Recent Stories

What went wrong at Kodak?

The company’s decline was not inevitable, but successfully adapting to film’s obsolescence was a daunting challenge that bedeviled a series of CEOs.

An open letter of solidarity

A group of Rochester-based Muslim and Jewish activists believe our diverse communities will have true safety only when we all band together against the rising tides of violence, here and across the globe.

The decade ahead

Most community leaders and readers who participated in a Rochester Beacon survey expressed optimism about the prospects for our region over the next 10 years. The No. 1 challenge? Reducing poverty.

Rochester’s soft landing

Kodak’s downsizing and restructuring did not devastate the local economy. A number of Kodak workers continued in the same jobs, but with a different employer. Others became entrepreneurs or bolstered the ranks of established firms.

The facts on the New York State budget

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces his Executive Budget proposal, how will he propose to close the projected $6.1 billion budget gap. By controlling spending, not new taxes.

Rochester Beacon reaches NewsMatch goal

During NewsMatch, the nation’s largest grassroots fundraising effort in support of nonprofit news organizations, individual donors gave more than $20,000—funds eligible for the campaign’s dollar-for-dollar match.

Rochester’s soft landing

Kodak’s downsizing and restructuring did not devastate the local economy. A number of Kodak workers continued in the same jobs, but with a different employer. Others became entrepreneurs or bolstered the ranks of established firms.

The facts on the New York State budget

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduces his Executive Budget proposal, how will he propose to close the projected $6.1 billion budget gap. By controlling spending, not new taxes.

Rochester Beacon reaches NewsMatch goal

During NewsMatch, the nation’s largest grassroots fundraising effort in support of nonprofit news organizations, individual donors gave more than $20,000—funds eligible for the campaign’s dollar-for-dollar match.

Expanding access to graduate programs

A St. John Fisher College program offers employees at partner organizations a 20 percent tuition discount on a range of masters and doctoral programs.

RIT students win ROC the Project challenge

Their plan, “The Common Source,” was geared to help Rochester’s M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence—this year’s partner for the Project Management Institute’s competition held by the local chapter.

Music for the moment

The resurgence in Rochester of ska music, a mix of joyful sounds and social awareness, brings with it a message that remains an ideal, not yet reality.

A recipe for growth

Geneva startup RealEats America, led by Dan Wise, won the $1 million top prize in this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition. It also illustrates how food and agriculture can deliver results for the regional economy.

A brain science breakthrough at UR

Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience believe they have identified why brain-cancer patients who have cranial radiotherapy experience cognitive impairment.

Community over competition

The collaborative spirit that infuses Rochester’s thriving coffee scene offers a lesson for all businesses.