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Kodak, the 131-year-old photography pioneer, filed for bankruptcy on January 19th 2012.Eastman Kodak announced early this morning that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was “the right thing to do for the future” of the company.In a statement, Kodak CEO Antonio Perez said company leadership decided the move was “a necessary step.”Innovation Trail has followed the story over the course of 2012.

What's your Kodak story?

Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden
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Got 10 minutes on Saturday, January 21 to tell us your Kodak story? We'll be listening at the Rochester Public Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kodak may be struggling, but its legacy lives on in the Rochester community.

Did you or a family member work for the company? Did you grow up in the shadow of one of Kodak's plants? Did working at Kodak springboard you to a new career, or drag you from one Kodak town to another during your childhood?

Whatever your Kodak story, the Innovation Trail wants to hear it.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Rochester Public Market on Saturday, January 21 at The Yards collaborative art space

Didn't get a chance to visit us?  Here's how to submit your memories of Kodak - share them with us, and we might use them on an upcoming television or radio program on WXXI.

How to participate:

Email us now to share your Kodak story - we may contact you for an interview in the future.

Follow us on Twitter, to get updates about when we'll be collecting your stories again.

You can also tell us your story in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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