah Miner is welcomed warmly into the home of Somali refugee Abdalla. Miner works with <a href="http://www.hcrhealth.com/" target="_blank">HCR Home Care</a> in Rochester and she’s been visiting Abdalla and his family for a while now.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:35:06 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47420 at http://wrvo.org Refugees stepping into gap in health care services Land Bank law amended, counties can now buy vacant properties http://wrvo.org/post/land-bank-law-amended-counties-can-now-buy-vacant-properties <p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:44:26 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 45149 at http://wrvo.org Fifty years later, African-Americans entrepreneurs say business community still lags behind http://wrvo.org/post/fifty-years-later-african-americans-entrepreneurs-say-business-community-still-lags-behind <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. Half a century ago, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington and gathered to hear Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 43320 at http://wrvo.org Fifty years later, African-Americans entrepreneurs say business community still lags behind New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-home-kodak-tries-reinvent-itself <p></p><p>As more and more young people flock to the world’s largest cities, smaller cities have had to struggle to keep up. Perhaps nowhere has this played out more dramatically than New York, a state housing one of the world’s most tempting urban centers.&nbsp; But there are young people who do move to New York City, only to discover - sometimes to their own surprise - that success can be found back home.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42905 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself Craft distilleries make a comeback in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/craft-distilleries-make-comeback-upstate-new-york <p>As people increasingly stray from mass-produced products, demand is growing for locally produced food, wine and beer. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:31:56 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41953 at http://wrvo.org Craft distilleries make a comeback in upstate New York Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? http://wrvo.org/post/organic-leds-next-generation-office-lighting <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>According to estimates from the state’s Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), about 40 percent of electricity in the U.S. is consumed by office buildings. One upstate company, <a href="http://www.oledworks.com/" target="_blank">OLEDWorks</a>, is developing technology that could help to lower this consumption.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:38:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41640 at http://wrvo.org Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River pose concerns for IJC http://wrvo.org/post/lake-ontario-st-lawrence-river-pose-concerns-ijc <p>The organization responsible for regulating water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is holding a series of public hearings in upstate New York and Canada this week, presenting a new management plan. The International Joint Commission, or IJC, attracted criticism for its last draft of the plan, called <a href="http://www.ijc.org/loslr/en/solution/">Bv7</a>, which aimed to alter water levels to decrease environmental damage around the Great Lake.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:53:44 +0000 Kate O'Connell & Gino Geruntino 41199 at http://wrvo.org Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River pose concerns for IJC Kodak inches closer to emergence with UK pension plan settlement http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-inches-closer-emergence-uk-pension-plan-settlement <p>It's been a big week for Kodak. The U.S. bankruptcy court approved the company's previously announced comprehensive settlement agreement with its United Kingdom pension plan Thursday.<br><br>The settlement includes the spin-off of Kodak’s personal and document imaging businesses to U.K. pensioners, and represents a big step in the company’s bid to emerge from chapter 11.<br><br>The U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) is the company’s single largest creditor with respect to its chapter 11 plan for reorganization.<br> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:27:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39927 at http://wrvo.org Kodak inches closer to emergence with UK pension plan settlement Kodak reaches potential deal to sell document imaging business http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-reaches-potential-deal-sell-document-imaging-business <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Kodak is hoping to sell its document imaging business for $210 million. The company has reached a tentative deal with Brother Industries that would see them take over operation of the portfolio of scanners, capture software and services. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:02:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36326 at http://wrvo.org Kodak reaches potential deal to sell document imaging business Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition http://wrvo.org/post/area-wines-fare-well-finger-lakes-wine-competition <p>The results are in from this weekend’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, and it’s good news for the region. A dozen wines from the Finger Lakes came away with coveted double-gold medals -- twice as many as last year.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 35395 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition Rochester Land Bank to try to get more properties on the tax rolls http://wrvo.org/post/rochester-land-bank-try-get-more-properties-tax-rolls <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The City of Rochester has been given state approval to establish one of the state’s ten Land Banks. The city’s Land Bank will support the acquisition of vacant, tax-delinquent properties which will then be &nbsp;renovated and sold through the HOME Rochester program. The aim is to also get more properties back on the tax rolls. