Kodak is using its iconic brand to join forces with a fashion retailer.

The company has announced that it is teaming up with Forever 21 on a new apparel collection for the fall season featuring some of Kodak’s many logos and designs, using original colors from Kodak branding and packaging from the 90’s.

The clothing line also draws inspiration from Kodak’s days as a NASCAR team sponsor.

In the latest Business Report, there's a mix of good and bad news on the job front...wages may finally be starting to rise, but the job market is getting tighter. 

Plus, hear why Alfred University is coming to Rochester to help emerging clean-energy companies. Plus, info on Spectrum's new mobile phone product.

A local car dealership is getting larger. The Bob Johnson Auto Group is buying Doan Chevrolet on Ridge Road West in Spencerport and Doan Buick GMC on Ridge Road West in Rochester.

According to Bob Johnson owners John Love and Greg Stahl, the newly named “Websmart Chevrolet” and “Bob Johnson GMC” will begin operations on Tuesday.

The Bob Johnson Auto Group now employs 750 people including nearly 200 employees from this acquisition. Love says he expects to increase his workforce by 10% in 2019.

A Rochester startup is looking to solve a medical problem with a global scope. VisualDx is building a database of what diseases look like on all skin colors, in an effort to correct persistent racial inequalities in diagnosis.

Scientists have known for decades about racial inequalities in access to medical care. A landmark 1985 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for example, found that minority Americans lived further from doctors and had less ability to pay for medical care compared to white people.

Stress levels for farmers in America have skyrocketed in recent years. With dairy prices low, many farmers are looking not just for financial support, but emotional support as well. Programs like New York State FarmNet have become integral for agricultural professionals in rural communities who may be suffering from depression.


The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said on Friday, continuing its nearly eight-year streak of monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at a very low 3.9 percent.

The Genesee Brewery  in Rochester does this a couple of times a year…they will close all of the shifts at the facility in High Falls, and more than 300 employee volunteers will then work on various community revitalization projects, everything from planting new trees to picking up trash.

That’s what Carlos Rojas was doing when I saw him with his orange plastic bag, using some long tongs to pick up debris along the Genesee Riverway Trail.

And Rojas isn’t exactly part of the rank and file at the brewery. He is Chief Financial Officer for Florida Ice & Farm Company, also known as FIFCO. It is the Costa Rican-based corporation that owns North American Breweries, the parent company of the Genesee Brewery.  He says these types of community activities are very important to the company’s overall corporate philosophy.

The ribbon was cut on the redesigned passenger security checkpoint at the Greater Rochester International Airport Wednesday morning.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo unveiled the new checkpoint as part of the ongoing renovations

"Not only does it look better, not only does it feel better, it functions better as well and that’s incredibly important."

The new space has six lanes, which is the same as before, but they are now wider and more flexible.

There is more information about layoffs facing some Tops supermarket employees in the wake of the decision to close 10 stores in New York State.

A notice posted on the State Labor Department website, shows that 277 workers are facing layoffs at stores on Lake Avenue and North Winton Road in Rochester, Pittsford/Palmyra Road in Fairport, and Pyramid Mall in Geneva.

There is no indication yet how many employees might be affected at a Tops store which is closing in Lyons.

Wegmans is partnering with a high-tech company to offer a new option for people who are blind or have low-vision.

The Rochester supermarket chain is working with a California-based tech company called Aira, a firm that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to remotely assist people who are blind or have low vision with a variety of tasks.

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