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Investors are looking more closely at Rochester thanks to strong optics industry January 22, 2024 — More than 140 people gathered at The Fairport Brewing Company in Rochester, NY, for New York Photonics’ annual meeting, which this year  included an inquiry into why the region’s OPI industry continues to thrive. In 2022, Thorlabs had a substantial backorder that was hindering the Newton, New Jersey-based firm’s ability to keep up with...
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Gary was born on February 15, 1936, the son of Hamilton and Jessie Conners of East Rochester, NY. His father was Police Chief of the village of East Rochester at that time. His paternal grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Conners, as well as many other relatives lived in the village. He had one brother, Donald, who was 14 years older than himself. Gary attended the East Rochester public schools and graduated...
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Using SBA’s Export Working Capital Loan, Sydor secured funding for international purchase orders, enabling the company to begin selling their products worldwide. Following that success, Sydor learned about SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program “STEP” funds, administered through New York State, which help small businesses break down barriers to exporting by providing grants to cover the costs associated with entering and expanding into international markets. “Utilizing the SBA’s STEP program, we...
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Monroe Community College Is One Of The Only Community Colleges In The Nation Offering An Optics and Photonics Associates Degree, Needed Federal Funds To Strengthen Facilities, Meet Regional Need For Trained Photonics Workers Schumer Fought To Secure Critical Fed Boosts in the FY 23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill To Allow MCC To Strengthen Its World Class Optics & Photonics Degree Programs – Helping To Give Workers The Skills They Need For...
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On May 12, at age 79, Joseph Michael Lobozzo “the second” (AKA JML II), a father, husband, mentor, partner, leader, inspirer, philanthropist, cousin, uncle, papa, jokester, brother, innovator, entrepreneur, mentor, motorcyclist, sweetheart, and friend, passed peacefully to his eternal reward with 18 loved-ones gathered around him. People loved him ferociously. His passing was a shock that reverberated near and far. From his diligent medical team at URMC, who was convinced...
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The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Rochester a $1 million Regional Innovation Engines Development Award grant to begin developing the next generation of lasers. Leading the effort will be Thomas Brown, the director of the Institute of Optics, and Jonathan Zuegel, a professor of optics and a distinguished scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. This planning grant project, NSF Engines Development Award: Advancing laser technologies in...
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear colleague, RRPC board member and AmeriCOM board member, Jay Eastman. Jay was the best of possible partners: upbeat, creative, enthusiastic, always eager to say “let’s get it done” once he had a vision there was no stopping him. Jay’s ability to strategize, collaborate and create are what made him the clear winner of the 2014 RRPC Leadership Award. During the...
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AMETEK Announces Two Acquisitions – Navitar Expands AMETEK’s High End Precision Optics Capabilities – – RTDS Technologies Broadens AMETEK’s Power Test and Measurement Capabilities – Berwyn, Pa., November 1, 2022 – AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has completed two acquisitions – Navitar, Inc. and RTDS Technologies Inc. Combined, AMETEK deployed approximately $430 million on these acquisitions and acquired approximately $100 million in annual sales. “We are excited to welcome...
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Congressman Joe Morelle: “Make those connections!” Ten minutes on stage is all it takes to recognize the most cogent and informed voice for our industry in Congress. Congressman Joe Morelle NY25 Rochester, NY. He understands our issues and knows where to advocate for and make crucial investments in optics, photonics, and imaging for our nation’s future including his support for the #CHIPSforAMERICA act, and #AmeriCOM. Flanked on stage by an...
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