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:03:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34274 at http://wrvo.org Rochester Land Bank to try to get more properties on the tax rolls Kodak - one year after bankruptcy http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-one-year-after-bankruptcy <p>Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year ago. The intervening months have seen big layoffs, pay freezes for workers, and an end to benefits for many of the company's retirees. However, Kodak also secured an extra $830 million in funding, and sold its patent portfolio. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:02:13 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32052 at http://wrvo.org Kodak - one year after bankruptcy Could a mobile app beat the flu? http://wrvo.org/post/could-mobile-app-beat-flu <p>Imagine using your smart phone to avoid getting the flu. A new mobile app designed by researchers at the <a href="http://www.rochester.edu/" target="_blank">University of Rochester </a>could make it possible.</p><p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 13:30:02 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30828 at http://wrvo.org Could a mobile app beat the flu? Eastman Business Park power plant sold, will get makeover http://wrvo.org/post/eastman-business-park-power-plant-sold-will-get-makeover <p>Kodak is set to sell its coal-fired power plant at Eastman Business Park to a company that will convert it to a cleaner, natural gas facility. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:25:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30900 at http://wrvo.org Sale of Rochester clothing maker Hickey Freeman finalized http://wrvo.org/post/sale-rochester-clothing-maker-hickey-freeman-finalized <p>The sale of the Hickey Freeman parent company was approved by the U.S Bankruptcy Court Wednesday. Authentic Brands Groups (ABG) and W-Diamond Corporation have been given the go ahead to purchase the intellectual and physical property of the company. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:02:55 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30842 at http://wrvo.org RIT invests in technology improvements for the disabled http://wrvo.org/post/rit-invests-technology-improvements-disabled <p>Fifteen teams of students from the Rochester Institute of Technology, led by faculty, will develop technologies for assisting people with disabilities in the region. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:06:51 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30821 at http://wrvo.org Kodak patent buyers include Google, Apple and Microsoft http://wrvo.org/post/kodak-patent-buyers-include-google-apple-and-microsoft <p>Kodak has reached an agreement for the sale of their digital patent portfolio. Under the agreement, the company will receive $525 million for the imaging patents from Intellectual Ventures, a major holder of US patents, and a group of 12 licensees. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:35:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30773 at http://wrvo.org Kodak patent buyers include Google, Apple and Microsoft Innovate it here & make it here, say manufacturing experts http://wrvo.org/post/innovate-it-here-make-it-here-say-manufacturing-experts <p>Closing the gap between innovation and commercialization is the key to boosting the national economy. That is one of the messages at a manufacturing summit being held in Rochester this week.&nbsp; Industry leaders say economic growth triggered by American ideas needs to be kept within the United States' borders. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:53:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30169 at http://wrvo.org Western NY school to have "living building" http://wrvo.org/post/western-ny-school-have-living-building <p>An upstate school is adding a structure that generates its own energy, heating and cooling using renewable energy sources for its teaching spaces. The Harley School in Rochester broke ground on the $3 million project Monday. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:28:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29650 at http://wrvo.org HackerFest highlights new cybersecurity technologies http://wrvo.org/post/hackerfest-highlights-new-cybersecurity-technologies <p>Cybersecurity and technology companies have converged on upstate New York for the HackerFest technology trade show this week. And new technologies are emerging to step up security and pre-empt the strategies of cyber criminals. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:39:59 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29120 at http://wrvo.org New Rochester entrepreneurship center to open next fall http://wrvo.org/post/new-rochester-entrepreneurship-center-open-next-fall <p>Senator Charles Schumer says a new center to open in Rochester will be a model for cities all over the state and the nation. He made the statement at the launch of the new center for urban entrepreneurship in the city. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:20:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27969 at http://wrvo.org New Rochester entrepreneurship center to open next fall Raising graduation rates will benefit NY economy http://wrvo.org/post/raising-graduation-rates-will-benefit-ny-economy <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>New York State has similar rates of student disengagement as the rest of the nation.</p><p>With dropout rates at almost 30 per cent in New York, the Alliance for Excellent Education warns that this crisis is damaging to the economy as well as the future of individuals.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:26:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 26605 at http://wrvo.org Raising graduation rates will benefit NY economy New nonprofit venture fund aims to boost Rochester area businesses http://wrvo.org/post/new-nonprofit-venture-fund-aims-boost-rochester-area-businesses <p>The brand new <a href="http://venturejobs.org/" target="_blank">Venture Jobs Foundation</a> is just like any other charity.</p><p>&quot;This one just happens to be providing early stage capital,&quot; says Denny DeLeo, the foundation&#39;s president and director.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:46:57 +0000 Zack Seward 20952 at http://wrvo.org New nonprofit venture fund aims to boost Rochester area businesses