A local company will be adding about 100 jobs. 

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), says ConServe, which specializes in doing collection work for colleges and universities, will be adding a total of 200 positions, between its locations in Henrietta and Cheektowaga. The company says about half of those jobs will be located in Henrietta.

Eastman Kodak is announcing some new products. They include products that Kodak is licensing its name for in conjunction with other companies that are actually helping to manufacture the items.

They include the Kodak Portrait 3D printer; Kodak has worked on that product with a company called Smart International, which has developed a product described as being positions for the 3D desktop professional market.

New Era Cap Company says it is considering ending operations at its plant in Derby, effective in March. The facility employs more than 200 people.

Thomson Reuters has confirmed it will be closing its offices in Rochester.

A spokesperson confirmed the closing of their offices in the Aqueduct Building on Broad Street.

In a statement the company said "Thomson Reuters routinely looks at ways to run our global business operations more efficiently. This disciplined approach sometimes includes reviews of our real estate portfolio to best balance our internal resources with the needs of our customers in a highly competitive environment."

It was not released how many jobs will be affected locally. 

RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is partnering with a local company to turn dairy industry waste into a useful byproduct.

Scientists are involved in a yearlong project to study the potential use of excess whey - a common waste product in the making of yogurt- into a food source for medicinal mushrooms for the Rochester-based Empire Medicinals.

Girls in grades 6 - 12 will be heading to the Rochester Institute of Technology this weekend to learn how to code.

The Saturday event is called ROCGirlHacks, and Caitlin Lander, who works with Women in Computing at RIT, says it will challenge participants to come up with technological solutions and tools focused on female empowerment and safety.

"Those projects are along the lines of active bystander, confidence either within the self or within technology, as well as stopping cyberbullying."

Since its creation in 1994, Amazon has grown far beyond books. It has become almost synonymous with online shopping, while building a large physical footprint of warehouses and stores, a workforce of more than 600,000 people and a cloud business used extensively by the U.S. government, among others.

Updated at 2:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Amazon's HQ2 is getting divided by two.

Eastman Kodak has announced a buyer for its Flexographic Packaging division.

The company had announced last summer it was looking to sell that division and on Monday announced it will be sold to a London-based private equity firm, Montagu Private Equity. Kodak expects to gain up to $390 million from the sale, and it will use the proceeds to pay down outstanding debt.

Under the new ownership, that divison will keep the same management with Chris Payne, who has been president of the division, named as the CEO of the new company.

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tom Golisano announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing his support of $25 million for the Performing Arts Center in downtown Rochester.


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