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URMC CEO Taubman sets retirement

University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman M.D. plans to retire. Taubman, 72, who also is UR School of Medicine and Dentistry dean, has set the earliest date on which he will step down from both posts as December 2023. He will stay on longer if the school has not named a successor by then. Taubman has served as the medical school’s dean since 2010 and jointly as URMC’s CEO since 2015. He was the first person to simultaneously hold both positions.
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NYS ‘Fall Harvest Tour’ for cannabis stops in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — State officials hope to have the first-ever, adult-use cannabis sales happening by the end of this year. To finish off growing season, The Office of Cannabis Management is launching their first ever “Fall Harvest Tour.” The first stop of the tour, is a farm in Monroe County. The farm requested to remain […]
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URMC CEO Mark Taubman to step down in 2023

University of Rochester Medical Center CEO and Dean Mark Taubman will step down at the end of 2023, the university announced. Taubman, 72, has been dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2010 and CEO of URMC since 2015, making him the first person to serve in both roles simultaneously. A cardiologist...

Local Farmers Ready to Supply Legal Marijuana Market in New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – As New York State inches closer to a legal marijuana market, News10NBC is getting a closer look at the emerging business of farming the plants. The first crop for the first adult-use sales in New York is being harvested now and a number of local farms have been approved by New York State as growers.

RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator adds new companies to client list

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations technology business incubator has announced the recent inclusion of three new companies to its client list. Additive Monitoring Systems is commercializing a real-time in-process monitoring system that can retrofit any industrial 3D printer to provide actionable part quality data. Designed to provide value to builders through dimensional measurements of several in-situ part features, the system reduces lost schedule time and wasted energy via early-stage part scrap, thus increasing the sustainability of additive manufacturing, allowing for earlier part scrap.

URMC CEO to retire in 2023

Mark Taubman, MD, CEO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, is set to retire in December 2023. Dr. Taubman, a cardiologist, became the first to serve as both dean and CEO when he assumed the posts in 2015, according to a Sept. 30 news release from the hospital. He has served the medical center since 2003, when he became chief of the cardiology unit.

Vision Automotive Group sells area dealerships

ROCHESTER, N.Y. The Vision Automotive Group has sold its local dealerships to a Florida firm. That’s according to our news partner Rochester Business Journal. There are nine of these dealerships in our area. Locations in Greece, Canandaigua and Henrietta are all being sold. The total purchase price was more...

Rochester in Focus: Oct. 2, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. On this episode of Rochester in Focus, News10NBC’s Emily Putnam is talking all about local businesses that are leaving a lasting legacy in the Rochester area. Three of the businesses you’ll hear from have been in Rochester for many generations, and one of them started in 2019.

Municipal electric providers feeling the pinch of rising energy costs

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WROC) — High energy prices and the rising cost of infrastructure aren’t only affecting the major utilities. Others like Fairport Electric, a municipal electric company, whose customers usually see rates at a third of the cost of other providers are now seeing their highest rates in years. Most of the power distributed by […]
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Taubman to Conclude CEO and Dean Terms In December 2023

Mark B. Taubman, M.D., URMC CEO and Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has decided not to seek reappointment upon completion of his terms as CEO and Dean. The 72-year-old URMC leader will hand over the reins on December 31, 2023 or later if a successor has not been identified, as announced by University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf at today’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Hundreds of Rochester area line workers in Florida assisting after Hurricane Ian

Hundreds of line and tree workers from New York are currently assisting power restoration efforts in Florida following Hurricane Ian. O’Connell Electric Company says about 160 of those workers are from the Rochester area. They are currently stationed in Daytona and will be dispersed to anywhere from Jacksonville to Port Saint Lucie.

Weekend News Brief

New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon has accepted the Farm Laborer’s Wage Board’s recommendation to lower the overtime threshold in New York state to 40 hours a week. This would mean that farmers have to pay overtime to anyone who works more than 40 hours a week. This is something that Farmers and workers both opposed for the last 2 years, sending videos and letters and social media posts to the board saying it was a bad idea and would destroy farming in New York and cause workers to leave to seek more hours outside the state. Reardon said that the Department of Labor had to do this to enforce equity. The Board’s report recommended that the reduction in overtime hours take place by reducing the overtime work limit by 4 hours every other year beginning in 2024 until reaching 40 hours in 2032, giving agriculture businesses proper time to adjust.